Crunchyroll: Crunchyroll, the largest global distributor of anime, today announced returns from their highly anticipated debut as a convention producer. Crunchyroll Expo (CRX) drew over 16,000 attendees with 35,000 in turnstile attendance over three days — a remarkable draw for a first-time convention.
The venue was packed for all three days. Fans, industry and creators all enjoyed a distinct curation of experiences that set Crunchyroll Expo apart from the usual convention offerings.
Among the 50+ featured guests at CRX were two-time Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir and Final Fantasy illustrator Yoshitaka Amano.
“Never have I experienced such an incredibly open and happy group of people than at Crunchyroll Expo,” said Weir. “It was such a joy to behold and I can’t wait to attend next time … hopefully in cosplay!”
CRX featured over 100 hours of programming designed to super-serve both the hardcore anime expert and general public with uniquely “Crunchyroll” experiences, including an “Anime Fashion Police” panel featuring Weir and key influencers, along with Crunchyroll staff, discussing the fashion of anime, the growing world of cosplay, and a live fashion contest.
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CRX2017 Anime Fashion Police panelist Johnny Weir