San Jose Convention Center

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About the Event

Crunchyroll welcomes you to New Crunchy City!

Experience the Extraordinary at Crunchyroll Expo (CRX), taking place August 30 – September 1 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, with kick off events the evening of August 29th. Anime fans will discover New Crunchy City, where the best of what anime and Japanese pop culture has to offer will come to life. Join us for a celebration of anime, manga, games, and cosplay with unique events and experiences created especially for Crunchyroll fans!  CRX features special guests, panels, a large shopping area and artist alley, autographs, concerts and other musical events, a gaming area, movie premieres, episode showings and many other activities.

Here are five of the many must-see attractions you can discover in New Crunchy City!



1. Sample the night (and day) life!

There’s nothing like the nightlife in New Crunchy City! Or in this case, our day and night life. Smack dab in the middle of our metropolis is the New Crunchy City Nightclub, where it’s party time, all the time! Enjoy our stage stocked with amazing DJs, live entertainment, karaoke, anime tunes, and more! We can’t wait for you to walk our red carpet, clear the bouncer-run velvet rope, meet our quirky club owner, grab a beverage from the bar, and overall indulge in the anime energy of the New Crunchy City Nightclub!


2. Visit The Junji Ito Gallery!

Junji Ito Gallery

See horror manga master Junji Ito’s original work in our curated gallery including three new works created exclusively for CRX! Make sure you also catch a discussion with Junji Ito during CRX.


3. Take In A Talk With One Of Our Amazing Guests

Guests announcements are coming fast and furious! Visit our guest page to learn more about New Crunchy City’s incoming arrivals, and stay tuned for more announcements!


4. Shop, shop, shop!

Discover amazing merch in New Crunchy City’s shopping district, stocked with the coolest anime, manga, and pop culture wares! Want to get an early jump on the goods? Opt for an early Expo pass to get first dibs on Friday morning, and be the first to pick up our CRX exclusive merch!


5. Attend the Premier Party with TeddyLoid & HEAVYGRINDER!

Anime’s best weekend officially begins at the Crunchyroll Expo 2019 CRX Premier Party! Be there Thursday, August 29 from 8:00 PM to 11 PM as Teddyloid and HEAVYGRINDER turn it up! Attendees must be 21 and older for admission. Badge and additional ticket required. Learn more here.

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