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Here’s Crunchyroll’s Anime Expo Lineup so You Know When to Watch ‘My Hero Academia’ OVAs Premiere

Happy 4th of July weekend!

Crunchyroll Anime Expo

Anime Expo is set to turn our fourth of July weekend into a giant anime get-together full of cosplay, panels, premieres, and way too much merch to buy. As the biggest anime convention in the country, it’s no surprise that Crunchyroll will be in attendance. with a weekend full of industry panels and highly anticipated anime to watch.

As mentioned in the headline, the My Hero Academia OVAs I’ve been not-so-quietly fangirling about will be there. While they’re set to release in theaters in Japan from June 16–19, Anime Expo attendees will have the chance to check out both OVAs just a few weeks after they premiere in Japan. But that’s just the beginning of what Crunchyroll has planned. From Spy x Family to Chainsaw Man and Mob Psycho 100, the studio has a lot in store for Anime Expo. Here’s what we know so far, and for future updates, you can check out Crunchyroll News.

What if My Hero Academia, but Baseball?

My Hero Academia Baseball OVA full poster
(Image: © K. Horikoshi/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Project)

Event: MY HERO ACADEMIA OVAs NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

When: Friday, July 1 | 12:00 pm PT

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center – Main Events Hall

Welcome to the North American premiere of two brand new original video animations from the global anime phenomenon, My Hero Academia! Presented by Crunchyroll, we go beyond Season 5 as our favorite heroes batter up and continue their internships. Join us for this exclusive screening!

Anime’s Favorite Family, the Spy x Family English Dub Cast Panel

Anya unleashes her Heh Face in Spy x Family
(Image: Tatsuya Endo/Shueisha, SPY x FAMILY Project)

Event: SPY x FAMILY ENGLISH DUB CAST PANEL

When: Friday, July 1 | 3:00 pm PT

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center – Petree Hall

Your mission: join Crunchyroll for the first official SPY x FAMILY panel featuring the English Cast! Including Q&A with Alex Organ (Loid Forger), Megan Shipman (Anya Forger), Natalie Van Sistine (Yor Forger), and Anthony Bowling (Franky), a special message from the Japanese cast, and more – this is a TOP SECRET event that you won’t want to miss!

  • Panelists: Alex Organ, Megan Shipman, Natalie Van Sistine, and Anthony Bowling

Hey, Wanna See Some Summer Anime Early?

Shine On!
(Image: Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys! Production Committee)

Event: CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: NEW SIMULCAST PREMIERES ROUND 1

When: Friday, July 1 | 7:00 pm PT

Where: JW Marriott  – Platinum Ballroom

Be the first to see the newest anime series before it hits the streaming airwaves! Check out the hottest titles coming to Crunchyroll this summer. Each premiere panel has a different lineup of shows, so be sure to check them all out!

  • Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys! – Episode 1 (World Premiere)
  • Utawarerumono Mask of Truth – Episodes 1 & 2 (International Premiere)

Hey, Wanna See Some More Summer Anime Early?

Blue Lock anime
(Image: Muneyuki Kaneshiro/Yusuke Nomura/Eight Bit)

Event: CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: NEW SIMULCAST PREMIERES ROUND 2

When: Saturday, July 2 | 11:30 am PT

Where: JW Marriott – Platinum Ballroom

Be the first to see the newest anime series before it hits the streaming airwaves! Check out the hottest titles coming to Crunchyroll this summer. Each premiere panel has a different lineup of shows, so be sure to check them all out!

  • Smile of the Arsnotoria the Animation – Episodes 1 & 2 (World Premiere)
  • BLUELOCK – Episode 1 (North American Premiere)
  • YUREI DECO – Episode 1 (International Premiere)

Wanna Watch Fuuto PI Early?

Fuuto PI
(Image: Yousuke Kabashima/Studio Kai)

Event: FUUTO PI – WORLD PREMIERE

When: Saturday, July 2 | 7:30 pm PT @ Bandai Namco Kamen Rider Panel

Where: JW Marriott – Room 403AB

Join Crunchyroll at the Bandai Namco Kamen Rider Panel in celebrating the world premiere of Fuuto PI! Don’t miss your chance to find out about all things Kamen Rider, and see the first two episodes before everyone else! 

What’s Crunchyroll Got in Store for the Future?

Crunchyroll One Place Anime
(Image: Crunchyroll)

Event: CRUNCHYROLL INDUSTRY PANEL

When: Sunday, July 3 | 11:30 am PT

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center – Petree Hall

Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source!

  • Host: Crunchyroll’s Lauren Moore and Tim Lyu

Bojji Is Still Best Boy

Ranking of Kings anime
(Image: Yōsuke Hatta/Makoto Fuchigami/Wit Studio)

Event: RANKING OF KINGS PANEL BY WIT STUDIO AND CRUNCHYROLL

When: Sunday, July 3 | 1:00 pm  PT

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center – Petree Hall

Do you miss Bojji?! We do too! Join Crunchyroll and the Director and Animation Producer of Ranking of Kings from WIT STUDIO for a Q&A session. Don’t miss your chance to hear about some of the behind-the-scenes and reminiscing about some of the best moments! 

  • Panelists: Director Yosuke Hatta and Animation Producer Maiko Okada
  • Host: Crunchyroll’s Chris Han

You Know They Gotta Have a Jujutsu Kaisen Panel

Megumi did what now?!
(Image: Gege Akutami/Shueisha/Toho Animation)

Event: JUJUTSU KAISEN FOCUS PANEL

When: Sunday, July 3 | 1:30 pm PT

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center – Main Events Hall

One of the biggest hits on Crunchyroll, join some of the team behind the JUJUTSU KAISEN anime as they talk about their experiences working on the hit series and movie! Don’t miss your chance to hear from them directly, and find out what it was like behind the scenes!

  • Panelists: TBD

“We’re Not Done Showing New Anime,” Says Crunchyroll

Classroom of the Elite anime
(Image: Yoshihito Nishōji/Lerche)

Event: CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: NEW SIMULCAST PREMIERES ROUND 3

When: Sunday, July 3 | 3:00 pm PT

Where: JW Marriott – Platinum Ballroom

Be the first to see the newest anime series before it hits the streaming airwaves! Check out the hottest titles coming to Crunchyroll this summer. Each premiere panel has a different lineup of shows, so be sure to check them all out!

  • Classroom of the Elite Season 2 Episode 1 (International Premiere)
  • In/Spectre – Season 2 Episode 1 (World Premiere)
  • Shoot! Goal to the Future – Episode 1 & 2 (World Premiere of Episode 2)

New Mob Psycho 100 III Opening Just Dropped!

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3
(Image: © ONE,Shogakukan/MobPsycho100 Project 2022)

Event: MOB PSYCHO 100 III KICKOFF PANEL (HOSTED BY WARNER BROS. JAPAN)

When: Sunday, July 3 | 6:30 pm PT

Where: JW Marriott – Platinum Ballroom

If you can’t wait for the October premiere of Mob Psycho 100 III, come join this kick-off panel! Find out what to expect in the upcoming season including the world premiere of the OP theme song reveal!!!

  • Host: Warner Bros. Japan’s Nari Takamura and Crunchyroll’s Chris Han

Chainsaw Man. That’s It. Send Tweet.

Chainsaw Man
(Image: ©Tatsuki Fujimoto_SHUEISHA, MAPPA)

Event: CHAINSAW MAN PANEL BY MAPPA AND CRUNCHYROLL

When: Monday, July 4 | 11:30 am PT

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center – Main Events Hall

Join the upcoming anime Chainsaw Man producers’ panel!

  • Panelists: TBD
  • Host: Crunchyroll’s Kyle Cardine

(Featured image: © K. Horikoshi/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Project/Crunchyroll)

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