Anime Expo 2019 – Crunchyroll Industry Panel brought many surprises to fans Faith Orcino July 18, 2019 Anime and Film, Articles, Conventions, Events, News and Announcements Photo Taken by Faith Orcino. Crunchyroll’s Director of Events Adam Sheehan joined Victoria Holden to present the latest news about the company at the industry panel. Throughout the event, they looked at fan responses on Twitter thanks to the assistance of Tim. Photo Taken by Faith Orcino. The duo revealed that CR hit several milestones including two million subscribers and 50 million registered users. According to them, the brand contained the largest anime library and it became part of the Warner Brothers family of services. Visual Courtesy of Crunchyroll. Several trailers for upcoming series played on screen including the continuation of “Black Clover”, “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?” (Danmachi) and special OAD of “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime”. New summer shows shown were “To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts”, “Isekai Cheat Magician”, “Fire Force” and “Dr. STONE”. They also revealed the key visual of Winter 2020 series “A Destructive God Sits Next to Me”. Visual Courtesy of Crunchyroll. The panel took a brief look at all the game news including the games that were available to check out at the Crunchyroll Headquarters. Sheehan and Holden moved on to remind attendees about Crunchyroll Expo and the exclusive merch from Junji Ito. They also revealed that CR will be teaming up with VIZ Media. Photo Taken by Faith Orcino. The hosts then welcomed a special guest, Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park. He surprised attendees with a teaser of his latest project “World’s on Fire”. He talked about how he grew up watching anime the band knew about all of the anime music videos, including the ones that used their song “In the End”. Some of Shinoda’s personal favorites to watch were “Akira”, “Metropolis” and “Princess Mononoke”. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbFrgje2OMc&w=560&h=315] The discussion moved to production of “World’s on Fire” and Shinoda shared some artwork he made and also a storyboard for an action scene. He mentioned he drew some of the key frames using Procreate. He also said that the two main characters did not have set names and ages and asked fans to send him suggestions. Key Characters Art courtesy of Mike Shinoda and Crunchyroll. Storyboard Art courtesy of Mike Shinoda and Crunchyroll. To check out the latest from Crunchyroll, visit their website. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.