Crunchyroll recently shared an overview of the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con events and guests. Crunchyroll has a complete overview of all the events.
Dragon Ball Super: SUPERHERO Hall H Panel (Friday, July 22)
- Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO Comic-Con International’s special Japanese guest of honor, took center stage at San Diego Convention Center when he was the special guest of honor. Toshio Furukawa Piccolo was represented by Piccolo’s Japanese voice actor, Japan. Christopher R. Sabat English voice actor (for Piccolo and Vegeta) as well as producer Norihiro Hayashida, to share stories and insights from the film. Lucky attendees were also given an extended first-look at the movie – with approximately the first 20 minutes screened exclusively for the at-full-capacity SDCC audience in Hall H! A New trailer for the film, which will be released in theaters August 19, was also introduced during the panel.
- Moderated by Crunchyroll’s Lauren Moore. Interpretations by Mikey McNamara
Crunchyroll Concert Series
- Crunchyroll’s first ever Crunchyroll Concert Series was held at San Diego Comic-Con. It hosted two nights of music, fun and music at the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego.
- Night 1 – Friday, July 22
- Act of Opening Crunchyroll Hime Dance Party featuring DJ Jun Inagawa
- Headliner: ATARASHII GAKKO
- Whirlwind group of poppers ATARASHII GAKKO They represent a new generation in Japanese youth (seishun) that embraces personal expression and pushes against traditional boundaries. The outlandish quartet—comprised of kawaii-but-fierce Mizyu, wildcard Suzuka, graceful Kanon, and funky Rin—break down genre walls to create music mixing elements of pop, jazz, hip-hop, rock, and more, delivered with a punk energy and featuring frantic dance moves, choreographed by the four members themselves.
- NoteThis was the first US ATARASHII GAKO show!
- Night 2 – Saturday, July 23
- Act Opening Crunchyroll Hime “Animata” Dance Party with Azuria Sky
- Headliner: Dragon Ball Z Concert Experience
- The combination of the sounds and senses Dragon Ball ZTogether with the internationally-respected orchestra, The San Diego Symphony OrchestraNicholas Buc, the legendary conductor, is joined by special guest singers Hiroki Takahashi San Diego Comic-Con was powered by a truly immersive multimedia concert experience that took place on the stage.
- Note: More than 9000 attendees. Nearly reaching capacity.
Manga, Webcomics and Anime: New Formats and Fandoms That Rule Entertainment Panel (Saturday 23rd July)
- Description: Manga, webcomics, anime and other comics have enjoyed a huge rise in popularity, reaching new heights of mainstream success and Hollywood investment. These categories dominate screens and bookshelves all over the world, with huge growing fandoms for titles such as Attack on Titan, All of Us Are Dead and Demonslayer. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit, hear from this panel of industry insiders including David Lee (vice president, content, WEBTOON), Mitchel Berger (senior vice president, global commerce, Crunchyroll), and Michael Gombos (senior director of licensed publishing, Dark Horse) about why manga, webcomics, and anime are bringing readers and viewers some of the most exciting entertainment on the planet, driving major viewership, box office success, and investment from the biggest names in entertainment.
Crunchyroll and Toei Animation produced a one-of-a-kind experience at the Crunchyroll Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO-themed booth (Booth #4135), which included a replica of Piccolo’s House as shown in the film.
Source: Press release