Exciting Announcements from Crunchyroll: Anime Expo and Anime Movie Night

Posted June 28, 2017 by Garret Bland in Nerdy Bits

Anime Expo is just around the corner, and Crunchyroll is going all out this summer. In addition to a slew of exclusive perks and events, fans will get a sneak peek of the highly anticipated anime series The Ancient Magus’ Bride (from the same studio that brought Attack on Titan) months before it airs in Japan or is made available on the Crunchyroll platform. There will also be a Q&A with the series’ director Norihiro Naganuma and WIT STUDIO’s head George Wada following the screening.

Anime Expo (July 1- 4): Here’s what’s in store for convention attendees:

  • Early access to several of summer’s hottest anime simulcast premieres including The Ancient Magus’ Bride and Classroom of the Elite
  • Fan activations, including The Ancient Magus’ Bride chalk art drawing, Yuri!!! On ICE photo opportunities, a cosplay gallery featuring costumes from Adam Savage, game room and more
  • A booth store at the convention with brand new merchandise, including items that can only be found at Anime Expo
  • For premium Crunchyroll subscribers, they’ll have access to an exclusive party Saturday night (July 1) at Lounge 21 in the Los Angeles Convention Center in partnership with streaming platform partner VRV
  • Access to premier talent through panels and signings, including Kubo Mitsurou, creator of the original Yuri!!! On ICE manga along with the show’s director Yamamoto Sayo, and the directors of Classroom of the Elite Kishi Seiji and Hashimoto Hiroyuki

If you can’t make the preview this weekend at Anime Expo, don’t worry…we’ve got you covered! Fans can catch the first three episodes of The Ancient Magus’ Bride across nearly 300 theaters nationwide at Crunchyroll’s second installment of its highly successful Anime Movie Night on July 26th. As an added bonus, attendees will see the premiere and behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Crunchyroll’s first-ever original short Children of Ether.

Anime Movie Night (July 26): Tickets will be available for purchase here starting this Wednesday (June 28)! Here’s what fans can expect for this special one-day event:

  • Crunchyroll, with the help of partners Screenvision Media and KAOS Connect, will premiere three episodes of the long-anticipated anime series The Ancient Magus’ Bride months before they air in Japan or are made available on the Crunchyroll platform, as well as never-before-seen content before the screening
  • Exclusive Crunchyroll content extras, including the premiere and behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Crunchyroll’s first-ever original short Children of Ether


Fans can purchase tickets for this special one-day event at animemovienight.com starting today!


The Ancient Magus' Bride

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