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On Tuesday, June 28, Crunchyroll revealed their plans for San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2022, and Dragon Ball Super will be center-focus with the upcoming theatrical release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero on August 19.
Crunchyroll and Toei will host a panel on Friday, July 22 in Hall H, the biggest panel room San Diego Comic-Con have to offer. The panelists will include Toshio Furukawa and Christopher R. Sabat, the Japanese and English voices of Piccolo respectively, will be joined by Executive Producer Akio Iyoku and Producer Norihiro Hayashida. And attendees will get to enjoy an exclusive sneak preview of the first 20 minutes of Super Hero.
Crunchyroll’s SDCC booth will include a replica of Piccolo’s home, so fans might want to stop for some photo opportunities, among other things. And for those taking public transit to Comic-Con, Crunchyroll will be branding city buses from the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) with wraps featuring hit titles including My Hero Academia, Chainsaw Man, Attack on Titan, SPY x FAMILY, and more.
Crunchyroll will also host their industry panel on Thursday, July 21 in Room 6A. They will also host several concert events in the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, located in the marina behind the Convention Center area. On Friday, July 22, from 7pm-9:30pm, will be the Crunchyroll-Hime Dance Party, featuring DJ Jun Inagawa and J-pop group Atarashii Gakko! And on Saturday, July 23, at 7 pm, there will be the DRAGON BALL Z CONCERT EXPERIENCE AND CRUNCHYROLL-HIME ANIMATA DANCE PARTY, where the San Diego Symphony Orchestra will be performing pieces based on music from the Dragon Ball franchise. Both events will be free for those with Comic-Con badge holders, and will be first come, first served.
The full press release can be seen below:
“DRAGON BALL SUPER” FILM POWERS UP FANS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL
Dragon Ball Super Film Partners and Crunchyroll Presents Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO Panel
Culver City, CA (June 28, 2022) – Crunchyroll, the global leader in bringing the ultimate anime experience to fans in over 200 countries and territories, has announced its plans to present a huge panel and booth for Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center from July 21-24 to support the upcoming film, Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO, in North American theaters August 19.
Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO takes center stage at the Convention Center on Friday, with a special guest of honor from Japan, Toshio Furukawa, the voice actor for Piccolo and a first-look at the movie – with approximately the first 20 minutes screened exclusively for the SDCC audience in Hall H!
Crunchyroll and Toei Animation will also produce a one-of-a-kind experience at the Crunchyroll Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO-themed booth (Booth #4135) inspired to include a replica of Piccolo’s House as shown in the film.
Additionally, fans can see – and ride – on buses from the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System wrapped in the commemorative design of Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO!
DRAGON BALL SUPER: SUPER HERO Panel
Friday, July 22, TBD | Hall H
Just one month prior to the theatrical release of Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO, join us for a Q&A with talent and production members, including Toshio Furukawa (Japanese Voice of Piccolo), Christopher R. Sabat (English Voice of Piccolo), Akio Iyoku (Executive Producer) and Norihiro Hayashida (Producer) for stories and insights from the film – and of course, giveaways and an exclusive look at approximately the first 20 minutes of the film only for fans at SDCC!
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CRUNCHYROLL COMES TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL!
Crunchyroll Announces Free Dragon Ball Z Concert, Dance Parties Featuring 88Rising’s J-Pop Girl Group ATARASHII GAKKO!, and City Bus Takeover
Culver City, CA (June 28, 2022) – Crunchyroll, the global leader in bringing the ultimate anime experience to fans in over 200 countries and territories, has announced its plans for Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center from July 21-24 with interactive experiences, panels, music series and so much more. Many of Crunchyroll’s activations and fan events will support the upcoming film, Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO, in North American theaters August 19.
After the above-announced Dragon Ball Super panel, the party continues with a special two-night Crunchyroll Concert Series at the iconic Rady Shell at Jacobs Park that includes the Crunchyroll-Hime Dance Party with DJ Jun Inagawa, with 88rising’s powerhouse J-Pop group ATARASHII GAKKO!.
Saturday will bring a special curated immersive musical experience, presented by Crunchyroll and Toei Animation, in partnership with Overlook Events.
A fan favorite, the Crunchyroll Industry Panel returns for all the latest news, trailers, and more, kicking off the ‘Con.
Crunchyroll has also branded city buses from the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System throughout the ‘Con featuring My Hero Academia, Chainsaw Man, Attack on Titan, SPY x FAMILY, and others.
Crunchyroll newspapers will be printed and distributed to cover all the latest and greatest anime news from the ‘Con. Crunchyroll will also be satisfying fans with cool free giveaways and handouts at every activation. And every anime fan in attendance will live and breathe anime all weekend long.
CRUNCHYROLL INDUSTRY PANEL
Thursday, July 21, TBD | Room 6A
All the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source from Crunchyroll’s own Tim Lyu and Lauren Moore.
CRUNCHYROLL CONCERT SERIES AT THE RADY SHELL
Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23 | The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Two nights of fun and immersive music and dance experiences including;
CRUNCHYROLL AND 88rising PRESENT: CRUNCHYROLL-HIME DANCE PARTY WITH DJ JUN INAGAWA WITH ATARASHII GAKKO!
Friday, July 22 at 7pm-9:30pm | The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
A high-impact performance with anime inspired elements and dance crew! 88Rising’s powerhouse J-Pop girl group ATARASHII GAKKO! represent a new generation of Japanese youth, one embracing personal expression and pushing against traditional boundaries a little at a time. The outlandish quartet — composed 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. DJ Jun Inagawa opens the Crunchyroll-Hime Dance Party for anime fans to get their groove on!
ATARASHII GAKKO! (literally meaning “new school” in Japanese) are a group of four young women who are redefining what it means to be a girl group. They wear sailor-fuku (sailor suits) uniforms in a style that were worn by Japanese students back in the 70s and 80s with long skirts and pulled-up socks, and staunchly refuse to be objectified. Their aggressive and expressive dance moves, which they choreograph themselves, are a hybrid of the energy of Japanese butoh dance, heavy metal headbanging, and hip-hop street dancing. Musically, AG! brings together elements of modern J-Pop, Showa-era kayokyoku, rap, punk, dance music, but it would be pointless to try to categorize them in any genre.
DRAGON BALL Z CONCERT EXPERIENCE AND CRUNCHYROLL-HIME ANIMATA DANCE PARTY
Saturday, July 23 at 7pm | The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
The Dragon Ball Z Concert Experience – Comic Con International Premiere Edition combines the senses and sounds of Dragon Ball Z, together with a world-renowned orchestra, live vocals, and a legendary composer, to create a truly immersive multimedia, one-of-a-kind curated concert experience. Nicholas Buc, Conductor, and San Diego Symphony Orchestra power up for the experience.
Both events are free to San Diego Comic Con badge holders.
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