Crunchyroll announced on Monday that this year’s Virtual Crunchyroll Expo event will host a preview of the first 15 minutes of the upcoming original video anime (OVA) for TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You titled Tonikaku Kawaii ~SNS~.
The convention will also host voice actress Cherami Leigh and Japanese vegetable carving artist Okitsugu Kado. Cosplayer Vampy Bit Me and content creator and founder of Digital Era Entertainment Mario Bueno will co-host the Crunchyroll-Hime’s Cosplay Cup.
The Tonikaku Kawaii ~SNS~ OVA will begin streaming overseas, including on Crunchyroll, on August 18. The OVA will also ship on Blu-ray Disc in Japan on the same day.
Crunchyroll announced on March 12 that this year’s Crunchyroll Expo convention will be a free virtual event from August 5-7 in order to emphasize the health of attendees, staff, exhibitors, and guests.
Customers who rolled over their tickets from Crunchyroll Expo 2020 can roll them over again for next year’s in-person event, regardless of if prices change, or can request a full refund.
This year’s physical Crunchyroll Expo was scheduled take place on August 6-8 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
Crunchyroll announced last June that it canceled the 2020 physical Crunchyroll Expo due to the nature of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and in order to emphasize the health of attendees, staff, exhibitors, and guests. The convention moved to an online format in September 2020 with guest panels, interactive events, special announcements, and other content.
Source: Email correspondence, Crunchyroll Expo’s Twitter account