Crunchyroll recently shared a recap of the events and guests featured at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con. An overview of the events via Crunchyroll can be seen below:
Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO Hall H Panel (Friday, July 22)
- Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO took center stage at the San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con International, when special guest of honor from Japan, Toshio Furukawa (Japanese voice actor for Piccolo), was joined by Christopher R. Sabat (English voice actor for Piccolo and Vegeta) and 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, also debuted during the panel.
- Moderated by Crunchyroll’s Lauren Moore. Interpretations by Mikey McNamara.
Crunchyroll Concert Series
- San Diego Comic-Con attendees joined Crunchyroll for two, back-to-back nights of music and fun out on the San Diego Bayfront at the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park (behind the San Diego Convention Center) for its first-ever Crunchyroll Concert Series!
- Night 1 – Friday, July 22
- Opening Act: Crunchyroll Hime Dance Party with DJ Jun Inagawa
- Headliner: ATARASHII GAKKO!
- Whirlwind pop group ATARASHII GAKKO! represent a new generation of Japanese youth (seishun in their native language), one embracing personal expression and pushing against traditional boundaries a little at a time. 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.
- Note:This was the first US show for ATARASHII GAKKO!
- Night 2 – Saturday, July 23
- Opening Act: Crunchyroll Hime “Animata” Dance Party with Azuria Sky
- Headliner: Dragon Ball Z Concert Experience
- Combining the senses and sounds of Dragon Ball Z, together with the world-renowned orchestra, The San Diego Symphony Orchestra, and legendary conductor Nicholas Buc, along with special guest vocalist Hiroki Takahashi taking the stage, a truly immersive multimedia, one-of-a-kind curated concert experience powered up San Diego Comic-Con.
- Note: Over 9000+ attendees, nearly reaching capacity for the venue
Manga, Webcomics, and Anime: The New Formats and Fandoms Dominating Entertainment Panel (Saturday, July 23)
- Description: Manga, webcomics, and anime have exploded in popularity in recent years, reaching new levels of mainstream success and Hollywood investment. Today, these categories are dominating screens and bookshelves everywhere, with massive growing fandoms and popularity for titles like 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