Olympic Figure Skater Johnny Weir to Speak at Crunchyroll Expo about Yuri!!! On ICE! Yuri!!! On ICE is the anime favorite that took the world by surprise and became a global sensation – both broadening the anime community and exposing a host of anime fans to the world of figure skating.
Nowhere can you see this phenomenon at work more than in the example of Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, who was brought into the world of anime by the series and was so enamored with the show that he even recorded a video about why he loves it.
And now Crunchyroll is very proud to welcome Johnny Weir as a guest at its first ever convention!
Johnny Weir participated in the 2006 and 2010 Olympic games and was a 2008 World bronze medalist. As a fan of Yuri!!! On ICE, Johnny has brought invaluable attention to anime and introduced the broader public to the series and medium overall.
At Crunchyroll Expo, Johnny Weir will participate in a discussion to reveal what he loves about Yuri!!! On ICE and why it has become such a global phenomenon as well as hold at least one autograph session and meet and greet with fans.
“I am so excited to attend my first Crunchyroll convention!” said Weir. “I am a new convert to anime because of the brilliance that is Yuri!!! On ICE and I am so looking forward to meeting with other fans and getting some inspiration from the fabulous world of anime! Now, I just have to figure out what to wear…”