San Jose Convention Center | San Jose, CA

September 1-3, 2018

CrunchyRoll Expo


What Is Crunchyroll Expo?

Crunchyroll, the largest anime streaming company in the world, is launching a convention! Crunchyroll Expo brings anime fans together for three days of exhibits, screenings, panels, and guest appearances by some of the biggest personalities in the US and Japan. Crunchyroll Expo is a showcase of the best of what Japanese animation and pop culture has to offer – as well as unique elements, events, and experiences never seen before at an anime con. Join us for a celebration of anime, manga, games, guests, cosplay, and so much more!

What Is Crunchyroll?

Crunchyroll is the largest home for anime online. With one million paid subscribers and 20 million registered users, Crunchyroll fans spend billions of minutes per month watching anime, reading manga, participating in discussions, and catching up on the latest Japanese pop culture news. Crunchyroll’s library is stuffed with the latest simulcasts straight from Japan each season as well as over 800 shows including Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, One Piece, Dragon Ball Super, and Attack on Titan. All these (and more!) can be watched online or on the Crunchyroll app available for iOS, Android, Kindle, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku, and more. Our HQ is in San Francisco – right next door to San Jose!

What is VRV?

VRV is home to your favorite channels, shows, and communities celebrating anime, animation, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, technology and more. Including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, Cartoon Hangover, Geek & Sundry, Nerdist, and many more!

Where Is Crunchyroll Expo?

Crunchyroll Expo takes place in the San Jose McEnry Convention Center. Located at 150 W San Carlos St. in sunny San Jose, California, it’s close to numerous hotels, airports, and cities including San Jose and San Francisco.

When Is Crunchyroll Expo?

Crunchyroll Expo is September 1-3, 2018. There also is a Kick-Off Party on August 31 (separate ticket required).

Do I Need A Ticket?

All fans six-years-old and up need a ticket to come to Crunchyroll Expo, and all children under 13 must have an adult with them while attending. We recommend all children under 18 attend with an adult.

Do You Have Any Hotel Discounts?

Yup! If you’re coming to Crunchyroll Expo from out of town, we’ve got special rates with a number of local hotels. Grab a room in our hotel block for low rates and an exclusive CRX 2018 enamel pin!

Can I Cosplay?

Absolutely. Cosplay is a huge part of anime con culture, and we just ask that you please read our rules, notes, and suggestions before you come to Crunchyroll Expo in costume. We want everyone at Crunchyroll Expo to be safe and have fun!

What If I’m Uncomfortable Or Harassed?

Crunchyroll Expo is an open celebration of anime and its fans, and harassment of any kind is the opposite of the community Crunchyroll wants to create. Please read our full harassment policy here.

Do You Need Crew?

Submissions for the Crunchyroll Crew are closed. If you applied, stay tuned! Responses will be sent by the end of June.

Is There Wifi?

Yes! The San Jose offers free public wifi including at the convention center.

What If I Have A Wheelchair Or Other Special Need?

Crunchyroll Expo is very happy to accommodate fans with special needs. Please reach out to to begin a conversation about how we can assist in making your Crunchyroll Expo experience a good one.

What If I Still Have A Question?

We’re happy to chat! Please reach out to the Crunchyroll Expo team!

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Crunchyroll Expo 2018