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Sword Art Online Dub lead Bryce Papenbrook attending V-CRX

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Sword Art Online English Dub lead Bryce Papenbrook, the voice of Kirito, has been announced as a featured guest for Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 or ‘V-CRX’.

SAO Dub voice actor Bryce Papenbrook will join co-star and voice of Asuna Yuuki Cherami Leigh at V-CRX 2021 this summer. A fitting SAO-style ‘virtual’ reunion. Bryce Papenbrook is also known voicing Eren Jaeger on Attack on Titan and Inosuke Hashibira on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba .

My Hero Academia Dub voice actor Zeno Robinson, voice of Hawks / Keigo Takami & Deidoro Sakaki has also been announced for Virtual Crunchyroll Expo.

Alongside the esteemed voice actors, Crunchyroll announced Japanese rock band Burnout Syndromes will play a concert at V-CRX. Burnout Syndromes are known for providing the opening themes for Dr. Stone & Haikyu!!. Following their set, Burnout Syndromes will stay for a post-show Q & A session with fans. V-CRX will also bring musical guests 7 Billion Dots, MAGIC OF LiFE, and Rhythmic Toy World to this year’s expo.

7 Billion Dots is known for providing the opening and ending themes to BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS and the season 2 opening theme for GRANBLUE FANTASY The Animation. MAGIC OF LiFE provided their hits to anime shows Yowamushi Pedal and Joker Game. Rhythmic Toy World is similarly known for hit single “Boku no Koe”, which plays in anime series Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line.

Vampy Bit Me and Maria Bueno will once again be hosting Crunchyroll’s Hime’s Cosplay Cup, an international cosplay competition that will take place during V-CRX.

Registration for V-CRX, which takes place from August 5-7, 2021 is free at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo’s official website. Simply click on the ‘Register for Free’ Button on the top right if you’re on a desktop computer or the top navigation bar on a mobile phone.

You never know what of big announcements for Crunchyroll originals will arrive at V-CRX 2021. The global anime community will be tuning in. It’s time to take a trip back to the virtual ‘Crunchy City’ for fan panels. What will the Dub voice of Kirito in Sword Art Online tell fans about his ‘virtual reality’ journey?

The Natural Aristocrat® interviewed Todd Haberkorn on voicing Sword Art Online villain Sugou Nobuyuki/Oberon at Anime NYC 2019. We asked Todd if he kept in touch with co-star Cherami post-SAO… And he called her and left a voicemail right then & there!

Watch a video of the interview’s spontaneous voicemail to Cherami Leigh. You can also watch our full SAO focused video interview with Todd Haberkorn.

Looking for quality Anime Dub Interviews?

– Be sure to watch our exclusive interview with Food Wars! voice actor Jay Hickman on Joichiro Yukihira!

My Hero Academia fans read our Kenny Omega Interview on My Hero Academia and Luci Christian Interview on My Hero Academia!

– Looking to watch Anime Shows and Anime Films Dubbed and don’t know which service carries what? Visit our Anime Dub Availability Master List (in-progress)! All paid services are ad-free.

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Nir Regev is the founder of The Natural Aristocrat. You can directly contact him at [email protected] for coverage consideration, interview opportunities, or general comments.

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