Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has licensed the following anime, and will premiere them at this year’s Anime Expo event. Several anime will have world premieres, debuting before the Japanese release.

The newly licensed anime and their premiere dates at Anime Expo include:

  • My Hero Academia Season 5 original video anime (OVAs) – North American premiere of both episodes on July 1 at 12:00 p.m. PDT
  • Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys! (Bucchigire!) – World premiere of first episode on July 1 at 7:00 p.m. PDT
  • Smile of the Arsnotoria the Animation – World premiere of first two episodes on July 2 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

The following anime will have world premieres at Anime Expo:

  • FUUTO PI – July 2 at 7:30 p.m. PDT
  • In/Spectre Season 2 – July 3 at 3:30 p.m. PDT
  • Shoot! Goal to the Future (episode 2 world premiere) – July 3 at 3:30 p.m. PDT

The following anime will have international premieres at the convention:

  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth – July 1 at 7:00 p.m. PDT
  • YUREI DECO – July 2 at 11:30 a.m. PDT
  • Classroom of the Elite Season 2 – July 3 at 3:30 p.m. PDT

The first episode of the BLUE LOCK anime will have its North American premiere at the event on July 2 at 11:30 a.m. PDT.

Anime Expo will return as an in-person convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 1-4, 2022.

The convention will require attendees to the Anime Expo 2022 event to show proof of vaccination for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to attending the event. Regardless of vaccination status, masks will be required indoors (except in designated eating areas) and will be optional outdoors.

Source: Press release