The CoronaVirus pandemic is one of the nowadays’ major issues that has effected a lot of different industries, food, health and entertainment is one of them where anime is a huge part of the industry and has been effected deeply.
Due to the CoronaVirus pandemic many anime series/films have been delayed and different anime convention that fans have been looking forward to attend have been delayed or cancelled and recently Crunchyroll Expo affirmed it won’t be occurring as arranged for the current year in San Jose, CA. The choice was made with the enthusiasm of visitors and participants as a top priority which Crunchyroll says its thinks about to the exclusion of everything else.
Crunchyroll released the official statementon Crunchyroll Expo’s site. It was there fans taken in the 2020 show was being dropped in light of the coronavirus before being educated regarding their discount choices.
Check out the statement below:
“We are very sad to announce that Crunchyroll Expo, at least in its usual physical form, will not take place this year. The health and safety of our fans, attendees, exhibitors, guests and staff is our number one priority and given the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 virus, we believe this is the right decision. Fans who purchased tickets to this year’s event will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer their tickets to next year’s event at this year’s price.”
Crunchyroll Expo is a yearly three-day anime show held during August/September at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California over Labor Day weekend. The show is composed by anime licensor Crunchyroll and Reedpop.
The show normally offers an Artists Alley, Dealers Room, a Masquerade, boards, and computer games.