Cloud Matsuri Event to Host Screen Anime, Crunchyroll and One Piece Panels

The previously announced online comic con event, known as Cloud Matsuri, continues to receive daily updates relating to digital guest attendances and panels but today Anime Limited have confirmed that a Screen Anime and Crunchyroll Industry panel will take place during the event.

The Screen Anime panel is, considering the recent announcement of the service, expected but the inclusion of Crunchyroll is somewhat of an expected surprise. Previously Anime Limited have partnered with Crunchyroll to bring anime films to UK cinemas, with the first title being Konosuba the Movie, and at each MCM Comic Con event Crunchyroll have attended as part of the Anime Limited booth. In recent times Anime Limited have formed a partnership with Crunchyroll (and presumably DiscoTek Media) to release the Konosuba series in the UK on Blu-Ray; so this Crunchyroll panel could see further details of this partnership being shared. Naturally only time will tell.

In addition to Crunchyroll and Screen Anime panels we have confirmation of the ‘ONE PIECE Q&A’ with various voice actors Christopher Sabat, Patrick Seitz and Ian Sinclair as well as Bandai Namco Entertainment being a partner of the event.

The current schedule for the Cloud Matsuri event is as follows:

Saturday 30th May 2020:

  • 5pm – STUDIO Orange Panel with Eiji Inomoto (Founder) & Kiyotaka Waki (Producer)
  • 4pm – ONE PIECE Q&A with Christopher Sabat, Patrick Seitz and Ian Sinclair
  • 6pm – BEASTARS Panel with Shinichi Matsumi (Beastars Director) & Hyuntae Kim (Producer, Studio Orange)
  • 7pm – Eunyoung Choi (Science Saru Interview)
  • 8pm – Crunchyroll Panel
  • 9pm – Science Saru Panel with Abel Gongora, Eunyoung Choi and Naoyuki Asano

Sunday 31st May 2020:

  • 3pm – Andrew (Anime Limited) & Jerome (MangaUK) Fireside Talk
  • 6pm – Shuzo Shiota (Polygon Pictures Interview)
  • 7pm – Jack Liang (Polygon Pictures Interview)
  • 9pm – Yasuhiro Kamimura (Groundworks Interview)

TBC:

  • FAIRY TAIL Game Demonstration
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment

In addition to the Cloud Matsuri event Manga Entertainment UK will also be hosting a fundraiser for NHS Charities Together. Those who take part will not only be donating to a good cause but will also stand the chance of winning some ‘extremely’ exciting prizes. The full details of this fundraiser can be found on the Manga Entertainment UK website.

As this digital only streaming event has just been announced further details will be revealed in due time; but those wishing to experience the thrills of an Anime Convention (such as MCM Comic Con) will be able to do so later this month and, more importantly, it is completely FREE to take part. Further details surrounding Cloud Matsuri can be found on the official Cloud Matsuri website and Anime Limited website.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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