The orange carpet is about to be rolled out for anime’s best and brightest in a star-studded celebration of anime!
Crunchyroll, the international brand delivering the ultimate anime experience, announced on June 21, 2023, that the eighth edition of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards will return to Tokyo, Japan on March 2, 2024.
It will include a live ceremony at the Hotel ShinTakanawa celebrating the creators, musicians, and performers powering the global love of anime.
Renowned voice actress Sally Amaki and popular entertainer Jon Kabira will also be back to host the Anime Awards in 2024 in Tokyo.
Sally Amaki is a member of the digital voice actor idol project 22/7 (Nanabun no Nijuni), a collaboration between Sony Music and ANIPLEX, as well as both the English and Japanese voice of the character Carol Olston in Tomo-chan Is a Girl!
Jon Kabira is a host and emcee with a rich history in entertainment, working for many years across radio, music, sports and more.
“The Anime Awards are the first and only global awards show dedicated to the craft of anime, and we can’t wait to celebrate this year’s series, films, and music chosen by global fans. It was an easy decision to return and allow global fans to share their love and admiration directly with anime’s creative community. We’re thrilled to spotlight the creators, storytellers and our trusted partners in Japan for all that they do for anime fans.” said Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll.
Earlier this year, the Anime Awards 2023 was attended by an array of celebrity anime fans, including director Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn), actor Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, Pinocchio, Ghostbusters, IT), sports superstar Juju Smith-Schuster (Super Bowl winner, Kansas City Chiefs), and WWE’s Zelina Vega among many others.
It also included rousing performances by ALI, a group that bases their sound on roots music with a crossover of Hip Hop, Rock and Ska, composer KOHTA YAMAMOTO, and songwriter and composer Yuki Kajiura rocked the ballroom, and the night ended with Cyberpunk: Edgerunners being named the 2023 Anime of the Year.
The Crunchyroll Anime Awards is the leading yearly awards program celebrating fan-favourite anime series, characters, and creators across streaming, film, and music.
Fans in more than 200 countries and territories cast 18 million votes earlier this year to show their love for the nominees, which represented anime excellence across more than 30 anime studios, eight streaming platforms, over 50 series and films; and alongside more than 50 voice actors.
Nominees and voting will open in early 2024. More information can be found on the Anime Awards website and across Crunchyroll social channels.
Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love.
In addition to free ad-supported and subscription premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles, and manga publishing.
Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated into multiple languages for viewers worldwide.
Viewers can also access the simulcast’s top series available immediately after the Japanese broadcast.
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Source: Press Release