September 21, 2023

Crunchyroll sets the date for its next Anime Awards.

Today, Crunchyroll has announced the date for the 8th edition of their Crunchyroll Anime Awards. It will be held March 2nd 2024 in Tokyo at the prestigious Hotel Shin Takanawa. Voice actress Sally Amaki and entertainer Jon Kabira will be back to host the event. Sally Amaki is a member of the digital voice actor idol project 22/7 (Nanabun no Nijuuni), 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.

Nominees and voting will open early 2024.

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 the global fans,” said Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll. “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.”

For the Anime Awards 2023, fans in more than 200 countries and territories cast 18 million votes to show their love for the nominees. And the ceremony itself was attended by an array of celebrity anime fans. This included director Robert Rodriguez (The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett) actor Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) among others. It included 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.

So, who else is excited for next year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards?

SOURCE: Crunchyroll

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