Crunchyroll Announces The Hosts For Anime Awards Ahead Of Live Event In March 2023

The hosts for the Crunchyroll Anime Awards have been revealed ahead of the 2023 event, which will take place live in Japan.
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The hosts for the Crunchyroll Anime Awards have been revealed ahead of the 2023 event, which will take place live in Japan. Voice actress Sally Amaki and pop entertainer Jon Kabira have been selected to preside over Anime fan festivities honoring the craft of Anime. The event will give recognition to great titles and contributions in various categories, which is set to begin in March. 

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards will be celebrating anime and all recent releases blessing fans with an abundance of content during 2022. Votes will be cast to honor shows, actors, characters, and contributors in various categories. These categories also include both in-shown elements as well as the team members that make them possible. Every anime fan will be fixed on the ceremony to see if their favorite shows will be given recognition.  

Hosts of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023 

Crunchyroll, the international brand serving the ultimate anime experience to millions of fans, is revealing today that renowned voice actress Sally Amaki and popular entertainer Jon Kabira will be hosting the 2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards for the first-ever live show in Japan early next year.  

“We share a deep love of anime with Sally and Jon, and we’re so excited to have their energy and passion onstage with us at the Anime Awards next year. We’re looking forward to celebrating the creative forces behind anime’s biggest series and can’t wait to share more soon.”

Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll 

Originally from Los Angeles, Sally Amaki is a member of the digital voice actor idol project 22/7 (Nanabun no Nijuni), a collaboration between Sony Music and ANIPLEX. Jon Kabira is a host and emcee with a rich history in entertainment, working for many years across radio, music, sports and more.  

“I’m very excited to see which anime will win in each category! I will do my best to host this exciting event!”  

Sally Amaki

“I’m delighted and excited to be asked to host the seventh annual edition of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards! Sally Amaki and I are looking forward to the event together with the whole world. See you there!”

Jon Kabira

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The 2022 Crunchyroll Anime Awards is the leading yearly awards program honoring the creators, musicians, and performances across streaming and theatrical powering the global love of anime. The seventh edition of the Anime Awards will take place for the first time at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo on Saturday, March 4, 2023, with a live ceremony that will gather the studios, creators, and talent behind the anime community’s favorite series. Sony Music Solutions, part of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., will support Crunchyroll in the execution of the event. The event will be streamed for global audiences. 

Judges for the Anime Awards 2023 will be announced before the end of the year, with international fan vote on the final nominees beginning in early 2023. Last year, a record 16.9 million votes were cast by global fans for nominees representing nearly 40 anime studios across a record-high eight streaming platforms. More information will be shared across the Anime Awards website and across Crunchyroll social channels.  

The full list of categories and nominees have yet to be set but there are so many fantastic shows that deserve their recognition at the event. It will be interesting to see what new titles may obtain an award next year. The hosts are sure to add to the hype of the awards and everyone will be able to participate since the anime awards will be live-streamed. More will be revealed closer to the date so make sure you keep following Crunchyroll and The Illuminerdi as announcements are released.  

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023 will be held on Sunday, March 4th, 2023, in Japan at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo. The event will also be live-streamed for the global audience to enjoy if unable to attend the event. To see the winners of 2022, check out the official website using the following link

What do you think of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards? Is there anime series you think deserves an award? Will you be attending or watching the live stream event in 2023? Let us know on social media, or in the comments below, and keep following The Illuminerdi for more anime news. 

About Crunchyroll 


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 in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after each Japanese broadcast.  

The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all gaming consoles. 

Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan’s Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Sony Group Corporation. 



Bryn Darby

Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.