Anime Awards returns for 2024 as Crunchyroll reveals the date for the event that will be hosted in Japan. The Anime Awards 2024 will celebrate the latest releases blessing fans with the greatest selection of anime content. This also reveals that Japan will be hosting the upcoming ceremony as the home of Anime recently live-streamed this year. Details regarding the hosts and the collaborating contributors have also been revealed for the next event that will celebrate the anime released in 2023.
Anime Awards 2023 highlighted the fantastic contributions made by creators of content available on the Crunchyroll streaming service. The 22 categories awarded to voice actors, musicians, creators, and characters were highlighted during the event last year, including awards for ‘Anime of The Year’, ‘Best “Must Protect At All Costs” Anime Character’, ‘Best Anime Score’, ‘Best Anime Director’, and ‘Best Voice Acting Performance’ for multiple languages. The event was live-streamed for the world to witness and even featured a range of star guests and live performances by ALI, Kohta Yamamoto, and Yuki Kajiura.
Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2024 Date Announced
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, is announcing today that the eighth edition of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards will return to Tokyo, Japan on March 2, 2024. The live ceremony will be held at the Hotel Shin Takanawa 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 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.
“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. 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.”Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll
Earlier this year, the 2023 awards were 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. 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-favorite 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.
The upcoming ceremony will be a fantastic chance to celebrate all the recent releases that fans have been diving into this year. A variety of anime won awards this year for content released in 2022, including new entries such as Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Lycoris Recoil, and Spy X Family. The last awards also featured a great abundance of categories including more languages getting recognition for their outstanding performances. It will be fascinating to find out which recent anime will be nominated for the next event and allow fans to show their support in gratitude.
The 2024 ceremony will be held live in Japan to celebrate the Anime industry on March 24, 2024. The ceremony will be live-streamed worldwide from the Hotel Shin Takanawa, Tokyo.
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