Crunchyroll Announces the Categories of The Anime Awards 2024

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2024 is set to honor the best in Japanese animation, with new categories and the largest panel of international judges ever, showcasing the global impact of anime.
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Crunchyroll, the premier destination for anime enthusiasts worldwide, has announced the categories for its eighth annual Anime Awards. Set to return to Tokyo on March 2, 2024, the awards ceremony will showcase the best in Japanese animation, with global voting driven by anime fans around the world.

New Categories Reflecting Artistic Excellence

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This year, the Crunchyroll Anime Awards have expanded their scope with the addition of three new categories: Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Slice of Life. These additions aim to recognize the diverse artistic talents and genre variety within the anime industry. The full list of categories for the 2024 Anime Awards includes:

  • Anime of the Year
  • Best Action
  • Best Animation
  • Best Anime Song
  • Best Art Direction (New)
  • Best Character Design
  • Best Cinematography (New)
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Continuing Series
  • Best Director
  • Best Drama
  • Best Ending Sequence
  • Best Fantasy
  • Best Film
  • Best Main Character
  • Best New Series
  • Best Opening Sequence
  • Best Original Anime
  • Best Romance
  • Best Score
  • Best Slice of Life (New)
  • Best Supporting Character
  • Best Voice Actor Performance
  • “Must Protect At All Cost” Character

A Global Celebration of Anime

Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll, expressed his excitement about the event, highlighting the depth of artistry, nuanced storytelling, and joy that anime brings to its global audience. The Anime Awards not only honor the creators and artists behind these beloved series but also celebrate the diverse range of experiences anime offers to fans.

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The nominees for each category will be selected by over 100 global creatives, tastemakers, experts, and influencers, representing the largest and most diverse set of judges in Anime Awards history. This independent panel will bring a wide range of perspectives to the selection process, ensuring a fair and comprehensive representation of the year’s best in anime.

Crunchyroll Anime Awards Event Details and Streaming

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The Anime Awards ceremony will be held at the Grand Prince Hotel ShinTakanawa in Tokyo and will be hosted by renowned voice actress Sally Amaki and popular entertainer Jon Kabira. Sony Music Solutions, part of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., will support Crunchyroll in executing the event. Fans worldwide can tune in to the live stream, ensuring that no one misses out on this celebration of anime excellence.

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For more information on the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2024, fans can visit the Anime Awards website and across Crunchyroll social channels or just stay tuned with us. With the event just around the corner, the anime community is buzzing with anticipation to see which shows and artists will be honored for their contributions to this vibrant and ever-evolving art form.

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What do you think about the new categories of 2024’s Anime Awards? Which are your favorites? Do you think there should be more? Let us know what you think on social media!

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