CRUNCHYROLL ANIME AWARDS 2024 Reveals Celebrity Presenters and the Official Theme Song

Anime Awards reveals a burst of Performances and star presenters for the 2024 event. Check out Crunchyroll's line and the amazing Official Theme Song.

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards reveals the event’s exciting performances, celebrity presenters, and even theme for 2024. The upcoming celebration of anime released in the last year will feature a host of exciting additions, including new guest presenters such as NFL’s Dallas Cowboy DeMarcus Lawrence, Actress Chiaki Kuriyama, and even Indian Film Actor Rashmika Mandanna. The event will also include musical performances by Hiroyuki SAWANO, KOHTA YAMAMOTO, YOASOBI, and more as the results are revealed.

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The Crunchyroll Anime Awards is an annual event that celebrates the amazing contributions and talents that have created various anime series. The Anime Awards 2023 featured amazing celebrity guests such as Aidan Hutchinson, professional wrestler Zelina Vega, and even Stranger Things’ Finn Wilhard. There were also fantastic performances such as ALI and KOHTA YAMAMOTO, as they provided live hits from JUJUTSU KAISEN and Attack On Titan. The next celebration is once again hosted in Japan, with fans able to participate as the Awards are live-streamed. 

Crunchyroll Anime Awards Gets a Theme as Performances & Star Presenters Are Revealed 

Crunchyroll is returning today with more exciting news for the eighth annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards! For the first time, the Anime Awards will reveal its very own theme song, produced by prolific composers Hiroyuki SAWANO (Attack on Titan, Solo Leveling) and KOHTA YAMAMOTO (Attack on Titan, The Seven Deadly Sins), who will perform the piece live at the ceremony on March 2, 2024 in Tokyo. 

GRAMMY-nominated musician Porter Robinson, Indian film actor Rashmika Mandanna, Dallas Cowboys star player DeMarcus Lawrence, and wrestling legend Mercedes Varnado have also been added to the star-studded list of awards presenters. You can find the full list below.  

Fans can also look forward to special performances by Japanese pop duo YOASOBI as well as recording artist Shing02 with hip hop band OMA and DJ SPIN MASTER A-1. 

Anime fans have made their voices heard! With more than 34 million votes cast from the anime community around the world (nearly doubling from 18 million last year), the 2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards has revealed today a star-studded slate of musical performances including YOASOBI and Shing02 who will perform beloved tracks from fan-favorite anime, alongside additional celebrity presenters including wrestling legend Mercedes Varnado, American football star DeMarcus Lawrence, and actress, singer, and model Chiaki Kuriyama. 

Unique to this year’s celebration is a first-of-its-kind Crunchyroll Anime Awards Theme, specially created by composer and music producer Hiroyuki SAWANO (Attack on Titan, Solo Leveling) and composer, arranger, and lyricist KOHTA YAMAMOTO (Attack on Titan, The Seven Deadly Sins), who will perform the song live at the ceremony in full for the first time. The iconic show opening will be available to stream on Crunchyroll after the conclusion of the Anime Awards. 

The full music performance lineup a newly added live ceremony and pre-show presenters are listed below, in alphabetical order: 

Musical Performances by: 

  • Hiroyuki SAWANO and KOHTA YAMAMOTO – Composer, Arranger, Lyricist, and Musical Producer 
  • Shing02 with OMA and SPIN MASTER A-1 – Recording artist, hip hop band and DJ 
  • YOASOBI – Japanese pop duo 

Live Ceremony and Pre-Show Presenters: 

  • Chiaki Kuriyama – Actress, Singer, and Model 
  • DeMarcus Lawrence – NFL Football Player from the Dallas Cowboys 
  • Emiru – Professional Streamer, Variety Player, Cosplayer, and Co-Host of Steak & Eggs 
  • Joaquim Dos Santos – Director, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 
  • Labrinth – GRAMMY-Nominated Songwriter, Producer, Recording Artist 
  • Liza Soberano – Actress, Advocate, and Entrepreneur 
  • Mercedes Varnado – WWE World Champion, Actress, Entrepreneur 
  • Nava Rose – Fashion Creator 
  • Phil Lord & Chris Miller – Academy Award-winning duo behind Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 
  • Porter Robinson – GRAMMY-Nominated Musician  
  • Rashmika Mandanna – Indian Film Actor 
  • So Takei – Japanese TV Personality, Comedian, Actor, and Former Japanese Decathlon Champion 
  • Vinnie Hacker – Model, Pro-Gamer, Actor, and Digital Creator 

Music at the 2024 Anime Awards will be a celebration of key moments in anime history. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Samurai Champloo, Shing02, OMA, and SPIN MASTER A-1 will perform the show’s opening song “Battlecry,” exclusively for livestream viewers. The Anime Awards will also commemorate important anime anniversaries through the presentation of a unique musical performance that brings together iconic songs from series celebrating milestones, performed by a live orchestra in a symphony format. Japanese pop duo YOASOBI will also perform ahead of their set at Coachella. For fans looking to hype themselves up in advance, select music videos and concert performance videos from Hiroyuki SAWANO and YOASOBI are available to stream on Crunchyroll. 

This year’s Anime Awards by Crunchyroll will be one to remember as a theme song is a monumental feature of the event. The growth of anime continues to climb and it’s thanks to these fantastic contributions and abundant series that keep fans coming back for more. As the event celebrates the latest releases, this event also grants a big thanks to the anime community that helps make it bigger each year. It will be exciting to see the winners for the latest ceremony, along with the exciting line-up that no one will want to miss. 

The Anime Awards will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024, with a live ceremony hosted by renowned voice actress Sally Amaki and popular entertainer Jon Kabira.

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Fans can watch the Anime Awards livestream on Crunchyroll channels on YouTube and Twitch beginning at 6PM JST. To relive the action, fans can tune in for reruns starting March 16th on the 24/7 Crunchyroll linear channel on Amazon FreeVee, LG Channels, Pluto TV The Roku Channel and VIZIO WatchFree+. The full list of Anime Award presenters and nominees can be found here

Crunchyroll Anime Awards Logo

What do you think of the theme for the Crunchyroll Anime Awards? Are you excited about the performances and celebrity presenters attending the event? Did you participate in voting every day to make sure your favorites are this year’s award winners? Let us know on social media and keep following The Illuminerdi for more anime news. 

SOURCE: Crunchyroll 



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.