Crunchyroll, the popular anime streaming platform, has announced the much-awaited seventh annual Anime Awards. The event is set to take place on March 4 in Tokyo, and the platform has announced a star-studded lineup of presenters, including some of the biggest names in the industry. This year’s nominees represent anime excellence across more than 30 anime studios, eight streaming platforms, over 50 series and films, and celebrating more than 50 voice actors.
The Anime Awards are the leading yearly awards program that honors the creators, musicians, and performances that power the global love of anime. It recognizes the best and brightest in the anime industry, and the awards are highly anticipated by fans and industry professionals alike. The event is a celebration of the incredible work done by the talented artists, directors, and voice actors who bring anime to life.
The full list of talent includes:
Robert Rodriguez, film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor and musician (Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Alita: Battle Angel)
“I love anime, it’s an art form that has always inspired me. For the creators, it’s unbound creativity and freedom of expression, where they can make truly iconic, creative worlds and characters. Anime is a crucible for new ideas and fresh perspectives in entertainment. So I’m very excited to help celebrate the grand winners being honored at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards in Japan.”Robert Rodriguez, award-winning writer and director of such iconic films as Sin City
Aidan Hutchinson, American football defensive end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.
Finn Wolfhard, actor, musician and director (Stranger Things, Pinocchio, Ghostbusters, IT)
Hunter Schafer, actress and artist (Euphoria and the upcoming The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes)
Jacob Bertrand, actor (Cobra Kai)
Juju Smith-Schuster, American football wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League
“I have been a huge anime fan since I was a kid. It has been a part of my whole life, till this day, it has helped me so much. I’m an NFL athlete and I get to represent this anime world. So for me to present an Anime Award to some of the greatest shows in the world, it’s the best,”Juju Smith-Schuster, NFL wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs
Zelina Vega, WWE Superstar
Sykkuno, one of the largest streamers on YouTube Gaming (9.8M+ followers)
Valkyrae, one of the biggest female streamers in the world (13M followers) and the co-owner of 100 Thieves
The awards ceremony will take place at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa, one of the premier event venues in Tokyo. A live ceremony will be hosted by renowned voice actress Sally Amaki and popular entertainer Jon Kabira. The ceremony will gather the creators and talent behind the anime community’s favorite series, and the excitement is building as the date draws near.
Fans who are unable to attend the event in person need not worry as the Anime Awards will be livestreamed on Crunchyroll’s channels on YouTube and Twitch. In India, the event will be exclusively streamed on Sony LIV. The event is expected to be watched by millions of people worldwide, and it promises to be a night to remember.
Sony Music Solutions, part of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., will be supporting Crunchyroll in the execution of the event. The company is one of the biggest names in the music industry and is known for producing some of the best music in the world. Their involvement is sure to elevate the event to new heights, and we can expect some fantastic musical performances from the talented artists on the lineup.
In conclusion, the Anime Awards are a celebration of the incredible talent and hard work that goes into producing some of the world’s best anime. The event promises to be an exciting night for fans, and the involvement of some of the biggest names in the industry only adds to the excitement. We can’t wait to see who will take home the awards this year, and we look forward to the announcement of additional global talent and musical performances.
Source – Email Correspondence (Bianca Doria)