Crunchyroll Awards confirmed its return, scheduled to take place in 2024. The eighth edition of the Anime Awards will return to Tokyo, Japan on 2 March 2024, with a live ceremony at the Hotel Shin Takanawa celebrating the creators, musicians, and performers discussing all things anime. “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,” said Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll.
Renowned voice actress Sally Amaki and popular entertainer Jon Kabira will also be back to host the Anime Awards in 2024 in Tokyo. Amaki is a member of the digital voice actor idol project 22/7, 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.
Earlier this year, the Anime Awards 2023 was attended by an array of celebrity anime fans, including director Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn), actor Finn Wolfhard, 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 the 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, 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.
Nominees and voting will open early 2024. “It was an easy decision to return and allow global fans to share their love and admiration directly with anime’s creative community," Purini said. "We’re thrilled to spotlight the creators, storytellers and our trusted partners in Japan for all that they do for anime fans.”
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.” Rahul Purini President of Crunchyroll