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Crunchyroll Announce 2024 Anime Awards Returning To Japan

It may be summer but that doesn't mean it's too early to think about next year's award season. And Crunchyroll has been doing just that. Following this year's successful ceremony it has been announced that the Crunchyroll Anime Awards will be returning to Tokyo for their eighth iteration.

The ceremony will take place at Hotel Shin Takanawa on March 2, 2024 and will again be presented by voice actress Sally Amaki and entertainer Jon Kabira. Amaki is a member of the digital voice actor idol project 22/7 (Nanabun no Nijuni), a collaboration between Sony Music and ANIPLEX. as well as voicing both English and Japanese versions of the character of Carol Olston in Tomo-Chan Is A Girl. Kabira is a veteran host of 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,” said Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll. “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.”

The 2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards took place in Japan earlier this year. They were attended by an array of celebrity anime fans including Alita Battle Angel director Robert Rodriguez, Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard,  Superbowl winner Juju Smith-Schuster and WWE star Zelina Vega and more. There were musical performances from Ali, composer Kohta Yamamoto and songwriter and composer Yuki Kajiura.  

Anime awarded included Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba, Spy X Family, One Piece and Attack On Titan The Final Season Part 2. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners was named Anime Of The Year.

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards are voted on the public, with the shortlist being decided by an expert panel. This year fans in more than 200 countries and territories cast more than 18 million votes. The nominees represented more than 30 studios, across eight streaming platforms, more than 50 anime series and movies and more than 50 voice actors across multiple languages.

Voting for the eighth Crunchyroll Anime Awards will open in early 2024.