Crunchyroll has announced the Anime Awards will be held in Japan next year. The 7th edition of the special event will celebrate various anime releases and will see the anime community and anime fans joined together for a spectacular ceremony. This event will be held in Tokyo for lucky attendees while also streamed for those who don’t want to miss out. Crunchyroll will also be working with Sony Music Solutions for the event that will grant awards to the nominee winners. 

Anime hype has only increased in recent years with Crunchyroll providing an amazing array of anime titles around the world. The Anime Award winners included popular anime titles such as Demon Slayer, Attack On Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime, To Your Eternity, and Komi Can’t Communicate. Millions of votes were cast to honor shows, actors, characters, and contributors in categories including Anime of The Year, Best Animation, Best Protagonist, Best Fight scene, Best Fantasy, Best Opening Sequence, and more. 

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Crunchyroll’s Mascot, Hime, dressed for the Anime Awards in 2022

Japan hosting Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023 

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Crunchyroll, the global leader in bringing fans the ultimate anime experience everywhere, is announcing today that the seventh edition of the yearly, leading awards program for anime globally, the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, will take place in Japan for the first time ever in 2023.  

The Anime Awards live ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo and will bring together the studios, creators, musicians, and voice actors behind the anime community’s favorite series, films, and music. The event will also be streamed on many of Crunchyroll’s social channels. Crunchyroll will work with Sony Music Solutions, part of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., to execute the event. 

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Crunchyroll also announced that the 2023 edition will be a premier event full of fans, celebrities, creators, musicians, performances, and more in a style that is as unique as the artform of anime. Crunchyroll’s intention is to create a spectacular event that is an international outpouring of affection for anime. 

“There is no better place to celebrate the Anime Awards than the birthplace of anime itself. Anime is a rich storytelling medium, capturing the hearts and minds of fans all over the world. We can’t wait to showcase how much love the global anime fanbase has for the studios, creators, and our trusted partners behind anime.” 

Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards celebrate fan-favorite anime series, characters, and creators across streaming, film, and music – voted for by fans and judges from across the globe. Last year, a record 16.9 million votes were cast for nominees representing nearly 40 anime studios across a record-high eight streaming platforms. 

Nominees and voting will open early next year. More information will be shared across the Anime Awards website and across Crunchyroll social channels.  

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There are so many fantastic titles that have been released this year that fans are going to agonize over who to vote for. Hime will likely be an attending host as the mascot of Crunchyroll has been streaming a lot of content via YouTube. It’s also a relief that the event will be live-streamed since many will hate to miss out on the epic event that Crunchyroll has planned. Currently, there are no additional categories announced compared to the 2022 event, but it will be exciting to see what everyone votes for. 

To see the previous categories and winners of the Crunchyroll Anime Award 2022, check out the official website using the following link

About Crunchyroll 

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Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and subscription premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles, and manga publishing. 

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Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll which are translated into multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — the top series available immediately after the Japanese broadcast.  

The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all gaming consoles. 

Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan’s Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Sony Group Corporation.  

What do you think of Japan hosting the event? Are you excited about Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards in 2023? Which show do you think deserves to win an award? Let us know on social media, or in the comments below, and keep following us for more anime news, never forget, we’re always watching.

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