Crunchyroll’s Annual Anime Awards Head to Japan in 2023

Every year, Crunchyroll – the world’s premiere destination for streaming anime – holds the Anime Awards. Next year, the seventh annual iteration of the leading awards program for anime will be held in Japan for the first time ever.

In addition to moving the event to Japan, Crunchyroll plans to expand the awards into a “spectacular event that is an international outpouring of affection for anime”. The 2023 Anime Awards are promised to be a “premier event full of fans, celebrities, creators, musicians, performances and more”. They intend to style the awards in a manner that as unique an art form as anime itself is.

“There is no better place to celebrate the Anime Awards than the birthplace of anime itself,” said Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll. “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.”

The live ceremony for the 2023 Anime Awards will be held Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo. It will bring together the studios, creators, musicians and voice actors from anime’s favorite and most popular series. International fans will be able to stream the ceremony on many of Crunchyroll’s social channels.

The Anime Awards celebrate fan-favorite anime series, creators, and characters in streaming, film, and music. Fans and judges from across the globe vote for their favorites in a variety of categories, including Anime of the Year, Best Score, and Best Protagonist. Last year, there were eight voice acting categories to celebrate performances in various languages.

2022 set records as almost 17 million votes were cast for anime from 40 different studios across eight streaming platforms.

Nominees will be announced and voting will begin early next year. More information will be shared on the Anime Awards website and Crunchyroll’s social media.

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.

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