The next Crunchyroll Anime Awards will be held in Tokyo this coming March. The recipients of said awards will be chosen much like they were last year: over 100 figures from in and around the anime industry will choose nominees, and anime fans from around the world will vote on which ones win. The complete list of categories was revealed today, and it includes three new ones: Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Slice of Life.
Crunchyroll announced today that when the Anime Awards are held again next year, it will be in the same location. The eighth edition of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards will return to Tokyo, Japan on March 2, 2024 with a live ceremony at the Hotel Shin Takanawa, the distributor said.
Cyberpunk 2077 may have had a hard time as a video game, but as an anime it’s had nothing but success. The animated spinoff Cyberpunk Edgerunners, produced for Netflix, took home the top prize in today’s Anime Awards. The event was hosted by a mix of movie directors, Hollywood actors, sports figures and Twitch influencers.
Last night the heads of Crunchyroll took part in an open, live Q&A session in advance of tomorrow’s Anime Awards. On the mike were Crunchyroll president Rahul Purini, Chief Marketing Officer Gita Rebbapragada, and Chief Content Officer Asa Suehira. Questions were taken from around the world and the three gave their thoughts on fans’ comments, suggestions and concerns.
Crunchyroll just revealed the slate of guests that would be presenting the seventh annual Anime Awards in Tokyo next month, and…we have to hand it to them. One would expect the stars of the evening to be voice actors or anime directors, but this time they’re shelling out the BIG bucks to rope in some A-list names (and I guess as the largest US anime distributor post-merge with Funimation, they have the money).
Crunchyroll has revealed the nominees for their 2023 Anime Awards. There was tight competition this year with, along other things, Demon Slayer, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and the never-ending ending of Attack On Titan all competing for limited slots….but one anime managed to stand out and get nominated in nearly every category it was eligible for. Can you guess which one?
For six years now, Crunchyroll has been hosting its own anime awards ceremony. One might ask what business an anime distributor has casting judgment on anime as a whole when they’ll be obviously biased toward their own licenses…well, that was before Crunchyroll owned everything. Also, for this event the fans choose the winners, so in the past shows that Crunchyroll did NOT stream have won awards.
One might question why it wasn’t there from the beginning, but Crunchyroll has announced that its Anime Awards will be held in Japan for the first time next year.