The Crunchyroll Anime Awards return to Tokyo, Japan on March 2, 2024 with the event’s 8th Edition. The live ceremony, taking place at the Hotel Shin Takanawa, will celebrate the creators, musicians, and performers powering the global love of anime.
Renowned voice actress Sally Amaki and popular entertainer Jon Kabira will be back to host the Awards in 2024. Sally Amaki is a member of the digital voice actor idol project 22/7 (Nanabun no Nijuuni), a 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.
“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.”
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 (Stranger Things, Pinocchio, Ghostbusters, IT), sports superstar Juju Smith-Schuster (Super Bowl winner, Kansas City Chiefs), and WWE’s Zelina. 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 performed, and the night ended with Cyberpunk: Edgerunners named the 2023 Anime of the Year.