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2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Heads to Japan

Returning to the genre’s birthplace, the leading anime plaltform promises a premiere event featuring fans, celebrities, creators, musicians, and performances in a style unique to the artform; nominees and voting open up early next year.

Crunchyroll has announced that the seventh edition of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards will take place live on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo, marking its Japanese debut. Produced in collaboration with Sony Music Solutions (part of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.), the event be streamed live on many of Crunchyroll’s social channels.

The 2023 premier event will feature fans, celebrities, creators, musicians, and performances while bringing together the studios, musicians, and voice actors behind the anime community’s favorite series, films, and music. Crunchyroll has announced the event will be an “international outpouring of affection for anime,” presented in a style that is as unique as the artform of anime.

“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 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 16.9 million votes were cast for nominees representing nearly 40 anime studios across eight streaming platforms.

Nominees and voting will open early next year. Additional information is available on the Anime Awards website and social channels.

Source: Crunchyroll

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.