The anime streaming site, Crunchyroll, will be holding its Crunchyroll Anime Awards event at Tokyo’s Grand Prince Hotel’s ‘Hiten’ venue. The event will be conducted on March 4, 2023 and will be streamed on all social media channels of Crunchyroll.
The event’s planning and operations will be overlooked by Crunchyroll as well Sony Music Solutions.
Back in August 2021, Crunchyroll was acquired by Sony Group and is a joint venture between Aniplex USA and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
In addition to anime streaming, Crunchyroll is working on expanding its other services such as games, merchandise, events, theatre distribution, etc. The Crunchyroll Anime Awards is part of this initiative which focuses on increasing and capturing fan-base.
This is the 7th year of Crunchyroll holding this event. Nominations for the same will begin soon.
The last years event saw a growth in the footfall of anime fans. The winners for last years events are as follows:
- ANIME OF THE YEAR WINNER: Attack On Titan Final season Part 1
- BEST ANIMATION WINNER: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
- BEST OPENING SEQUENCE WINNER: ‘Boku no sensou’- Shinsei Kamattechan, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1.
- BEST ENDING SEQUENCE WINNER: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
- BEST BOY WINNER: Bojji, Ranking of Kings
- BEST GIRL WINNER: Nobara Kugisaki, JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
- BEST SCORE WINNER: Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
- BEST DIRECTOR WINNER: Baku Kinoshita, ODDTAXI.
- BEST CHARACTER DESIGN WINNER: Tadashi Hiramatsu, JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2).
- BEST PROTAGONIST WINNER: Odokawa, ODDTAXI
- BEST ANTAGONIST WINNER: Eren Jaeger, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
- BEST FIGHT SCENE WINNER: Yuji Itadori & Aoi Todo vs. Hanami, JUJUTSU KAISEN
- BEST ROMANCE WINNER: Horimiya
- BEST DRAMA WINNER: To Your Eternity
- BEST ACTION WINNER: JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
- BEST FANTASY WINNER: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Season 2)
- BEST COMEDY WINNER: Komi Can’t Communicate
- BEST FILM WINNER: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train
- BEST VA PERFORMANCE (JAPANESE) WINNER: Yuki Kaji, Eren Jaeger, Attack on Titan Final Season
- BEST VA PERFORMANCE (ENGLISH) WINNER: David Wald, Ainosuke Shindo / “ADAM”, SK8 the Infinity