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Wednesday, August 17 2022 - 09:33
Crunchyroll Announces Plans To Expand Anime Awards And Bring The Live Event To Japan In 2023
CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- Premiere Event to be a Celebration of International Fans' Love of Anime;
-- Global Fans of Anime Will Vote for the Content and Creators That Have 
Captured Their Collective Hearts 
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Crunchyroll, the global leader in bringing fans the ultimate anime experience 
everywhere, is announcing today that the seventh edition of the yearly, leading 
awards program for anime globally, the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, will take 
place in Japan for the first time ever for 2023.

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The Anime Awards live ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the 
Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo and will bring together the studios, 
creators, musicians and voice actors behind the anime community's favorite 
series,  film and music. The event will also be streamed on many of Crunchyroll 
social channels. Crunchyroll will work with Sony Music Solutions, part of Sony 
Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., to execute the event.

Crunchyroll also announced that the 2023 edition will be a premier event full 
of fans, celebrities, creators, musicians, performances and more in a style 
that is as unique as the artform of anime. Crunchyroll's intention is to create 
a spectacular event that is an international outpouring of affection for 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, a record 16.9 million votes were cast for 
nominees representing nearly 40 anime studios across a record-high eight 
streaming platforms.

Nominees and voting will open early next year. More information will be shared 
across the Anime Awards website ( 
) and across Crunchyroll social channels ( 

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll ( 
) connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the 
content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and 
subscription premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across 
events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles, and manga 

Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime 
through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. 
Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after 
Japanese broadcast.

The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all gaming 

Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based 
Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan's Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music 
Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Sony Group Corporation.

SOURCE Crunchyroll

CONTACT: Publicity Contacts (Global): Brian Eley,, 
Bianca Doria,; Publicity Contact (Japan): Miyuki 
Washino, Hoxby,