Crunchyroll has announced the nominees and celebrity hosts for the 2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards, honoring anime titles such as Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen and Oshi no Ko, among many other anime titles across multiple categories.
According to the streaming giant, the 8th annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards features more than 30 categories for anime fans to vote on — three of which are new to online shows. Dominating categories like Best Anime of the Year and Best Continuing Series are fan favorites like Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Attack on Titan and Season 2 of Vinland Saga. New shows and original anime like the hit Oshi no Ko and Bocchi the Rock! also made their mark as strong contenders.
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Online voting is now open until January 27 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Until the official results are announced at the Anime Awards 2024 live awards ceremony on the day Saturday, March 2, fans are encouraged to vote for their favorites every day. Below are just some of the prestigious anime categories that fans can vote on until the end of January.
Crunchyroll Anime of the Year, Best New and Continuing Series Nominations
Anime of the year
BOCCHI THE ROCK! Chainsaw Man Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc JUJUTSU KAISEN Season 2[OSHI NO KO]VINELAND SAGA Season 2
The best continuing series
Attack on Titan (Attack on Titan Season cuối THE FINAL CHAPTER Special 1) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc) JUJUTSU KAISEN (JUJUTSU KAISEN Season 2) ONE PIECE SPY x FAMILY (SPY x FAMILY Season 1 Sân 2) VINLAND SAGA (VINLAND SAGA MÙA 2)
Best new movie
BOCCHI STONE! Chainsaw Man Fantasy Paradise Hell Paradise[OSHI NO KO]Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead
The 2024 Crunchyroll Awards will also feature celebrity hosts who will be present during the pre-show and the actual live ceremony. Hip-hop artist Megan Thee Stallion and Japanese singer-songwriter LiSA are among the many talents who will reveal the winners, as voted by anime fans online. “Watching anime is one of my favorite things to do! I love cosplaying all my favorite characters, I love storytelling, and I love being inspired by different anime art styles!” Megan Thee Stallion said. “I’m really excited to have the opportunity to attend and present an award at this year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards. I look forward to traveling to Tokyo and joining my fellow anime lovers as we honor and celebrate the best anime creators and shows in the world.”
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“Beyond time and borders, anime allows us to connect and be moved, excited and share similar emotions with others, regardless of age or values,” LiSA states. “Anime has the same potential and appeal that I feel for music. I hope the wonderful Japanese anime will continue to bring joy to many fans around the world.” Below are the celebrity hosts currently announced for the Crunchyroll Awards, with more to be announced soon.
Megan Thee horse – Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist, philanthropist and businessman Iman Vellani – Award-winning actress (MS. MARVEL and THE MARVELS) LiSA – Japanese singer-songwriter who performed popular anime theme songs Roland – Japanese nightclub host, businessman and television personality Aquarium – American fashion model, drag entertainer and international DJ who was crowned winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10. A passionate supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and a long-time anime enthusiast year What a jargon – British rapper and artist often combines multiple genres in his music Lena lemon – Content creator focusing on anime, cosplay, and gaming Yaeji – Artist, producer, singer and DJ whose introspective, dancefloor-ready songs have made her a global icon Ylona Garcia – Singer born in the Philippines, raised in Australia
In addition to streaming the hottest anime series past and present, Crunchyroll also offers a library of anime-adjacent mobile games available through a paid subscription. The streaming service has also partnered with popular anime brands like Bleach to produce clothing lines and other exclusive merchandise.
Source: Press release