crunchyroll announced at dawn (night in Japan) the winners of the seventh annual edition of the Crunchyroll Anime Awardsan event attended by the stars of the industry to honor the creators, musicians and actors who drive Japanese animation.
For the first time, the Crunchyroll Anime Awards were broadcast live directly from Tokyo, Japan. During the event the winners were announced by international personalities from the world of entertainment and sports, including directors Justin Lin (upcoming live-action adaptation of One Punch Man, the Fast and the Furious films) and Mexican-American director Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn); actors Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, Pinocchio, Ghostbusters, IT), Hunter Schafer (Euphoria and the upcoming The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) and Jacob Bertrand (Cobra Kai); sports superstars Juju Smith-Schuster (Super Bowl winner with the Kansas City Chiefs), Aidan Hutchinson (of the Detroit Lions) and WWE’s Zelina Vega; streaming stars Valkyrae (13 million followers) and Sykkuno (9.8 million followers); Japanese singer-songwriter and actress Haruka Kaki, Japanese comedian Kendo Kobayashi, Roland (Japanese television host, businessman, and personality), and Japanese actress Sawa Suzuki. The Anime Awards were hosted by voice actress Sally Amaki and popular animator Jon Kabira.
During the event Crunchyroll also announced a new music initiative in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to add more than 100 live concerts, 3,200 music videos and feature more than 250 artists from Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. (SMEJ) on your platform starting today. Additionally, Crunchyroll revealed a colossal Monster Hunter collaboration for Street FighterTM: Duel, the first mobile RPG in the renowned Street Fighter franchise from Crunchyroll Games and Capcom. More details will be shared soon through Crunchyroll channels.
The Crunchyroll Anime Awards is the premier awards event celebrating the best and coolest in anime. This year, 18 million fans in 200 countries and territories voted for their favorites to be placed first. Among the countries that demonstrated the greatest participation were: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Mexico, and the United States.
Sony Music Solutions, part of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., supported Crunchyroll in running the event.
The Anime Awards 2023 Winners List
Anime of the Year -Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
Best Action (Best Action Anime) – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc
Best Animation – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc
Best Anime Song (Best Anime Song) – “The Rumbling” SiM, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2
Best Character Design – Akira Matsushima, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc
Best Comedy (Best Comedy Anime) -SPY x FAMILY
Best Continuing Series (Best Ongoing Series) -ONE PIECE
Best Director (Best Director) – Haruo Sotozaki, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc
Best Drama (Best Drama Anime) – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2
Best Ending Sequence – “Comedy,” Gen Hoshino, SPY x FAMILY
Best Fantasy (Best Fantasy Anime) – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc
Best Film (Best Film) – JUJUTSU KAISEN 0
Best Main Character – Eren Jaeger, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2
Best New Series (Best New Series) -SPY x FAMILY
Best Opening Sequence – “The Rumbling” SiM, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2
Best Original Anime (Best Original Anime) -Lycoris Recoil
Best Romance (Best Romantic Anime) – Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic-
Best Score (Best Soundtrack) – KOHTA YAMAMOTO and HIROYUKI SAWANO, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2
Best Supporting Character (Best Supporting Character) – Anya Forger, SPY x FAMILY
Best Voice Artist Performance (Best Voice Interpretation in Latin Spanish) – Alejandro Orozco, Gyutaro, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc
Best Voice Artist Performance (Best Voice Interpretation in Spanish) – Jaime Pérez from Seville, Yuta Okkotsu, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0
Best Voice Artist Performance (Best Voice Interpretation in Portuguese) –Nina Carvalho, Anya Forger, SPY x FAMILY
Best Voice Artist Performance (Best Voice Performance in English) – Zach Aguilar, David Martinez, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
Best Voice Artist Performance (Best Japanese Voice Performance) –Yuki Kaji, Eren Jaeger, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2
Best Voice Artist Performance (Best Arabic Voice Performance) – Amal Hawija, Gon Freecss, Detective Conan: The Bride of Shibuya (Movie)
Best Voice Artist Performance (Best Voice Interpretation in French) – Brigitte Lecordier, Bojji, Ranking of Kings
Best Voice Artist Performance (Best German Voice Performance) – Nicolás Artajo, Yūta Okkotsu, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0
Best Voice Artist Performance (Best Voice Interpretation in Italian) – Elisa Giorgio, Maki Zen’in, JUJUTSU KAISEN (Cour 1)
“Must Protect At All Costs” Character – Anya Forger, SPY x FAMILY
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