Press Release: Crunchyroll has announced the categories for the seventh annual 2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards, which will be held for the first time in Tokyo on Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Categories that will be announced during the Anime Awards live event in Tokyo include:

Additional categories that will be announced during Crunchyroll’s global livestream event for fans include:

“We are thrilled to celebrate the exceptional storytelling that has captured the hearts and minds of anime fans around the world,” said Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll. “We owe so much to the creators, artists and producers that delivered some of the most meaningful moments in global pop culture this past year.”

Nominees in each of the votable categories will be selected by the Anime Awards judges, which represent more than 50 anime creatives, tastemakers, and influencers from around the world. The full list of judges can be found here. Anime Awards nominees will be announced early next year and fans are encouraged to vote across all categories.

The 2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards is the leading yearly awards program honoring the creators, musicians, and performances across streaming and theatrical powering the global love of anime. The seventh edition of the Anime Awards will take place at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo on Saturday, March 4, 2023, with a live ceremony hosted by renowned voice actress Sally Amaki and popular entertainer Jon Kabira.

Sony Music Solutions, part of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., will support Crunchyroll in the execution of the event. The event will be streamed for global audiences.

Last year, a record 17 million votes were cast by global fans for nominees representing nearly 40 anime studios across a record-high eight streaming platforms. More information can be found on the Anime Awards website and across Crunchyroll social channels.