Is the biggest anime battle of them all… the battle for awards? We’ll find out this Friday during Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards.
Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, will crown the best and brightest of Japanese animation during their fifth annual awards ceremony Friday, February 19.
The show will be hosted by Tim Lyu and special guest Crunchyroll-Hime (the platform’s very own anime princess), who will appear in 3D.
As for where to watch, you can really take your pick with this one. The ceremony will stream on the Crunchyroll homepage, plus their Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch pages. Or you can tune in to one of Crunchyroll’s special partner streams with different content creators. Check out the list of those below:
Crunchyroll Anime Awards Special Co-Streams
- The Anime Man, Gigguk, and CDawgVA of Trash Taste on Twitch
- Western Canada-based gaming content creator Asikaa
- Canadian TikTok creator K.Fel
- Mexico-based gaming content creator Zilverk
- Anime YouTuber and Twitch streamer from Saudia Arabia AnimeGhost, AiShow, Jogabilidade, and iCata
The awards begin streaming at 8pm ET/5pm PT. But don’t worry if you can’t start it right on time. The event will be available for replay too, with subtitles in 8 different languages.
You can view the full list of nominees in categories like Anime of the Year, Best Antagonist, Best Opening Sequence, and more on the Crunchyroll website. (Voting is closed, but you can still make your predictions here.)
So, which anime do you think deserves to take the top prize this year? Let us know in the comments who you’re rooting for!
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