It seems that Crunchyroll really wants to make their Anime Awards 2023 a really special one this year. At least, compared to their previous Anime Awards of past years. How else do you explain them hiring so many top Japanese bands to perform anime songs for this year’s Anime Awards ceremony?

Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023: All the Anime Music!

Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023 logo.
Now with BGM!

Crunchyroll is proud to announce that they have hired 3 Japanese bands to play during the livestream of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023. The 3 bands consist of ALI (performing LOST IN PARADISE feat. AKLO from Jujutsu Kaisen season 1) Kohta Yamamoto (performing Ashes on The Fire from Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1), and Yuki Kajiura (performing an unnamed song from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc). Unfortunately, Crunchyroll makes no mention as to when each band will perform during the livestream. All we know is that they will perform during that livestream, and that’s it.

So where can you watch this livestream? Well, the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023 livestream will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 6:30 PM (JST). As of this writing, that’s just over a week away. Thus, you won’t have long to wait at all before you can hear these bands play anime beats. You can watch said livestream on either YouTube or Twitch.

For more information, you can find photos of each band playing for Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023 (as well as words from the bands themselves) below:

ALI (feat. AKLO)

Black and white is the new “in” color.
The red-tinted light here makes me think of emergency lighting.

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards is the first award ALI received and we were very happy that the award came from fans around the world. We were honored to win two awards  in 2021, Best Ending Sequence for LOST IN PARADISE and Best Opening Sequence for Wild Side. We couldn’t be more thankful that the awards brought our music to the world and brought us confidence.

I am confident that a series of wonderful anime being created today will be masterpieces in 50 or 100 years from now on, and will influence the hearts and lives of people in the world like I felt my soul and life were changed whenever I experienced the great films from 70 years ago including titles and works from directors like Kinji Fukasaku, Akira Kurosawa, and “Tokyo Story.” With these feelings and wishes in mind, I would like to wander the musical paradise and sing for the fans worldwide

Leo from AKLO

Kohta Yamamoto

Kohta Yamamoto
Finally, some realistic color!

I am very honored to have the opportunity to perform “Ashes on The Fire” from the TV anime “Attack on Titan The Final Season” at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023. The first half of “Attack on Titan Final Season Part 3” is set to premiere just before the awards. I feel a sense of fate with this timing and I am looking forward to the opportunity to perform the song at the reception. Through my performance, I hope that I can join with “Attack on Titan” fans around the world in getting excited together for the conclusion of the story!

Kohta Yamamoto

Yuki Kajiura

Yuki Kajiura
My favorite artist here for many reasons.

Congratulations on the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023. It is a great honor for me to be a part of the music that colors the wonderful film “Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train” and to perform the music at the award ceremony. I hope the audience will enjoy my performance.

Yuki Kajiura