On 16 Feb 2023, Crunchyroll announced the whole slate of Celebrity anime fan presenters for its seventh annual Anime Awards 2023.
The Anime Awards 2023 will be held on March 4 in The Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa, Tokyo.
The list of Celebes to present in Anime Awards include:
Aidan Hutchinson, an American football defensive end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.
Finn Wolfhard, actor, musician, and director (Stranger Things, Pinocchio, Ghostbusters, IT)
Hunter Schafer, actress, and artist (Euphoria and the upcoming The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes)
Jacob Bertrand, Actor (Cobra Kai)
Juju Smith-Schuster, American football wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League
Robert Rodriguez, film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and musician (Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Alita: Battle Angel)
Zelina Vega, WWE Superstar
Sykkuno, one of the largest streamers on YouTube Gaming (9.8M+ followers)
Valkyrae, one of the biggest female streamers in the world (13M followers) and the co-owner of 100 Thieves
More Global Talent and Musical performances which are to perform in the Awards Show will be announced soon.
Robert Rodriguez, an award-winning writer, and director of such iconic films as Sin City and most recently an episode of The Mandalorian, has this to say regarding the opportunity,
” I love anime, it’s an art form that has always inspired me. For the creators, it’s unbound creativity and freedom of expression, where they can make truly iconic, creative worlds and characters. Anime is a crucible for new ideas and fresh perspectives in entertainment. So I’m very excited to help celebrate the grand winners being honored at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards in Japan.”
Alongside, Juju Smith-Schuster, NFL wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, had this to talk about opportunity,
” I have been a huge anime fan since I was a kid. It has been a part of my whole life, till this day, it has helped me so much. I’m an NFL athlete and I get to represent this anime world. So for me to present an Anime Award to some of the greatest shows in the world, it’s the best.”
The event will be 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, which will be streamed to global audiences.
The Anime Awards will be streamed live on Crunchyroll channels on Youtube and Twitch. In India Awards show will be exclusively streamed on Sony Liv.
The nominees this year represent anime excellence through more than 30 anime studios, eight streaming platforms, over 50 series and films, and celebrating more than 50 voice actors.
Source: Press Releases