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Crunchyroll reveals musical performances, more celebrity presenters, official theme song for Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2024


Wed, Feb 14th 2024 10:30 am

With over 34 million votes cast, awards names new celebrity presenters including NFL’s Dallas Cowboy DeMarcus Lawrence, actress Chiaki Kuriyama, Indian film actor Rashmika Mandanna, alongside musical performers Hiroyuki Sawano, Kohta Yamamoto, Yoasobi

Press Release

Anime fans have made their voices heard! With more than 34 million votes cast from the anime community around the world (nearly doubling from 18 million last year), the 2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards has revealed a star-studded slate of musical performances, including Yoasobi and Shing02 who will perform beloved tracks from fan-favorite anime, alongside additional celebrity presenters including wrestling legend Mercedes Varnado; American football star DeMarcus Lawrence; and actress, singer and model Chiaki Kuriyam.

Unique to this year’s celebration is a first-of-its-kind Crunchyroll Anime Awards theme, specially created by composer and music producer Hiroyuki Sawano (“Attack on Titan,” “Solo Leveling”), and composer, arranger and lyricist Kohta Yamamoto (“Attack on Titan,” “The Seven Deadly Sins”), who will perform the song live at the ceremony in full for the first time. The iconic show opening will be available to stream on Crunchyroll after the conclusion of the Anime Awards.

The full music performance lineup and newly added live ceremony and preshow presenters are listed below, in alphabetical order:

•Musical performances by:

Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto

Shing02 with OMA and SPIN MASTER A-1


•Live ceremony and preshow presenters:

Chiaki Kuriyama

DeMarcus Lawrence

Emiru – professional streamer, variety player, cosplayer, and co-host of “Steak & Eggs”

Joaquim Dos Santos – director, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

Labrinth – Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, recording artist

Liza Soberano – actress, advocate and entrepreneur

Mercedes Varnado – former WWE world champion, actress, entrepreneur

Nava Rose – fashion creator

Phil Lord & Chris Miller – Academy Award winning duo behind “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

Porter Robinson – Grammy-nominated musician 

Rashmika Mandanna – Indian film actor

So Takei – Japanese TV personality, comedian, actor and former Japanese decathlon champion

Vinnie Hacker – model, pro-gamer, actor, and digital creator

Music at the 2024 Anime Awards will be a celebration of key moments in anime history. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of “Samurai Champloo,” Shing02, OMA, and SPIN MASTER A-1 will perform the show’s opening song, “battlecry,” exclusively for livestream viewers. The Anime Awards will also commemorate important anime anniversaries through the presentation of a unique musical performance that brings together iconic songs from series celebrating milestones, performed by a live orchestra in a symphony format. Japanese pop duo Yoasobi will also perform ahead of their set at Coachella. For fans looking to hype themselves up in advance, select music videos and concert performance videos from Hiroyuki Sawano and Yoasobi are available to stream on Crunchyroll.

The Anime Awards will take place Saturday, March 2, with a live ceremony hosted by renowned voice actress Sally Amaki and popular entertainer Jon Kabira. Fans can watch the Anime Awards livestream on Crunchyroll channels on YouTube and Twitch beginning at 6 p.m. JST. To relive the action, fans can tune in for reruns starting March 16 on the 24/7 Crunchyroll linear channel on Amazon FreeVee, LG Channels, Pluto TV The Roku Channel and VIZIO WatchFree+.

The full list of Anime Award presenters and nominees can be found here.

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