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Crunchyroll Announces Celebrity Guests For 2023 Anime Awards


The Crunchyroll Anime Awards are set to take place on March 4 in Tokyo, Japan at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa. Its live ceremony will be hosted by renowned voice actress Sally Amaki and popular entertainer Jon Kabira. But they will not be alone!

On Thursday, Crunchyroll announced the full list of talent that will be part of the Anime Awards celebration. This list includes WWE Superstars, athletes, actors/actresses, and more!

The list includes:

Aidan Hutchinson – 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.


“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,” said Robert Rodriguez. “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.”

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards is the leading yearly awards program honoring creators, musicians, and performances across screaming and theatrical powering the global love for anime. This year’s nominees represent anime excellence across more than 30 anime studios, eight streaming platforms, over 50 series and films, and celebrating over 50 voice actors.

Don’t miss the Crunchyroll Anime Awards on Saturday, March 4 where they will be streamed via their YouTube and Twitch channels.

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