2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Honor the Best in Animation

The glitz and glamour returned to Tokyo, Japan, on March 2nd for the annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Hosted by the dynamic duo of Sally Amaki and Jon Kabira, the ceremony celebrated the year’s most outstanding anime productions and performances.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Reigns Supreme

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 emerged as the night’s biggest winner, securing an impressive six awards. The series dominated in the technical categories, sweeping Best Character Design, Best Ending Sequence, Best Opening Sequence, and Best Cinematography. Additionally, the show received recognition for its voice acting, with Yuichi Nakamura nabbing the Best Voice Artist Performance (Japanese) award for his portrayal of the enigmatic Satoru Gojo.

2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Honor the Best in Animation

Diverse Category Winners Reflect a Thriving Industry

Beyond Jujutsu Kaisen’s dominance, the awards ceremony recognized the richness of the anime landscape. From the captivating world of Chainsaw Man, named Best New Series, to the heartwarming romance of Horimiya: The Missing Pieces, which claimed the Best Romance title, the winners showcased the sheer variety of stories captivating audiences worldwide.

2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Honor the Best in Animation

Fan Favorites Shine Bright

The coveted Character Awards saw beloved characters take center stage. Monkey D. Luffy, the ever-optimistic captain from One Piece, clinched the Best Main Character award. The adorable Anya Forger from SPY X FAMILY Season 1 Cour 2, with her innocent charm, won the hearts of voters and secured the “Must Protect At All Costs Character” title. Rounding out the character awards was Satoru Gojo, the powerful and stylish sorcerer from Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, securing the Best Supporting Character award.

2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Honor the Best in Animation

Star-Studded Ceremony Highlights International Appeal

The ceremony wasn’t just about awards. International celebrities like American rapper Megan Thee Stallion, Academy Award-winning director Bong Joon Ho, and Marvel actress Iman Vellani graced the stage, showcasing the global reach and popularity of anime. The event streamed live on Crunchyroll’s YouTube and Twitch channels, further solidified the platform’s commitment to connecting anime fans worldwide.

The 2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards solidified anime’s position as a global phenomenon. The night’s diverse winners and star-studded presentations highlighted the industry’s thriving creativity and its ability to capture the hearts of audiences around the world.

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