It looks like the Anime Awards celebrations are starting a bit early this year.
Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will partner with Twitch to host an anime marathon. The event, which will be limited to United States viewers, will kick off at 9:00AM Pacific (Noon Eastern) on February 22.
The event will feature several titles nominated for this year’s Anime Awards, including:
- The Ancient Magus’ Bride
- ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
- Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
- KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!
- Kemono Friends
The marathon will run up to the start of the Anime Awards live stream, which will take place on February 24, at 7:00PM Pacific (10:00PM Eastern). Twitch will also stream the awards show exclusively on their digital platform.
This year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards will feature seventeen categories, including “Anime of the Year,” “Best Slice of Life,” and “Best CGI.” Nominees were chosen by a panel of judges from various publications, which include Anime News Network’s Zac Bertschy, IGN’s Miranda Sanchez, and Sumikai’s Michael Ziegler. Much like last year’s awards, honors will be given for fan votes, as well as titles selected by a panel of judges.
Bandai Namco is sponsoring this year’s Anime Awards show, which will be held at Hollywood’s Montalban Theatre. Anthony Carboni and Erika Ishii will host the presentation, which will feature Alice Underground as a musical guest.
Tickets are available through Showclix, and carry a $35 price tag. Doors will open at 5:30 for folks heading to the event.
Source: Crunchyroll (Email Communication)