Crunchyroll announces host and presenters for upcoming Anime Awards

In just a few weeks, the Oscars will hold their annual awards show, which will cap the end of the awards season. But as movie lovers fawn over this year’s nominations, let’s not forget that Crunchyroll will soon be holding their 3rd annual Anime Awards show. Today, Crunchyroll announced who the host and presenters will be that will help announce the latest and greatest animes of 2018.

Hosting this year’s award show will be voice actress Cristina Vee, whose most notable works include Sailor Mars, Matatabi the two tails, Killua Zoldyck, Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins, and many more. Joining her on stage will be a list of industry creators and community influencers that include:

    • Michelle Phan – Entrepreneur, EM Cosmetics, and influencer
    • Ryan Potter – Actor (DC’s “Titans” and “Big Hero 6”)
    • Justin Briner – English voice actor (“My Hero Academia”)
    • Kevin Penkin – Composer (“The Rising of the Shield Hero,” “Made in Abyss”)
    • Freddie Wong – RocketJump Productions, Director(“Anime Crimes Division”)
    • SungWon Cho (ProZD) – Creator/Influencer (“Anime Crimes Division”)
    • Roger DiLuigi – Creator/Influencer (Roger’s Base)
    • Yssa Badiola – Animator/Director, Rooster Teeth
    • Miles Luna – Writer/Director, Rooster Teeth (“gen:LOCK”)
    • Tristan Gallant – Creator/Influencer (Glass Reflection)
    • Miranda Sanchez – Senior Editor, IGN
    • Geoff Thew – Creator/Influencer (Mother’s Basement)
    • Victoria Holden, Miles Thomas and Tim Lyu – Crunchyroll staff and supporting hosts

Crunchyroll’s selection of presenters all have a love for anime and have opinions that are as strong as Crunchyroll’s fanbase. Each guest will present an award from one of the fifteen categories at this year’s show.

The Crunchyroll awards will take place on Saturday, February 16 at 6 pm. Fans will be able to watch the awards show on Twitch at

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