New categories added, some retired, awards will be split between live show and streaming program
Disclosure: The writer of this article is also a judge for the Anime Awards.
Crunchyroll announced the categories for its 2023 Anime Awards on Thursday with a few change-ups from last year’s awards ceremony. The streaming company also revealed that some winners will be announced during the presentation in Japan on March 4, and others will be announced during its global live stream.
The following categories are new this year:
- Best Anime Song
- Best Continuing Series
- Best Original Anime
- Presenter’s Choice
- Special Achievement Award
- “Must Protect At All Cost” Character
- Best Main Character
- Best New Series
- Best Supporting Character
Additionally, “Best Voice Actor Performance” is listed as a single category in the press release. The category will include Arabic, Castilian,…