Crunchyroll announces host & presenters for upcoming Anime Awards!

Crunchyroll, the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, announces guests and programming highlights for the third annual Anime Awards.

Hosting this year’s awards show is “Sailor Moon” and “Hunter x Hunter” voice actress, Cristina Vee. She will be accompanied by an incredible slate of presenters to celebrate the best and brightest of anime from 2018.

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  • 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

The presenters this year range from community influencers to industry creators but bring a love for anime and opinions as strong as their passionate fanbase. Each guest will be presenting one of 15 various categories through the night at Twitch HQ. 

Tune into the Crunchyroll Anime Awards on Saturday, February 16 at 6 PM on Twitch at

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