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Crunchyroll Unveils Host, Presenter Lineup for 2018 Anime Awards

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Crunchyroll Unveils Host, Presenter Lineup for 2018 Anime Awards

With the 2018 Anime Awards fast approaching, Crunchyroll has revealed the show’s host and lineup of presenters who will deliver this year’s honors.

Revealed in a press release on Feb. 7, the show has a number of high profile individuals in the western anime community turning out to celebrate the last year in anime.

Cristina Vee, a voice actor with an expansive list of high profile voice roles in anime dubs from Hunter X Hunter to Devilman Crybaby, is scheduled to host the event. Crunchyroll’s Victoria Holden, Miles Thomas and Tim Lyu will join her as supporting hosts.

She won’t be the only notable vocal talent to make an appearance though. Voice actors like Justin Briner of My Hero Academia fame and Ryan Potter, the voice of characters like Big Hero 6’s Hiro Hamada, are also set to make an appearance at the show.

Outside of voice actors, several notable internet personalities and influencers are slated to appear as well, including Glass Reflection’s Tristan Gallant, Geoff Thew of Mother’s Basement and Anime Crimes Division star SungWon Cho.

The full list of presenters can be viewed down below.

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 Anime Awards are set to premiere on Feb. 16. For more on the event, check out the list of nominees for each category from best animation and character design to best anime of 2018.

For more on anime in general, check out our list of the top five anime you should check out in February.

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