With less than a week to the Crunchyroll Anime Awards night on February 16th, Crunchyroll has announced it will honor Masahiko Minami, President and Producer of BONES INC., with the Industry Icon Award. Minami-san will be present to accept the award at San Francisco. His past works at BONES INC. include Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven, Sword of the Stranger, and Space Dandy.
Fans will be able to tune into the Anime Awards exclusive Twitch livestream on February 16th at 6 PM PST. Presenters include several prominent influencers and figures such as:
- Michelle Phan, entrepreneur, EM Cosmetics, and influencer
- Freddie Wong, RocketJump Productions
- Justin Briner, English voice actor (Deku from My Hero Academia)
- Kevin Penkin, composer (The Rising of the Shield Hero, Made in Abyss)
- Ryan Poster, actor (DC’s Titans, and Big Hero 6)
And many more that will appear throughout the awards night.
Crunchyroll is also partnering with Twitch for an anime marathon stream leading up to the awards night. The schedule is as follows:
- Sunday, February 10 – Golden Kamuy: Ep 1-12
- Monday, February 11 – Golden Kamuy: Ep 13-24
- Tuesday, February 12 – Laid-Back Camp: Ep 1-12
- Wednesday, February 13 – Planet With: Ep 1-12
- Thursday, February 14 – Zombie Land Saga: Ep 1-12
- Friday, February 15 – Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion: Ep 1-12
Source: email correspondence