The Crunchyroll Anime Awards are right around the corner as they are set to air on Twitch this Saturday, February 16 at 6 pm PST (9 pm EST). 

In addition to awards going out for categories such as Anime of the Year, Best Protagonist, Best Boy, and Best Fight Scene, Crunchyroll has announced that this year’s Industry Icon will go to Masahiko Minami! Crunchyroll provided some insight into Minami:

Masahiko Minami started his career as a part of the Sunrise Inc. production team, where he worked to produce titles such as The Vision of Escaflowne and Cowboy Bebop. In 1998 he left Sunrise Inc. and formed BONES INC. with the animators Hiroshi Osaka and Toshiro Kawamoto. The principle aim of the studio was to create animation that put care into the animator’s ability to give characters movement. With BONES INC. he has produced numerous titles including, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven, Sword of the Stranger, and Space Dandy. He is currently working with Director Shinichiro Watanabe on the original series Carole & Tuesday, slated for April 2019.

In addition to the Anime Awards, Crunchyroll has also partnered with Twitch to bring the Crunchyroll community some of their favorite anime from 2018, including nominees! The marathon kicked off on Sunday, February 10th. The full schedule is listed below if you are interested in checking it out:

  • 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

To tune in to this Saturday’s Anime Awards, check out the following link: http://twitch.com/crunchyroll

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Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture.Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.