Megan Thee Stallion, ‘Drag Race’ Winner Aquaria Set as Presenters at 2024 Anime Awards

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Megan Thee Stallion, drag entertainer Aquaria and Japanese singer/songwriter LiSA are among the presenters set for the 2024 Anime Awards, which honors the craft and artistry of Japanese animation. The awards, to be hosted by voice actress Sally Amaki and entertainer Jon Kabira, will be presented on March 2 at the Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa in Tokyo.


“Watching anime is one of my favorite things to do!,” Megan Thee Stallion said in a statement. “I love cosplaying all of my favorite characters, I love the storytelling, and I love getting inspiration from the different anime art styles! I’m really excited for the opportunity to attend and present an award at this year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards. I’m looking forward to traveling to Tokyo and joining my fellow anime lovers as we celebrate and honor the best anime creators and shows in the world.”

LiSA, who has performed a number of hit anime theme songs, added: “Beyond time and borders, anime allows us to connect and be touched, be excited, and share the same emotions with others, regardless of age or values. Anime has the same potential and appeals that I feel towards music. I hope the wonderful Japanese anime continues to bring joy to many fans around the world. I consider anime to be one of the cultures that represents Japan, so I am very honored to be chosen as the presenter.”

Aquaria, American fashion model, drag entertainer and DJ who was crowned the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10, is also set to present. Aquaria is likewise a long-time anime enthusiast.

Other presenters set for the Anime Awards live ceremony or the Anime Awards pre-show include actress Iman Vellani (Ms. Marvel and The Marvels), Japanese night club host and TV personality Roland, British rapper Che Lingo, content creator Lena Lemon, artist and producer Yaeji and singer Ylona Garcia.

Crunchyroll, the streaming service that connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories, today revealed the nominees for the eighth annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards. The full list of nominees and voting instructions is available here. Fans can vote for their favorites across all 26 categories daily through the close of voting just before midnight PT on Jan. 27.

In celebration of this year’s Anime Awards nominees, a selection of nominated series streaming on Crunchyroll will be available on AVOD starting today. Fans interested in exploring the honorees have until March 2 to stream the titles for free, with ads. Anime Awards-nominated series will be available for AVOD viewing worldwide, pending regional availability.

Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between U.S.-based Sony Pictures Entertainment and Japan’s Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group.

Sony Music Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., will support Crunchyroll in the execution of the Anime Awards.

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