Crunchyroll announces the winners from the fifth annual Anime Awards, a celebration of the best and brightest in Japanese animation from last year. JUJUTSU KAISEN was voted Anime of the Year, while Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! was awarded Best Animation.
This year 15 million fans voted around the world across 18 categories, eclipsing the 11 million cast last year. The UK was fourth in the world when it came to the number of votes cast, with 50% more Brits taking part this year compared to 2020.
Winners were announced during a virtual event hosted by Tim Lyu and Crunchyroll’s beloved princess, Crunchyroll-Hime! The show will also be available to watch on Crunchyroll on-demand.
The Crunchyroll Anime Awards was sponsored by Princess Connect! Re: Dive, the latest addition to the Crunchyroll Games portfolio.
And the winners are……
- Anime of the Year – JUJUTSU KAISEN
- Best Animation – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
- Best Fantasy – Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World- (Season 2)
- Best Drama – Fruits Basket (Season 2)
- Best Comedy – Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?
- Best Girl – Kaguya Shinomiya, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?
- Best Boy – Shoyo Hinata, HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP
- Best Protagonist – Catarina Claes, My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom!
- Best Antagonist – Ryomen Sukuna, JUJUTSU KAISEN
- Best Fight Scene – Deku Vs. Overhaul, My Hero Academia Season 4
- Best Score – Kevin Penkin, Tower Of God
- Best Director – Masaaki Yuasa, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
- Best Character Design – Mayuka Ito, Original Designs By Aidairo, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
- Best Couple – Nasa Yuzaki & Tsukasa Yuzaki, TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You
- Best VA Performance (JP) – Yusuke Kobayashi As Natsuki Subaru, Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World- (Season 2)
- Best VA Performance (EN) – Zeno Robinson As Hawks, My Hero Academia Season 4
- Best Opening Sequence (OP) – Wild Side (ALI), BEASTARS
- Best Ending Sequence (ED) – LOST IN PARADISE (ALI feat. AKLO), JUJUTSU KAISEN
Crunchyroll is also releasing five new titles:
- Tokyo Revengers
- This action-packed series follows young Takemichi Hanagaki after a tragic event sends him back in time and provides him with an opportunity to change the fate of his loved ones and to build a new future.
- ZOMBIE LAND SAGA REVENGE
- Synopsis: This second season of the cutting-edge zombie idol anime follows the undead idol group Franchouchou as they embark on their latest adventures towards legendary fame.
- I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years
- Synopsis: This comedic series follows a powerful witch who would rather not work too hard, but somehow finds herself caught up in various adventures.
- JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD
- Synopsis: This anime, set in 1931, follows Sawa Yukimura, a member of the secret organization Nue, who has dedicated her life to avenging the death of her family.
- Synopsis: “ODDTAXI” is an original anime series focused on a solitary taxi driver.
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