The Fifth Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards has ended and winners have been announced. Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2021 was held, in its entirety, as a digital event due to the coronavirus pandemic that has led to a lot of uncertainties in the anime and manga industry and the world at large.
Anime of the Year Goes to…
Jujutsu Kaisen leads with the most awards won. The masterpiece also won the grand prize- Anime of the Year.
Other winners were spread out among a few standout series including Kaguya-Sama: Love is War, which won the best comedy for the second year in a row and took home the award for Best Girl as well for its titular character.
Crunchyroll awarded the second season of RE: Zero with Best Fantasy Series and Best Japanese Voice Performance.
My Hero Academia Season 4 took home a couple of prizes including the Best Fight Scene while Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! nabbed two prestigious awards this year, netting both Best Animation and Best Director.
This year’s Awards saw 15 million votes being cast across 18 different categories, a number worth celebrating as it is four million more than last year’s 11 million votes cast. The majority of votes this year came from the United States, Brazil, and Mexico.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
- 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 (Toiled-bound Hanako-kun)
- Best Couple: Nasa Yuzaki and Tsukasa Yuzaki (TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You)
- Best VA Performance (Japan): Yusuke Kobayashi as Natsuki Subaru (Re:ZERO – Starting Life In Another World, Season 2)
- Best VA Performance (English): Zeno Robinson as Hawks (My Hero Academia, Season 4)
- Best Opening Sequence (OP): Wild Side (ALI) for Beastars
- Best Ending Sequence (ED): Lost In Paradise by ALI featuring AKLO (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Five new anime were announced on Crunchyroll during the award live stream. They are Tokyo Revengers, Zombie Land Saga Revenge, I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years, Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood, and Odd Taxi.
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