Crunchyroll Anime Awards: Vote on Best and Brightest in Japanese Animation

Crunchyroll has officially unleashed their nominees for the third annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards, a celebration of the best and brightest in Japanese animation, presented by Capcom's Devil May Cry 5. Fans are invited to vote for their favourite series, characters, moments, etc., from across the anime landscape. The anime nominated are not just found on Crunchyroll, but other streaming services like Funimation and Netflix, and also includes movies that only opened in Japan.

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Fans can vote now across 15 categories, including Anime of the Year, Best Film, and Best Director. This year, new categories included are Best Performance by a Voice Actor (Japanese and English), Best Character Design, Best Director, and Best Fight Scene. The Crunchyroll community is invited to share their picks on social using #AnimeAwards.

Voting is currently underway and will remain open until Friday, January 18th at 11:59PM PT–and anime fans can make their voices heard by voting for the third annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards here.

Crunchyroll Anime Awards: Vote on Best and Brightest in Japanese Animation

CONTEST TIME! Any Crunchyroll users who log in to their account and vote in all categories will be entered to win a one-year subscription for Crunchyroll Premium.

Anime of the Year

A Place Further Than the Universe

Devilman Crybaby


Violet Evergarden


Zombie Land Saga

Best Animation

Violet Evergarden

Devilman Crybaby


A Place Further Than the Universe

Bloom into You

My Hero Academia Season 3

Best Opening Sequence

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku


Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler

Pop Team Epic


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Best Ending Sequence


Attack on Titan Season 3

After the Rain

FLCL Alternative

Revue Starlight

FLCL Progressive

Best Film

Night is Short, Walk On Girl

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

Mirai of the Future

Liz and the Blue Bird

Mazinger Z: Infinity


Best Character Design

Violet Evergarden

Devilman Crybaby

Zombie Land Saga



JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Best Boy

Kotaro Tatsumi


Izuku Midoriya

Sakuta Azusagawa



Best Girl


Hinata Miyake

Lily Hoshikawa


Nadeshiko Kagamihara

Mai Sakurajima

Best VA Performance (Japanese)

Mamoru Miyano

Soma Saito

Megumi Han

Nao Toyama


Reina Ueda

Best VA Performance (English)

Kari Wahlgren

Christopher Sabat

Erica Mendez

David Wald

Tia Ballard

Erika Harlacher

Best Director

Masaaki Yuasa

Atsuko Ishizuka

You Moriyama

Yohei Suzuki

Taichi Ishidate

Hiroko Utsumi

Best Protagonist


Yumeko Jabami


Violet Evergarden

Rimuru Tempest

Sakuta Azusagawa

Best Antagonist

Ryo Asuka

Akane Shinjo

All For One


Tokushiro Tsurumi


Best Fight Scene Presented by Capcom

Hina vs Anzu

All for One vs All Might

Naruto & Sasuke vs Momoshiki

Jiren vs Goku

Yami vs Licht

Satan vs Devilman

Best Continuing Series Presented by VRV

The Ancient Magus' Bride

Dragon Ball Super

Black Clover

March Comes in Like a Lion

One Piece

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

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About Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh is a filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist who just likes to writer. He wrote radio plays for the BBC Radio, “JLA: Age of Wonder” for DC Comics, “Blackshirt” for Moonstone Books, and “La Muse” for Big Head Press. Most recently, he wrote “Her Nightly Embrace”, “Her Beautiful Monster” and “Her Fugitive Heart”, a trilogy of novels featuring a British-Indian private eye published by Atria Books, a division Simon & Schuster.
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