Crunchyroll Announces 5th Annual Anime Awards Nominees: Voting Open

It's that time again! Crunchyroll, the world's most popular anime brand, has announced the nominees for the fifth annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards, presented by Princess Connect! Re: Dive, with voting open and available for fans starting today. The Anime Awards celebrate the best and brightest in Japanese animation from 2020, all made possible by the world's most passionate fan community.

Crunchyroll Unveils 5th Anime Awards Nominees, Open for Votes
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The full list of nominees is below and can also be found on the Anime Awards website. Fans are encouraged to vote every day for their favorites between today, Friday, January 15 through Friday, January 22. Voting will reset every day at 12 AM PST. Logged in Crunchyroll users who vote in every category will also receive a special digital gift when voting ends delivered directly to their email! Crunchyroll's Tim Lyu will host the awards show this year, along with a special guest – Crunchyroll's beloved princess Crunchyroll-Hime!

The winners will be revealed live during the Anime Awards show on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST. All winners will be chosen by fans across the global anime community and a committee of judges. Judges will serve as tiebreakers in the event of any ties.

Crunchyroll Anime Awards Nominees

Anime of the Year

APPARE-RANMAN!

BEASTARS

Dorohedoro

Great Pretender

JUJUTSU KAISEN

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Crunchyroll Unveils 5th Anime Awards Nominees, Open for Votes
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Best Girl

Abigail Jones – Great Pretender

Catarina Claes – My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Chizuru Mizuhara – Rent-a-Girlfriend

Kaguya Shinomiya – Kaguya-sama: Love is War?

Noi – Dorohedoro

Sayaka Kanamori – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Crunchyroll Unveils 5th Anime Awards Nominees, Open for Votes
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Best Boy

Anos Voldigoad – The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants

Caiman – Dorohedoro

Khun Aguero Agnes – Tower of God

Legoshi – BEASTARS

Satoru Gojo – JUJUTSU KAISEN

Shoyo Hinata – HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP

Best Protagonist

Anos Voldigoad – The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants

Catarina Claes – My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Midori Asakusa – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Natsume – DECA-DENCE

Shoyo Hinata – HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP

Yuji Itadori – JUJUTSU KAISEN

Best Antagonist

Akito Soma – Fruits Basket (Season 2)

Echidna – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (Season 2)

En – Dorohedoro

Overhaul – My Hero Academia Season 4

Rachel – Tower of God

Ryomen Sukuna – JUJUTSU KAISEN

Best Animation

BEASTARS

Great Pretender

JUJUTSU KAISEN

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Princess Connect! Re: Dive

The God of High School

Best Fight Scene

Bercouli vs. Dark God Vecta – Sword Art Online Alicization: War of the Underworld Part 2

Brawler vs. Master – Akudama Drive

Deku vs. Overhaul – My Hero Academia Season 4

Jin Mori vs. Han Daewi – The God of High School

Jin Mori vs. Jegal Taek – The God of High School

Satoru Gojo vs. Ryomen Sukuna – JUJUTSU KAISEN

Best Score

Alisa OkehazamaThe God of High School

Kensuke UshioJapan Sinks: 2020

Kevin PenkinTower of God

OORUTAICHIKeep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Satoru KousakiBEASTARS

Yutaka YamadaGreat Pretender

Best Director

Hiro KaburagiGreat Pretender

Mamoru HatakeyamaKaguya-sama: Love is War?

Masaaki YuasaKeep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Sunghoo ParkJUJUTSU KAISEN

Takashi SanoTower of God

Yuzuru TachikawaDECA-DENCE

Best Character Design

Genice Chan and Yuusuke YoshigakiBNA: Brand New Animal

Masashi Kudoh and Miho Tanino, Original story by SIU Tower of God 

Mayuka Itou, Original designs by Iro AidaToilet-bound Hanako-kun

Naoyuki Asano, Original designs by Sumito OowaraKeep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Rumiko Takahashi and Yoshihito HishinumaYashahime: Princess Half-Demon

Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and Hirotaka KatouGreat Pretender

Best Couple

Catarina Claes & Maria Campbell – My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Chizuru Mizuhara & Kazuya Kinoshita – Rent-a-Girlfriend

Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane – Kaguya-sama: Love is War?

Kotoko Iwanaga & Kuro Sakuragawa – In/Spectre

Legoshi & Haru – BEASTARS

Nasa Yuzaki & Tsukasa Yuzaki – TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You

Best VA Performance (JP)

Megumi Ogata as Hanako – Toilet-bound Hanako-kun

Mutsumi Tamura as Sayaka Kanamori – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Riho Sugiyama as Minare Koda – Wave, Listen to Me!

Yuichi Nakamura as Satoru Gojo – JUJUTSU KAISEN

Yusuke Kobayashi as Natsuki Subaru – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (Season 2)

Yusuke Onuki as Daisuke Kambe – The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED

Best VA Performance (EN)

Aaron Phillips as Laurent Thierry – Great Pretender

Anairis Quiñones as Echidna – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World– (Season 2)

Crispin Freeman as Ziusudra – Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

Johnny Yong Bosch as Bam – Tower of God

Jonah Scott as LegoshiBEASTARS

Zeno Robinson as Hawks – My Hero Academia Season 4

Best Opening Sequence (OP)

BEASTARSWild Side (ALI)

Great PretenderG.P. (Yutaka Yamada)

HAIKYU!! TO THE TOPPHOENIX (BURNOUT SYNDROMES)

JUJUTSU KAISENKAIKAI KITAN (Eve)

Kaguya-sama: Love is War?DADDY! DADDY! DO! feat. Airi Suzuki (Masayuki Suzuki)

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!Easy Breezy (chelmico)

Best Ending Sequence (ED)

BNA: Brand New Animal – NIGHT RUNNING (Shin Sakura ft AAAMYYY)

Dorohedoro – D.D.D.D ((K)NoW_NAME)

Great Pretender – The Great Pretender (Freddie Mercury)

In/Spectre – LAST DANCE (Mamoru Miyano)

JUJUTSU KAISEN – LOST IN PARADISE (ALI feat. AKLO)

The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED  – Welcome My Friend (OKAMOTO'S)

Best Fantasy

Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2

DECA-DENCE

Dorohedoro

Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (Season 2)

Tower of God

Best Drama

BEASTARS

Fruits Basket (Season 2)

Great Pretender

Japan Sinks: 2020

SING "YESTERDAY" FOR ME

Somali and the Forest Spirit

Best Comedy

Kaguya-sama: Love is War?

Kakushigoto

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle

The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants

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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