Horror action series the top vote getter at 5th annual celebration, as 15 million global votes are cast in 18 award categories; ‘Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!’ named best animation.
Horror action series Jujutsu Kaisen has been named Anime of the Year at Crunchyroll’s fifth annual Anime Awards. Critically acclaimed Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! was honored as the best animation among many other stellar series taking home a slew of awards at the virtual ceremony held this past Friday evening.
This year, 15 million global votes were cast across 18 categories from fans saluting their favorite characters, series, and creators, far surpassing the 11 million votes cast in 2020. Winners were announced during a virtual event hosted by Tim Lyu and Crunchyroll’s beloved princess, Crunchyroll-Hime. The show will continue to be available to watch on Crunchyroll on-demand.
Crunchyroll also announced five upcoming anime series coming to the platform: Tokyo Revengers, MAPPA’s ZOMBIE LAND SAGA REVENGE, I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years, JORAN THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD, and ODDTAXI.
The hugely popular anime platform and brand just surpassed four million subscribers and 100 million registered users only six months after breaking the three million subscriber mark.
The Crunchyroll Anime Awards was sponsored by Princess Connect! Re: Dive, the latest addition to the Crunchyroll Games portfolio.
Check out the award winners’ sizzle reel!
Winners of this year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards include:
- 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
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.