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Crunchyroll Announces the Nominees for Its 2nd Annual Anime Awards (Updated)

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Disclosure: Anime News Network's executive editor Zac Bertschy is a judge on the Crunchyroll Anime Awards panel

This year marks the second run of Crunchyroll's Anime Awards. The streaming website first introduced the awards last year and it was dominated Yuri!!! on Ice with the fan-favorite series closing out seven different categories. This year adds even more categories with the introduction of "Best Slice of Life," "Best Continuing Series," "Manga of the Year," "Hero of the Year," "Best Film," "Best Score," and "Best CGI."

The categories "Most Heartwarming Scene" and "Best Fight Scene" are no longer included in the awards' categories. The nominees are:

Anime of the Year

Manga of the Year

Best Action

Best Drama

Best Comedy

Best Slice of Life

Best Continuing Series

Best Animation

  • Land of the Lustrous
  • My Hero Academia Season 2
  • Little Witch Academia
  • March comes in like a lion Season 2
  • A Silent Voice
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

Hero of the Year

  • Izuku "Deku" Midoriya (My Hero Academia)
  • Gin Minowa (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero)
  • Atsuko "Akko" Kagari (Little Witch Academia)
  • Kukuri (Magical Circle Guru-Guru)
  • Chise Hatori (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • Nanachi (Made in Abyss)

Villain of the Year

Best Opening

  • "Shadow and Truth" by ONE III NOTES (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.)
  • "Here" by JUNNA (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • "Shinzou wo Sasageyo!" by Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan Season 2)
  • "Peace Sign" by Kenshi Yonezu (My Hero Academia Season 2)
  • "The Other Side of the Wall" by Void_Chords feat.MARU (Princess Principal)
  • "Imawa no Shinigami" by Megumi Hayashibara (Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū Season 2)

Best Ending

Best Boy

  • Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia)
  • Rei Kiriyama (March comes in like a lion.)
  • Kazuma (KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!)
  • Izuku "Deku" Midoriya (My Hero Academia)
  • Fafnir (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)
  • Yakumo Yuurakutei (Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū)

Best Girl

  • Atsuko "Akko" Kagari (Little Witch Academia)
  • Ochako Uraraka (My Hero Academia)
  • Moriko Morioka (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)
  • Serval (Kemono Friends)
  • Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia)
  • Chise Hatori (The Ancient Magus' Bride)

Best Film

Best CGI

Best Score

  • Made in Abyss
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • The Ancient Magus' Bride
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards' nominees are selected by a panel of judges and then will be open for fan vote starting on January 22. The voting will occur in three rounds, one each week, for different groups of categories. The results will be live-streamed from the Montalban Theater in Hollywood on February 24, so even if you can't attend the event, you can watch the results. Tickets will be sold to attend the event soon.

Update: The previous version of the nominee list did not include Land of the Lustrous for Best Anime and included Made in Abyss' Nanachi for Best Girl instead of Chise Hatori from The Ancient Magus' Bride. The previous list was based on an embargoed spread sheet sent to ANN from Crunchyroll. ANN has updated the nominee list to reflect to the updated nominees sent to us from Crunchyroll after the initial article was published.

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