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

posted on 2018-01-17 15:15 EST 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

  • March comes in like a lion Season 2
  • Made in Abyss
  • My Hero Academia Season 2
  • Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū Season 2
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Land of the Lustrous

Manga of the Year

  • Golden Kamuy Vol. 1
  • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness
  • My Brother's Husband Vol. 1
  • In This Corner of the World
  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
  • Delicious in Dungeon Vol. 1

Best Action

  • My Hero Academia Season 2
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2
  • Attack on Titan Season 2
  • Fate/Apocrypha

Best Drama

  • Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū Season 2
  • March comes in like a lion Season 2
  • Made in Abyss
  • The Ancient Magus' Bride
  • Scum's Wish
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

Best Comedy

  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  • Mr. Osomatsu Season 2
  • Little Witch Academia
  • KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 2
  • GAMERS!
  • Tsuredure Children

Best Slice of Life

  • Recovery of an MMO Junkie
  • Tsuki ga Kirei
  • Girls' Last Tour
  • Kemono Friends
  • Sakura Quest
  • Interviews with Monster Girls

Best Continuing Series

  • March comes in like a lion.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Detective Conan
  • ALL OUT!!
  • Naruto Shippuden

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

  • Stain (My Hero Academia)
  • Tanya Degurechaff (Saga of Tanya the Evil)
  • Bondrewd (Made in Abyss)
  • Cartaphilus (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • Hiro Shishigami (Inuyashiki)
  • Usagi (Juni Taisen: Zodiac War)

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

  • "Step Up LOVE" by DAOKO x Yasuyuki Okamura (Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond)
  • "Ishukan Communication" by Chorogonzu (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)
  • "Kirameku Hamabe" by Yuiko Ohara (Land of the lustrous)
  • "Hikari, Hikari" by Yuuka Aisaka (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)
  • "behind" by Karin Isobe, Yuna Yoshino, and Lynn (Just Because!)
  • "Kafune" by Brian the Sun (March comes in like a lion Season 2)

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

  • A Silent Voice
  • Your Name
  • In This Corner of the World
  • Girls and Panzer movie
  • Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen
  • Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel - I. Presage Flower

Best CGI

  • Land of the Lustrous
  • Kado: The Right Answer
  • Re:Creators
  • Attack on Titan Season 2
  • Knight's & Magic
  • Inuyashiki

Best Score

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

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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