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Megalobox, Devilman crybaby Dominate Crunchyroll Anime Award's Nominations

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Internet streaming site Crunchyroll opened voting for its third annual Anime Awards at midnight PST on Friday. This year the awards include 15 categories, including two sponsored categories. The most heavily represented series in the choices this year is Megalobox with eight nominations followed by DEVILMAN crybaby with seven, Aggretsuko and Violet Evergarden with six, and My Hero Academia and Zombie Land Saga with five.

This year's nominees, as chosen by the award's panel of judges, are:

Best Protagonist

Best Antagonist

Best Boy

  • Kotaro Tatsumi (ZOMBIE LAND SAGA)
  • Honda-san (SKULL-FACE BOOKSELLER HONDA-SAN)
  • Izuku Midoriya (MY HERO ACADEMIA SEASON 3)
  • Sakuta Azusagawa (RASCAL DOES NOT DREAM OF BUNNY GIRL SENPAI)
  • Haida (AGGRETSUKO)
  • Joe (MEGALOBOX)

Best Girl

Best Opening Sequence

Best Ending Sequence

Best VA Performance (Japanese)

Best VA Performance (English)

Best Director

Best Animation

Best Film

Best Character Design

Anime of the Year

  • A Place Further Than the Universe STUDIO: MADHOUSE
  • DEVILMAN crybaby STUDIO: SCIENCE SARU
  • MEGALOBOX STUDIO: TMS ENTERTAINMENT/3XCUBE
  • Violet Evergarden STUDIO: KYOTO ANIMATION
  • HINAMATSURI STUDIO: FEEL
  • ZOMBIE LAND SAGA STUDIO: MAPPA

Best Fight Scene (Sponsored by CAPCOM)

Best Continuing Series (Sponsored by VRV)

The Anime Awards 2018 winners will be announced on February 16 and fans can livestream the award ceremony the same day.

The Anime Awards 2017 ceremony took over the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood on February 24. Made in Abyss won Anime of the Year and Makoto Shinkai's your name. took home the Best Anime Film prize. This year's awards do away with several categories including Best Manga, Best CGI, and the genre-specific categories like Best Drama and Best Comedy. Best Villain is reworked as Best Antagonist while several staff-focused categories are added for voice actors, character design, and director while Best Score was cut.


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