Vote Today: Crunchyroll Announces Nominees for Sixth Annual Anime Awards

San Francisco, Calif. - January 18, 2022 - Crunchyroll is excited to announce the nominees for the sixth annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards, honoring fan-favorite and best-in-class anime series, characters, and creators across streaming. Voting is open now and nominees include the best and brightest in Japanese anime, representing nearly 40 anime studios across a record-high eight streaming platforms. The full list of nominees can be found here and below.

New for 2022, Crunchyroll is honoring voice actors across more regions and languages than ever before! Fans can now vote for their favorite voice actor for series dubbed in English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish (Spain), and Spanish (Latin America), and Russian.

Fans are encouraged to vote on the Anime Awards website every day for their favorites starting today, Tuesday, January 18 through Tuesday, January 25 at 5:00 PM PST.

The winners of the 2022 Anime Awards will be revealed Wednesday, February 9, 2022 across the Anime Awards website and across Crunchyroll social channels. All winners will be chosen by global anime fans and a committee of international judges, who will cast a deciding vote in the event of a tie in any category.

Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2022 Nominees

Anime of the Year
86 EIGHTY-SIX
Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
ODDTAXI
Ranking of Kings
Sonny Boy

Best Boy
Senku Ishigami – Dr. STONE Season 2
Izumi Miyamura – Horimiya
Odokawa – ODDTAXI
Bojji – Ranking of Kings
Ken 'Draken' Ryuguji – Tokyo Revengers
Manjiro 'Mikey' Sano – Tokyo Revengers

Best Girl
Vladilena Milizé – 86 EIGHTY-SIX
Tohru Honda – Fruits Basket The Final Season
Nobara Kugisaki – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
Sarasa Watanabe – Kageki Shojo!!
Shoko Komi – Komi Can't Communicate
Ai Ohto – WONDER EGG PRIORITY

Best Protagonist
Eren Jaeger – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
Yuji Itadori – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
Joe – MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD
Odokawa – ODDTAXI
Bojji – Ranking of Kings
Ai Ohto – WONDER EGG PRIORITY

Best Antagonist
Eren Jaeger – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
Tomura Shigaraki – My Hero Academia Season 5
Yano – ODDTAXI
Echidna – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2
Ainosuke Shindo/"ADAM" – SK8 the Infinity
Tetta Kisaki – Tokyo Revengers

Best Fight Scene
Eren Jaeger vs. War Hammer Titan – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
Naruto Uzumaki vs. Isshiki Otsutsuki – Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Yuji Itadori & Aoi Todo vs. Hanami – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
Yuji Itadori & Nobara Kugisaki vs. Eso & Kechizu – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
Elma vs. Tohru – Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S
Vivy vs. Yugo Kakitani – Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-

Best Director
Yuichiro Hayashi – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
Sunghoo Park – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
Yo Moriyama – MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD
Baku Kinoshita – ODDTAXI
Shingo Natsume – Sonny Boy
Shin Wakabayashi – WONDER EGG PRIORITY

Best Animation
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Cour 1
Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-
WONDER EGG PRIORITY

Best Character Design
Tadashi Hiramatsu – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
Baku Kinoshita and Hiromi Nakayama – ODDTAXI
Atsuko Nozaki – Ranking of Kings
Michinori Chiba – SK8 the Infinity
loundraw (FLAT STUDIO) and Yuichi Takahashi –Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-
Saki Takahashi – WONDER EGG PRIORITY

Best Score
Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto – 86 EIGHTY-SIX
Yuki Kajiura and ‎Go Shiina – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
Mabanua – MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD
PUNPEE, VaVa, and OMSB – ODDTAXI
Satoru Kosaki – Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-“
DÉ DÉ MOUSE and Mito – WONDER EGG PRIORITY

Best VA Performance (Japanese)
Ayane Sakura – Gabi Braun – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
Yuki Kaji – Eren Jaeger – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
Kiyoshi Kobayashi – Daisuke Jigen (Ep. 0) – LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6
Natsuki Hanae – Odokawa – ODDTAXI
Aoi Yuki – Kumoko – So I'm a Spider, So What?
Kanata Aikawa – Ai Ohto – WONDER EGG PRIORITY

Best VA Performance (English)
Brittany Cox – Fena – Fena: Pirate Princess
Laura Bailey – Tohru Honda – Fruits Basket The Final Season
Adam McArthur – Yuji Itadori – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
David Wald – Ainosuke Shindo / "ADAM" – SK8 the Infinity
Matt Shipman – Reki Kyan – SK8 the Infinity
Anziris Quiñones – Rika Kawai – WONDER EGG PRIORITY

Best Opening Sequence
Boku no sensou – Shinsei Kamattechan – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
Kaibutsu – YOASOBI – BEASTARS
VIVID VICE – Who-ya Extended – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
Ai no Supreme! – Fhana – Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S
ODDTAXI – Skirt and PUNPEE – ODDTAXI
Cry Baby – Official HIGE DANdism – Tokyo Revengers

Best Ending Sequence
Shogeki – Yuko Ando – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
Yasashii Suisei – YOASOBI – BEASTARS
Shirogane – LiSA – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
Nai Nai – ReoNA – SHADOWS HOUSE
Infinity – YUURI – SK8 the Infinity
Ganbare! Kumoko-san no Theme – "Watashi" (VA: Aoi Yuki) – So I'm a Spider, So What?

Best Action
Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
SSSS.DYNAZENON
Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-
WONDER EGG PRIORITY

Best Comedy
Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro
Heaven's Design Team
Komi Can't Communicate
Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S
ODDTAXI

Best Drama
86 EIGHTY-SIX
Fruits Basket The Final Season
Kageki Shojo!!
ODDTAXI
To Your Eternity
WONDER EGG PRIORITY

Best Romance
BEASTARS
Fruits Basket The Final Season
Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro
Horimiya
Komi Can't Communicate
The Duke of Death and His Maid

Best Fantasy
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Cour 1)
Ranking of Kings
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Season 2)
The Case Study of Vanitas
To Your Eternity
WONDER EGG PRIORITY


Best Film
BELLE
Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
Shirobako the Movie
Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

International Voice Actors

Best VA Performance (Spanish)
José Vilchis – Spike Spiegel – Cowboy Bebop
Irwin Daayán – Rengoku – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
Victor Ugarte – Shinji Ikari – Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
José Gilberto Vilchis – Satoru Gojo – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
Jessica Ángeles – Kaguya Shinomiya – Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Romina Marroquín – Kumoko – So I'm a Spider, So What?

Best VA Performance (German)
Torsten Münchow – The Count of Monte Chirsto – The Count of Monte Chirsto
Florian Knorn – Tai Yagami – Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna
Rieke Werner – Sakura Matou – Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] THE MOVIE III. spring song
Marios Gavrilis – Dio Brando – Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood
René Dawn-Claude – Satoru Gojo – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
Tommy Morgenstern – Galo – Promare

Best VA Performance (French)
Enzo Ratsito – Tanjiro Kamado – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
Mark Lesser – Satoru Gojo – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
Brieuc Lemaire – Vanitas – The Case Study of Vanitas
Alexis Thomassian – Ombre – Ranking of Kings
Nancy Philippot – Raphtalia – The Rising of the Shield Hero
Olivier Premel – Takemichi Hanagaki – Tokyo Revengers

Best VA Performance (Portuguese)
Hannah Buttel – Vladilena Milizé – 86 EIGHTY-SIX
Amanda Brigido – Nobara Kugisaki – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
Leo Rabelo – Satoru Gojo – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)
Carol Valença – Monkey D. Luffy – One Piece
Luísa Viotti – Echidna – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2
Luiz Sergio Vieira – Takemichi Hanagaki – Tokyo Revengers

Best VA Performance (Castilian)
Marcel Navarro – Tanjiro Kamado – Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train
Bianca Rada – Tai Yagami – Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna
Albert Trifol Segarra – Shinji Ikari – Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
Adelaida López – Usagi Tsukino – Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie
Blanca Hualde (Neri) – Brunhilde – Record of Ragnarok
Marc Zanni – Tatsu – The Way of the Househusband

Best VA Performance (Russian)
Vlad Tokarev (Влад Токарев) – Eren Jaeger – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
Islam Gandzhaev (Ислам Ганджаев) – Tanjiro Kamado – Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train
Olga Matskevich (Ольга Мацкевич) – Mire Yoshizuki – Looking For Magical DoReMi
Polina Rtischeva (Полина Ртищева) – Monkey D. Luffy – One Piece
Elizaveta Sheikh (Елизавета Шейх) – Kumoko – So I'm a Spider, So What?
Tatyana Shamarina (Татьяна Шамарина) – Vivy – Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-“


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