The anime community has made their voices heard as the winners for the 2021 Crunchyroll Anime Awards have been announced.

Between January 15th to January 22, fans were invited to vote for any of the nominees. With over 15 million votes counted, the winners of the 2021 Crunchyroll Anime Awards were unveiled during a special ceremony on February 19. The event was hosted by hosted by Tim Lyu along with Crunchyroll-Hime.

The Winners

A winner was selected for each of the 18 different categories. Among the highlights are Jujutsu Kaisen winning Anime of the Year along with two other awards. The there was Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! along with My Hero Academia and Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World (Season 2) which walked away with two awards.

The following are the winners of the 2021 Crunchyroll Anime Awards, organized based on their respected category:

  • Anime of the YearJujutsu Kaisen
  • Best AnimationKeep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • Best Fantasy Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World (Season 2)
  • Best DramaFruits Basket (Season 2)
  • Best Comedy Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?
  • Best Girl – Kaguya Shinomiya from Kaguya-sama: Love is War?
  • Best Boy – Shoyo Hinata from Haikyuu!!: To the Top
  • Best Protagonist – Catarina Claes from My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom!
  • Best Antagonist – Ryomen Sukuna from Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Best Fight Scene – Deku Vs. Overhaul in My Hero Academia (Season 4)
  • Best Score – Kevin Penkin for Tower Of God
  • Best Director – Masaaki Yuasa for Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • Best Character Design – Mayuka Itou, Original designs by Iro Aida for Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
  • Best Couple – Nasa Yuzaki & Tsukasa Yuzaki from TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You
  • Best VA Performance (JP) – Yusuke Kobayashi as Natsuki Subaru in Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World (Season 2)
  • Best VA Performance (EN) – Zeno Robinson as Hawks from My Hero Academia (Season 4)
  • Best Opening Sequence (OP) – “Wild Side” (ALI) from Beastars 
  • Best Ending Sequence (ED) – “LOST IN PARADISE” (ALI feat. AKLO) from Jujutsu Kaisen

Additional Announcements

Crunchyroll also announced that five new titles will be coming soon. They are Tokyo RevengersZombie Land Saga Revenge, I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years, Joran The Princess of Snow and Blood, and Oddtaxi.

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