Crunchyroll Anime Awards | Source: Crunchyroll

For the fifth year in a row, Crunchyroll asked 15 million devoted anime fans worldwide to vote for their favorites across an array of categories. Hosted by Tim Lyu and Crunchyroll-Hime, this year’s Anime Awards took place on Feb 19. The winners of the night included:

  • 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 ComedyKaguya-sama: Love Is War?
  • Best Girl – Kaguya Shinomiya, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?
  • Best Boy – Shoyo Hinata, Haikyu!! To The Top
  • Best Protagonist – Catarina Claes, My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom!
  • Best Antagonist – Ryomen Sukuna, Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Best Fight Scene – Deku Vs. Overhaul, My Hero Academia (Season 4)
  • Best Score – Kevin Penkin, Tower Of God
  • Best Director – Masaaki Yuasa, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • Best Character Design – Mayuka Ito, original designs by Aidairo, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
  • Best Couple – Nasa Yuzaki & Tsukasa Yuzaki, Tonikawa: Over The Moon For You
  • Best Va Performance (Jp) – Yusuke Kobayashi As Natsuki Subaru, Re:Zero -starting Life In Another World (Season 2)
  • Best Va Performance (En) – Zeno Robinson as Hawks, My Hero Academia (Season 4)
  • Best Opening Sequence (Op) – “Wild Side” (Ali), Beastars
  • Best Ending Sequence (Ed) – “Lost In Paradise” (Ali Feat. Aklo), Jujutsu Kaisen


Crunchyroll also announced a slew of new anime series during the livestream, including the action-packed Tokyo Revengers and the zombie idol anime Zombie Land Saga Revenge.

Fans can watch (or rewatch) the full ceremony for free on the Crunchyroll site.

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Alex Aiello

Alex Aiello

Alex Aiello is an editorial intern at Adventure Publishing Group. He writes for the Pop Insider and the Toy Insider and contributes to the Toy Book. When not working or in school, he is most likely quoting What We Do In The Shadows or rewatching that one scene from The Mandalorian when Boba Fett shows up. Catch him out in the wild playing Pokémon Go or follow his adventures on Instagram @couchpeople96.