Crunchyroll announces Nominees for the Fifth Annual Anime-Awards

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That’s right Ladies and Gentlemen, voting for the Fifth Annual Anime Awards has begun! And Netflix leads with Twenty-Seven Nominees, Crunchyroll’s Cayla Coats, and Anime News Network’s Lynzee Loveridge have both reported on it and shared a link for people to check out the nominees. Without further ado, let’s take a look at this year’s nominees!

Anime of the Year:

  • APPARE-RANMAN!
  • BEASTARS
  • Dorohedoro
  • Great Pretender
  • JUJUTSU KAISEN
  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Best Animation:

  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • The God of High School
  • Great Pretender
  • JUJUTSU KAISEN
  • Princess Connect! Re: Dive
  • BEASTARS

Best Opening Sequence (OP):

  • “Easy Breezy” by chelmico – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • “KAIKAIKITAN” by EVE – JUJUTSU KAISEN
  • “Wild Side” by ALI – BEASTARS
  • “G.P.” by Yutaka Yamada – Great Pretender
  • “Daddy Daddy Do!” by Masayuki Suzuki – Kaguya-sama: Love is War? (Season 2)
  • “Phoenix” by Burnout Syndromes – HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP
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Best Ending Sequence (ED):

  • “LOST IN PARADISE” by ALI feat. AKLO – JUJUTSU KAISEN
  • “The Great Pretender” by Freddie Mercury – Great Pretender
  • “Night Running” by Shin Sakura ft AAAMYYY – BNA: Brand New Animal
  • “(K)NoW_NAME” by 「D.D.D.D」- Dorohedoro
  • “Welcome My Friend” by OKAMOTO’S – The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED

Best Boy:

  • Caiman – Dorohedoro
  • Gojo Satoru – JUJUTSU KAISEN
  • Khun Aguero Agnes – Tower of God
  • Legoshi – BEASTARS
  • Anos Voldigoad – The Misfit of Demon King Academy
  • Shoyo Hinata – HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP

Best Girl:

  • Sayaka Kanamori – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • Chizuru Mizuhara – Rent-A-Girlfriend
  • Noi – Dorohedoro
  • Catarina Claes – My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
  • Abigail Jones – Great Pretender
  • Kaguya Shinomiya – Kaguya-sama: Love is War? (Season 2)
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Best Score:

  • Tower of God
  • Great Pretender
  • BEASTARS
  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • The God of High School
  • Japan Sinks: 2020

Best Performance by a Voice Actor (Japanese):

  • Riho Sugiyama as Minare Koda – Wave, Listen to Me!
  • Megumi Ogata as Hanako – Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
  • Yusuke Kobayashi as Natsuki Subaru – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2
  • Yuichi Nakamura as Gojo Satoru – JUJUTSU KAISEN
  • Mutsumi Tamura as Sayaka Kanamori – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • Yuusuke Oonuki as Daisuke Kanbe – The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED

Best Performance by a Voice Actor (English):

  • Zeno Robinson as Hawks – My Hero Academia Season 4
  • Crispin Freeman as Ziusudra – Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia
  • Aaron Phillips as Laurent Thierry – Great Pretender
  • Johnny Yong Bosch as Bam – Tower of God
  • Jonah Scott as Legoshi – BEASTARS
  • Anairis Quiñones as Echidna – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2
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Best Director:

  • Masaaki Yuasa – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • Yuzuru Tachikawa – DECA-DENCE
  • Sunghoo Park – JUJUTSU KAISEN
  • Hiro Kaburagi – Great Pretender
  • Mamoru Hatakeyama – Kaguya-sama: Love is War? (Season 2)
  • Takashi Sano – Tower of God

Best Character Design:

  • Naoyuki Asano, Original Designs by: Sumito Owara – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Hirotaka Katou – Great Pretender
  • Mayuka Itou, Original Designs by: Iro Aida – Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
  • Genice Chan, Yuusuke Yoshigaki – BNA: Brand New Animal
  • Masashi Kudoh, Miho Tanino, Original Designs by: S.I.U. – Tower of God
  • Rumiko Takahashi, Yoshihito HIshinuma – Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon

Best Protagonist:

  • Natsume – DECA-DENCE
  • Catarina Claes – My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
  • Yuji Itadori – JUJUTSU KAISEN
  • Anos Voldigoad – The Misfit of Demon King Academy
  • Shoyo HInata – HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP
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Best Antagonist:

  • En – Dorohedoro
  • Ryomen Sukuna – JUJUTSU KAISEN
  • Rachel – Tower of God
  • Akito Soma – Fruits Basket (Season 2)
  • Echidna – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2
  • Overhaul – My Hero Academia Season 4

Best Fight-Scene:

  • Gojo Satoru vs. Ryomen Sukuna – JUJUTSU KAISEN
  • Jin Mori vs Jegai Taek – The God of High School
  • Bercouli vs Emperor Vector – Sword Art Online Alicization: War of the Underworld Part 2
  • Deku vs Overhaul – My Hero Academia Season 4
  • Jin Mori vs Han Daewi – The God of High School
  • Brawler vs Master – Akudama Drive

Best Couple:

  • Nasa Yuzaki and Tsukasa Yuzaki – TONIKAWA; Over the Moon For You
  • Kaguya Shinomiya and MIyuki Shirogane – Kaguya-sama: Love is War? (Season 2)
  • Legoshi and Haru – BEASTARS
  • Kotoko Iwanaga and Kuro Sakuragawa – In/Spectre
  • Catarina Claes and Maria Campbell – My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom
  • Chizuru Mizuhara and Kazuya Kinoshita – Rent-A-Girlfriend
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Best Drama:

  • Fruits Basket (Season 2)
  • Great Pretender
  • Japan Sinks: 2020
  • SING “YESTERDAY” FOR ME
  • BEASTARS
  • Somali and the Forest Spirit

Best Fantasy:

  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2
  • Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai
  • DECA-DENCE
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2
  • Dorohedoro
  • Tower of God

Best Comedy:

  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War? (Season 2)
  • My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
  • Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle
  • Kakushigoto
  • The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Be sure to cast your vote today! You can click here to head on over to cast your vote (Please Note: it is open from January 15th until January 22nd) And here if you would like to check out the winners from the last Anime Awards.

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