Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards Winners Announced | IGN

The fifth annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards winners have been announced and Jujutsu Kaisen leads with the most awards won.

Fifteen million global votes were cast this year across 18 different categories celebrating characters, series, creators, and more, according to Crunchyroll. That’s four million more than last year’s 11 million votes cast, with the majority of votes this year coming from the United States, Brazil, and Mexico. Due to COVID-19, the awards show was a digital event and during it, Jujutsu Kaisen took home not only the most awards, but the biggest win of the night: Anime of the Year.

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Jujutsu Kaisen also won Best Antagonist for Ryomen Sukuna and Best Ending Sequence for Lost in Paradise by ALI featuring AKLO. Other winners include My Hero Academia, Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, and more. Here’s the full list of winners:

  • Anime of the Year: Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Best Animation: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • Best Fantasy: Re:ZERO – Starting Life In Another World (Season 2)
  • Best Drama: Fruits Basket (Season 2)
  • Best Comedy: Kaguya-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 (Toiled-bound Hanako-kun)
  • Best Couple: Nasa Yuzaki and Tsukasa Yuzaki (TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You)
  • Best VA Performance (Japan): Yusuke Kobayashi as Natsuki Subaru (Re:ZERO – Starting Life In Another World, Season 2)
  • Best VA Performance (English): Zeno Robinson as Hawks (My Hero Academia, Season 4)
  • Best Opening Sequence (OP): Wild Side (ALI) for Beastars
  • Best Ending Sequence (ED): Lost In Paradise by ALI featuring AKLO (Jujutsu Kaisen)

During the award show’s livestream, five new anime were announced for the streaming service: Tokyo Revengers, Zombie Land Saga Revenge, I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years, Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood, and Odd Taxi.

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If you’re looking for some anime to watch, check out IGN’s list of the top 25 best anime series of all-time and then check out our list of new anime you should watch. Read this story about how Funimation is acquiring Crunchyroll for $1.2 billion after that.

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