Crunchyroll Announces 2019 Anime Awards Nominees

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Crunchyroll Announces 2019 Anime Awards Nominees

Recently, Crunchyroll announced the nominees for the third annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards, which celebrates the best in Japanese animation from the last year.

The nominees were selected by a panel of judges, and Crunchyroll fans are voting for their favorites in each category this week! Voting will close on Friday, 1/18. Last year, over 2.1 million votes came in across various categories!


Voting is now live for the third annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards presented by Capcom’s Devil May Cry 5, which celebrates the best and brightest in Japanese animation, honoring your favorite series, characters, moments and more from anime in 2018

Fans can vote now across 15 categories, including Anime of the Year, Best Film, and Best Director at

New categories this year include:
Best Performance by a Voice Actor, both in Japanese and English
Best Character Design
Best Director
Best Fight Scene

MEGALOBOX was the most nominated series this year with eight nominations

This is My Hero Academia’s second year nominated. In 2018, the series was nominated for 8 categories, including Anime of the Year. This year, our judges awarded nominations for Best Animation and Best Boy.

Voting begins January 11, 2019 at 12:01AM PT and will close on Friday, January 18th at 11:59PM PT.

Crunchyroll is also running a contest for their fans. Any users who log in to their Crunchyroll account and vote in all categories will be entered to win a one-year subscription for Crunchyroll Premium! They’ll be selecting 10 winners!

The Crunchyroll community is invited to share their picks on social using #AnimeAwards

Anime of the Year

A Place Further Than the Universe
Devilman Crybaby
Violet Evergarden

Best Animation

Violet Evergarden
Devilman Crybaby
A Place Further Than the Universe
Bloom into You
My Hero Academia Season 3

Best Opening Sequence

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler
Pop Team Epic
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Best Ending Sequence

Attack on Titan Season 3
After the Rain
FLCL Alternative
Revue Starlight
FLCL Progressive

Best Film

Night is Short, Walk On Girl
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
Mirai of the Future
Liz and the Blue Bird
Mazinger Z: Infinity

Best Character Design

Violet Evergarden
Devilman Crybaby
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Best Boy

Kotaro Tatsumi
Izuku Midoriya
Sakuta Azusagawa

Best Girl

Hinata Miyake
Lily Hoshikawa
Nadeshiko Kagamihara
Mai Sakurajima

Best VA Performance (JP)

Mamoru Miyano
Soma Saito
Megumi Han
Nao Toyama
Reina Ueda

Best VA Performance (EN)

Kari Wahlgren
Christopher Sabat
Erica Mendez
David Wald
Tia Ballard
Erika Harlacher

Best Director

Masaaki Yuasa
Atsuko Ishizuka
You Moriyama
Yohei Suzuki
Taichi Ishidate
Hiroko Utsumi

Best Protagonist

Yumeko Jabami
Violet Evergarden
Rimuru Tempest
Sakuta Azusagawa

Best Antagonist

Ryo Asuka
Akane Shinjo
All For One
Tokushiro Tsurumi

Best Fight Scene Presented by Capcom

Hina vs Anzu
All for One vs All Might
Naruto & Sasuke vs Momoshiki
Jiren vs Goku
Yami vs Licht
Satan vs Devilman

Best Continuing Series Presented by VRV

The Ancient Magus’ Bride
Dragon Ball Super
Black Clover
March comes in like a lion
One Piece

Who are you thinking of voting for?

Darth Mexican
Darth Mexican has been a geek since he first saw a lightsaber ignite. He has strong feelings on subbed anime. He strives to represent the stories of the common man and woman regardless of skin tone, age, sexual preference, or nationality. With every article he strives to bring representation to the voiceless. Unless he finds out they like dubbed anime.

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