Crunchyroll Anime Awards

Crunchyroll Anime Awards – History, Winners, Facts & More

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards are awards announced each year by Crunchyroll which is one of the widely popular anime streaming service. The awards are given to recognize the best anime from the previous year. It was first announced in 2016 December and were first handed out in January 2017. Crunchyroll presents it as a worldwide event that recognizes the various anime shows, characters and artists which is loved by the fans.

The fifth edition of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards was held virtually on February 20, 2021. Jujutsu Kaisen won the Anime of the Year award.

The award is an annual event which is usually held in the United States. It is to honour the best anime of the previous year along with others such as Best Leading Role, Antagonist, Best Director, Best Animation etc. Crunchyroll Anime awards were first given in January 11, 2017.

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What is the Selection Process for Crunchyroll Anime Awards?

Nominees are selected by a panel of judges through a two-round voting process to produce the final list. Categories may be added or removed depending on fan popularity in recent years as well as fan feedback.

The voting period is announced few days before. The announcement of the nominees varies in each edition; the sixth edition announced it on the first day. Voting is usually open for a week, where the public can vote once a day for each category.

The winners of each category are those who received the most votes. 70% of the votes will come from the judges while the public vote represents the remaining 30%.


Official website of the awards is: Crunchyroll Anime Awards Official Website

Which categories get the award?

Current Categories for Crunchyroll Anime Awards

The following categories are awarded currently with the year of inception in brackets.

  • Anime of the Year (since 2017)
  • Best Antagonist (since 2017)
  • Best Leading Role (since 2017)
  • Best Female Character (since 2017)
  • Best Male Character (since 2017)
  • Best Opening (since 2017)
  • Best Voice Performance (Japanese) (since 2019)
  • Best Ending (since 2017)
  • Best Voice Performance (English) (since 2019)
  • Best Animation (since 2017)
  • Best Director (since 2019)
  • Best Character Design (since 2019)
  • Best Drama (since 2017)
  • Best Fight Scene (since 2017)
  • Best Comedy (since 2017)
  • Best Couple (since 2017)
  • Best Soundtrack (since 2018)
  • Best Fantasy (since 2020)

The Hero of the Year and Villain of the Year awards were renamed “Best Hero” and “Best Villain” respectively in 2018. However, they were renamed again in 2019 as “Best Lead” and “Best Antagonist” respectively. The award for best couple was first awarded in 2017, but was briefly suspended for two years until the 2020 edition. The awards for Best Soundtrack, Best Comedy and Best Drama were not awarded in the 2019 edition. The award for Best Combat Scene was not awarded in 2018.

Special award categories

Industry Icon Award (since 2018) – Not awarded in 2021.

Previously awarded categories

  • Best Film (2018-2019)
  • Best Action (2017-2018)
  • Most Heart-warming Scene (2017)
  • Best Continuing Series (2018-2019)
  • Major Slice of Life (2018)
  • Best CGI (2018)
  • Best Manga (2018)

What happened in various editions of Crunchyroll Anime Awards?

First edition (2017)

The first Crunchyroll Anime Awards were given to the best anime of 2016.

Crunchyroll announced the awards in December 2016. The voting period was open between January 3 and 10. The results were announced on January 11, except for the Anime of the Year award, which was announced live on January 28. Crunchyroll reported that 1.8 million votes were received from around the world, the majority of which came from the United States . It is the only edition that implemented the “Other most popular”.

Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri dominated the list of nominees, with a total of nine nominations, including Anime of the Year. Mob Pyscho 100 followed the lead with eight nominations, including Anime of the Year.


Yuri on Ice won all seven nominations, including the inaugural Anime of the Year award.

CategoryWinner
hero of the yearIzuku “Deku” Midoriya — My Hero Academia
anime of the yearYuri on Ice — MAPPA
Best Male CharacterYuri Katsuki — Yuri on Ice
Villain of the YearGaku Yashiro — Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
best Opening“History Maker” by Dean Fujioka — Yuri on Ice
best animationYuri on Ice — MAPPA
best ending“You Only Live Once” by Wataru Hatano — Yuri on Ice
best comedySakamoto desu ga? — Studio Deen
best dramaBoku Dake ga Inai Machi — A-1 Pictures
Best Fight SceneShigeo vs. Koyama — Mob Psycho 100
best coupleYuri y Victor — Yuri on Ice
best actionMob Psycho 100 — Bones
Most Heartwarming Scene“El beso” — Yuri on Ice
List of all award winners at the First Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2017

Statistics

NominationsAnime
9Kōtetsujō of Kabaneri
8Mob Psycho 100
7My Hero Academia
Yuri on Ice
6Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
4Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū
Kiznaiver
3Uchū Patrol Luluco
2Joker Game
Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
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7Yuri on Ice
2Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
Mob Psycho 100
Anime with multiple wins

Second edition (2018) of Crunchyroll Anime Awards

The second edition of Crunchyroll Anime Awards were given to the best anime of 2017.

The nominees were announced on January 18. Voting began on January 22 and was held in three separate rounds from January 22 to February 11 . The winners were announced on February 24. It included 17 categories. This edition made several changes from the previous one, including six nominations for all categories instead of four. The awards for Best Couple, Best Fight Scene, and Most Heartwarming Scene were withdrawn.

New categories were introduced, including Best Soundtrack, Best Film, Best CGI, Best Continuing Series, and Best Slice of Life. It also marks the first (and currently only) time an award has been presented for a manga. The ‘Hero of the Year’ and ‘Villain of the Year’ awards were renamed to ‘Best Hero’ and ‘Best Villain’ respectively. A special category, the Icon of Industry award, was introduced for the first time to honor influential figures in industry and the arts.

My Hero Academia led the nominations with ten, eventually winning seven.

My Hero Academia and Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū were nominated for the Anime of the Year award for the second time in a row. Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia won the best hero award for the second time in a row as well. The awards for Best Male Character and Best Female Character saw two nominations from the same franchise. Your Name won for Best Film, while Sabishisugite Rezu Fūzoku ni Ikimashita Repo won for Best Manga. Made in Abyss won Anime of the Year, as well as Best Soundtrack.

The inaugural Industry Icon Award was presented to voice actor Christopher Sabat for his English voice work in anime such as Vegeta and Piccolo from the Dragon Ball franchise and All Might from My Hero Academia.


The awards were presented at the Ricardo Montalban Theater in Los Angeles. It was a live show hosted by Anthony Carboni and Erika Ishii. Various prominent personalities from the western anime community, including some anime YouTubers, were invited to present the awards.

CategoryWinner
best heroIzuku “Deku” Midoriya — My Hero Academia
best Slice of LifeShōjo Shūmatsu Ryokō — White Fox
anime of the yearMade in Abyss — Kinema Citrus
Best Male CharacterShoto Todoroki — My Hero Academia
best villainStain — My Hero Academia
Best Female CharacterOchako Uraraka — My Hero Academia
best Opening“Peace Sign” by Kenshi Yonezu — My Hero Academia
best animationMy Hero Academia – Bones
best ending“Ishukan Communication” by Chorogonzu – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
best comedyMiss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid — Kyoto Animation
best dramaMahō Tsukai no Yome — Wit Studio
Best SoundtrackMade in Abyss – Kevin Penkin
Best filmYour Name — CoMix Wave Films
best actionMy Hero Academia – Bones
Most Heartwarming Scene“El beso” — Yuri on Ice
Best Continuing SeriesSangatsu no Lion — Shaft
Best CGIHouseki no kuni — Orange
best mangaSabishisugite Rezu Fūzoku ni Ikimashita Repo — Kabi Nagata
Industry Icon AwardChristopher Sabat
List of all award winners at the First Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2018

Statistics

NominationsAnime
10My Hero Academia (season 2)
6Houseki no kuni
Little Witch Academia
Sangatsu no Lion (season 2)
Mahō Tsukai no Yome
5Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū (season 2)
Made in Abyss
4Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
3ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka
Shingeki no Kyojin (season 2)
Net-juu no Susume
2Koe no Katachi
Kekkai Sensen (season 2)
Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
inuyashiki
Kemono Friends
KonoSuba! (season 2)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Re:Creators
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7My Hero Academia (season 2)
2Made in Abyss
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Anime with multiple wins

Third edition (2019)

The third Crunchyroll Anime Awards were given to the best anime of 2018.

Crunchyroll announced the details of the third edition on December 4, 2018. The list of judges, as well as the categories that will be presented, were announced on December 17. The public vote was held from January 11 to 18. The winners were announced on February 16 via a live stream on Twitch . The show was hosted by voice actress Cristina Vee. Several leading figures from the industry and community were invited to present the awards, including Kevin Penkin, who previously won the 2018 award for Best Original Score.

This edition featured 15 categories, including new industry-related categories such as Best Japanese and English Voice Performance, Best Character Design, and Best Director. However, the award for Best Soundtrack was not awarded. It also dropped genre-specific awards like Best Drama and Best Comedy, as well as categories first introduced in the previous edition like Best CGI and Best Manga. The award for Best Combat Scene was reinstated after it was removed in the previous edition.

Megalo Box received the most nominations with eight, followed by Devilman Crybaby with seven and Aggretsuko and Violet Evergarden both with six. Japanese rock band The Pillows received two nominations for Best Ending for the second and third seasons of FLCL, the first band and anime to do so.

Devilman Crybaby won Anime of the Year. Its director, Masaaki Yuasa, won the first prize for Best Director. Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia won the award for Best Male Character after being nominated for the third time in a row. The franchise also received the most wins. Mamoru Miyano won the inaugural Best Voice Performance (Japanese) award for his role as Kotaro Tatsumi in Zombie Land Saga.

Christopher Sabat received his second award by winning Best Voice Performance (English) for his role as All Might in My Hero Academia. Best Character Design award went to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind which was the work of Character designer Takahiro Kishida. My Hero Academia was also nominated for the third consecutive time in the Best Animation category; however, it was won by Violet Evergarden. Her film De Ella My Hero Academia: Two Heroes won Best Picture.


Masahiko Minami, producer and president of Bones, received the Industry Icon Award. He personally attended the show to accept the award.

CategoryWinner
best leadRimuru Tempest — Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
Best Voice Performance (Japanese)Mamoru Miyano como Kotaro Tatsumi — Zombie Land Saga
anime of the yearDevilman Crybaby — Science SARU
Best Male CharacterIzuku “Deku” Midoriya — My Hero Academia
best antagonistAll For One — My Hero Academia (temporada 3)
Best Female CharacterMai Sakurajima — Seishun Buta Yarō
best Opening“Kiss of Death” by Mika Nakashima x Hyde — Darling in the Franxx
best animationViolet Evergarden — Kyoto Animation
best ending“Akatsuki no Requiem” by Linked Horizon — Shingeki no Kyojin (season 3)
Best Voice Performance (English)Christopher Sabat as All Might — My Hero Academia (season 3)
best dramaMahō Tsukai no Yome — Wit Studio
Best SoundtrackMade in Abyss – Kevin Penkin
Best filmMy Hero Academia: Two Heroes — Bones
Best DirectorMasaaki Yuasa — Devilman Crybaby
Best Continuing SeriesDragon Ball Super — Toei Animation
Industry Icon AwardMasahiko Minami
List of all award winners at the First Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2019

Statistics

NominationsAnime
8Megalo Box
7Devilman Crybaby
6Aggretsuko
Violet Evergarden
5My Hero Academia (season 3)
Zombie Land Saga
4Sora Yorimo Tōi Basho
3Hinamatsuri
Seishun Buta Yarō
2Black Clover
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Darling in the Franxx
Dragon Ball Super
FLCL Progressive (season 3)
Golden Kamuy
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Kakegurui
Yuru Camp
Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san
SSSS.Gridman
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4My Hero Academia (season 3)
2Devilman Crybaby
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Fourth edition (2020)

The fourth Crunchyroll Anime Awards were given to the best anime of 2019.

Crunchyroll announced the categories and judge list for the 2020 awards on December 17, noting that the list is not yet complete. They also noted that they have increased the number of judges by more than 50%, with more than half of them coming from outside the United States . The nominees were announced on the first day of voting, January 10. The nominees were announced on the first day of voting, January 10, and the results were announced on February 15. WWE wrestlers Tim Lyu and Xavier Woods were the hosts of the show. Various personalities from the anime community were invited to present the awards.

There were 18 categories. Best Couple award was given again after missing in previous two editions. Best Score, Best Drama and Best Comedy were also reinstated after being absent from last year’s edition. Best Picture and Best Continuing Series were ruled out. Best Fantasy was a new category which was introduced.

Carole & Tuesday, Vinland Saga and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba each received total of 9 nominations. This included Anime of the Year. Mamoru Miyano was nominated for the second consecutive time for the Best Voice Performance (Japanese) award. Japanese singer Aimer received her third nomination, the second in a row, in the Best Ending category. Australian composer Kevin Penkin received his second nomination for Best Original Score. The opening and ending themes for Carole & Tuesday, both sung by Nai Br.XX and Celeina Ann, were nominated in their respective categories.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba was awarded as the Anime of the Year. Its main protagonist, Tanjiro Kamado, won Best Male Character. He was also nominated in the Best Leading Role category, only to lose to Dr. Stone ‘s Senku Ishigami. Demon Slayer is tied with Kaguya-sama: Love Is War for receiving the most wins. Kaguya -sama also won Best Comedy and Best Ending. Vinland Saga won Best Drama, while The Promised Neverland won the inaugural award for Best Fantasy.

The second season of Mob Psycho 100 won in the category of Best Animation. Canadian composer Mocky won the award for best score for his work on Carole & Tuesday. George Wada, anime producer and president of Wit Studio, received the Industry Icon award.


CategoryWinner
Best leadSenku Ishigami — Dr. Stone
Best Voice Performance (Japanese)Yuichi Nakamura as Bruno Bucciarati — JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Anime of the yearDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba — Ufotable
Best Male CharacterTanjiro Kamado — Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Best antagonistIsabella — The Promised Neverland
Best Female CharacterRaphtalia — The Rising of the Shield Hero
Best Opening“99.9” by Mob Choir ft. Sajou no Hana — Mob Psycho 100 II (season 2)
Best animationMob Psycho 100 II (season 2) — Bones
Best ending“Chikatto Chika Chikaa” by Konomi Kohara — Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
Best Voice Performance (English)Billy Kametz as Naofumi Iwatani — The Rising of the Shield Hero
Best dramaVinland Saga – White Studio
Best SoundtrackMocky — Carole & Tuesday
Best filmMy Hero Academia: Two Heroes — Bones
Best DirectorTetsurō Araki and Masashi Koizuka — Attack on Titan (season 3)
Best Continuing SeriesDragon Ball Super — Toei Animation
Industry Icon AwardGeorge Wada
Best Character DesignSatoshi Iwataki, diseño original by Hiroyuki Asada — Dororo
Best Fight SceneTanjiro & Nezuko vs. Rui — Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Best comedyKaguya-sama: Love is War — A-1 Pictures
Best coupleKaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane – Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Best fantasyThe Promised Neverland — CloverWorks
List of all award winners at the First Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2020

Statistics

NominationsAnime
9Carole & Tuesday
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Vinland Saga
8Sarazanmai
The Promised Neverland
7Mob Psycho 100 II (season 2)
6Shingeki no Kyojin (season 3)
5Dr. Stone
Kaguya-sama: Love is War
4Babylon
Dororo
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
3Fruits Basket
The Rising of the Shield Hero
2Aggretsuko (Season 2)
Astra Lost in Space
Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia
Fire Force
How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
O Maidens in Your Savage Season
One-Punch Man (Season 2)
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3Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
2Mob Psycho 100 II (season 2)
The Promised Neverland
The Rising of the Shield Hero
Anime with multiple wins

Fifth edition 2021

The fifth Crunchyroll Anime Awards were given to the best anime of 2020.

Crunchyroll announced the list of categories, as well as the judges, on December 16, 2020. They noted that the categories used in the previous edition would also be used in this edition. They also noted that the number of judges will be increased. The nominees were announced on January 15, the first day of voting. It was in force until January 22 . 15 million votes were cast, with a majority coming from the United States, Mexico, and Brazil. The award ceremony was broadcast live on February 19 as a digital event. It was virtually introduced by Tim Lyu with Crunchyroll-Hime, Crunchyroll’s official mascot. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Crunchyroll noted that the show “will look different”.

Great Pretender, Jujutsu Kaisen and Eizōken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! each received ten nominations. It was followed by Beastars with eight and Tower of God with seven. Among the nominees was Mamoru Miyano, who received her third nomination at the awards, this time for Best Ending. Voice actor Yuichi Nakamura received his second nomination in the Best Voice Performance (Japanese) category. Yutaka Yamada was nominated in two categories, Best Soundtrack and Best Opening. The opening and ending theme of Jujutsu Kaisen were nominated in their respective categories. The Japanese band ALI received two nominations, one for Best Opening and another for Ending. Directors Masaaki Yuasa and Yuzuru Tachikawa each received their second Best Director nomination.

Fruits Basket was again nominated for the second time in the Best Drama category. Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Ren’ai Zunōsen received its second nomination for Best Comedy. Nominations were received for 2 fight scenes from The God of High School. Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane, winners in the previous edition, were again nominated for Best Couple. Kevin Penkin received his third consecutive nomination for Best Soundtrack.

Anime of the Year award was won this time by Jujutsu Kaisen. Kaguya -sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Ren’ai Zunōsen won Best Comedy for the second time. Masaaki Yuasa also won his second Best Director; the anime he directed, Eizōken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!, won in the Best Animation category. Kevin Penkin received his second win in the Best Soundtrack category. ALI won Best Opening and Best Ending for “Wild Side” and “LOST IN PARADISE” respectively. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu won Best Fantasy, while Fruits Basket won Best Drama.

CategoryWinner
Best leadCatarina Claes
Best Voice Performance (Japanese)Yūsuke Kobayashi as Subaru Natsuki — Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (season 2)
Anime of the yearJujutsu Kaisen — MAPPA
Best Male CharacterShoyo Hinata — Haikyu !! To the Top
Best antagonistRyoumen Sukuna — Jujutsu Kaisen
Best Female CharacterKaguya Shinomiya
Best Opening“Wild Side” by ALI — Beastars
Best animationEizō ken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! — Science SARU
Best ending“LOST IN PARADISE” by ALI ft. AKLO — Jujutsu Kaisen
Best Voice Performance (English)Zeno Robinson as Hawks — My Hero Academia (season 4)
Best dramaFruits Basket (season 2) – TMS Entertainment
Best SoundtrackMocky — Carole & Tuesday
Best filmMy Hero Academia: Two Heroes — Bones
Best DirectorMasaaki Yuasa — Eizōken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!
Best Character DesignMayuka Itou, diseño original by Iro Aida — Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun
Best Fight SceneDeku vs. Overhaul — My Hero Academia (season 4)
Best comedyKaguya-sama: Love is War (season 2) — A-1 Pictures
Best coupleNasa Yuzaki & Tsukasa Yuzaki — Tonikaku Kawaii
Best actionRe: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (season 2) — White Fox
List of all award winners at the First Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2021

Statistics

NominationsAnime
10Great Pretender
Jujutsu Kaisen
Eizō ken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!
8Beastars
7Tower of God
6Dorohedoro
5Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Ren’ai Zunōsen (season 2)
4My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World (season 2)
3Deca-Dence
The God of High School
Haikyu!! To the Top (season 4)
The Misfit of Demon King Academy
My Hero Academia (season 4)
2BNA: Brand New Animal
Fruits Basket (season 2)
In/Spectre
Japan Sinks 2020
Rent-A-Girlfriend
The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED
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3Jujutsu Kaisen
2Kaguya-sama: Love is War? (season 2)
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
My Hero Academia (season 4)
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World (season 2)
Anime with multiple wins

Sixth Edition – 2022

The sixth Crunchyroll Anime Awards were given to the best anime of 2021.

Crunchyroll opened public nominations for judges on October 14, 2021, running until October 20. The list of judges was revealed on December 16, 2021 by Crunchyroll. The nominees were announced on January 18 and voting concluded on January 25. The winners were declared on February 9.


26 categories were present in Sixth edition. The new categories included new voice acting categories for German, Spanish (LA), French, Spanish (Spain), Russian and Portuguese. Best Romance category was introduced in this edition. The Best Action and Best Picture categories were reinstated. However, Best Couple was dropped.

Jujutsu Kaisen received 16 nominations, with Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season Part 1, Odd Taxi, and Wonder Egg Priority receiving 11. Jujutsu Kaisen was nominated for Anime of the Year again, having previously won it. Two nominations were received for Best Fight Scene. Its protagonist, Yuji Itadori, was nominated again. Park Sung-hoo, the director of the series, was nominated for Best Director again. Shingeki no Kyojin ‘s Eren Jaeger was nominated for Best Lead and Antagonist. Best Boy was the category where two nominations were received from Tokyo Revengers. Jujutsu kaisen, Kimetsu no Yaiba and Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon were nominated again for Best Animation.

Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina were again nominated for Best Music Score, along with Satoru Kōsaki and Hiroyuki Sawano, the latter receiving his third nomination for the award. Shingeki no Kyojin and Beastars both received nominations for Best Opening and Best Ending. Previous winners Fruits Basket and Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S were also nominated for Best Drama and Best Comedy respectively, with the former receiving its third nomination for the award.

Shōnen nominations dominated the awards, with Jujutsu Kaisen winning six. However, Shingeki no Kyojin won Anime of the Year. Ōsama Ranking’s Bojji won Best Male Character, while Jujutsu Kaisen ‘s Nobara Kugisaki won Best Female Character. Odd Taxi ‘s Odokawa won Best Lead, while Shingeki no Kyojin’s Eren Jaeger won Best Antagonist. Director of Odd Taxi, Baku Kinoshita, won the Best Director award. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen (TV Version) won Best Animation and Best Soundtrack. Yūki Kaji won Best Voice Performance (Japanese), while David Wald won Best Voice Performance (English).

René Dawn-Claude, Enzo Ratsito, Irwin Daayán, Marcel Navarro, Leo Rabelo and Islam Gandzhaev won the inaugural Best Voice Performance for German, French, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Portuguese and Russian, respectively. “Boku no Sensou” won Best Opening, while “Shirogane” won Best Ending. Jujutsu Kaisen won Best Action, Komi-san wa, Komyushō desu won Best Comedy, Fumetsu no Anata won Best Drama, Horimiya won Best Romance and Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken.(Season 2) won Best Fantasy. The film Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen (Movie) won Best Picture.

Crunchyroll best anime award for 2022 - Attack on Titan
Crunchyroll best anime award for 2022 – Attack on Titan
CategoryWinner
Best leadOdokawa — Odd Taxi
Best Voice Performance (Japanese)Yuki Kaji as Eren Jaeger — Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 1
Anime of the yearAttack on Titan: The Final Season Part 1 — MAPPA
Best Male CharacterBojji — Ranking of Kings
Best antagonistEren Jaeger — Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 1
Best Female CharacterNobara Kugisaki – Jujutsu Kaisen
Best Opening“Boku no Sensou” by Shinsei Kamattechan — Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 1
Best animationDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc — Ufotable
Best ending“Shirogane” by LiSA — Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
Best Voice Performance (English)David Wald as Ainosuke Shindo — SK8 the Infinity
Best dramaTo Your Eternity — Brain’s Base
Best SoundtrackMocky — Carole & Tuesday
Best filmMy Hero Academia: Two Heroes — Bones
Best DirectorBaku Kinoshita — Odd Taxi
Best Character DesignTadashi Hiramatsu, original designs by Gege Akutami — Jujutsu Kaisen
Best Fight SceneYuji Itadori & Aoi Todo vs. Hanami— Jujutsu Kaisen
Best comedyKomi Can’t Communicate — OLM
Best coupleNasa Yuzaki & Tsukasa Yuzaki — Tonikaku Kawaii
Best actionJujutsu Kaisen — MAPPA
Best ScoreYuki Kajiura and Go Shiina — Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
Best RomanceHorimiya — CloverWorks
Best FantasyThat Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (season 2) — Eight Bit
Best FilmDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train — Ufotable
Best Voice Performance (German)René Dawn-Claude as Satoru Gojo – Jujutsu Kaisen
Best Voice Performance (French)Enzo Ratsito as Tanjiro Kamado — Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
Best Voice Performance (Latin American)Irwin Daayán as Kyojuro Rengoku — Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
Best Voice Performance (Spanish)Marcel Navarro as Tanjiro Kamado — Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train
Best Voice Performance (Portuguese)Leo Rabelo as Satoru Gojo — Jujutsu Kaisen
Best Voice Performance (Russian)Islam Gandzhaev as Tanjiro Kamado — Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train
List of all award winners at the First Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2022

Statistics

NominationsAnime
16Jujutsu Kaisen
11Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 1
Odd Taxi
Wonder Egg Priority
6Ranking of Kings
Tokyo Revengers
Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song
586
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
SK8 the Infinity
4Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train
Fruits Basket The Final Season
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
So I’m a Spider, So What?
3Beastars (season 2)
Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
Komi Can’t Communicate
Megalobox 2: Nomad
2Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna
Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro
Horimiya
Kageki Shojo!!
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
One Piece
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World (season 2)
Sonny Boy
The Case Study of Vanitas
To Your Eternity
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6Jujutsu Kaisen
5Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
4Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 1
3Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train
2Odd Taxi
Anime with multiple wins

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