Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2021

Jujutsu Kaisen wins anime of the year at fifth annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards

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For the last five years, global anime streaming service Crunchyroll has hosted the Anime Awards where fans can cast votes for their favourite shows, characters, and more. The dark fantasy Jujutsu Kaisen nabbed the award for Anime of the Year (and two others) at the event hosted Friday evening.

15 million votes were submitted from around the world, with the most coming from the United States, Brazil, and Mexico.

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards were held online, hosted by Tim Lyu and their own princess mascot, Crunchyroll-Hime and sponsored by the recently released mobile game Princess Connect! Re: Dive.

Meanwhile, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! took home Best Animation, while the second season of Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World- grabbed the award for Best Fantasy. Season two of Fruits Basket won Best Drama and Kaguya-sama: Love Is War? was awarded Best Comedy.

Fans picked Kaguya Shinomiya from Kaguya-sama: Love Is War? for Best Girl and Shoyo Hinata from HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP as Best Boy. The Best Couple was Nasa Yuzaki and Tsukasa Yuzaki of TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You.

Catarina Claes from My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom! was voted Best Protagonist with Ryomen Sukuna from Jujutsu Kaisen as Best Antagonist.

The intense battle in the fourth season of My Hero Academia between the hero Deku and villain Overhaul was nominated by fans for Best Fight Scene.

Kevin Penkin picked up the award for Best Score for his music used in Tower Of God. Masaaki Yuasa was chosen as Best Director for Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Mayuka Ito claimed Best Character Design for their work on Toilet-bound Hanako-kun.

Yusuke Kobayashi won Best VA Performance (JP) as Natsuki Subaru in the second season of Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World-, with Zeno Robinson claiming the Best VA Performance (EN) as the winged hero Hawks in My Hero Academia (season four).

Hip hop/funk band ALI won the awards for both Best Opening Sequence (OP) and Best Ending Sequence (ED) with Wild Side from Beastars and “LOST IN PARADISE” (featuring AKLO) from Jujutsu Kaisen respectively.

Source: Crunchyroll media release

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