Crunchyroll Announces Anime Awards Nominees; Voting Now Open

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Crunchyroll has introduced all of the nominees for this yr’s Anime Awards. Voting for the awards at the moment are open, so head on over to the Anime Awards website and submit your decisions for every class. The full listing of awards and their respective nominees are detailed beneath.

This yr’s nominees are literally pretty diverse–there’s nobody sequence or film dominating the awards like these previous two years. Many of the anime that individuals anticipated to obtain nominations are right here, like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Carole & Tuesday, Vinland Saga, and Mob Psycho 100 II. Rather surprisingly, Stars Align and Given had been solely nominated for one award every, Best Drama and Best Couple respectively. Though neither sequence discovered a lot of a following at first, however each gained passionate followings by the top of their respective seasons.

For those that missed out on any of the six anime nominated for Anime of the Year (Carole & Tuesday, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Mob Psycho 100 II, O Maidens in Your Savage Season, The Promised Neverland, and Vinland Saga), we advocate checking them out. After all, all six had been beneficial in GameSpot’s 2019 seasonal anime guides. For these on the lookout for descriptions and watch hyperlinks, Mob Psycho 100 II and The Promised Neverland might be present in our Winter 2019 guide, Demon Slayer in our Spring 2019 guide, and Carole & Tuesday, O Maidens in Your Savage Season, and Vinland Saga in our Summer 2019 guide. If you are on the lookout for 2020 suggestions, try our must-watch Winter 2020 anime video, which is embedded above.

Voting for the Anime Awards closes on January 17, so be sure you get your votes in earlier than then. You’re allowed to vote a number of instances, however you possibly can solely submit votes for every class as soon as per day. The winners might be introduced at an official ceremony, which might be streamed stay on February 15 at 5 PM PT / Eight PM ET.

Crunchyroll Anime Awards Nominees

Anime of the Year

  • Carole & Tuesday
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Mob Psycho 100 II
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season
  • The Promised Neverland
  • Vinland Saga

Best Protagonist

  • Emma, The Promised Neverland
  • Hyakkimaru, Dororo
  • Saitama, One-Punch Man Season 2
  • Senku, Dr. Stone
  • Tanjiro Kamado, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Tohru Honda, Fruits Basket

Best Antagonist

  • Ai Magase, Babylon
  • Angela, Carole & Tuesday
  • Askeladd, Vinland Saga
  • Garou, One-Punch Man Season 2
  • Isabella, The Promised Neverland
  • Overhaul, My Hero Academia Season 4

Best Boy

  • Bruno Bucciarati, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
  • Hyakkimaru, Dororo
  • Kanata Hoshijima, Astra Lost in Space
  • Naruzou Machio, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
  • Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, Mob Psycho 100 II
  • Tanjiro Kamado, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Best Girl

  • Carole, Carole & Tuesday
  • Chika Fujiwara, Kaguya-sama: Love is War
  • Emma, The Promised Neverland
  • Kohaku, Dr. Stone
  • Nezuko Kamado, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Raphtalia, The Rising of the Shield Hero

Best Director

  • Tetsuro Araki, Attack on Titan Season 3
  • Kiyotaka Suzuki, Babylon
  • Shinichiro Watanabe & Motonobu Hori, Carole & Tuesday
  • Yuzuru Tachikawa, Mob Psycho 100 II
  • Kunihiko Ikuhara, Sarazanmai
  • Shuhei Yabuta, Vinland Saga

Best Animation

  • Attack on Titan Season 3
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia
  • Mob Psycho 100 II
  • Sarazanmai
  • Vinland Saga

Best Character Design

  • Tsunenori Saito, Original Character Design by Eisaku Kubonouchi, Carole & Tuesday
  • Satoshi Iwataki, Original Character Design by Hiroyuki Asada, Dororo
  • Yuko Iwasa, Dr. Stone
  • Yuko Yahiro, Original Character Design by Aka Akasaka, Kaguya-sama: Love is War
  • Kayoko Ishikawa, Original Character Design by Miggy, Sarazanmai
  • Takahiko Abiru, Original Character Design by Makoto Yukimura, Vinland Saga

Best Score

  • Hiroyuki Sawano, Attack on Titan Season 3
  • Mocky, Carole & Tuesday
  • Go Shiina and Yuki Kajiura, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Tatsuya Kato, Hiroaki Tsutsumi, and Yuki Kanesaka, Dr. Stone
  • Yugo Kanno, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
  • Kevin Penkin, The Rising of the Shield Hero

Best Fight Scene

  • Emperor Crimson vs. Metallic, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
  • Levi vs. Beast Titan, Attack on Titan Season 3
  • Mob vs. Toichiro, Mob Psycho 100 II
  • Tanjiro & Nezuko vs. Rui, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Thorfinn vs. Thorkell, Vinland Saga
  • Ushiwakamaru vs. Tiamat, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

Best Couple

  • Baki Hanma & Kozue Matsumoto, Baki
  • Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane, Kaguya-sama: Love is War
  • Mafuyu Sato & Ritsuka Uenoyama, Given
  • Reo & Mabu, Sarazanmai
  • Rika Zonazaki & Shun Amagi, O Maidens in Your Savage Season
  • Ymir & Historia, Attack on Titan Season 3

Best VA Performance (JP)

  • Mamoru Miyano as Reo Niiboshi, Sarazanmai
  • Saori Hayami as Shinobu Kocho, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Yuichi Nakamura as Bruno Bucciarati, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
  • Yukino Satsuki as Ai Magase, Babylon
  • Yuuko Kaida as Isabella, The Promised Neverland
  • Yusuke Kobayashi as Senku, Dr. Stone

Best VA Performance (EN)

  • Kyle McCarley as Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, Mob Psycho 100 II
  • Laura Bailey as Tohru Honda, Fruits Basket
  • Erica Mendez as Retsuko, Aggretsuko Season 2
  • Billy Kametz as Naofumi, The Rising of the Shield Hero
  • Faye Mata as Aqua, Konosuba: God’s blessing on this excellent world!
  • Casey Mongillo as Shinji, Neon Genesis Evangelion

Best Comedy

  • Aggretsuko Season 2
  • How Heavy are the Dumbbells You Lift?
  • Isekai Quartet
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War
  • My Roommate is a Cat
  • Sarazanmai

Best Fantasy

  • Ascendance of a Bookworm
  • Astra Lost in Space
  • Attack on Titan Season 3
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Sarazanmai
  • The Promised Neverland

Best Drama

  • Babylon
  • Carole & Tuesday
  • Fruits Basket
  • Stars Align
  • The Promised Neverland
  • Vinland Saga

Best Opening Sequence

  • Kiss Me by Nai Br.XX & Celeina Ann, Carole & Tuesday
    • Animation Director – Bahi JD
    • Storyboard Artist – Bahi JD
  • Kawaki wo Ameku by Minami, Domestic Girlfriend
    • Animation Director / Storyboard – Shota Ihata
    • Character Designer – Naomi Ide
  • Inferno by Mrs. GREEN APPLE, Fire Force
    • Storyboards – Akitoshi Yokoyama
    • Direction – Yuki Yase
    • Animation Director – Hideyuki Morioka
  • 99.9 by MOB CHOIR feat. sajou no hana, Mob Psycho 100 II
    • Animation Director – Yoshimichi Kameda
    • Storyboard Artist – Yuzuru Tachikawa
  • Touch Off by UVERworld, The Promised Neverland
    • Animation Director – Kazuaki Shimada
    • Storyboard Artist – Atsushi Nishigori
  • Mukanjyo by Survive Said the Prophet, Vinland Saga
    • Animation Director – Takahiko Abiru
    • Storyboard Artist – Kazuya Murata

Best Ending Sequence

  • Hold Me Now by Nai Br.XX & Celeina Ann, Carole & Tuesday
    • Animation Director – Yoshiyuki Ito
    • Storyboard Artist – Norimitsu Suzuki
  • Sayonara Gokko by amazarashi, Dororo
    • Animation Director – Osamu Kobayashi
    • Storyboard Artist – Osamu Kobayashi
  • veil by Keina Suda, Fire Force
    • Storyboards, Direction, Animation, Coloring, and Backgrounds – Taiki Konno

    Chikatto Chika Chikaa♡ by Konami Kohara, Kaguya-sama: Love is War

    • Animation Director – Naoya Nakayama
    • Storyboard Artist – Naoya Nakayama
  • Stand by me by the peggies, Sarazanmai
    • Animation Director – Kayoko Ishikawa
    • Storyboard Artist – Tao Tajima
  • Torches by Aimer, Vinland Saga
    • Animation Director – Toshiyuki Yamashita
    • Storyboard Artist – Toshiyuki Yamashita

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