crunchyroll anime awards

The nominees has been announced 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 voted across 15 categories, including Anime of the Year, Best Film, and Best Director. 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. 

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

Tune in live on TWITCH on FEBRUARY 16TH to see which of your favorites took home the win!


Final Nominees | Crunchyroll Anime Awards 

Anime of the Year

  • A Place Further Than the Universe
  • Devilman Crybaby
  • MEGALOBOX
  • Violet Evergarden
  • HINAMATSURI
  • ZOMBIE LAND SAGA

Best Animation

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

Best Opening Sequence

  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
  • DARLING in the FRANXX
  • Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler
  • Pop Team Epic
  • Aggretsuko
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Best Ending Sequence

  • MEGALOBOX
  • 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
  • Fireworks

Best Character Design

  • Violet Evergarden
  • Devilman Crybaby
  • ZOMBIE LAND SAGA
  • MEGALOBOX
  • Aggretsuko
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Best Boy

  • Kotaro Tatsumi
  • Honda-san
  • Izuku Midoriya
  • Sakuta Azusagawa
  • Haida
  • Joe

Best Girl

  • Anzu
  • Hinata Miyake
  • Lily Hoshikawa
  • Asirpa
  • Nadeshiko Kagamihara
  • Mai Sakurajima

Best VA Performance (JP)

  • Mamoru Miyano
  • Soma Saito
  • Megumi Han
  • Nao Toyama
  • Rareko
  • 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

  • Retsuko
  • Yumeko Jabami
  • Joe
  • Violet Evergarden
  • Rimuru Tempest
  • Sakuta Azusagawa

Best Antagonist

  • Ryo Asuka
  • Akane Shinjo
  • All For One
  • Yuri
  • Tokushiro Tsurumi
  • Momonga

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
  • BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS

See our coverage of the 2018 Anime Awards here.