2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards – All Nominees Announced 

Since its debut in 2017, the Crunchyroll Anime Awards have risen to prominence as an eagerly anticipated event that honors the anime industry’s most beloved series, songs, directors, and characters each year. Since, voting is based on fans’ choices, making this a truly global celebration held annually in Tokyo at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa.

The 2024 nominees have just been announced, with voting now open through January 27th at 2:59 pm EST on the Anime Awards website. Additionally, Crunchyroll revealed that award-winning singer Megan Thee Stallion will host the March 2nd award ceremony.

Joining Megan to present this year’s awards is an exciting lineup including Iman Vellani (Ms. Marvel), Japanese musician LiSA, nightlife host Roland, model Aquaria, rapper Che Lingo, content creator Lena Lemon, artist/DJ Yaeji, and also singer Ylona Garcia.

Fans can vote daily and watch all the nominated anime free with ads on Crunchyroll until the big event. The nominations draw from titles released between Fall 2022 and also Summer 2023, representing various studios, genres, and styles. Additionally, MAPPA leads with multiple nods for acclaimed series like Chainsaw Man, Vinland Saga Season 2, Hell’s Paradise, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, and Attack on Titan Final Season Special 1.

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This year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards boasts over 30 categories and a record 192 nominees, with 6 contenders in each of the 32 categories. Three new awards have also been added to the online ceremony. However, the most coveted prize remains Anime of the Year, with several high-profile nominees vying to succeed 2022 winner Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.

Crunchyroll Anime Awards Nominations

Anime of the Year

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The year 2023 delivered numerous captivating anime series, but some stood out as particularly phenomenal. However, one glaring omission from the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2024’s coveted Anime of the Year category shocked fans – the epic Attack on Titan finale. Widely considered one of the greatest anime conclusions ever, Attack on Titan’s absence remains perplexing.

Despite this snub, the full list of nominees showcases the incredible anime released over the past year. The contenders vying for the top prize include:

  • Bocchi The Rock! (Cloverworks)
  • Chainsaw Man (MAPPA)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (ufotable)
  • Following, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 (MAPPA)
  • Then, Oshi No Ko (Doga Kobo)
  • Vinland Saga Season 2 (MAPPA)

Best Continuing Series of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards

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  • Attack on Titan: THE FINAL CHAPTERS SPECIAL 1 (MAPPA)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (ufotable)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 (MAPPA)
  • Then, One Piece (Toei Animation)
  • Following, Spy x Family Season 1 Cour 2 (WIT STUDIOxCloverworks)
  • And also, Vinland Saga Season 2 (MAPPA)

The Best New Series

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  • Bocchi The Rock! (Cloverworks)
  • Chainsaw Man (MAPPA)
  • Heavenly Delusion (Production I.G.)
  • Following, Hell’s Paradise (MAPPA)
  • Oshi no Ko (Doga Kobo)
  • And also, Zoom100: Bucket List of the Dead (BUG FILMS)

Best Film of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards

  • Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King (studio Pierrot)
  • Blue Giant (NUT)
  • Following, Kaguya-sama: Love is War-The First Kiss That Never Ends- (A-1 Pictures)
  • Psycho-Pass: Providence (Production I.G.)
  • Suzume (CoMix Wave Films Inc., STORY Inc.)
  • And also, The First Slam-Dunk (Toei Animation, DandeLion Animation Studio)

Best Original Anime

  • Akiba Maid War (P.A.WORKS)
  • Following, Birdie Wing -Golf Girls Story- Season 2 (Bandai Namco Pictures)
  • Buddy Daddies (P.A.WORKS)
  • Do It Yourself! (PINE JAM)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury (Sunrise)
  • And also, The Marginal Service (Studio 3Hz)

The Best Animation of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards

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  • Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS SPECIAL 1 (MAPPA)
  • Chainsaw Man (MAPPA)
  • Following, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (ufotable)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 (MAPPA)
  • Mob Psycho 100 III (Bones)
  • And also, Trigun Stampede (Orange)

Best Character Design

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  • Chainsaw Man (Kazutaka Sugiyama)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (Akira Matsushima)
  • Hell’s Paradise (Kouji Hisaki)
  • Following, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 (Sayaka Koiso, Tadashi Hiramatsu)
  • Oshi no Ko (Kanna Hirayama)
  • And also, Trigun Stampede (Kouji Tajima)

The Best Director of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards

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  • Daisuke Hiramaki (Oshi no Ko)
  • Hirotaka Mori (Heavenly Delusion)
  • Keiichiro Sato (Bocchi The Rock!)
  • Following, Ryu Nakayama (Chainsaw Man)
  • Shota Goshozono (Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2)
  • And also, Yuichiro Hayashi (Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS SPECIAL 1)

Best Cinematography of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards

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  • Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS SPECIAL 1 (MAPPA)
  • Chainsaw Man (MAPPA)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (ufotable)
  • Heavenly Delusion (Production I.G.)
  • Following, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 (MAPPA)
  • And also, Vinland Saga Season 2 (MAPPA)

The Best Art Direction

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  • Chainsaw Man (MAPPA)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (ufotable)
  • Hell’s Paradise (MAPPA)
  • Following, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 (MAPPA)
  • Oshi no Ko (Doga Kobo)
  • And also, Zoom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (BUG FILMS)

Best Romance of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards

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  • Horimiya: The Missing Pieces (Cloverworks)
  • Insomniacs After School (LIDENFILMS)
  • Following, My Happy Marriage (Kinema Citrus)
  • My Love Story With Yamada-Kun at Lv999 (MADHOUSE)
  • Skip and Loafer (P.A.WORKS)
  • And also, Tomo-chan Is a Girl! (Lay-duce)

Best Comedy

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  • Bocchi The Rock! (Cloverworks)
  • Following, Buddy Daddies (P.A.WORKS)
  • Then, Mashle: Magic and Muscles (A-1 Pictures)
  • Spy x Family Season 1 Cour 2 (WIT STUDIOxCloverworks)
  • Uruseiyatsura (david production)
  • And also, Zoom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (BUG FILMS)

The Best Action of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards

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  • Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS SPECIAL 1 (MAPPA)
  • BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War – The Separation (studio Pierrot)
  • Following, Chainsaw Man (MAPPA)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (ufotable)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 (MAPPA)
  • And also, One Piece (Toei Animation)

Best Fantasy

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (ufotable)
  • Hell’s Paradise (MAPPA)
  • Then, Mashle: Magic and Muscles (A-1 Pictures)
  • Following, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 (StudioBind Co., Ltd.)
  • Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage (WIT STUDIO)
  • And also, The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 (Studio Kafka)

Best Drama of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards

  • Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS SPECIAL 1 (MAPPA)
  • Heavenly Delusion (Production I.G.)
  • My Happy Marriage (Kinema Citrus)
  • Oshi no Ko (Doga Kobo)
  • Following, To Your Eternity Season 2 (Drive)
  • And also, Vinland Saga (MAPPA)

The Best Slice of Life

  • Bocchi The Rock (Cloverworks)
  • Do It Yourself! (PINE JAM)
  • Horimiya: The Missing Pieces (Cloverworks)
  • IFollowing, nsomniacs After School (LIDENFILMS)
  • My Love Story With Yamada-Kun at Lv999 (MADHOUSE)
  • And also, Skip and Loafer (P.A.WORKS)

Best Main Character

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  • Denji (Chainsaw Man)
  • Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS SPECIAL 1)
  • Following, Hitori Gotoh/Bocchi (Bocchi The Rock!)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Shigero Kageyama/Mob (Mob Psycho 100 III)
  • And also, Thorfinn (Vinland Saga Season 2)

The Best Supporting Character for the Crunchyroll Anime Awards

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  • Arataka Reigen (Mob Psycho 100 III)
  • Following, Hange Zoe (Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS SPECIAL 1)
  • Then, Kana Arima (Oshi no Ko)
  • Power (Chainsaw Man)
  • Satoru Gojo (Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2)
  • And also, Suguru Geto (Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2)

“Must Protect At All Costs” Character of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards

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  • Anya Forger (Spy x Family Season 1 Cour 2)
  • Bojji (Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage)
  • Following, Hitori Gotoh/Bocchi (Bocchi The Rock!)
  • Miri Unasaka (Buddy Daddies)
  • Pochita (Chainsaw Man)
  • And also, Suletta Mercury (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury)

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Best Anime Song

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  • Idol by Yoasobi (Oshi no Ko)
  • Kick Back by Kenshi Yonezu (Chainsaw Man)
  • Seisyun Complex by Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi (Bocchi The Rock!)
  • Following, Suzume by RADWIMPS ft. Toaka (Suzume)
  • Where Our Blue Is by Tatsuya Kitani (Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Hidden Inventory/Premature Death Arc)
  • And also, Work by Millenium Parade and Shiina Ringo (Hell’s Paradise)

Best Score

  • Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS SPECIAL 1 (Kohta Yamamoto and Hiroyuki Sawano)
  • Bocchi The Rock (Tomoki Kikuya)
  • Chainsaw Man (Kensuke Ushio)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (Yuki Kajiura)
  • Following, Oshi no Ko (Takuro Iga)
  • And also, Suzume (Kazuma Jinnouchi)

The Best Opening Sequence of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards

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  • Idol by Yoasobi (Oshi no Ko)
  • innocent arrogance by BiSH (Heavenly Delusion)
  • Kick Back by Kenshi Yonezu (Chainsaw Man)
  • Following, Song of the Dead by Kana-Boon (Zom100: Bucket List of the Dead)
  • Where Our Blue Is by Tatsuya Kitani (Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Hidden Inventory/Premature Death Arc)
  • And also, Work by Millenium Parade and Shiina Ringo (Hell’s Paradise)

Best Ending Sequence

  • Akari by Soushi Sakiyama (Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Hidden Inventory/Premature Death Arc)
  • Color by Yama (Spy x Family Season 1 Cour 2)
  • Following, Happiness of the Dead by Shiyui (Zom100: Bucket List of the Dead)
  • Hawatari Nioku Centi/2-hundred-million-centimeter-long blades by Maximum the Hormone (Chainsaw Man)
  • Koi Kogare by Milet and Man With A Mission (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc)
  • And also, Mephisto by Queen Bee (Oshi no Ko)

The Best Voice Artist Performance – Japanese

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  • Atsumi Tanezaki as Anya Forger (Spy x Family Season 1 Cour 2)
  • Following, Kikunosuke Toya as Denji (Chainsaw Man)
  • Then, Mayumi Tanaka as Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Yoshino Aoyama as Hitori Gotoh/Bocchi (Bocchi The Rock!)
  • Yuichi Nakamura as Satoru Gojo (Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2)
  • And also, Yuki Kaji as Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS SPECIAL 1)

Best Voice Artist Performance – English of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards

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  • Abby Trott as Nezuko Kamado (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc)
  • Austin Tindle as Millions Knives (Trigun Stampede)
  • Following, Johnny Yong Bosch as Ichigo Kurosaki (BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War – The Separation)
  • Lexi Nieto as Tomo Aizawa (Tomo-chan is a Girl!)
  • Marisa Duran as Sagiri Yamada Asaemon (Hell’s Paradise)
  • And also, Ryan Colt Levy as Denji (Chainsaw Man)

The Best Voice Artist Performance – Castilian

  • David Brau (Senku Ishigami) – Dr. Stone New World
  • Then, David Flores (Dot Barrett) – Mashle: Magic And Muscles
  • Joel Gómez Jimenez (Denji) – Chainsaw Man
  • Following, Majo Montesinos Guzmán (Anya Forger) – Spy x Family Season 1 Cour 2
  • María Luisa Marciel (Power) – Chainsaw Man
  • And also, Marta Moreno (Uta) – One Piece Film Red

Best Voice Artist Performance – Latin Spanish

  • Armando Corona Ibarrola (Muichiro Tokito) – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc
  • Emilio Treviño (Denji) – Chainsaw Man
  • Gerardo Ortega (Mash Burnedead) – Mashle: Magic And Muscles
  • José Gilberto Vilchis (Satoru Gojo) – Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2
  • Following, Manuel Campuzano (Arataka Reigen) – Mob Psycho 100 lll
  • And also, Nycolle González (Suzume Iwato) – Suzume

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The Best Voice Artist Performance – Portuguese

  • Amanda Brigido (Tomo Aizawa) – Tomo-chan Is a Girl!
  • Following, Erick Bougleux (Kazuma) – Konosuba -God’s blessing on this wonderful world!- Legend of Crimson
  • Guilherme Briggs (Brook) – One Piece
  • Léo Rabelo (Satoru Gojo) – Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Luisa Viotti (Makima) – Chainsaw Man
  • And also, Vágner Fagundes (Arataka Reigen) – Mob Psycho 100 III

Best Voice Artist Performance – German

  • Emilia Raschewski (Suzume Iwato) – Suzume
  • Franciska Friede (Chise Hatori) – The Ancient Magus’ Bride
  • Franziska Trunte (Power) – Chainsaw Man
  • Following, Pascal Breuer (Arataka Reigen) – Mob Psycho 100 III
  • Patrick Baehr (Gen Asagiri) – Dr. Stone New World
  • And also, Patrick Keller (Akira Tendou) – Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead

The Best Voice Artist Performance – Italian

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  • Alessio De Filippis (Kirito) – Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night
  • Benedetta Ponticelli (Makima) – Chainsaw Man
  • Diego Baldoin (Takenori Akagi) – The First Slam Dunk
  • Federica Simonelli (Uta) – One Piece Film Red
  • Following, Max Di Benedetto (Boxxo) – Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon
  • And also, Mosè Singh (Denji) – Chainsaw Man

Best Voice Artist Performance – Arabic of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards

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  • Basil Alrefai (Vegeta) – Dragon Ball Super
  • Following, Hiba Snobar (Anya Forger) – Spy x Family Season 1 Cour 1
  • Mohammad Dal’o (Arataka Reigen) – Mob Psycho 100
  • Ra’fat Bazo (Son Goku) – Dragon Ball Super
  • Rosie Yaziji (Rimuru Tempest) – That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 1
  • And also, Taleb Alrefai (Senku Ishigami) – Dr. Stone

The Best Voice Artist Performance – French

  • Levanah Solomon (Suzume Iwato) – Suzume
  • Lilly Caruso (Aqua) – Konosuba -God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!
  • Following, Martial Le Minoux (Suguru Geto) – Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2
  • Then, Martin Faliu (Aqua) – Oshi no Ko
  • Yoan Sover (Gabimaru) – Hell’s Paradise
  • And also, Zina Khakhoulia (Power) – Chainsaw Man

Conclusion

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards celebrate the vibrant world of anime each year. With voting open through January 27th, fans can support their favorite shows, characters, and also creators across an impressive range of nominations. No matter who takes home the top prize, the event is a can’t-miss celebration of anime’s global popularity. Stay tuned for more anime updates!

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where are the Crunchyroll Anime Awards held?

The awards take place every year in early March at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo, Japan.

How can I vote for the Crunchyroll Anime Awards?

Voting is open to fans worldwide on the Anime Awards website. You can vote once per day per category through January 27th.

What are the categories for the awards?

There are over 30 categories ranging from Anime of the Year to best characters, opening sequences, also fight scenes, and more.

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