Nominees of 6th Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2022

Crunchyroll Anime Awards Nominees
Crunchyroll Anime Awards Nominees

Just like every other year, Crunchyroll is all set to organize the Annual Anime Awards program and here we have the 2022 nominees. Recently, the leading anime streaming site has revealed the list of nominees for this year’s awards. These nominees include some of the most popular anime series and characters from the year 2022. All of these nominees are distributed among 20 different categories, and 39 different series managed to get nominated for the awards. Here you will get to see the whole list of the character and anime series which has been nominated under the respective category.

The first-ever Crunchyroll Anime Award was held in the year 2017, and the announcements about it were made in December 2016. The winners of the awards are decided on the basis of the votes given by the participants. This is one of the many reasons why the award program is so exciting. Fans from all over the world participate in it every year, recklessly voting for their favorite anime series of characters. This time too, since the nominees are announced, Crunchyroll will be getting heavy traffic of the voters who are going to be there every second to make their vote count. Even though if you are not going to participate, to prepare your mind for the winners, you should know the one who gets nominated, so let’s get into it.

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About Crunchyroll Anime Awards

As the name suggests, Crunchyroll Anime Awards are programs organized by Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll is a leading American distributor, publisher, and production company that is licensed to broadcast the original anime, manga, and dorama series. The anime streaming channels are available in a variety of languages such as English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Arabic, Italian, and Russian. The company was founded on 15th May 2006, which is almost 15 years ago. It was founded by the team of founders Kun Gao, James Lin, Brandon Ooi, and Vu Nguyen. Till then, the company has become the face of anime streaming sites and has gained a lot of fame for providing a good quality of original content all over the world. By the end of the year 2021, it has been reported that Crunchyroll has over 120 million users from all over the world.

As for the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, it is organized on an annual basis by the recognized company. Its organization was initially announced in December 2016, and for the first time, the award function was held in the year 2017. Its main aim is to make it a global event and pray tribute and recognition to the artists and characters from anime shows, and this idea was loved by fans as well. Even for the first time, Crunchyroll reported that around 1.8 million votes were cast from all over the world. The 2017 nominee list was dominated by Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, which got nine nominations among all the categories—followed by Mob Psycho 100, which was nominated eight times, including the anime of the year. Unfortunately, the title of Anime of the year was won by “Yuri on Ice” that was nominated seven times in all the categories.

Crunchyroll Anime Awards
Crunchyroll Anime Awards

Nominees of 6th Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2022

As per the latest announcements by Crunchyroll, there are 39 anime series that have been nominated this year. Among which “ODD Taxi” and “Wonder Egg Priority” are dominating the list with around 11 nominations in the categories. This is followed by “Jujutsu Kaisen,” which is repeated in the list for ten categories, and then we have “Attack on Titan,” which is nominated for the nine categories. The list includes 20 categories which are Anime of the year, Best Girl, Best Boy, Best Protagonist, Best Antagonist, and many more. Surprisingly, you will get to see Eren from Attack on titan in both Best Antagonist and protagonist. This year’s list adds up new categories of Best Film, Best Action Series, Best Romance.

Crunchyroll Anime Awards Nominees
Crunchyroll Anime Awards Nominees

Anime of the Year

  • 86 EIGHTY-SIX
  • Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
  • ODDTAXI
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Cour 2
  • Ousama Ranking
  • Sonny Boy

Best Girl

  • Valdilena Milize (86 EIGHTY-SIX)
  • Nobara Kugisaki (Jujutsu Kaisen Cour 2)
  • Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket the Final Season)
  • Sarasa Watanabe (Kageki Shojo!!)
  • Shoko Komi (Komi Can’t Communicate)
  • Ai Ohto (Wonder Egg Priority)
Komi

Best Boy

  • Senku Ishigami (Dr. Stone Wars)
  • Izumi Miyamura (Horimiya)
  • Odokawa (ODD TAXI)
  • Bojji (Ousama Ranking)
  • Ken Ruguji ‘Draken’ (Tokyo Revengers)
  • Manjiro Sano ‘Mikey’ (Tokyo Revengers)

Best Protagonist

  • Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan)
  • Yuji Itadori (Jujutsu Kaisen Cour 2)
  • Odokawa (ODD TAXI)
  • Joe (Megalobox 2: NOMAD)
  • Bojji (Ranking of Kings)
  • Ai Ohto (Wonder Egg Priority)
Eren Jaeger

Best Antagonist

  • Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1)
  • Tomura Shigaraki (My Hero Academia Season 5)
  • Yano (ODD TAXI)
  • Echidna (Re: ZERO – Starting Life in Another World Season 2)
  • Ainosuke Shindo/”ADAM” (Sk8 the Infinity)
  • Tetta Kisaki (Tokyo Revengers)

Best Animation

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
  • Jujutsu Kaisen (Cour 2)
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Cour 1)
  • Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song
  • Wonder Egg Priority
Nominees Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2022
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Part 1)

Best Fight Scene

  • Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1 – Eren Jaeger vs. War Hammer Titan
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations – Naruto Uzumaki vs. Isshiki Otsutsuki
  • Jujutsu Kaisen (Cour 2) – Yuji Itadori and Aoi Todo vs. Hanami
  • Jujustu Kaisen (Cour 2) – Yuji Itadori and Nobara Kugisaki vs. Eso and Kechizu
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S – Elma vs. Tohru
  • Vivy vs. Yugo Kakitani – Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song

Best Score

  • 86 EIGHTY-SIX – Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina
  • Megalobox 2: NOMAD – Mabanua
  • ODDTAXI – PUNPEE, VaVa and OMSB
  • Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song – Satoru Kosaki
  • Wonder Egg Priority – DE DE MOUSE
Nominees Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2022
86 EIGHTY-SIX

Best Director

  • Yuichiro Hayashi (Attack on Titan Final Part Season 1)
  • Park Sunghoo (Jujutsu Kaisen Cour 2)
  • Yo Moriyama (Megalobox 2: NOMAD)
  • Baku Kinoshita (ODDTAXI)
  • Shingo Natsume (Sonny Boy)
  • Shin Wakabayashi (Wonder Egg Priority)

Best Romance

  • BEASTARS
  • Fruits Basket the Final Season
  • Don’t Toy with me, Miss Nagatoro
  • Komi Can’t Communicate
  • The Duke of Death and His Maid
Nominees Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2022
Fruits Basket

Best Character Design

  • Tadashi Hiramatsu (Jujutsu Kaisen Cour 2)
  • Baku Kinoshita and Hiromi Nakayama (ODDTAXI)
  • Atsuko Nozaki (Ousama Ranking)
  • Michinori Chiba (Sk8 the Infinity)
  • Loudraw and Yuichi Takahashi (Vivy-Fluorite Eyes’s Song-)
  • Saki Takahashi (Wonder Egg Priority)

Best VA Performance (JP)

  • Gabi Braun – Ayane Sakura (Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1)
  • Eren Jaeger – Yuki Kaji (Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1)
  • Daisuke Jigen – Kiyoshi Kobayashi (Lupin the 3rd Part 6)
  • Odokawa – Natsuki Hanae (ODDTAXI)
  • Kumoko – Aoi Yuki (So I’m a Spider, So what?)
  • Ai Ohto – Kanata Aikawa (Wonder Egg Priority)
Ai Ohto – Kanata Aikawa

Best VA Performance (EN)

  • Brittany Cox – Fena (Fena: Pirate Princess)
  • Laura Bailey – Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket the Final Season)
  • Adam Mc Arthur – Yuji Itadori (Jujutsu Kaisen cour 2)
  • David Wald – Ainosuke Shindo / “ADAM” (Sk8 the infinity)
  • Matt Shipman – Reki Kyan (Sk8 the infinity)
  • Anairis Quinones – Rika Kawai (Wonder Egg Priority)

Best Opening Sequence (Opening)

  • Boku no sensou – Shinsei Kamattechan (Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1)
  • Kaibutsu – YOASOBI (Beasters)
  • VIVID VICE – Who-ya Extended (Jujutsu Kaisen cour 2)
  • Ai no Supreme! – fhana (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S)
  • Skirt and PUNPEE – ODDTAXI
  • Cry Baby – Official HiGE DANdism (Tokyo Revengers)
Tokyo Revengers

Best Ending Sequence (Ending)

  • Shogeki – Yuko Ando (Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1)
  • Yasashii Suisei – Yoasobi (Beastars)
  • Shirogane – LiSA (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc)
  • Nai Nai – ReoNa – (Shadows House)
  • Infinity – YUURI – (Sk8 the Infinity)
  • Ganbare! Kumoko-san no Theme – “Watashi” – (So I’m a Spider, So What?)

Best Action

  • Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
  • Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
  • SSSS. Dynazenon
  • Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song
  • Wonder Egg Priority
Nominees Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2022
Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song

Best Fantasy

  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Cour 1)
  • Ousama Ranking
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Season 2)
  • The Case Study of Vanitas
  • To Your Eternity
  • Wonder Egg Priority

Best Drama

  • 86 EIGHT – SIX
  • Fruits Basket the Final Season
  • Kageki Shojo!!
  • ODDTAXI
  • To Your Eternity
  • Wonder Egg Priority
Nominees Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2022
To Your Eternity

Best Comedy

  • Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro
  • Heaven’s Design Team
  • Komi Can’t Communicate
  • Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • ODDTAXI

Best Film

  • BELLE
  • Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time
  • Josee, The Tiger, and the Fish
  • Shirobako the Movie
  • Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop
Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

The winners will be announced on the basis of votes cast by the participants. However, the nominees of the categories are selected by Crunchyroll’s panel of Judges. The voting lines are open till 25th January, and participants are free to vote every day for their favorite one. The results of the contest will be announced on the official voting page of Crunchyroll on 9th February, Wednesday, 2022. Enjoy the event and keep voting for your favorite anime series and anime characters.

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