Check Out The Nominees for the 2017 Anime Awards Presented By Crunchyroll!

Voting for Anime Awards 2017 begins soon!

The Anime Awards are here!! Today, we'll be sharing the list of nominees for each category as chosen by our panel of independent judges, as well as detailling how the voting process works. We're very excited to reveal these nominees to all of you and hope you're just as excited to vote in these categories over the next few weeks! The winners will all be revealed at The Anime Awards Show at the Ricardo Montalban Theater in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, February 24th. Information on how you can attend the show will be shared shortly, but without further delay, here are the nominees:

 

Best Opening

Best Opening

  • "Shadow and Truth" by ONE III NOTES - ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  • "Here" by JUNNA - The Ancient Magus' Bride
  • "Shinzou wo Sasageyo! (心臓を捧げよ!)" by Linked Horizon - Attack on Titan Season 2
  • "Peace Sign (ピースサイン)" by Kenshi Yonezu - My Hero Academia Season 2
  • "The Other Side of the Wall" by Void_Chords feat.MARU - Princess Principal
  • "Imawa no Shinigami (今際の死神)" by Megumi Hayashibara - Descending Stories: Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū 
 
 
Best Ending

Best Ending

  • "Step Up LOVE (ステップアップLOVE)" by DAOKO x Yasuyuki Okamura - Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
  • "Ishukan Communication (イシュカン・コミュニケーション)" by Chorogonzu (ちょろゴンず) - Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  • "Kirameku Hamabe (煌めく浜辺)" by Yuiko Ohara - Land of the Lustruous
  • "Hikari, Hikari (ひかり、ひかり)" by Yuuka Aisaka - Recovery of an MMO Junkie
  • "behind" by Karin Isobe, Yuna Yoshino, and Lynn - Just Because!
  • "Kafune (カフネ)" by Brian the Sun - March comes in like a lion. Season 2

 

 
Best Film
 Best Film 
  • A Silent Voice
  • Your Name
  • In This Corner of the World
  • Girls und Panzer der Film
  • Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen
  • Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel - I. Presage Flower
 
 
Best CGI
 Best CGI
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • Kado: The Right Answer
  • Re:Creators
  • Attack on Titan Season 2
  • Knight's & Magic
  • Inuyashiki
 

Best Score

Best Score

  • Made in Abyss
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • The Ancient Magus' Bride
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  • Re:Creators

 

Best Animation

Best Animation

  • Made in Abyss
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • The Ancient Magus' Bride
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  • Re:Creators
 
Anime Awards Best Action
 Best Action
  • My Hero Academia Season 2
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Season 2
  • Attack on Titan Season 2
  • Fate/Apocrypha

 

Best Drama

Best Drama 

  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2
  • March comes in like a lion Season 2
  • Made in Abyss
  • The Ancient Magus' Bride
  • Scum's Wish
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
 

Best Comedy
 Best Comedy
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  • Mr. Osomatsu Season 2
  • Little Witch Academia
  • KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 2
  • GAMERS!
  • Tsuredure Children 
 

Slice of Life

Best Slice-of-Life

  • Recovery of an MMO Junkie
  • TSUKIGAKIREI
  • Girls' Last Tour
  • Kemono Friends
  • Sakura Quest
  • Interviews with Monster Girls

 

Continuing Series

Best Continuing Series

  • March comes in like a lion.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Season 2
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Case Closed
  • ALL OUT!!
  • Naruto: Shippuden


Best Girl

Best Girl

  • Atsuko "Akko" Kagari
  • Ochako Uraraka
  • Moriko Morioka
  • Serval
  • Tsuyu Asui
  • Chise Hatori


Best Boy

Best Boy
  • Shoto Todoroki
  • Rei Kiriyama
  • Kazuma
  • Izuku "Deku" Midoriya
  • Fafnir
  • Yakumo Yuurakutei

 

Best Hero

Best Hero

  • Izuku "Deku" Midoriya
  • Gin Minowa
  • Atsuko "Akko" Kagari
  • Kukuri
  • Chise Hatori
  • Nanachi
 

Best Villain

Best Villain

  • Stain
  • Tanya Degurechaff
  • Bondrewd
  • Cartaphilus
  • Hiro Shishigami
  • Usagi

 

Anime of the Year

Anime of the Year 

  • March comes in like a lion Season 2
  • Made in Abyss
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • My Hero Academia Season 2
  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2
  • Little Witch Academia

 

Manga of the Year

 Manga of the Year

  • Golden Kamuy Vol. 1
  • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness
  • My Brother's Husband Vol. 1
  • In This Corner of the World
  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
  • Delicious in Dungeon Vol. 1

 

Voting begins on Monday, January 22nd, and will be divided into three groups. Only certain categories will be available for voting in each of the three groups, and will be organized as follows:

 

anime awards week 1

Week 1: January 22th - January 28th

  • Best Opening
  • Best Ending
  • Best Film
  • Best CGI
  • Best Score
  • Best Animation

 

anime awards week 2

Week 2: January 29th - February 4th

  • Best Action
  • Best Drama
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Slice of Life
  • Best Continuing Series

 

anime awards week 3

Week 3: February 5th - February 11th

  • Best Girl
  • Manga of the year
  • Anime of the year
  • Villain of the Year
  • Hero of the Year
  • Best Boy

 

Make sure to take advantage of the voting period for each category, as the week-long period is a hard deadline. Once the deadline passes for each category group, that's it! You may have missed your chance to vote for a nominee in a particular category! Your vote matters, so make it count ~

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