Revealing the Judge's Picks for the Anime Awards

Our Friday Livestream Dives Into Who the Judges Voted For And More

Tomorrow at 4PM PST on our Twitch channel, we're unloading some top secret information: what our judges voted for in the Anime Awards! The Awards were held last Saturday and the internet has been abuzz with discussion over the winners since! While the results may be set in stone, we wanted to take a closer look at how our judges voted. And so, on tomorrow's episode of our livestream show It's Friday, we're going to discuss the winners and nominees for each category and explore who the judges voted for! What did the judge's think should win best Action? Were there any huge surprises among the winners? WHO REALLY IS BEST GIRL?! Tune in for a casual, fun conversation with the Crunchyroll crew as we do a deep dive into these and many more questions surrounding the winners of the Anime Awards!

 

 

For those who want a quick refresher ahead of time, here are the nominees and winners for each category:

 

Best Opening

  • "Shadow and Truth" (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.)
  • "Here" (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • "Shinzou wo Sasageyo!? (Attack on Titan Season 2)
  • WINNER: "Peace Sign" (My Hero Academia Season 2)
  • "The Other Side of the Wall" (Princess Principal)
  • "Imawa no Shinigami" (Descending Storis: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2)
 

Best Ending

  • "Step Up Love" (Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond)
  • WINNER: "Ishukan Communication" (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)
  • "Kirameku Hamabe" (Land of the Lustrous)
  • "Hikari, Hikari" (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)
  • "Behind" (Just Because!)
  • "Kafune" (March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2)
 

Best Film

  • A Silent Voice
  • WINNER: 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 Score

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

Best Animation

  • Land of the Lustrous
  • WINNER: My Hero Academia Season 2
  • Little Witch Academia
  • March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2
  • A Silent Voice
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
 

Best CGI

  • WINNER: Land of the Lustrous
  • KADO: The Right Answer
  • Re:Creators
  • Attack on Titan Season 2
  • Knight's & Magic
  • Inuyashiki
 

Best Comedy

  • WINNER: 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
 

Best Slice of Life

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

Best Continuing Series

  • WINNER: March Come in Like a Lion
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Season 2
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Case Closed
  • All Out!!
  • Naruto: Shippuden!
 

Best Boy

  • WINNER: Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia Seaoson 2)
  • Rei Kiriyama (March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2)
  • Kazuma (Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 2)
  • Izuku "Deku" Midoriya (My Hero Academia Season 2)
  • Fafnir (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)
 

Best Girl

  • Atsuko "Akko" Kagari (Little Witch Academia)
  • WINNER: Ochako Uraraka (My Hero Academia Season 2)
  • Moriko Morioka (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)
  • Serval (Kemono Friends)
  • Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia Season 2)
  • Chise Hatori (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
 

Best Villain

  • WINNER: Stain (My Hero Academia Season 2)
  • Tanya Degurechaff (The Saga of Tanya the Evil)
  • Bondrewd (Made in Abyss)
  • Cartaphilus (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • Hiro Shishigami (Inuyashiki)
  • Usagi (Juni Taisen: Zodiac War)
 

Best Hero

  • WINNER: Izuku "Deku" Midoriya (My Hero Academia Season 2)
  • Gin Minowa (Yuki Yuna is a Hero: the Washio Sumi Chapter
  • Atsuko "Akko" Kagari (Little Witch Academia)
  • Kukuri (Magical Circle Guru Guru)
  • Chise Hatori (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • Nanachi (Made in Abyss)
 

Best Drama

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

Best Action

  • WINNER: 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 Manga

  • Golden Kamuy Vol. 1
  • WINNER: 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
 

Anime of the Year

  • March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2
  • WINNER: Made in Abyss
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • My Hero Academia Season 2
  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2
  • Little Witch Academia
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