Rewatch the 2021 Anime Awards Here (and Find Out Who Won!)

See which of the amazing nominees won Anime of the Year and much more

 

The Anime Awards festivities are officially over, and now we know who took the honors home in each category. Without further ado, here's an overview of all the winners, from categories like Best Opening and Best Ending to the coveted Anime of the Year award and beyond!

 

If you want to keep the winners a surprise until the end, watch the whole shabang first below. Otherwise, read on for all the reveals! 

 

 

BEST CHARACTER DESIGN

 

 

WINNER: Mayuka Itou, Original Designs by Aidairo - Toilet-bound Hanako-kun

 

Runners-up: 

 

Naoyuki Asano, Original Designs by: Sumito Owara - Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Hirotaka Katou - Great Pretender

Genice Chan, Yuusuke Yoshigaki - BNA: Brand New Animal

Masashi Kudoh, Miho Tanino, Original Designs by: S.I.U. - Tower of God

Rumiko Takahashi, Yoshihito Hishinuma - Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon

 

 

BEST ANIMATION

 

 

WINNER: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

 

Runners-up: 

 

Princess Connect! Re: Dive

Great Pretender

The God of High School

Appare-Ranman!

BEASTARS

 

BEST FIGHT SCENE

 

 

WINNER: Deku vs Overhaul - My Hero Academia Season 4

 

Runners-up:

 

Gojo Satoru vs. Ryomen Sukuna - JUJUTSU KAISEN

Jin Mori vs Jegai Taek - The God of High School

Bercouli vs Emperor Vector - Sword Art Online Alicization: War of the Underworld Part 2

Jin Mori vs Han Daewi - The God of High School

Brawler vs Master - Akudama Drive

 

BEST COUPLE

 

 

WINNER: Nasa Yuzaki and Tsukasa Yuzaki - TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You 

 

Runners-up:

 

Kaguya Shinomiya and MIyuki Shirogane - KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR? (Season 2)

Legoshi and Haru - BEASTARS

Kotoko Iwanaga and Kuro Sakuragawa - In/Spectre

Catarina Claes and Maria Campbell - My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Chizuru Mizuhara and Kazuya Kinoshita - Rent-A-Girlfriend

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A VOICE ACTOR (Japanese)

 

 

WINNER: Yusuke Kobayashi as Natsuki Subaru - Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2

 

Runners-up:

 

Riho Sugiyama as Minare Koda - Wave, Listen to Me!

Megumi Ogata as Hanako - Toilet-bound Hanako-kun

Yuichi Nakamura as Gojo Satoru - JUJUTSU KAISEN

Mutsumi Tamura as Sayaka Kanamori - Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Yuusuke Oonuki as Daisuke Kanbe - The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A VOICE ACTOR (English)

 

 

WINNER: Zeno Robinson as Hawks - My Hero Academia Season 4

 

Runners-up: 

 

Crispin Freeman as Ziusudra - Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

Aaron Phillips as Laurent Thierry - Great Pretender

Johnny Yong Bosch as Bam - Tower of God

Jonah Scott as Legoshi - BEASTARS

Anairis Quiñones as Echidna - Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2

 

BEST GIRL

 

 

WINNER: Kaguya Shinomiya - KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR? (Season 2)

 

Runners-up: 

 

Sayaka Kanamori - Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Chizuru Mizuhara - Rent-A-Girlfriend

Noi - Dorohedoro

Catarina Claes - My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Abigail Jones - Great Pretender

 

BEST BOY

 

 

WINNER: Shoyo Hinata - HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP

 

Runners-up: 

 

Caiman - Dorohedoro

Gojo Satoru - JUJUTSU KAISEN

Khun Aguero Agnes - Tower of God

Legoshi - BEASTARS

Anos Voldigoad - The Misfit of Demon King Academy

 

BEST DIRECTOR

 

 

WINNER: Masaaki Yuasa - Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

 

Runners-up: 

 

Yuzuru Tachikawa - DECA-DENCE

Sunghoo Park - JUJUTSU KAISEN

Hiro Kaburagi - Great Pretender

Mamoru Hatakeyama - Kaguya-sama: Love is War? (Season 2)

Takashi Sano - Tower of God

 

BEST SCORE

 

 

WINNER: Kevin Penkin - Tower of God

 

Runners-up: 

 

Great Pretender

BEASTARS

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

The God of High School

Japan Sinks: 2020

 

BEST OPENING SEQUENCE

 

 

WINNER: “Wild Side” by ALI - BEASTARS

 

Runners-up: 

 

"Easy Breezy" by chelmico - Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

“KAIKAIKITAN” by EVE - JUJUTSU KAISEN

“G.P.” by Yutaka Yamada - Great Pretender

“Daddy Daddy Do!” by Masayuki Suzuki - KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR? (Season 2)

“Phoenix” by Burnout Syndromes - HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP

 

BEST ENDING SEQUENCE

 

 

WINNER: “LOST IN PARADISE” by ALI feat. AKLO - JUJUTSU KAISEN

 

Runners-up: 

 

“The Great Pretender” by Freddie Mercury - Great Pretender

“Night Running” by Shin Sakura ft AAAMYYY - BNA: Brand New Animal

“(K)NoW_NAME” by 「D.D.D.D」- Dorohedoro

“Welcome My Friend” by OKAMOTO’S - The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED

"Last Dance" by Mamoru Miyano - In/Spectre

 

BEST FANTASY

 

 

WINNER: Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2

 

Runners-up: 

 

Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai

DECA-DENCE

Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2

Dorohedoro

Tower of God

 

BEST COMEDY

 

 

WINNER: KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR? (Season 2)

 

Runners-up: 

 

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle

Kakushigoto

The Misfit of Demon King Academy

 

BEST DRAMA

 

 

WINNER: Fruits Basket (Season 2)

 

Runners-up: 

 

Great Pretender

Japan Sinks: 2020

SING “YESTERDAY” FOR ME

BEASTARS

Somali and the Forest Spirit

 

BEST PROTAGONIST

 

 

WINNER: Catarina Claes - My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

 

Runners-up: 

 

Natsume - DECA-DENCE

Yuji Itadori - JUJUTSU KAISEN

Anos Voldigoad - The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Shoyo Hinata - HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP

 

BEST ANTAGONIST

 

 

WINNER: Ryomen Sukuna - JUJUTSU KAISEN

 

Runners-up: 

 

En - Dorohedoro

Rachel - Tower of God

Akito Soma - Fruits Basket (Season 2)

Echidna - Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2

Overhaul - My Hero Academia Season 4

 

ANIME OF THE YEAR

 

 

WINNER: JUJUTSU KAISEN

 

Runners-up: 

 

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Dorohedoro

Great Pretender

Appare-Ranman!

BEASTARS

 

Phew, what a night! Let us know what you thought of the show, the winners, and anything else that's on your mind in the afterglow of the Anime Awards in the comments!

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his brand new comic, MONSTER FLIGHT, at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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