Meet the Nominees of This Year's Anime Awards!

Voting is live and the nominees are here!

 

Anime Awards voting is now open, which means it’s time to meet this year’s nominees! Our panel of esteemed judges worked tirelessly to craft this assortment of top tier series and the scenes, characters, and creators that make them special. Without further ado, let’s see who makes up the cream of the 2021 anime crop!

 


 

 

Anime of the Year

 

86 EIGHTY-SIX

Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1

JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)

ODDTAXI

Ranking of Kings

Sonny Boy

 

 

Best Boy

 

Senku Ishigami – Dr. STONE Season 2

Izumi Miyamura – Horimiya

Odokawa – ODDTAXI

Bojji – Ranking of Kings

Ken 'Draken' Ryuguji – Tokyo Revengers

Manjiro 'Mikey' Sano – Tokyo Revengers

 


Best Girl

 

Vladilena Milizé – 86 EIGHTY-SIX

Tohru Honda – Fruits Basket The Final Season

Nobara Kugisaki – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)

Sarasa Watanabe – Kageki Shojo!!

Shoko Komi – Komi Can't Communicate

Ai Ohto – WONDER EGG PRIORITY

 


Best Protagonist

 

Eren Jaeger – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1

Yuji Itadori – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)

Joe – MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD

Odokawa – ODDTAXI

Bojji – Ranking of Kings

Ai Ohto – WONDER EGG PRIORITY

 


Best Antagonist

 

Eren Jaeger – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1

Tomura Shigaraki – My Hero Academia Season 5

Yano – ODDTAXI

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

Ainosuke Shindo / “ADAM” – SK8 the Infinity

Tetta Kisaki – Tokyo Revengers

 


Best Fight Scene

 

Eren Jaeger vs. War Hammer Titan – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1

Naruto Uzumaki vs. Isshiki Otsutsuki – BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS

Yuji Itadori & Aoi Todo vs. Hanami – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)

Yuji Itadori & Nobara Kugisaki vs. Eso & Kechizu – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)

Elma vs. Tohru – Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S

Vivy vs. Yugo Kakitani – Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-


 

Best Director

 

Yuichiro Hayashi – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1

Sunghoo Park – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)

Yo Moriyama – MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD

Baku Kinoshita – ODDTAXI

Shingo Natsume – Sonny Boy

Shin Wakabayashi – WONDER EGG PRIORITY

 


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


 

Best Character Design

 

Tadashi Hiramatsu – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)

Baku Kinoshita and Hiromi Nakayama – ODDTAXI

Atsuko Nozaki – Ranking of Kings

Michinori Chiba – SK8 the Infinity

loundraw (FLAT STUDIO) and Yuichi Takahashi – Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-

Saki Takahashi – WONDER EGG PRIORITY


 

Best Score

 

Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto – 86 EIGHTY-SIX

Yuki Kajiura and ‎Go Shiina – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc

Mabanua – MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD

PUNPEE, VaVa, and OMSB – ODDTAXI

Satoru Kosaki – Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-

DÉ DÉ MOUSE and Mito – WONDER EGG PRIORITY

 


Best VA Performance (Japanese)

 

Ayane Sakura – Gabi Braun – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1

Yuki Kaji – Eren Jaeger – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1

Kiyoshi Kobayashi  – Daisuke Jigen (Ep. 0) – LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6

Natsuki Hanae – Odokawa – ODDTAXI

Aoi Yuki – Kumoko – So I'm a Spider, So What?

Kanata Aikawa – Ai Ohto – WONDER EGG PRIORITY

 


Best VA Performance (English)

 

Brittany Cox – Fena – Fena: Pirate Princess

Laura Bailey –  Tohru Honda  – Fruits Basket The Final Season

Adam McArthur  – Yuji Itadori  – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2)

David Wald – Ainosuke Shindo / "ADAM" – SK8 the Infinity

Matt Shipman – Reki Kyan – SK8 the Infinity

Anairis Quiñones – Rika Kawai –  WONDER EGG PRIORITY


 

Best Opening Sequence

 

Boku no sensou – Shinsei Kamattechan – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1

Kaibutsu – YOASOBI – BEASTARS

VIVID VICE – Who-ya Extended – JUJUTSU KAISEN (cour 2) 

Ai no Supreme! – Fhána – Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S

ODDTAXI – Skirt and PUNPEE – ODDTAXI

Cry Baby – Official HIGE DANdism – Tokyo Revengers

 


Best Ending Sequence

 

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" (VA: Aoi Yuki)  – 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


 

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 Drama

 

86 EIGHTY-SIX

Fruits Basket The Final Season

Kageki Shojo!!

ODDTAXI

To Your Eternity

WONDER EGG PRIORITY

 

 

Best Romance

 

BEASTARS

Fruits Basket The Final Season

DON'T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO

Horimiya

Komi Can't Communicate

The Duke of Death and His Maid

 


Best Fantasy

 

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Cour 1)

Ranking of Kings

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Season 2)

The Case Study of Vanitas

To Your Eternity

WONDER EGG PRIORITY

 


Best Film

 

BELLE

Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

Shirobako the Movie

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

 

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Voting for the Anime Awards runs from  January 18-25, 2022, and the winners will be revealed February 9, 2022. Be sure to cast your vote, every day,  and tune in to see who takes home an award!

 

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