Last night, Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, announced the winners of their annual “Crunchyroll Anime Awards” in a virtual ceremony that was broadcast on their network. As noted in the nominations rundown, the Anime Awards are a celebration of the best and brightest in Japanese animation from 2020. The ceremony was hosted by Crunchyroll’s own Tim Lyu and I’ve left the nominated in the list of the winners so you can see who beat out the rest for the honor. Let’s review.
Anime of the Year:
Great Pretender WINNER – JUJUTSU KAISEN
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Though we didn’t have much in the way of conventions last year based on the dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic, we were able to have some sense of normal life based on the assorted streaming services such as Crunchyroll. That being said, its now time to celebrate the best of the best from the fine folks at Crunchyroll. Let’s take a look at the full press release and nominees as provided by their media facilitators.
The Press Release:
Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, is excited to announce the nominees for the fifth annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards, presented by Princess Connect! Re: Dive, with voting open and available for fans starting today. The Anime Awards are a celebration of the best and brightest in Japanese animation from 2020, all made possible by the world’s most passionate community. The full list of nominees have been revealed below and can also be found on the Anime Awards website. Fans are encouraged to vote every day for their favorites between today, Friday, January 15 through Friday, January 22. Voting will reset every day at 12 AM PST. Logged in Crunchyroll users who vote in every category will also receive a special digital gift when voting ends delivered directly to their email! Crunchyroll’s Tim Lyu will host the awards show this year, along with a special guest – Crunchyroll’s beloved princess Crunchyroll-Hime!
The winners will be revealed live during the Anime Awards show on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST. All winners will be chosen by fans across the global anime community and a committee of judges. Judges will serve as tiebreakers in the event of any ties.
Anime of the Year:
* Great Pretender
* JUJUTSU KAISEN
* Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!