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Jujutsu Kaisen Smashes Through The Crunchyroll Awards 2021; Winners Announced!!

The Fifth Crunchyroll Awards have been announced, and Jujutsu Kaisen has made us proud! With three awards in its bag, the series is off to a great start.


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Of course, there are other series that have grabbed the attention of fans around the world.

From My Hero Academia to Kaguya-sama: Love is War, the competition was tough, but the winners have emerged, and we are more than happy with them.

Although 2020 was an especially tough year for anime, some series have emerged through all the difficulties to prove their mettle.

Without further ado, let’s check out the winners of the Fifth Crunchyroll Awards!

  • Anime of the Year: Jujutsu Kaisen

The mad anime about a boy swallowing a cursed and dried finger of a dead monster has bagged the biggest award of Crunchyroll. Jokes aside, the anime had hit the bullseye with its animation, theme songs, plot, and execution.

Nominees:

  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • Great Pretender
  • Dorohedoro
  • Appare-Ranmani
  • BEASTARS
  • Best Animation: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Three energetic teenagers start the “Eizouken” club to fulfill their dream of making an anime.

The anime is a pure bundle of joy, and Studio SARU has done a gorgeous work with its quirky animation. A critical light is shed on the anime industry through the dreams of some teens.

Nominees:

  • The God of High School
  • Great Pretender
  • Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Princess Connect! Re: Dive
  • BEASTARS
  • Best Drama: Fruits Basket Season 2

The rebooted version of the famous Fruits Basket anime has captured the heart of fans through its superb story and a tinge of nostalgia.

Tohru, the orphan girl, will start living with the Soma family, but little does she know that the family members are possessed by the animals of the Chinese zodiac signs.

Nominees:

  • Japan Sinks: 2020
  • Sing “Yesterday” For Me
  • BEASTARS
  • Somali and the Forest Spirit
  • Best Comedy: Kaguya-sama: Love is War

“The one who falls in love loses” – is the motto of the anime’s protagonists.

Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are engaged in a never-ending battle to make the other person confess their love first. Most of the time, they fail, leading to hilarious scenes.

Nominees:

  • 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: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants
  • Best Fantasy: Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (Season 2)

The isekai anime showed a mysterious side to it as everyone had forgotten about Rem except for Subaru. Subaru and his friends go on another adventure for their survival.

Nominees:

  • Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
  • Deca-Dence
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2
  • Dorohedoro
  • Tower of God

Other notable awards and their winners are:

CategoryWinnerSeries
Best GirlKaguya ShinomiyaKaguya-sama: Love Is War?
Best Boy Shoyo HinataHaikyu!! To The Top
Best ProtagonistCatarina ClaesMy Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom!  
Best Antagonist Ryomen SukunaJujutsu Kaisen
Best Fight SceneDeku Vs. OverhaulMy Hero Academia Season 4
Best Opening SequenceWild Side by AliBEASTARS
Best Ending ThemeLost in Paradise by Ali feat. AkloJujutsu Kaisen
Best VA Performance (Japanese)Yusuke KobashiNatsuki Subaru (Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (Season 2))
Best VA Performance (English)Zeno RobinsonHawks (My Hero Academia Season 4)
Best DirectorMasaaki YuasaKeep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Best Character DesignMayuko ItoToilet-bound Hanako-kun
Best ScoreKevin PenkinTower of God
Best CoupleNasa Yuzaki, Tsukasa YuzakiTONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is an American distributor, publisher, and licensing company focused on streaming anime, manga, and drama.

Founded in 2006 by a group of University of California, Berkeley graduates, Crunchyroll’s distribution channel and partnership program deliver content to 50 million registered users worldwide.

Crunchyroll offers over 900 anime shows, more than 200 Asian dramas to users, and 50 manga titles as Crunchyroll Manga. However, not all programming is available worldwide due to licensing restrictions.

Source: Crunchyroll Website

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