THROUGH THE 2021 ANIME AWARDS, CRUNCHYROLL AWARDED THE MOST OUTSTANDING SERIES THAT WERE RELEASED DURING THE LAST YEAR
Last Friday the Anime Awards 2021 took place. It is through these awards that fans of Japanese animation, with the participation of Crunchyroll, vote and choose the most outstanding series of the year.
There are several categories available, and in general, it is taken into account from the moment that a proposal is accessible in the West. That explains the choice of one of the winners this time.
JUJUTSU KAISEN WAS THE BEST SERIES IN THE ANIME AWARDS 2021
In this case, we mean BEASTARS, which won in the Best Opening category. Her anime premiered in 2019, but due to how long Netflix took to locate her, many fans knew her until the following year.
At least it is the only exception made this time. What was clear is that the big favorite at this award was Jujutsu Kaisen from the MAPPA studio. It won the Anime of the Year award, as well as Best Ending and another.
It was about Best Antagonist, and that was because of Ryomen Sukuna, who in the history of the series ‘lives’ within the body of the protagonist. Something that made the Anime Awards 2021 stand out is because of how varied the winners were.
That is to say, not because a series was fashionable did it grab all the awards. Actually, fans voted for anime belonging to various genres. The bad thing is that some very good ones didn’t get any awards.
CRUNCHYROLL FANS VOTED FOR VERY DIFFERENT SERIES FROM EACH OTHER
For example, neither MAPPA’s Dorohedoro nor Wit Studio’s Great Pretender achieved any recognition. It should be noted that the films were not seen. These awards only focus on television. The complete list of winners is as follows:
– Anime of the Year – Jujutsu Kaisen.
– Best Animation – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
– Best Fantasy – Re: ZERO -Starting Life In Another World- (Season 2).
– Best Drama – Fruits Basket (Season 2).
– Best Comedy – Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?
– Best Girl – Kaguya Shinomiya from Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?
– Best Boy – Shoyo Hinata from HAIKYU !! TO THE TOP.
– Best Lead – Catarina Claes from My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom!
– Best Antagonist – Ryomen Sukuna from Jujutsu Kaisen.
– Best Fight Scene – Deku s. Overhaul from My Hero Academia, Season 4.
– Best Soundtrack – Kevin Penkin from Tower of God.
– Best Director – Masaaki Yuasa from Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
– Best Character Design – Mayuka Ito, by Toilet-bound Hanako-kun.
– Best Couple – Nasa Yuzaki and Tsukasa Yuzaki from TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You.
– Best Voice Acting (Japanese) – Yusuke Kobayashi as Natsuki Subaru from Re: ZERO -Starting Life In Another World- (Season 2).
– Best Voice Performance (English) – Zeno Robinson as Hawks from My Hero Academia, Season 4.
– Best Opening (OP) – Wild Side (ALI) by BEASTARS.
– Best Ending (ED) – LOST IN PARADISE (ALI feat. AKLO) by Jujutsu Kaisen.
2021 is just beginning, but there are already some series that are shaping up to be the best of this year, and that will surely be considered for the next Anime Awards.
It is to be imagined that Jujutsu Kaisen, which ends this spring, will also be contemplated. The same in Season 5 of My Hero Academia, in addition to the continuation of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, which should be released this year.