The fifth annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards winners have been announced and Jujutsu Kaisen leads with the most awards won.
Fifteen million global votes were cast this year across 18 different categories celebrating characters, series, creators, and more, according to Crunchyroll. That’s four million more than last year’s 11 million votes cast, with the majority of votes this year coming from the United States, Brazil, and Mexico. Due to COVID-19, the awards show was a digital event and during it, Jujutsu Kaisen took home not only the most awards but the biggest win of the night: Anime of the Year.
Jujutsu Kaisen took not only the Anime of the Year award home, but it also won the best antagonist and best ending sequence. Other winners were spread out among a few standout series including Kaguya-Sama: Love is War, which won the best comedy for the second year in a row and took home the award for the best girl as well for its title character.
Crunchyroll also honored the second season of RE: Zero with the best fantasy series and best Japanese voice performance. My Hero Academia season 4 took home a couple of prizes including best fight scene, an award that had plenty of competition this year. Finally, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! nabbed two prestigious awards this year, winning both best animation and best director.
HAVE A LOOK AT ALL OF THIS YEAR’S WINNERS:
- 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, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?
- Best Boy – Shoyo Hinata, HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP
- Best Protagonist – Catarina Claes, My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom!
- Best Antagonist – Ryomen Sukuna, JUJUTSU KAISEN
- Best Fight Scene – Deku Vs. Overhaul, My Hero Academia Season 4
- Best Score – Kevin Penkin, Tower Of God
- Best Director – Masaaki Yuasa, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
- Best Character Design – Mayuka Ito, Original Designs By Aidairo, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
- Best Couple – Nasa Yuzaki & Tsukasa Yuzaki, TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You
- Best VA Performance (JP) – Yusuke Kobayashi As Natsuki Subaru, Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World– (Season 2)
- Best VA Performance (EN) – Zeno Robinson As Hawks, My Hero Academia Season 4
- Best Opening Sequence (OP) – Wild Side (ALI), BEASTARS
- Best Ending Sequence (ED) – LOST IN PARADISE (ALI feat. AKLO), JUJUTSU KAISEN
Jujutsu Kaisen wins Anime of the Year at the Crunchyroll Awards! pic.twitter.com/GIBGN1dM7J
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Where to Watch ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’
Written and illustrated by Gege Akutami, Jujutsu Kaisen tells the story of a high school student named Yuji Itadori who joins a secret group of sorcerers determined to kill a powerful curse.
Asian viewers can take a subscription at Crunchyroll, and anime-centric streaming service. The entire Jujutsu Kaisen anime is available to stream on Crunchyroll, and new episodes drop weekly after they debut in Japan.
To stream the Anime free online, viewers can use websites like KISSANIME and 9anime.
HOW MANY EPISODES OF JUJUTSU KAISEN ARE OUT?
As of press time, Jujutsu Kaisen has released 18 episodes, with a 19th episode that debuted on 19th February 2021.
JUJUTSU KAISEN RELEASE TIME: WHAT TIME DOES JUJUTSU KAISEN COME OUT?
If the release schedule for previous Jujutsu Kaisen episodes is any indication, Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 19 debuted Friday, February 19 at 1:45 p.m. ET (or 10:45 a.m. PT).
Jujutsu Kaisen Takes 15 of Top 16 Spots in Weekly Manga Sales Ranking
Oricon revealed on Friday its top 50 manga ranking for the week of January 11-17, and all 15 volumes of Gege Akutami‘s Jujutsu Kaisen manga (including the volume 0 prequel) ranked in the top 16 spots for the week. The 14th and most recent volume of the manga sold 190,724 copies in the week, for a total of 845,366 since the volume released on January 4.
The 33rd volume of Hajime Isayama‘s Attack on Titan manga topped the chart.
Jujutsu Kaisen went from having around 8.5 million copies in circulation at the beginning of October to reaching 20 million copies in circulation (not sold, but including digital sales) as of January 13.
— Crunchyroll @ #AnimeAwards! (@Crunchyroll) February 20, 2021
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