Attack On Titan Final Season Part 1 wins Crunchyroll’s Anime of the Year



The results of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards are in. Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1 finally won Anime of the Year – probably no big surprise. The dark fantasy manga had built up considerable momentum which the anime has more than sparked since it began airing in 2013, proving to be a beloved sight for most anime watchers in 2021.

Attack on Titan also won Best Antagonist (Eren Jaegar), Best Opening Sequence, and Best VA Performance (Japanese). Beyond that, it was a pretty diverse assortment of winners across the board with strong performances. For example, Oddtaxi won Best Protagonist (Odokawa) and Best Director (Baku Kinoshita), and Jujutsu Kaisen (Court 2) won Best Girl (Nobara Kugisaki), Best Fight Scene (Yuji Itadori and Aoi Todo VS Hanami), Best Character Design (Tadashi Hiramatsu), Best Action, Best VA Performance (German) for René Dawn-Claude – Satoru Gojo, and Best VA Performance (Portuguese) for Léo Rabelo and Satoru Gojo.

The full list of winners is detailed below.

  • anime of the year – Attack on Titan Season Finale Part 1
  • best boy – Bojji – Ranking of Kings
  • Best girl – Nobara Kugisaki – JUJUTSU KAISEN (yard 2)
  • Best Protagonist – Odokawa – ODDTAXI
  • Best Antagonist – Eren Jaeger – Attack on Titan Season Finale Part 1
  • best fight scene – Yuji Itadori & Aoi Todo VS Hanami – JUJUTSU KAISEN (court 2)
  • Best Director – Baku Kinoshita – ODDTAXI
  • Best Animation – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
  • Best Character Design – Tadashi Hiramatsu – JUJUTSU KAISEN (yard 2)
  • Best score – Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
  • Best Opening Sequence (OP) – Boku no sensou by Shinsei Kamatechan – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1. Storyboard and direction: Yuichiro Hayashi
  • Best Ending Sequence (ED) – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
  • Best action – JUJUTSU KAISEN (yard 2)
  • Best Comedy – Komi can’t communicate
  • Best Drama – To your eternity
  • Best Fantasy – This time I got reincarnated as Slime Season 2
  • best romance – Horimiya
  • Best film – Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The movie: Mugen Train
  • Best VA Performance (Japanese) – Yuki Kaji – Eren Jaeger – Attack on Titan Season Finale Part 1
  • Best VA Performance (English) – David Wald – Ainosuke Shindo/”ADAM” – SK8 The Infinite
  • Best VA Performance – (German) – René Dawn-Claude – Satoru Gojo – JUJUTSU KAISEN (yard 2)
  • Best VA performance – (French) – Enzo Ratsito – Tanjiro Kamado – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
  • Best VA Performance – (Portuguese) – Léo Rabelo – Satoru Gojo – JUJUTSU KAISEN (yard 2)
  • Best VA Performance – (Castilian) – Marcel Navarro – Tanjiro Kamado – Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The movie: Mugen Train
  • Better VA performance – (Spanish) – Irwin Daayán – Rengoku – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Better VA performance – (Russian) – Islam Gandzhaev (Ислам Ганджаев) – Tanjiro Kamado – Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train

According to Crunchyroll, nearly 17 million votes were cast this year to determine the winners. Votes came from fans in more than 200 countries and territories, with the highest engagement coming – in alphabetical order – from Brazil, France, Mexico, the UK and the US. For the first time, India was included in the top 10 countries in terms of voter turnout.

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