The Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023 nominees have been revealed for each category in the event. The voting is now open for fans to select their favorite to win each category featured in this year’s line-up.

The event will allow fans worldwide to vote and attend, with a live stream for those who are unable to attend the event held in Tokyo, Japan. This event includes popular anime releases from last year’s line-up, including Demon Slayer, Attack On Titan, SPY X FAMILY, and even Lycoris Recoil.  

CRUNCHYROLL ANIME AWARDS 2023 CATEGORY NOMINEES REVEALED

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards are a global event that is annually held to honor and recognize anime’s greatest series and movies. The event has been held since 2017 and has been live-streamed for fans worldwide to enjoy, who are unable to attend directly.

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This year, the 2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards event will be an in-person awards show that will reveal the grand winner in each category at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo, Japan. The show will also include two special categories that will be determined by an industry panel or special guest at the show, which are the Special Achievement Award and the Presenter’s Choice award.  

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The Crunchyroll Anime Awards will honor the creators, musicians, and performances across streaming and theatrical anime projects. fans will be able to vote for the nominees in more than 200 countries and territories. The focus on the awards is excellence across over 30 anime studios, eight streaming platforms, and over 50 series and films.

This year’s nominees celebrate more than 50 voice actors. Fans can check out the full list of nominees at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023’s official website. Voting for the various categories will run through Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 5:00 pm PST. Fans will be able to vote every day for their favorites. There will also be social voting for Anime of the Year from Crunchyroll.

For fans who want to cast their votes on Twitter, they will have to use the required hashtags or share a friend’s tweet. The official release and instructions are available on Crunchyroll now. Results for the category will be released at this year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023 live ceremony on Saturday, March 3, and through a global fan livestream.

Additionally, Crunchyroll has revealed that Sony Group Corporation President & CEO Kenichiro Yoshida will open the festivities for the awards. The live ceremony will be held at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo, Japan. The event will be hosted by voice actress Sally Amaki and entertainer Jon Kabira. Sony Music Solutions, Inc. is supporting the production of the awards ceremony.

You can also check out a breakdown of this year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards nominees by category below.

ANIME AWARDS 2023 Nominees (Listed in Alphabetical Order by Category) 

Anime of the Year 

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  • Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc 
  • Lycoris Recoil 
  • Ranking of Kings (Cour 2) 
  • SPY x FAMILY 

Best Action 

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  • Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc 
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean 
  • Lycoris Recoil 
  • SPY x FAMILY 

Best Animation 

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  • Akebi’s Sailor Uniform 
  • Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc 
  • Ranking of Kings (Cour 2) 
  • SPY x FAMILY 

Best Anime Song 

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  • “Chikichiki Banban,” QUEENDOM, Ya Boy Kongming! 
  • “Comedy,” Gen Hoshino, SPY x FAMILY 
  • “My Nonfiction,” Miyuki Shirogane (CV: Makoto Furukawa) & Chika Fujiwara (CV: Konomi Kohara), Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- 
  • “New Genesis,” Ado, One Piece Film Red 
  • “Shall We Dance?,” ReoNa, SHADOWS HOUSE -2nd Season-         
  • “The Rumbling,” SiM, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 

Best Character Design 

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  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc 
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean 
  • My Dress-Up Darling 
  • Ranking of Kings (Cour 2) 
  • SPY x FAMILY 

Best Comedy 

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  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- 
  • Kotaro Lives Alone 
  • My Dress-Up Darling 
  • SPY x FAMILY 
  • Uncle from Another World 
  • Ya Boy Kongming! 

Best Continuing Series 

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  • Attack on Titan (Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2) 
  • “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc) 
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean) 
  • “Kaguya-sama: Love Is War (Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic-)” 
  • “Made in Abyss (Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun)” 
  • One Piece 

Best Director 

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  • Haruo Sotozaki, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc 
  • Hiroyuki Imaishi, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 
  • Kazuhiro Furuhashi, SPY x FAMILY 
  • Shingo Adachi, Lycoris Recoil 
  • Yosuke Hatta, Ranking of Kings (Cour 2) 
  • Yuichiro Hayashi, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 

Best Drama 

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  • 86 EIGHTY-SIX Part 2 
  • Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 
  • Dance Dance Danseur 
  • Kotaro Lives Alone 
  • Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun 

Best Ending Sequence 

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  • “Akuma no Ko,” Ai Higuchi, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 
  • “Comedy,” Gen Hoshino, Spy x Family 
  • “My Heart Has Surrendered,” Airi Suzuki, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- 
  • “Koi no yukue,” Akari Akase, My Dress-Up Darling 
  • “Koshaberibiyori,” FantasticYouth, Komi Can’t Communicate (2nd series) 
  • “Yofukashino Uta,” Creepy Nuts, Call of the Night 

Best Fantasy 

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  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc 
  • Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun 
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 1 Part 2 
  • Overlord IV 
  • Ranking of Kings (Cour 2) 
  • The Case Study of Vanitas (Cour 2) 

Best Film 

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  • Bubble 
  • Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO 
  • INU-OH 
  • JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 
  • One Piece Film Red 
  • The Deer King 

Best Main Character 

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  • Bojji, Ranking of Kings (Cour 2) 
  • Chisato Nishikigi, Lycoris Recoil 
  • David Martinez, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 
  • Eren Jaeger, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 
  • Loid Forger, SPY x FAMILY 
  • Marin Kitagawa, My Dress-Up Darling 

Best New Series 

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  • Call of the Night 
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 
  • Lycoris Recoil 
  • My Dress-Up Darling 
  • SPY x FAMILY 
  • Ya Boy Kongming! 

Best Opening Sequence 

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  • “Chikichiki Banban,” QUEENDOM, Ya Boy Kongming! 
  • “Mixed Nuts,” Official HIGE DANdism, SPY x FAMILY 
  • “Naked Hero,” Vaundy, Ranking of Kings (Cour 2) 
  • “The Rumbling,” SiM, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 
  • “This Fffire,” Franz Ferdinand, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 
  • “Zankyousanka,” Aimer, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc 

Best Original Anime 

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  • BIRDIE WING -Golf Girls’ Story- 
  • Healer Girl 
  • Lycoris Recoil 
  • The Orbital Children 
  • Vampire in the Garden 
  • YUREI DECO 

Best Romance 

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  • Call of the Night 
  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- 
  • Komi Can’t Communicate (2nd series) 
  • Love After World Domination 
  • My Dress-Up Darling 
  • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie 

Best Score 

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  • Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc 
  • Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun 
  • SPY x FAMILY 
  • Ya Boy Kongming! 

Best Supporting Character 

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  • Ai Hayasaka, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- 
  • Anya Forger, SPY x FAMILY 
  • Kage, Ranking of Kings (Cour 2) 
  • Rebecca, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 
  • Tengen Uzui, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc 
  • Yor Forger, SPY x FAMILY 

Best Voice Artist Performance (English) 

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  • Amanda Lee (Ama Lee), Marin Kitagawa, My Dress-Up Darling 
  • Cherami Leigh, Kotaro Sato, Kotaro Lives Alone 
  • Natalie Van Sistine, Yor Forger, SPY x FAMILY 
  • SungWon Cho (AKA ProZD), Kage, Ranking of King (Cour 2) 
  • Zach Aguilar, David, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 
  • Zeno Robinson, Gamma 2, Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO 

Best Voice Artist Performance (Japanese) 

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  • Atsumi Tanezaki, Anya Forger, SPY x FAMILY 
  • Chika Anzai, Chisato Nishikigi, Lycoris Recoil 
  • Fairouz Ai, Jolyne Cujoh, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean 
  • Misaki Kuno, Faputa and Irumyuui, Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun 
  • Natsuki Hanae, Tanjiro Kamado, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc 
  • Yuki Kaji, Eren Jaeger, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 

Best Voice Artist Performance (Arabic) 

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  • Adel Abo Hassoon, Kage, Ranking of Kings (Cour 1) 
  • Amal Hawija, Gon, Hunter x Hunter 
  • Amal Saadalden, Conan, Detective Conan: The Bride of Shibuya (Movie) 
  • Mohja AlSheak, Izuku Midoriya, My Hero Academia (Season 1) 
  • Naji Makhoul, Ichigo, Bleach (Season 1) 
  • Ula Zidan, Marin Kitagawa, My Dress-Up Darling 

Best Voice Artist Performance (Castilian) 

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  • Jaime Pérez de Sevilla, Yuta Okkotsu, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 
  • Lourdes Fabrés, Jolyne, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean 
  • Alejandro Albaiceta, Gohan, Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO 
  • Marc Gómez, Daida, Ranking of Kings (Cour 1) 
  • Masumi Mutsuda, Yatora Yaguchi, Blue Period 
  • Mónica Padrós, Hiling, Ranking of Kings (Cour 1) 

Best Voice Artist Performance (French) 

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  • Alexis Tomassian, Kage, Ranking of Kings (Cour 2) 
  • Brigitte Lecordier, Bojji, Ranking of Kings (Cour 2) 
  • Dorothée Pousséo, Lucy, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 
  • Geneviève Doang, Vladilena Milizé, 86 EIGHTY-SIX Part 2 
  • Laure Filiu, Jolyne Cujoh, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean 
  • Martin Faliu, Miyuki, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- 

Best Voice Artist Performance (German) 

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  • Gabrielle Pietermann, Marin Kitagawa, My Dress-Up Darling 
  • Jannik Endemann, Ritsuka Uenoyama, Given 
  • Lara Trautmann, Belle, Belle 
  • Nicolás Artajo, Yūta Okkotsu, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 
  • Torsten Michaelis, Askeladd, Vinland Saga (Season 1) 
  • Uwe Thomsen, Jotaro Kujo, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Diamond is Unbreakable 

Best Voice Artist Performance (Italian) 

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  • Andrea La Greca, Rengoku, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc 
  • Andrea Oldani, Daida, Ranking of Kings (Cour 1) 
  • Deborah Morese, Marin Kitagawa, My Dress-Up Darling 
  • Elisa Giorgio, Maki Zen’in, JUJUTSU KAISEN (Cour 1) 
  • Giulia Maniglio, Riku, Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun 
  • Simone Lupinacci, Shoyo Hinata, Haikyu!! To the Top 

Best Voice Artist Performance (Portuguese) 

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  • Antônio Moreno, Heihachi Mishima, Tekken: Bloodline 
  • Charles Emmanuel, Kazuya, Rent-a-Girlfriend (Season 2) 
  • Mariana Dondi, Nagatoro, Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro 
  • Nina Carvalho, Anya Forger, SPY x FAMILY 
  • Pedro Alcântara, Yuta Okkotsu, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 
  • Yan Gesteira, Ashito Aoi, Aoashi 

Best Voice Artist Performance (Spanish) 

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  • Alejandro Orozco, Gyutaro, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc 
  • Diana Castañeda, Chisato Nishikigi, Lycoris Recoil 
  • Elizabeth Infante, Chika Fujiwara, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- 
  • Erika Langarica, Marin Kitagawa, My Dress-Up Darling 
  • Miguel de León, Loid Forger, SPY x FAMILY 
  • Víctor Hugo Aguilar, Ains Ooal Gown, Overlord IV 

“Must Protect At All Costs” Character 

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  • Anya Forger, SPY x FAMILY 
  • Bojji, Ranking of Kings (Cour 2) 
  • Kage, Ranking of Kings (Cour 2) 
  • Komi Shouko, Komi Can’t Communicate (2nd series) 
  • Kotaro Sato, Kotaro Lives Alone 
  • Marin Kitagawa, My Dress-Up Darling 

There is a fantastic selection of iconic releases that have blessed anime fans around the world for this year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards, including many fan-favored titles in various categories. This is the perfect opportunity to give recognition to the cast and teams behind the content that fans enjoy, so ensure to contribute your vote to support the selected candidates. These 29 categories will allow fans to celebrate the performance and work put into these recent releases and it’s fantastic that the recognition will also extend to the amazing cast in various languages.  

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The Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023 voting is now open and will allow fans to vote daily for each category. The voting will be open until Jan. 25 at 5 pm PT, so make sure to cast your vote every day. To start voting for your favorite in each category, check out the official site and begin using the following link

What do you think of the nominees in each category for the 2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards? Has your favorite anime been listed in the event? Are you excited to see the winners of the Anime Awards 2023? Let us know on social media and keep following The Illuminerdi for more anime news. 

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