Cast Your Vote! 2023 Anime Award Nominees Revealed

The nominees for the seventh annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards have been announced today, honoring the creators, musicians and performances across streaming and theatrical powering the global love of anime. Nominees represent anime excellence across more than 30 anime studios, eight streaming platforms, over 50 series and films, and celebrate more than 50 voice actors.

Public voting is now open worldwide in more than 200 countries and territories. Select category nominees can be found below and the complete list is available on the Anime Awards website.

Anime Awards voting is open now through Wednesday, January 25 at 5 p.m. PT. Fans are encouraged to vote every day for their favorites and, new this year, Crunchyroll will offer social voting on Twitter for the Anime of the Year category. Twitter users can cast a vote by posting required hashtags or sharing a friend’s tweet. Fans can visit @Crunchyroll for instructions and official rules to participate.

Results will be revealed at the 2023 Anime Awards live ceremony on Saturday, March 4 and through a global fan livestream.

Kenichiro Yoshida
Kenichiro Yoshida

Crunchyroll has also announced that Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman, President & CEO of Sony Group Corporation, will open the festivities. The live ceremony will be held at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo and will be hosted by renowned voice actress Sally Amaki and popular entertainer Jon Kabira. Sony Music Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., will support Crunchyroll in the execution of the Anime Awards.

“The 2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards are a global celebration of anime, which inspires emotion and joy to people and has the power to create global communities,” said Yoshida. “Crunchyroll is committed to spreading fascinating Japanese anime to the globe. It’s an honor and privilege to be with the creators, innovators and the fans of anime to celebrate.”

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Anime Awards 2023 Nominees
(Listed in alphabetical order by category)

Anime of the Year

  • 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 Film

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

 

Best Film

 

Best New Series

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

 

Best Continuing Series

  • 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 Original Anime

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

 

Best Original Anime

 

Best Action

  • 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 Comedy

  • 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 Drama

  • 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 Drama

 

Best Fantasy

  • 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 Romance

  • 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 Animation

 

Best Animation

  • 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 Character Design

  • 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 Director

  • 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 Voice Artist Performance (English)

  • 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 (a.k.a. ProZD), Kage, Ranking of King (Cour 2)
  • Zach Aguilar, David, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
  • Zeno Robinson, Gamma 2, Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO

Best VA Performance

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