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Crunchyroll’s 2017 Anime Awards Recap and Winners

Michael B. Jordan being exposed as an anime-fan wasn’t the only big thing in the world of anime this week. Tonight Crunchyroll rolled out the orange carpet for the second annual Anime Awards. Hosted by Anthony Carboni and Erika Ishii, the event celebrated several shows from 2017’s outstanding year of anime. The award show consisted of 17 categories curated by Crunchyroll’s hand-selected panel of anime experts, such as IGN’s Miranda Sanchez. But at the end of the day, the winners were voted on and decided by us, the anime community.

In addition to the winners listed down below, the award show highlighted anime legend Christopher Sabat as an Industry Icon. Sabat is best known for his work on iconic characters like Vegeta, Piccolo, Alex Louis Armstrong, Raizen and more recently All Might. An impressive cast of characters, making Christopher Sabat well-deserving of becoming the first-ever recipient of the award.

Now to the results!

Best Opening

  • “Shadow and Truth” by ONE III Notes – ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
    “Here” by JUNNA – The Ancient Magus’ Bride
  • “Shinzou wo Sasageyo!” by Linked Horizon – Attack on Titan
  • “Peace Sign” by Kenshi Yonezu – My Hero Academia 
  • “The Other Side of the Wall” by Void_Chords feat. MARU – Princess Principal
  • “Imawa no Shinigami” by Megumi Hayashibara – Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū


Best Ending

  • “Step Up LOVE” by DAOKO x Yasuyuki Okamura – Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
  • “Ishukan Communication” by Chorogonzu – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
  • “Krameku Hamabe” by Yukio Ohara – Land of the Lustrous
  • “Hikari, Hikari” by Yuuka Aisaka – Recovery of an MMO Junkie
  • “behind” by Karein Isobe, Yuna Yoshino, and Lynn – Just Because!
  • “Kafune” by Brian the Sun – March Comes in Like a Lion

Best Film

  • A Silent Voice
  • Your Name
  • In This Corner of the World
  • Girls and Panzer Movie
  • Kuzumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen
  • Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel – I. Presage Flower


Best Score

  • Made in Abyss
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  • Re:Creators

Best Animation

  • Land of the Lustrous
  • My Hero Academia
  • Little Witch Academia
  • March Comes in Like a Lion
  • A Silent Voice
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Best CGI

  • Land of the Lustrous 
  • Kado: The Right Answer
  • Re:Creators
  • Attack on Titan
  • Knight’s & Magic
  • Inuyashiki


Best Comedy

  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid 
  • Mr. Osomatsu
  • Little Witch Academia
  • KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! – Season 2
  • Tsuredure Children

Best Slice of Life

  • Recovery of an MMO Junkie
  • Tsuki ga Kirei
  • Girls’ Last Tour 
  • Kemono Friends 
  • Sakura Quest
  • Interviews with Monster Girls

Best Continuing Series

  • March Comes in Like a Lion
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Detective Conan / Case Closed
  • ALL OUT!!
  • Naruto: Shippuden

Best Boy

  • Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia)
  • Rei Kiriyama (March Comes In Like a Lion)
  • Kazuma (Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!)
  • Izuku “Deku” Midoriya  (My Hero Academia)
  • Fafnir (Miss Koboyashi’s Dragon Maid)
  • Yakumo Yuurakutei (Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju)

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Best Girl

  • Atsuko “Akko” Kagari (Little Witch Academia)
  • Ochako Uraraka (My Hero Academia)
  • Moriko Morioka (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)
  • Serval (Kemono Friends)
  • Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia)
  • Chise Hatori (Ancient Magus’ Bride)

Villain of the Year

  • Stain  (My Hero Academia)
  • Tanya Degurechaff (The Saga of Tanya The Evil)
  • Bondrewd (Made in Abyss)
  • Cartaphilus (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)
  • Hiro Shishigami (Inuyashiki)
  • Usagi (Juni Taisen: Zodiac War)

Hero of the Year

  • Izuku “Deku” Midoriya (My Hero Academia)
  • Gin Minowa (Yuki Yuna is a Hero)
  • Atsuko “Akko” Kagari (Little Witch Academia)
  • Kukuri (Magical Circle Guru Guru)
  • Chise Hatori (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)
  • Nanachi (Made in Abyss)

Best Drama

  • Descending Stories: Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū
  • March Comes in Like a Lion
  • Made in Abyss
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride
  • Scum’s Wish
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.


Best Action

  • My Hero Academia 
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans
  • Attack on Titan
  • Fate/Apocrypha

Manga of the Year

  • Golden Kamuy
  • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness
  • My Brother’s Husband
  • In This Corner of the World
  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
  • Delicious in Dungeon

Anime of the Year

  • March Comes in Like a Lion
  • Made in Abyss 
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • My Hero Academia
  • Descending Stories: Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū
  • Little Witch Academia

WOW! What a surprise! Even after My Hero Academia dominated for a majority of the night Made in Abyss managed to take home the victory. Many of the show’s nominated tonight are available on Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Video. So if any of the nominees caught your attention, please be sure to support the official release! What do you think of the anime community’s selection for Anime of the Year and the other winners of tonight? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

You can catch the VOD of the award show over on Crunchyroll’s Twitch!

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  1. Kind of glad Girls’ Last Tour got the best slice of life. I don’t often enjoy slice of life but I found that one to be thoroughly engrossing.

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