The 2018 Anime Awards will soon be upon us and that means that Crunchyroll has officially dropped the list of nominees for the year in review! 2018 was the biggest year to date for the culture and anime fans all over the world were entertained by inspired adaptions and breathtaking original titles. Its tough to choose which shows are among the best of the year but Crunchyroll’s new and improved team of judges were spot on with Fan Favorites like MEGALOBOX and Violet Evergarden making their marks in numerous categories. Let’s see if your favorite made the cut!
Best Opening Sequence
Best Ending Sequence
Best Character Design
Best Voice Actor Performance (JP)
Best Voice Actor Performance (English)
Anime of the Year
Best Fight Scene
Best Continuing Series
Last years list of nominees was heavily scrutinized for having the same six shows for nearly every category. Yes, Made in Abyss and Ancient Magus Bride were great but shows such as Mitsuboshi colors should have had some representation as well. This year Crunchyroll knew they had to take more care in their selections and it definitely showed with less popular shows like Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san and Planet With getting to flex with the big boys this time around. This list of nominees definitely has me excited to cast my vote and you can support your favorite shows from last year by heading over to Crunchyroll’s Official website. Winners will be revealed on February 16, live from San Francisco and streamed exclusively on TWITCH.