2018 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Nominees Include ‘My Hero Academia’, ‘Dragon Ball Super’

     February 2, 2018


Whether you’re an obsessed fanatic or you’re relatively new to the world of anime, the list of nominees for Crunchyroll’s upcoming 2018 Anime Awards is a great resource. With just a glance, you can see if your favorite series, character, score, and movie made the list; at the same time, you can also see what titles you might have missed over the last year! So whether you’re a die-hard fan of My Hero Academia, or have just heard about Attack on Titan and Dragon Ball Super through the grapevine, this is one event you don’t want to miss!

Here are the details for the upcoming awards show and how you can watch the festivities:

  • When: Anime Awards ceremony takes place the night of February 24th
  • Where: Montalban Theater in Hollywood
  • Nominees: The event highlights shows that live on Crunchyroll and shows that don’t in order to make the awards inclusive for the entire industry.
  • Tickets: LA-based fans can get their tickets here!

Additionally, Twitch will be the exclusive streaming partner for Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards. They’ve teamed up to stream anime marathons in the past, but this will be the first time they’re coming together for an event. Viewers at home can predict the winners by voting live on the Twitch stream. Special VIP guests like Johnny O’Bryant, formerly of the Charlotte Hornets and now of the manga company Noir Caesar, will be in attendance, and there will be live stage performances as well.

In addition to live-streaming the Anime Awards, Twitch will be airing a US-only marathon of some of this year’s nominees beginning Thursday, February 22nd at 9:00am PT and leading up to the live awards show on February 24th:

  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
  • KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!
  • Kemono Friends

Take a look at the full list of nominees below:


Image via Crunchyroll

Anime of the Year:

  • March Comes in Like a Lion – Season 2 (Crunchyroll)
  • Made in Abyss (Amazon)
  • Land of the Lustrous (Amazon)
  • My Hero Academia – Season 2 (Crunchyroll)
  • Descending Stories: Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū – Season 2 (Crunchyroll)
  • Little Witch Academia (Netflix)

Manga of the Year:

  • “Golden Kamuy” Vol. 1
  • “My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness”
  • “My Brother’s Husband” Vol. 1
  • “In This Corner of the World”
  • “Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju”
  • “Delicious in Dungeon” Vol. 1

Image via Crunchyroll

Best Action

  • My Hero Academia – Season 2 (Crunchyroll)
  • Land of the Lustrous (Amazon)
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond (Crunchyroll)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans – Season 2 (Crunchyroll)
  • Attack on Titan – Season 2 (Crunchyroll)
  • Fate/Apocrypha (Netflix)