Jujustsu Kaisen won the “Anime of the Year” award at the 5th Crunchyroll Anime Awards held last February 20, 2021.
The series bested other titles, such as Keep You Hands Off Eizouken!, Dorohedoro, Great Pretender, Appare-Ranman! and Beastars.
It also won other awards including best antagonist and best ending sequence.
“We’re overjoyed to be able to win such an award today.Our staff is currently coming today and continuing to work hard as we make our way toward the final episode. We hope you’ll all continue watching until the end. We’d also like to take this moment to express our deep gratitude to all of the fans around the world supporting Jujutsu Kaisen. Thank you,” Sunghoo Park, the show’s director in his acceptance message.
The Crunchyroll Anime Awards, now on its fifth edition, aim to “help determine the best that anime has to offer.”
Below is the full list of Winners
Anime of the Year – Jujustsu Kaisen
Best Animation – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Best Fantasy – Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World- (Season 2)
Best Drama – Fruits Basket (Season 2)
Best Comedy – Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?
Best Girl – Kaguya Shinomiya from Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?
Best Boy – Shoyo Hinata from HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP
Best Protagonist – Catarina Claes from My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom!
Best Antagonist – Ryomen Sukuna from Jujustsu Kaisen
Best Fight Scene – Deku Vs. Overhaul from My Hero Academia Season 4
Best Score – Kevin Penkin from Tower Of God
Best Director – Masaaki Yuasa from Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Best Character Design – Mayuka Ito, Original Designs By Aidairo from Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
Best Couple – Nasa Yuzaki & Tsukasa Yuzaki from TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You
Best VA Performance (Japanese) – Yusuke Kobayashi as Natsuki Subaru from Re:ZERO -Starting Life In Another World- (Season 2)
Best VA Performance (English) – Zeno Robinson as Hawks from My Hero Academia Season 4
Best Opening Sequence – Wild Side (ALI) from BEASTARS
Best Ending Sequence – LOST IN PARADISE (ALI feat. AKLO) from Jujustsu Kaisen