By Kathleen Townsend
It’s that time of year again! The nominees for the 2021 Crunchyroll Anime Awards have been revealed, and man, was it a good year for anime.
Among the nominations are standout original series like DECA-DENCE and Akudama Drive, returning favorites like Kaguya-sama: Love is War? and Fruits Basket, and some truly amazing debuts, like Toilet-bound Hanako-kun and Kakushigoto!
Take a look below at the titles nominated that are streaming right here on Funimation, and make sure you get all caught up before the winners are revealed. You can vote right here until January 22, and winners will be announced on February 19.
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Akudama Drive: Best Fight Scene (Brawler vs. Master)
APPARE-RANMAN!: Anime of the Year
DECA-DENCE: Best Protagonist (Natsume); Best Director (Yuzuru Tachikawa); Best Fantasy Anime
Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia: Best VA Performance – English (Crispin Freeman as Ziusudra)
Fruits Basket Season 2: Best Antagonist (Akito); Best Drama
Kaguya-sama: Love is War?: Best Girl (Kaguya); Best Opening Sequence (DADDY! DADDY! DO! feat. Airi Suzuki by Masayuki Suzuki); Best Director (Mamoru Hatakeyama); Best Couple (Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane); Best Comedy
Kakushigoto: Best Comedy
My Hero Academia Season 4: Best Antagonist (Overhaul); Best VA Performance – English (Zeno Robinson as Hawks); Best Fight Scene (Deku vs. Overhaul)
The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED: Best Ending Sequence (Welcome My Friend by OKAMOTO’S); Best VA Performance – Japanese (Yusuke Onuki as Daisuke Kambe)
Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld Part 2: Best Fight Scene
Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle: Best Comedy
Toilet-bound Hanako-kun: Best VA Performance – Japanese (Megumi Ogata as Hanako); Best Character Design
Wave, Listen to Me!: Best VA Performance – Japanese (Riho Sugiyama as Minare Koda)
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon: Best Character Design