Crunchyroll Names ‘Attack on Titan’ Anime of the Year in 2022 Anime Awards — Here’s the Full List of Winners
Crunchyroll has announced the winners of its 2022 Anime Awards, and a number of favorite anime series took home honors this year. Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 1 led the lineup, snagging the Anime of the Year title. Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, and ODDTAXI also boasted some big wins. Check out Crunchyroll’s full list of winners below.
‘Attack on Titan’ takes home Anime of the Year at 2022 Anime Awards
Attack on Titan is in the midst of its final season, and excitement about the series seems to be at an all-time high. Parrot Analytics recently identified it as the most in-demand TV series of 2021. With that kind of enthusiasm from viewers, it’s no surprise it took home the biggest honor at Crunchyroll’s 2022 Anime Awards.
Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 1 kicks off after a four-year time jump, throwing fans into the perspectives of the Eldians residing in Marley. It features an epic battle between Paradis Island and Marley, as well as several major twists. Those elements likely factored into its success at the Anime Awards. And the series could see another big win in the future.
With Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 airing during winter 2022, it’s possible it could win Anime of the Year during next year’s event as well. Of course, Crunchyroll’s 2022 list of winners highlighted several other popular series currently underway — so, it will have some hefty competition.
Crunchyroll reveals full list of Anime Awards winners
The 2022 iteration of Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards had plenty of heavy-hitting nominees, and voters hyped up several series in addition to Attack on Titan.
When it came to the major categories, Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, and ODDTAXI dominated this year’s awards. Ranking of Kings managed to take home a win in the Best Boy category. Additionally, Komi Can’t Communicate won Best Comedy, Horimiya took home Best Romance, and To Your Eternity led the Best Drama category.
According to Crunchyroll, these results came from around 17 million votes worldwide. Check out the complete list of Crunchyroll’s 2022 Anime Awards winners below:
1. Anime of the Year: Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
2. Best Boy: Bojji (Ranking of Kings)
3. Best Girl: Nobara Kugisaki (Jujutsu Kaisen Cour 2)
4. Best Protagonist: Odokawa (ODDTAXI)
5. Best Antagonist: Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1)
6. Best Fight Scene: Yuji Itadori & Aoi Todo VS Hanami (Jujutsu Kaisen Cour 2)
7. Best Director: Baku Kinoshita (ODDTAXI)
8. Best Animation: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
9. Best Character Design: Tadashi Hiramatsu (Jujutsu Kaisen Cour 2)
10. Best Score: Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc)
11. Best Opening Sequence: “Boku no sensou” by Shinsei Kamattechan (Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1) Storyboard and Direction: Yuichiro Hayashi
12. Best Ending Sequence: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
13. Best Action: Jujutsu Kaisen Cour 2
14. Best Comedy: Komi Can’t Communicate
15. Best Drama: To Your Eternity
16. Best Fantasy: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
17. Best Romance: Horimiya
18. Best Film: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train
Winners in the voice-acting categories
The above anime wouldn’t be such successes without voice actors, and Crunchyroll recognized the best talents in eight languages this year. The 2022 winners mostly hailed from Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer, and Jujutsu Kaisen. SK8 The Infinity also managed to snag a win for its English dub.
Here’s who won in the performance categories during Crunchyroll’s 2022 Anime Awards:
19. Best VA Performance (Japanese): Yuki Kaji for Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
20. Best VA Performance (English): David Wald for Ainosuke Shindo/”ADAM” in SK8 The Infinity
21. Best VA Performance (German): René Dawn-Claude for Satoru Gojo in Jujutsu Kaisen Cour 2
22. Best VA Performance (French): Enzo Ratsito for Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer’s Mugen Train Arc
23. Best VA Performance (Portuguese): Léo Rabelo for Satoru Gojo in Jujutsu Kaisen Cour 2
24. Best VA Performance (Castilian): Marcel Navarro for Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer’s Mugen Train Arc
25. Best VA Performance (Spanish): Irwin Daayán for Rengoku in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
26. Best VA Performance (Russian): Islam Gandzhaev for Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer’s Mugen Train Arc
Clearly, a handful of anime stole the show. In particular, Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen appealed to viewers over the past year. So, could either of them win big during next year’s Anime Awards?
Could ‘Demon Slayer’ or ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ win Crunchyroll’s Anime of the Year next time?
Of all the series that took home honors at Crunchyroll’s 2022 Anime Awards, Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen collected the most. That’s probably no surprise with the increasing popularity of both series. Demon Slayer‘s Entertainment District Arc is accumulating plenty of praise, with fans calling recent episodes some of the anime’s best yet. Meanwhile, anime lovers are eagerly awaiting the release of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 worldwide.
With that in mind, both anime stand to show up again at the 2023 Anime Awards. Demon Slayer may even give Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 a run for its money. It’ll be interesting to see how next year’s event plays out.
Check out Crunchyroll’s full list of winners and nominees for the 2022 Anime Awards here.