Anime Awards 2023 Nominations Are Here, With One Very Elegant Standout

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Crunchyroll has revealed the nominees for their 2023 Anime Awards. There was tight competition this year with, along other things, Demon Slayer, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and the never-ending ending of Attack On Titan all competing for limited slots….but one anime managed to stand out and get nominated in nearly every category it was eligible for. Can you guess which one?

Yes, Spy x Family was the dominant series this year with 16 nominations in total. Runner-up was Ranking of Kings (Cour 2) with 15 noms, and third place goes to the three anime I mentioned in the last paragraph, who have 13 nominations each. If you’re wondering where Chainsaw Man is, it apparently debuted too late to be in the running this year.

Who will win? That’s up to you. These awards are chosen by the masses, so get to that virtual voting booth if you’re rooting for any show in particular. Voting will be open until January 25 at 8 PM Eastern / 5 PM Pacific. The winners will then be announced March 4 at the Anime Awards in Japan.

 

Anime Awards 2023 Nominees (Listed in alphabetical order by category)

Anime of the Year

 

Best Action

 

Best Animation

 

Best Anime Song

 

Best Character Design

 

Best Comedy

 

Best Continuing Series

 

Best Director

 

Best Drama

 

Best Ending Sequence

 

Best Fantasy

 

Best Film

 

Best Main Character

 

Best New Series

 

Best Opening Sequence

 

Best Original Anime

 

Best Romance

 

Best Score

 

Best Supporting Character

 

Best Voice Artist Performance (English)

 

Best Voice Artist Performance (Japanese)

 

Best Voice Artist Performance (Arabic)

 

Best Voice Artist Performance (Castilian)

 

Best Voice Artist Performance (French)

 

Best Voice Artist Performance (German)

 

Best Voice Artist Performance (Italian)

 

Best Voice Artist Performance (Portuguese)

 

Best Voice Artist Performance (Spanish)

 

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