Anime may not be at the Oscars this year, but we still have the r/anime awards, a.k.a. the Reddit Anime Awards. The winners have been announced, and each category has two possible winners, because official jurors and the public were each able to vote. There is only one category where the official jurors and the public both agreed on the same winner, and that’s that Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation should win for Best Adventure.
Let’s look at the top categories. For Anime of the Year, the jury went for Sonny Boy, and the public once again went for Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (you’ll see a lot of this pattern). In Movie of the Year, the jury wanted Pompo: The Cinéphile, and the public wanted Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train. Here is the rest of the list, with the jury choice first, followed by the public choice.
Animation: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S and Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Short film of the Year: Heikousen music video and hololive Alternative teaser videos
Short series of the Year: Night World and Star Wars: Visions
Background Art: Sonny Boy and Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Character Design: Sonny Boy and ODDTAXI
OST: Sonny Boy and Attack on Titan The Final Season
Voice Acting: Natsuki Hanae (Vanitas in The Case Study of Vanitas) and Yuuki Kaji (Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan The Final Season)
Best opening theme song and animation: “Cinderella” (Komi Can’t Communicate) and “ODDTAXI” (ODDTAXI)
Best ending theme song and animation: “Yasashii Suisei” (BEASTARS Season 2) and “Give It Back” (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Cinematography: SSSS.DYNAZENON and Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Best Cast: Fruits Basket the Final and Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Best Action: SSSS.DYNAZENON and Jujutsu Kaisen
Best Comedy: Zombie Land Saga Revenge and Komi Can’t Communicate
Best Drama: Megalobox 2: Nomad and Violet Evergarden: The Movie
Best Romance: The Duke of Death and His Maid and Horimiya
Best Slice of Life: Non Non Biyori Nonstop and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
Best Suspense: Sonny Boy and ODDTAXI
Best Main Dramatic Character: Shinji Ikari from Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time and
Eren Yeager from Attack on Titan The Final Season
Best Comedic Character: Renge Miyauchi from Non Non Biyori Nonstop and Gintoki Sakata from Gintama: The Final
Best Supporting Character: Yuka Ayakawa from Blue Period and Ruijerd Superdia from Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin. She is also the author of its upcoming sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.