News: YURI! ON ICE awarded best anime series of 2016 at Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards

Last night the results came in for Crunchyroll’s inaugural anime awards of 2016. The awards were mainly put together through Crunchyroll for the many anime fans from around the world, and a means for the fans to choose their favorites from a list of 14 categories. The categories themselves were determined by an independent panel of industry experts.

Voting began on January 3, 2016 and ended on midnight January 9, 2016 PST The results were announced at a ceremony last night January, 28, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
Of the 14 categories, Yuri!!! On Ice took home a total of 7 including, Best Boy, Best Couple, Best Animation, Anime of the Year, Best Heartwarming Scene, Best Opening and Best Ending.   Manabu Otsuka from Studio MAPPA accepted the award for best anime of the year. Quote from the posted video clip from Crunchyroll:

“Dear Crunchyroll viewers I’m very happy to hear that YURI!!! ON ICE won the award for best anime of the year at the Anime Awards. It was an extremely difficult project to make, so I’m very happy to hear that everyone enjoyed it so much. YURI!!! ON ICE will always be a very important project to me, so I hope you will all continue to support it”

Below are the categories with the nominees in each categories. Winners are in bold.

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Anime of the Year nominees:
Erased Studio: A-1 Pictures Director: Tomohiko Itou

Joker Game Studio: Production I.G Director: Kazuya Nomura

Kaberneri of the Hidden Fortress Studio: Wit Director: Tetsuro Araki

Mob Psycho 100 Studio: Bones Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa

My Hero Academia Studio: Bones Director: Kenji Nagasaki

Re:Zero Studio: White Fox Director: Masaharu Watanabi

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Studio: DEEN Director: Shinichi Omata

Yuri! On Ice Studio: MAPPA Director: Sayo Yamamoto

And the award goes to:
Yuri! On Ice
Studio: MAPPA
Director: Sayo Yamamoto

Best Hero Nominees:
Satoru Fujinuma- ERASED
Mumei-KABERNARI OF THE IRON FORTRESS
Mob-MOB PSYCHO 100
Izuku “Deku”Mideriya-MY HERO ACADEMIA

And the award goes to:
Izuku “Deku” Midoriya (32% of total votes)
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Runner Up – Satoru Fujinuma (28% of total votes)
Most Popular “Other” – Josuke Higashikata (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable)

Villian of the Year Nominees:
Tomura Shigaraki- MY HERO ACADEMIA
Yoshikage Kira- JoJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE
Biba- KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS
Gaku Yashiro- ERASED

And the award goes to:
Gaku Yashiro- ERASED (33.01% of total votes)

Runner Up – Yoshikage Kira (32.95% of total votes)
Most Popular “Other” – Betelgeuse (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)

Best Boy Nominees:
Arataka Reigen- MOB PSYCHO 100
Izuku “Deku”Mideriya-MY HERO ACADEMIA
Yakumo- SHOWA GENROKU RAKUGO SHINJU
Yuri Katsuki- YURI! ON ICE

And the award goes to:
Yuri Katsuki- YURI! ON ICE (58% of total votes)

Runner Up – Arataka Reigen (17%)
Most Popular “Other” – Josuke Higashikata (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable)

Best Girl Nominees:
Mumei- KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS
Nico Niiyama- KIZNAIVER
Ochako Uraraka- MY HERO ACADEMIA
Rem- RE:ZERO

And the award goes to:
Rem- RE:ZERO (60%) n

Runner Up – Ochako Uraraka (15%)
Most Popular “Other” – Megumin (KONOSUBA -God’s blessing on this wonderful world!)

Best Fight Scene Nominees:
Mumei vs Kabane (Ep.2)- KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS Studio: Wit Director: Tetsuro Araki
Shigeo vs Koyama (Ep. 8)- MOB PSYCHO 100 Studio: Bones Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa
Altland vs Moss (Ep. 32)- MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS Studio: Sunrise Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Deku vs Kacchan (Ep. 7)- MY HERO ACADEMIA

And the award goes to:
Shigeo vs Koyama (Ep. 8)- MOB PSYCHO 100 (49% votes)

Runner Up – Mob Psycho 100 (28%)
Most Popular “Other” – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Best Animation Nominees:
KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS Studio: Wit Director: Tetsuro Araki
MOB PSYCHO 100 Studio: Bones Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa
FLIP FLAPPERS Studio: Studio 3Hz Director: Kiyotaka Oshiyama
YURI! ON ICE Studio: MAPPA Director: Sayo Yamamoto

And the award goes to:
YURI! ON ICE Studio: MAPPA Director: Sayo Yamamoto

Runner Up – Mob Psycho 100 (28%)
Most Popular “Other” – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Best Heartwarming Scene Nominees:
Kayo’s First Homecooked Meal (Ep. 9) ERASED Studio: A-1 Pictures | Director: Tomohiko Itou
Makoto Flies Over Her New Home (Ep. 12) FLYING WITCH Studio: J.C. Staff | Director: Katsushi Sakurabi
Kakeru and Suwa Learn To Understand Each Other ((Ep. 4) ORANGE Studio: Telecom Animation Film | Director: Hiroshi Hamasaki
The Kiss (Ep. 7) YURI! ON ICE Studio: MAPPA | Director: Sayo Yamamoto

And the award goes to:
The Kiss (Ep. 7) YURI! ON ICE Studio: MAPPA | Director: Sayo Yamamoto (55%)

Runner Up – Kayo’s first homecooked meal (31%)
Most Popular “Other” – Rem’s confession (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)

Best Drama Nominees:
ERASED A-1 Pictures Director: Tomohiko Itou
JOKER GAME Studio: Production I.G Director: Kazuya Nomura
KIZNAIVER Studio: Trigger Director: Hiroshi Kobayashi
SHOWA GENROKU RAKUGO SHINJU Studio: DEEN Director: Shinichi Omata

And the award goes to:
ERASED A-1 Pictures Director: Tomohiko Itou

Runner Up – Kiznaiver (22%)
Most Popular “Other” – Orange

Best Couple Nominees:
Satoru and Kayu- ERASED Studio: A-1 Pictures Director: Tomohiko Itou
Katsuhira and Somozaki-Kiznaiver Studio: Trigger Director: Hiroshi Kobayashi
Luluco and Nova- Space Patrol Luluco Studio: Trigger Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi
Yuri and Victor- Yuri! On Ice Studio: MAPPA Director: Sayo Yamamoto

And the award goes to:
Yuri and Victor- Yuri! On Ice Studio: MAPPA Director: Sayo Yamamoto

Runner Up – Satoru & Kayo (14%)
Most Popular “Other” – Subaru & Rem (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)

Best Comedy Nominees:
Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto Studio: Studio Deen | Director: Shinji Takamatsu
Keijo!!!!! Studio: Xebec | Director: Hideya Takahashi
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World Studio: Studio Deen | Director: Takaomi Kanasaki
Space Patrol Luluco Studio: Trigger | Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi

And the award goes to:
Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto Studio: Studio Deen | Director: Shinji Takamatsu

Runner Up – KONOSUBA -God’s blessing on this wonderful world! (33%)
Most Popular “Other” – Nanbaka

Best Action Nominees:
Drifters Studio: Hoods Drifters Studio | Director: Kenichi Suzuki

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Studio: Wit Studio | Director: Tetsurō Araki

Mob Psycho 100 Studio: Bones | Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa

My Hero Academia Studio: Bones | Director: Kenji Nagasaki

And the award goes to:
Mob Psycho 100 Studio: Bones | Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa

Runner Up – My Hero Academia (25%)
Most Popular “Other” – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

Best Opening Nominees:
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Song: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress | Artist: Egoist

Mob Psycho 100
Song: 99 | Artist: Mob Choir

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Song: Usurai Shinjuu | Artist: Megumi Hayashibara

Yuri!! On Ice
Song: History Maker | Artist: Dean Fujioka

And the award goes to:
Yuri!! On Ice
Song: History Maker | Artist: Dean Fujioka

Best Ending Nominees:
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Song: ninelie | Artist: Aimer

Mob Psycho 100
Song: Refrain Boy (リフレインボーイ) | Artist: All Off

Space Patrol Luluco
Song: Pipo Password | Artist: Teddyloid ft. Bonjour Suzuki

Yuri! On Ice
Song: You Only Live Once | Artist: YURI!!! on ICE feat. w.hatano

And the award goes to:
Yuri! On Ice
Song: You Only Live Once | Artist: YURI!!! on ICE feat. w.hatano

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