My Votes For The 2017 Crunchyroll Anime Awards…Because God Knows I’m Tired Of Waiting For The Rest Of The Polls To Open Up

Originally I wanted to post this when ALL of the categories for the 2017 Crunchyroll Anime Awards opened up…but it seems the rest of voting won’t be open till the 29th of January and the 5th of February. Like wtf is this shit?! Why stagger the voting polls? Personally, I think it’s stupid. Karandi and I were discussing it the other night and she made a good point. She mentioned that people might not even vote/lose interest in voting this year because they didn’t open up the polls right away. Which I totally agree with! It makes me question what the hell Crunchyroll is doing. WHHHYYY??? Let’s get it together people!

Alright, enough bitching and complaining! I already do enough of that in my personal life, so there is no need to put it on the interwebs as well. Right! 2018 should be more positive post. I guess the staggered voting allows people to REALLY think about who they want to vote for…but if your anything like myself you already know who you will be voting for.

So lets go over the categories/nominees and who I will be voting for in the 2017 Crunchyroll Anime Awards!

First up we have Best Opening! The nominees are:

Best Opening

  • “Shadow and Truth” by ONE III NOTES – ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  • “Here” by JUNNA – The Ancient Magus’ Bride
  • “Shinzou wo Sasageyo! (心臓を捧げよ!)” by Linked Horizon – Attack on Titan Season 2
  • “Peace Sign (ピースサイン)” by Kenshi Yonezu – My Hero Academia Season 2
  • “The Other Side of the Wall” by Void_Chords feat.MARU – Princess Principal
  • “Imawa no Shinigami (今際の死神)” by Megumi Hayashibara – Descending Stories: Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū

My Vote: I really really love the opening for Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū but I am going to be voting for the opening to Princess Principal. If anything I would be voting for Re:CREATORS gravityWall but of course it isn’t nominated. That was my favorite opening for 2017 😛


The nominees for Best Ending are:

Best Ending

  • “Step Up LOVE (ステップアップLOVE)” by DAOKO x Yasuyuki Okamura – Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
  • “Ishukan Communication (イシュカン・コミュニケーション)” by Chorogonzu (ちょろゴンず) – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
  • “Kirameku Hamabe (煌めく浜辺)” by Yuiko Ohara – Land of the Lustruous
  • “Hikari, Hikari (ひかり、ひかり)” by Yuuka Aisaka – Recovery of an MMO Junkie
  • “behind” by Karin Isobe, Yuna Yoshino, and Lynn – Just Because!
  • “Kafune (カフネ)” by Brian the Sun – March comes in like a lion. Season 2

My Vote: The same premise goes for this category as well. I love the ending to March Comes in like a Lion but I’m gonna have to go with the ending song from Land of the Lustrous. Land of the Lustrous is an anime that deserves more attention!


The nominees for Best Film are:

Best Film
  • A Silent Voice
  • Your Name
  • In This Corner of the World
  • Girls und Panzer der Film
  • Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen
  • Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel – I. Presage Flower

My Vote: This is one of the harder categories to vote for! You have 3 INCREDIBLE films against each other; A Silent Voice, Your Name, and In This Corner of the World. All of them are BEAUTIFULLY done and everyone needs to watch all of them, but I’ll probably just end up going with the majority on this one and vote for Your Name.


The nominees for Best CGI are:

Best CGI
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • Kado: The Right Answer
  • Re:Creators
  • Attack on Titan Season 2
  • Knight’s & Magic
  • Inuyashiki

My Vote: Land of the Lustrous HANDS DOWN but I am glad Re:CREATORS got nominated for this category.


The nominees for Best Score are:

Best Score

  • Made in Abyss
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  • Re:Creators

My Vote: Another category with a close voting range but I think I’m gonna have to go with The Ancient Magus’ Bride just because the music originates in my mind a bit more than the others.


The nominees for Best Animation are:

Best Animation

  • My Hero Academia Season 2
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • March Comes in like a Lion Season 2
  • A Silent Voice
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

My Vote: I’m definitely going with A Silent Voice on this one.


The nominees for Best Action are:

Best Action
  • My Hero Academia Season 2
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Season 2
  • Attack on Titan Season 2
  • Fate/Apocrypha

My Vote: As much as I want to vote for Land of the Lustrous I know My Hero Academia Season 2 or Attack on Titan Season 2 is gonna win. I shall vote for My Hero Academia Season 2!


The nominees for Best Drama are:

Best Drama 

  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2
  • March comes in like a lion Season 2
  • Made in Abyss
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride
  • Scum’s Wish
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

My Vote: If Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2 doesn’t win this category I will flip a table.


The nominees for Best Comedy are:

Best Comedy
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
  • Mr. Osomatsu Season 2
  • Little Witch Academia
  • KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 2
  • GAMERS!
  • Tsuredure Children

My Vote: Even though season 1 was definitely better I am going to vote for KonoSuba Season 2.


The nominees for Best Slice-of-Life are:

Best Slice-of-Life

  • Recovery of an MMO Junkie
  • TSUKIGAKIREI
  • Girls’ Last Tour
  • Kemono Friends
  • Sakura Quest
  • Interviews with Monster Girls

My Vote: I feel like this is another category that will have a very close voting range. I am going to go with Recovery of an MMO Junkie. Morioka-san was just too cute!


The nominees for Best Continuing Series are:

Best Continuing Series

  • March comes in like a lion.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Season 2
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Case Closed
  • ALL OUT!!
  • Naruto: Shippuden

My Vote: Since I haven’t seen any of the others of course I’m gonna vote for March Comes in like a Lion Season 2! Though I guarantee Dragon Ball Super is gonna win.


The nominees for Best Girl are:

Best Girl

  • Atsuko “Akko” Kagari
  • Ochako Uraraka
  • Moriko Morioka
  • Serval
  • Tsuyu Asui
  • Chise Hatori

My Vote: As I stated above Morioka is totes adrobs so my vote will go to her ❤


The nominees for Best Boy are:

Best Boy
  • Shoto Todoroki
  • Rei Kiriyama
  • Kazuma
  • Izuku “Deku” Midoriya
  • Fafnir
  • Yakumo Yuurakutei

My Vote: Todoroki all the way baby!


The nominees for Best Hero are:

Best Hero

  • Izuku “Deku” Midoriya
  • Gin Minowa
  • Atsuko “Akko” Kagari
  • Kukuri
  • Chise Hatori
  • Nanachi

My Vote: While I have no doubt Deku will win this I am going to vote for Nanachi from Made in Abyss.


The nominees for Best Villain are:

Best Villain

  • Stain
  • Tanya Degurechaff
  • Bondrewd
  • Cartaphilus
  • Hiro Shishigami
  • Usagi

My Vote: I love Tanya but I don’t see her as a villain in The Saga of Tanya the Evil. Stain is one of the BEST villains I have ever laid eyes on but I’m gonna have to vote for Hiro because he killed all those people XD


The nominees for Best Manga are:

 Manga of the Year

  • Golden Kamuy Vol. 1
  • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness
  • My Brother’s Husband Vol. 1
  • In This Corner of the World
  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
  • Delicious in Dungeon Vol. 1

My Vote: I actually haven’t read any of these manga’s so I feel kind of guilty for voting in this category but I am gonna have to go with either Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju or In This Corner of the World.


And the final category (that everyone is anticipating) is Anime of the Year! The nominees are:

Anime of the Year 

  • March comes in like a lion Season 2
  • Made in Abyss
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • My Hero Academia Season 2
  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2
  • Little Witch Academia

My Vote: Personally this category is a tie for me. I would pick Made in Abyss, Land of the Lustrous, March Comes in like a Lion Season 2, and Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2 if I could. With the exception that we can only vote for one I am going to have to go with March Comes in like a Lion Season 2 because in terms of overall story, concept, music, transitions, character development, etc etc MCILAL has been a 10 out of 10 anime for me since the beginning. The others have their slight flaws and aren’t perfect, but they are still top notch anime series! Everyone should watch them all!


So who will you be voting for in the 2017 Crunchyroll Anime Awards? What do you think about this staggered voting schedule? Do you like that Crunchyroll changed its voting categories this year? Let me know all of your thoughts in the comments section below! And as always thank you for being here and reading my work pandas. You guys rock! 😀


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3 Comments

  1. Nice choices, I’m waiting for the polls to open up as well! It just looked like a strange glitch until someone told me that it was a staggered release! How strange! I hate that theirs nominations for best anime, I think the choices put forward for best anime should be pooled from your past votes instead of five shows again. This awards thing also makes me want to try out the shows I missed so that’s good at least!

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  2. I would have to agree with most of your choices here (barring those where I’m just not familiar with any of the series enough to comment intelligently), though the best girl category had a number of viable contenders. (Best boy? Pfft. Todoroki, hands down!)

    But how is Promised Neverland not an option for best manga??? :’-( *sniff*

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