5th Anime Trending Awards: Top 10 Finalists Per Category – Best of 2018

Throughout the week, we had revealed the Top 10 Finalists for the Top Anime Awards (Anime of the Year and Anime Movie of the Year), and the Character Awards. This time, we’re going to reveal the Top 10 finalists in the 24 other categories to be presented later for the 5th Anime Trending Awards! Do you have your bets on who’s going to win each?

Join us for the awards ceremony livestream on February 24th @ 2 PM GMT +8 on Twitch

 

Theme Song Awards

Opening Theme Song of the Year

  • ADAMAS 
  • Fiction
  • Fighting Gold 
  • Flashback
  • found & lost
  • Kimi no Sei
  • Otomodachi Film
  • Reimei
  • SHINY DAYS
  • VORACITY

Ending Theme Song of the Year

  • CheerS 
  • hectopascal 
  • Hikari e
  • Inkya Impulse
  • Iris
  • Pray
  • Prayer X
  • ref:rain
  • To see the Future
  • youthful beautiful

 

Aspect Awards

Best in Adaptation

  • Banana Fish
  • Bloom into You
  • Karakai Jouzo no Takagi-san
  • Laid-Back Camp
  • My Hero Academia S3
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • Steins;Gate 0
  • Sword Art Online: Alicization
  • That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime
  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Best in Animation Effects & Sequences

  • Attack on Titan S3
  • DARLING in the FRANXX
  • HANEBADO!
  • Hinamatsuri
  • Megalo Box
  • SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online
  • Sword Art Online: Alicization
  • That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime
  • Tsurune
  • Violet Evergarden

Best in Character Design

  • Angels of Death
  • Boarding School Juliet
  • Cells at Work!
  • Goblin Slayer
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind
  • Laid-Back Camp
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • SSSS.Gridman
  • Violet Evergarden
  • Zombie Land Saga

Best in Ensemble

  • A Place Further than the Universe
  • Asobi Asobase -workshop of fun-
  • Banana Fish
  • Cells at Work!
  • DARLING in the FRANXX
  • Goblin Slayer
  • Grand Blue
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online
  • SSSS.Gridman

Best in Sceneries and Visuals

  • A Place Further than the Universe
  • Attack on Titan S3
  • Banana Fish
  • Bloom into You
  • Cells at Work!
  • IRODUKU: The World in Colors
  • Laid-Back Camp
  • Tada Never Falls in Love
  • Tsurune
  • Violet Evergarden

Best in Soundtrack

  • A Place Further than the Universe
  • Attack on Titan S3
  • Banana Fish
  • My Hero Academia S3
  • PERSONA5 the Animation
  • Release the Spyce
  • Revue Starlight
  • Sword Art Online -Alicization-
  • Violet Evergarden
  • Zombie Land Saga

Personality Awards

Best in Voice Acting Performance (Male)

  • Chikahiro Kobayashi as Saichi Sugimoto (Golden Kamuy)
  • Hiroaki Hirata as Masami Kondou (Love is Like After the Rain)
  • Kaito Ishikawa as Sakuta Azusagawa (Rascal does not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)
  • Kento Itou as Hirotaka Nifuji (Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku)
  • Miyano Mamoru as Kotaro Tatsumi (Zombie Land Saga)
  • Natsuki Hanae as Haise Sasaki (Tokyo Ghoul:re)
  • Yuto Uemura Yuliy as (Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger)
  • Yuuki Kaji Xianming Ling  as (Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens)
  • Yuuma Uchida Ash Lynx as (Banana Fish)

Best in Voice Acting Performance (Female)

  • Arisa Date as Narumi Momose (Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku)
  • Asami Seto as Mai Sakurajima (Rascal does not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)
  • Kana Hanazawa as Red Blood Cell (Cells at Work!)
  • Nao Touyama as Lacia (Beatless)
  • Rie Murakawa as Anzu (Hinamatsuri)
  • Rika Nagae as Olivia (Asobi Asobase -workshop of fun-)
  • Tomori Kusunoki as Karen Kohiruimaki (SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online)
  • Yui Ishikawa as Violet Evergarden (Violet Evergarden)
  • Yuki Takada as Yuu Koito (Bloom into You)

 

Side Category Awards

Action or Adventure Anime of the Year

  • A Place Further than the Universe
  • Attack on Titan S3
  • Banana Fish
  • DARLING in the FRANXX
  • Goblin Slayer
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind
  • My Hero Academia S3
  • Overlord (2018)
  • Sword Art Online -Alicization-
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Comedy Anime of the Year

  • Asobi Asobase -workshop of fun-
  • Cells at Work!
  • Grand Blue
  • Hinamatsuri
  • Karakai Jouzo no Takagi-san
  • Laid-Back Camp
  • Pop Team Epic
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
  • Zombie Land Saga

Drama Anime of the Year

  • A Place Further than the Universe
  • Attack on Titan S3
  • Banana Fish
  • Bloom Into You
  • Citrus
  • IRODUKU: The World in Colors
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • Steins;Gate 0
  • Violet Evergarden

Fantasy or Magical Anime of the Year

  • A Certain Magical Index III
  • Attack on Titan S3
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc
  • Goblin Slayer
  • IRODUKU: The World in Colors
  • Overlord (2018)
  • Record of Grancrest War
  • Sword Art Online: Alicization
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
  • Violet Evergarden

Mecha or SciFi Anime of the Year

  • Darling in the FranXX
  • Planet With
  • SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online
  • SSSS.Gridman
  • Steins;Gate 0

Music Anime of the Year

  • Music Girls
  • Revue Starlight
  • Zombie Land Saga

Mystery or Psychological Anime of the Year

  • Angels of Death
  • Attack on Titan S3
  • Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
  • Karakuri Circus
  • Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
  • Lostorage conflated WIXOSS
  • Steins;Gate 0
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re

Original Anime of the Year

  • A Place Further than the Universe
  • Darling in the FranXX
  • IRODUKU: The World in Colors
  • Lostorage conflated WIXOSS
  • Megalo Box
  • Revue Starlight
  • SSSS.Gridman
  • Tada Never Falls in Love
  • Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger
  • Zombieland Saga

Romance Anime of the Year

  • Bloom Into You
  • Boarding School Juliet
  • Citrus
  • Hi Score Girl
  • IRODUKU: The World in Colors
  • Karakai Jouzo no Takagi-san
  • Love is Like After the Rain
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • Tada Never Falls in Love
  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Sequel or New Season Anime of the Year

  • Attack on Titan S3
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind
  • Lostorage conflated WIXOSS
  • My Hero Academia S3
  • Overlord (2018)
  • Steins;Gate 0
  • Sword Art Online -Alicization-

Short Anime of the Year

  • My Sweet Tyrant
  • One Room S2
  • Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san

Slice of Life Anime of the Year

  • Asobi Asobase -workshop of fun-
  • Cells at Work!
  • Comic Girls
  • Grand Blue
  • Hinamatsuri
  • Laid-Back Camp
  • Ms. vampire who lives in my neighborhood
  • School Babysitters
  • UzaMaid!
  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Sports Anime of the Year

  • Anima Yell!
  • Free! Dive to the Future
  • HANEBADO!
  • Harukana Receive
  • Megalo Box
  • Run with the Wind
  • Tsurune

Supernatural Anime of the Year

  • A Certain Magical Index III
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind
  • Overlord (2018)
  • PERSONA5 the Animation
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger
  • The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.2
  • The Seven Deadly Sins S2
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re
  • Zombie Land Saga

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