Hawaii Anime Awards

Presented by Meta-Human Entertainment, AO Fest will be home to the 2nd Annual Hawaii Anime Awards, Hawaii’s Biggest Night For Anime. The award show will feature anime award categories local to Hawaii and honour animation works from around the globe.

The award show will be an award style dinner with a date TBA.

You must purchase a ticket to attend the award show where winners will be announced and presented their A-N-E.

Nominations and awardees will be awarded by majority vote and calculated by user peer submissions. In 2019, we are electing to create a committee to vet all nominations for quality assurance purposes.

Currently, we are in our 2019 nomination period. Please come back to the website to see 2018 winners and photos from the 1st award show.

Open nominations will be held from the day after the first Hawaii Anime Awards, on June 23, 2018.   Therefore, nomination submissions, awards to be considered and determination period start from June 24, 2018, to December 31, 2018.

After December 31, 2018, nomination submission will be closed and the 4 selected in each category will be announced after committee deliberation or majority vote.

Please fill out the form below to nominate your candidate for the categories below.  Previous award winners will be eligible to resubmit their nominations to vie for a win in 2019.  This year’s awards were close for a few of the categories.


Works and nominees who are eligible must have done work between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.