Award Categories

 

Category Description Example
Anime of the Year Determined by overall elements of animation. This includes the best music, best animation, best characters, best storyline, overall flow, the flow of story arc, and popularity.
Manga of the Year Determined by overall elements of a manga. This includes best artwork, drawing, best characters, best storyline, overall flow, the flow of story arc, and popularity.
Best Local Cosplay Determined by creativity and quality of material, and how close it is to the source material. (may be purchased or handmade)
Best Male Stand Out Anime Character Best fictional male character (ex. Goku, Krillin) determined by power or look or changes while going through the anime.
Best Female Stand Out Anime Character Best fictional female character (ex. Asuna) determined by power or look or changes while going through the anime.
Best New Hawaii Artist Best local artist that is known for drawing anime must be a newcomer and not have any published works where they are making a living off animation.
Best Hawaii Artist Vendor of 2016 Local Hawaii vendor that has participated in an event from 2016 onward. Determined by work, reviews, popularity, and variety offered.
Best Anime In Transition (from Japanese to English) Determined by best-dubbed version of the anime. Mainly focused on voice actor casting and music where viewers prefer the dubbed over the subbed.
Best Animated Film Japan Film format that is movie length with one over-arching story. Determined by visual quality, sound, story, and popularity. (Released in Japan)
Best Animated Film America Film format that is movie length with one over-arching story. Determined by visual quality, sound, story, and popularity.
Hawaii’s Favorite Place for Anime Things Shop that carries anime-type products and sells them and locally in the state of Hawaii.
Hawaii’s Favorite Site for Anime Legitimate company to watch anime based off of user experience, subscription rate, and popularity
Best Anime YouTuber Youtuber that you enjoy watching explain anime
Best Hawaii Anime YouTuber Youtuber that you enjoy watching explain anime locally
Best Japanese Food in Hawaii for Anime Goers Local Japanese food that people love.
Best Animation Education Program Best current education program to learn animation or get in the field of the anime industry.
Best Opening Song for an Anime Catchy tunes compels you to watch the anime, memorable, or talk about with friends. At the beginning of the anime.
Best Closing Song for an Anime Catchy tunes compels you to watch the anime, memorable, or talk about with friends. At the end of the anime.
Best Musical Composition/Score in Anime Music used within an anime that helped to create a climax or instill emotion during a high point of the story.