MAL Yearbook 2021

Thank you to everyone who sent us suggestions for categories! We took your ideas, rephrased them into 10 fun yearbook titles, and then selected five nominations for each. Now it’s time to vote for the 2021 anime, songs, and characters which you think deserve to be crowned with these category titles~

Don’t miss the MAL Expo Lite 2022 livestream where we will announce the yearbook winners. Member comments will be added to the yearbook page a week or so after the livestream.


Anime Section

OP/ED Section

O(ver)P(owered) Direction

Character Section






January 4 - Categories chosen

See Categories

February 17 - Voting opens

February 23 - Voting closes

February 25 - Yearbook released & final results announced via MAL Expo Lite 2022 livestream

March 3 - Yearbook comments published

MAL Expo Lite 2022 Livestream

The yearbook will be available to view right here on MxJ after the results have been announced via the MAL Expo Lite 2022 livestream. Be sure to check back then to see its final form!

Scheduled streaming date: February 25, 2022 7pm PT

What is the MAL Yearbook?

MAL Yearbook is a new annual project where MyAnimeList members can reflect on the past year of anime and share what they enjoyed most. Using categories selected from the community and winners decided by you, we will create a special digital MAL Yearbook that we can enjoy in future years. Leave us your 2021 yearbook comment and vote for the nominations you think best fit those category titles.


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