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Crunchyroll’s 2019 Anime Awards Winners Unveiled; Devilman Crybaby Wins Anime Of The Year

Devilman Crybaby VisualEarlier today, Crunchyroll hosted their third annual Anime Awards ceremony. The event, which was hosted by Cristina Vee, saw fifteen categories up for contention.

This year’s winner for Anime of the Year was Devilman Crybaby, which was produced by Science Saru and launched worldwide as a Netflix Original on January 5, 2018.

The full list of winners is as follows:

  • Anime of the Year: Devilman Crybaby
  • Best OP: Darling in the FRANXX
  • Best ED: Attack on Titan Season 3
  • Best Boy: Deku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)
  • Best Girl: Mai Sakurajima (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny-Girl Senpai)
  • Best Japanese VA: Mamoru Miyano (Zombie Land Saga)
  • Best English VA: Christopher R. Sabat (My Hero Academia)
  • Best Fight Scene: All For One vs. All Might (My Hero Academia)
  • Best Protagonist: Rimiru Tempest (That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime)
  • Best Antagonist: All For One (My Hero Academia)
  • Best Animation: Violet Evergarden
  • Best Character Design: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
  • Best Continuing Series: Dragon Ball Super
  • Best Director: Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby)
  • Best Film: My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

BONES President and Producer Masahiko Minami received a lifetime achievement award, as well.

Anime Awards Visual - Masahiko Minami

This year’s list of judges included:

  • Reuben Baron
  • Matt Schley
  • Julio Velez
  • Miranda Sanchez
  • Jordan Ramee
  • Andrew McDanell
  • Robin Hirsch
  • Karla Clark
  • Dawn H
  • Daryl Surat
  • Jacob Boniface
  • Michael Moore
  • Andrea Caprotti
  • Zac Bertschy
  • Lauren Orsini
  • Clarissa Graffeo
  • Michael Ziegler
  • Łukasz Kaczmarek
  • Beckett Mufson
  • Sloan Lester
  • Gerald Rathkolb

Source: Crunchyroll

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