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Crunchyroll Announces 2020 Anime Awards; Demon Slayer Wins Anime of the Year


Crunchyroll Anime Awards Key VisualHey meatbags, I’m kind of stuck doing this because Sam’s mad at me. Again. I mean, what’s her problem? Sheesh… I just took a day off to watch the Anime Awards.

She’s such a freaking hardass.

What was that? No, I didn’t say anything! Look, I’ve been told that I have to report on the awards if I like watching them so much, so… here goes.

Crunchyroll went all-out this year with a live show at their headquarters, and even got WWE star Xavier Woods to co-host.

Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba VisualThis year, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba took home the crown for Anime of the Year. The show aired in Spring 2019, and got a Toonami run that started on October 12. The show was produced by ufotable with Haruo Sotozaki directing and Akira Matsushima designing the characters.

The rest of the winners this year include:

  • Best Character Design: Satoshi Iwataki (Dororo)
  • Best Animation: Mob Psycho 100 II
  • Best Fight Scene: Tanjiro & Nezuko vs. Rui (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Best Couple: Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane (Kaguya-sama: Love Is War)
  • Best Girl: Raphtalia (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
  • Best Boy: Tanjiro Kamado (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Best Opening Sequence: 99.9 by Mob Choir feat. Sajou no Hana (Mob Psycho 100 II)
  • Best Ending Sequence: Chikatto Chika Chikaa by Konomi Kohara (Kaguya-sama: Love Is War)
  • Best Voice Actor Performance (JP): Yuichi Nakamura as Bruno Bucciarati (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind)
  • Best Voice Actor Performance (EN): Billy Kametz as Naofumi (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
  • Best Fantasy: The Promised Neverland
  • Best Comedy: Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
  • Best Drama: Vinland Saga
  • Best Director: Tetsuya Araki (Chief) & Masashi Koizuka (Attack on Titan Season 3)
  • Best Score: Mocky (Carole & Tuesday)
  • Best Protagonist: Senku (Dr. Stone)
  • Best Antagonist: Isabella (The Promised Neverland)

This year’s Industry Icon award went to Wit Studio producer and president George Wada. Wada began his career at Production I.G. as a producer, where he worked on projects like Guilty Crown, Psycho-Pass, and Robotics;Notes. At Wit Studio, he produced Attack on Titan’s third and fourth seasons, and worked as a planner for Vinland Saga.

Source: Crunchyroll

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