Then my question to you is THIS.
While it might feel good to have your favorite anime WIN an award, to deny that it’s rigged and predictable it’s nothing short of playing dumb.
I’ve already spoken about the problem with the Crunchyroll anime awards:
Historically it repeats itself in being:
- Politically correct.
And NOT giving voters “true” power in the voting system.
Crunchyroll said it themselves:
“Not only do judges select all of the nominees for the Anime Awards, but they help contribute to deciding the eventual winners as well! This year, the points that judges assigned in the nomination period will be weighted 70/30 against the fan vote to decide the final winner in each category.” – Crunchyroll
It’s for this reason I don’t have any personal interest in the Crunchyroll anime awards.
Unless it’s a legit voting system (something like MyAnimeList or a poll without politics), it’s no different to the Oscars or any other award that’s NOT a representation of the people.
With that said:
Winners of 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards:
Anime of the Year: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Best Animation: Mob Psycho 100 II
Best Opening Sequence: Mob Psycho 100 II, ♪ 99.9 – MOB CHOIR feat. sajou no hana
Best Ending Sequence: KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR, ♪ Chikatto Chika Chikaa♡ – Konomi Kohara
Best Boy: Tanjiro Kamado, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Best Girl: Raphtalia, The Rising of the Shield Hero
Best Score: Mocky, Carole & Tuesday
Best VA Performance (JP): Yuichi Nakamura voices Bruno Bucciarati in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Best VA Performance (EN): Billy Kametz voices Naofumi in The Rising of the Shield Hero
Best Director: Tetsuro Araki, Chief Director and Masashi Koizuka, Director – Attack on Titan Season 3
Best Character Design: Satoshi Iwataki, Original Character Design by Hiroyuki Asada, Dororo
Best Protagonist: Senku, Dr. STONE
Best Antagonist: Isabella, The Promised Neverland
Best Fight Scene: Tanjiro & Nezuko vs. Rui, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Best Couple: Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane, KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR
Best Drama: Vinland Saga, WIT STUDIO
Best Fantasy: The Promised Neverland, CloverWorks
Best Comedy: KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR, A-1 Pictures
Industry Icon: George Wada, WIT STUDIO
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