Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards 2020 came earlier this year. Just like every other year, they are here to honor the most popular anime series/characters and their respective staff members. The award function was held in San Francisco on 15th February night. Moreover, The franchise gave various awards to different popular anime, here is the list of the most popular anime series/characters getting a prestigious award on the platform of Anime Awards 2020.
So, without any more delays, let us get going with the list of all the worthy winners of the Crunchyroll’ Anime Awards 2020.
Best Character Design: Satoshi Iwataki, Original Character Design by Hiroyuki Asada for Dororo
Dororo is a dark fantasy based anime with over 24 episodes. Moreover, it started on January 7 and continued till June 24, 2019. Even tho the anime departs from the manga at many places but follows the basic premise.
The series became very popular in 2019 thanks to the Director of Series – Kazuhiro Furuhashi. Equal credits goto Yasuko Kobayashi for handling series composition. And how can we forget the genius Satoshi Iwataki who was handling character designs. All of them together with Twin Engine successfully produce the series.
Best Animation: Mob Psycho 100 II
Everyone will agree that Mob Psycho 100 season 2 ended on a very high note. The series improved a lot since the Mob Psycho 100 Season 1. Season 2 of Mob Psycho 100 got a lot of love from fans around the globe. The series got a lot of love for its animation quality and how the plot went down with all the action fights. The season 2 of Mob Psycho 100 ends with an awesome boss fight.
Oh, Boy, who else could have won this? Of cause the best fighting scene of 2019. The flight of Tanjiro & Nezuko against Rui was breathtaking. Episode 19 is the heart of the series demon slayer Season 1. The song, the Animation, The Hype, the story everything about that fight was perfect.
Best Couple: Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane in KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR
The anime adaptation started on January 12, 2019, and continued till March 30, 2019. The series was 12 episodes long and Mamoru Hatakeyama gets the credit for directing it. Besides, Yasuhiro Nakanishi was the one who wrote it and music is given by Kei. A-1 Pictures Inc being the studio. It was broadcasted on MBS, Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, Chukyo TV, and TV Niigata. While it’s online distribution was on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow.
Best Girl: Raphtalia in The Rising of the Shield Hero
Yeah, our girl Raphtalia from The rising of the Shield Hero gets the Best Girl Award. And yeah she deserves it as she was the first real companion of the Shield Hero.
Best Boy: Tanjiro Kamado in DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA
Demon Slayer is again on the list as our boy Tanjiro wins the best boy award. Moreover, This franchise has managed to gain a lot of popularity last year. This isn’t the first time Tanjiro is winning an award. He won the “best male character” award in 2019 Newtype Anime Awards.
Best Opening Sequence (OP)”: “99.9” in Mob Psycho 100 II
Mob Psycho 100 II is back on the list winning Best Opening Sequence. Opening “99.9” from Mob Psycho 100 II deserved the award. To be honest there are many anime opening that didn’t even get nominated but this opening stands out.
Best Ending Sequence (ED): “Chikatto Chika Chikaa♡” in KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR
Are you even an anime fan if u haven’t ever danced to Chikatto Chika Chikaa♡ ? Being the best ending sequence this song has made it’s was to many anime events and cosplay parties. Personally, every time this song plays I can’t resist dancing to it.
Best Performance by a Voice Actor (EN): Billy Kametz as Naofumi in The Rising of the Shield Hero
Billy Kametz as Naofumi in The Rising of the Shield Hero gets the award for Best Performance by a Voice Actor in English. He is an American actor and voice actor. He has done some remarkable roles in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World and Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission.
Best Performance by a Voice Actor (JP): Yuichi Nakamura as Bruno Bucciarati in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Yuichi Nakamura as Bruno Bucciarati in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind gets the Best Performance by a Voice Actor in the Japanese Language. He has done some remarkable roles in Fairy Tail as Gray Fullbuster, One Punch Man as Mumen Rider, Guilty Crown as Gai Tsutsugami, Shinmai Maou no Testament as Basara Tōjō
Best Fantasy: THE PROMISED NEVERLAND
Fantasy has always been a fascinating genre of Anime. This year The Promised Neverland topped over all other fantasy anime. The story of Show revolves around Emma 11-year-old orphan living happily with other orphans in Grace Field House. Life has never been better: with delicious food; nice and clean beds; games; and a mother like a caretaker, Isabella. Emma was having the best time of his life with his two best friends Ray and Norman. But one fine day these kids found out something that changed their life.
Kaguya-sama: Love is War is famous among anime fans for being one of the best romcoms. It is a short anime with just 12 episodes. But still, it managed to become one of the most discussed anime of 2019.
The Story is about Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya. Miyuki is the student council president who is the top student of the school and well-known for his prefecture. On the other hand, Kaguya is the daughter of a wealthy conglomerate family. In this romantic and funny series, they both appear to be the perfect couple for each other. Even they like each other. But, they are too proud to confess their love. Besides, they think whoever confesses first would lose. Further, the anime follows their funny attempts to make the other confess.
Best Drama: VINLAND SAGA
Vinland Saga Created a huge buzz this year. The franchise came out with just 24 episodes but was able to make such a huge fan base with a handful of episodes. Moreover, it is an Adventure fiction and Historical anime based on the manga of the same name. It is the story of great Viking warriors based in year 1002.
Personally, the best pick for this award was indeed Tetsuro Araki and Masashi Koizuka Attack on Titan season 3. The way attack on titan’s story went from a typical shonin to a dark anime is magnificent. Moreover, the director gets a lot of credit for the awesome work of direction throughout the series. Not to mention the direction of the third season was way too superior to others.
Also Read: Attack on Titan Manga Will End in 2020?
Best Score: Mocky for Carole & Tuesday
You know an anime is popular when you find it on Netflix. Mocky for Carole & Tuesday takes away the award for the best score. Moreover, Mocky managed to do so defeating some great music composers like – Tatsuya Kato, Hiroaki Tsutsumi, and Yuki Kanesaka from Dr. Stone and Hiroyuki Sawano from Attack on Titan Season 3. We hope to see more of his works in anime world.
Best Protagonist: Senku in Dr. STONE
Our favorite Scientist Senku from Dr. Stone takes home the Award for Best Protagonist. I bet Senku was 1 billion percent sure about winning this. To win this award Senku defeated some very famous protagonists like Saitama and Tanjiro. But being power or being able to slay demons doesn’t make you an amazing protagonist. We love how cool Senku is and how motivated he is about his Science.
Best Antagonist: Isabella in THE PROMISED NEVERLAND
Isabella from The Promised Neverland wins the best Antagonist. Who would have guessed the mother-like figure for these orphanage kids will become the best Antagonist of 2019. The story of Show revolves around Emma 11-year-old orphan living happily with other orphans in Grace Field House. Life has never been better: with delicious food; nice and clean beds; games; and a mother like a caretaker, Isabella. Emma was having the best time of his life with his two best friends Ray and Norman. But one fine day these kids found out something that changed their life.
Anime of the Year: DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA
And the Biggest Award of the Year – Anime of The Year Award goes to none other than Demon Slayer. The series is a complete master Piece and sure everyone should watch it at least once in their lifetime.
There were various nominees for these anime awards 2020 but only the best ones won. Every other anime fan has a different favorite character, among those: the most popular one won. We respect the efforts behind each and every anime that aired/is currently airing/will air. Moreover, we promise to serve you with top-notch anime news, spoilers, discussions throughout the year.