Nerd News: Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2020 – the Winners!

15th February 2020 saw the 4th installment of the anime awards by Crunchyroll, which is possibly the most complete and wide reaching award ceremony focusing on just anime, in all of its shapes and sizes! Below are the winners from every category along with the nominees. Check out full details on their website:

Anime of the year

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Other nominees; Caolre & Tuesday, Mob Psycho 100 II, 0 Maidens in your Savage Season, the Promised Neverland and Vinland Saga

Best Protagonist

Senku (Dr Stone)

Other nominees; Emma (the Promised Neverland), Hyakkimaru (Dororo), Saitama (One Punch Man), Tanjiro Kamado (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) and Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket)

Best Antagonist

Isabella (the Promised Neverland)

Other nominees; Ai Magase (Babylon), Andela (Carole & Tuesday), Askeladd (Vinland Saga), Garou (One Punch Man) and Overhaul (My Hero Academia)

Best Boy

Tanjiro Kamado (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Other Nominees; Bruno Bucciarati (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind), Hyakkimaru (Dororo), Kanata Hoshijima (Astra Lost in Space), Naruzou Machio (How Heavy Are the Dumbells you Lift?) and Shigeo “Mob” Kegeyama (Mob Psycho 100 II)

Best Girl

Raphtalia (the Rising of the Shield Hero)

Other nominees; Carole (Carole & Tuesday), Chika Fujiwara (Kaguya-Sama: Love is War), Emma (the Promised Neverland), Kohaku (Dr. Stone) and Nezuko Kamado (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Best Director

Tetsuro Araki & Masashi Koizuka (Attack on Titan)

Other nominees; Kiyotaka Suzuki (Babylon), Shinichiro Watanabe & Motonobu Hori (Carole & Tuesday), Yuzuru Tachikawa (Mob Psycho 100 II), Kunuhiko Ikuhara (Sarazanmai) and Shuhei Yabuta (Vinland Saga)

Best Animation

Mob Psycho 100 II

Other nominees; Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Fate / Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, Sarazanmai and Vinland Saga

Best Character Design

Satoshi Iwataki (Dororo)

Other nominees; Tsunenori Saito (Carole & Tuesday), Yuko Iwasa (Dr. Stone), Yuko Yahiro (Kaguya-Sama: Love is Way) Kayoko Ishikawa (Sarazanmai) and Takahiko Abiru (Vinland Saga)

Best Score

Mocky (Carole & Tuesday)

Other nominees: Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan), Go Shiina & Yuki Kajiura (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba), Tatsuya Kato & Hiroaki Tsutumi & Yuki Kanesaka (Dr. Stone), Yugo Kanno (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) and Kevin Penkin (the Rising of the Shield Hero)

Best Fight Scene

Tanjiro & Nezuko Vs Rui (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Other nominees: Emperor Crimson vs. Metallic (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind), Levi vs. Beast Titan (Attack on Titan), Mob vs. Toichiro (Mob Psycho 100 II), Thorfinn vs. Thorkell (Vinland Saga) and Ushiwakamaru vs. Tiamat (Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia)

Best Couple

Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane (Kaguya-Sama: Love is War)

Other nominees; Baki Hanma & Kozue Matsumoto (Baki), Mafuyu Sato & Ritsuka Uenoyama (Given), Reo & Mabu (Sarazanmai), Rika Zonazaki & Shun Amagi (O Maidens in Your Savage Season) and Ymir & Historia (Attack on Titan)

Best VA Performance (Japanese)

Yuichi Nakamura (Bruno Bucciarati – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind)

Other nominees; Mamoru Miyano (Reo Niiboshi – Sarazanmai), Saori Hayami (Shinobu Kocho – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba), Yukino Satsuki (Ai Magase – Babylon), Yuuko Kaida (Isabella – the Promised Neverland) and Yusuke Kobayashi (Senku – Dr. Stone)

Best Va Performance (English)

Billy Kametz (Naofumi – The Rising of the Shield Hero)

Other nominees; Kyle McCarley (Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama – Mob Psycho 100 II), Laura Bailey (Tohru Honda – Fruits Basket), Erica Mendez (Retsuko – Aggresuko), Faye Mata (Aqua – Konosuba; God’s Blessing on theis Wonderful World) and Casey Mongillo (Shinji – Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Best Comedy

Kaguya-Sama: Love is War

Other nominees; Aggretuko, How Heavy are the Dumbells you Lift?, Isekai Quartet, My Roommate is a Cat and Sarazanmai

Best Fantasy

the Promised Neverland

Other nominees; Ascendance of a Bookworm, Astra Lost in Space, Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Sarazanmai

Best Drama

Vinland Saga

Other nominees; Babylon, Carole & Tuesday, Fruits Basket, Stars Align and the Promised Neverland

Best Opening Sequence

Mob Psycho 11 II

Other nominees; Carole & Tuesday, Domestic Girlfriend, Fire Force, the Promised Neverland and Vinland Saga

Best Closing Sequence

Kaguya-Sama: Love is War

Other nominees; Carole & Tuesday, Dororo, Fire Force, Sarazanmai and Vinaland Saga

Industry Icon

George Wada

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