Hey Gym N Japan Fam! Get ready for our Saturday special! This week we are going to give you all a quick post about the Crunchyroll awards. We thought that because we did our own votes that we should probably announce the results here for you all to read with a small blurb about each one. Also more content for our loyal fans because this is one of our biggest weeks ever with 2 posts for the week! Yewww!
ANIME OF THE YEAR- Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
No surprise here due to the popularity of this show and anticipation for the final season and conclusion of the story. Big fan of this show and deserves it.
BEST ANIMATION- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
Surprise surprise! Ufotable is just the pinnacle of animation at the moment and no other shows could even compare to this. To be fair they have unlimited budget and resources due to the popularity of it. We’d almost put the house on Demon Slayer winning best animation next year as well. Sportsbet if you see this, please put a market in for this.
BEST OPENING SEQUENCE- Boku no sensou by Shinsei Kamattechan (Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1)
We honestly thought that either Tokyo Revengers or Jujutsu Kaisen's OPs were better but here we are. Doesn’t surprise us though because we put it as our predicted winner.
BEST ENDING SEQUENCE- Shirogane by LiSA (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc)
Got Haydon's vote but thought that AOT would get it. Pretty good ending sequence to be fair so no arguments with this result.
BEST BOY- Bojji from Ranking of Kings
Honestly great to see some characters from anime we haven't seen. Not against this at all.
BEST GIRL- Nobara Kugisaki from Jujutsu Kaisen
We do love Nobara and is an absolute bad b*tch. However we thought that everyone would have chosen Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket. We felt we would just want to protect Tohru with our lives and deserves best girl.
BEST SCORE- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
In the words of DJ Khalid: “another one”. Yes we knew this was coming because it was unreal.
BEST DIRECTOR WINNER - Baku Kinoshita: ODDTAXI
Again we haven't watched this show, so we have no comments around this, good on Baku for getting it done! Big dog!!!
BEST CHARACTER DESIGN- Tadashi Hiramatsu: Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
We both had our votes on other (probably more colourful anime) to win this title. However the character design in Jujutsu Kaisen was quite good and deserves this title.
BEST PROTAGONIST- Odokawa from Oddtaxi
We honestly thought that either Itadori from Jujutsu Kaisen or Eren from AOT would win. We aren't against this one and probably an anime that we both need to watch. Heard only good things about this show so it's on the list.
BEST ANTAGONIST- Eren Jaeger from Attack On Titan Final Season Part 1
We kinda knew this was coming… We both voted something different purely for the other animes to have a chance. Kinda fitting because of the direction that AOT has been going and just an unreal show overall.
BEST FIGHT SCENE- Yuji Itadori & Aoi Todo vs. Hanami (JUJUTSU KAISEN)
Not who we thought was going to win due to AOTs popularity. We are in agreement that this fight scene was just so good and deserves this title.
BEST ROMANCE- Horimiya
We were gonna throw fists if this or fruits basket didn't win.. Honestly one of the most wholesome romance animes that we have ever watched. If you are after some romance anime to watch check out our previous blog HERE.
BEST DRAMA- To your Eternity
Another show with a lot of hype around it but we haven’t watched to comment on it. We thought that Fruits Basket would have taken the crown easily on this.
BEST ACTION- Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
Not what we picked or predicted however, the second cour of JJK was just full of action and looking back probably should have gotten our vote. Especially when it had the best fight sequence of the year in it durrrr.
BEST FANTASY- That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Season 2)
Jake hit the nail on the head with this one and we both thought that Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation would have gotten it but we welcome this with open arms because it is an amazing series to watch. If you like action and well written characters this is the anime for you.
BEST COMEDY- Komi Can’t Communicate
There's a lot of hype around this show so we can’t really comment on this. We honestly thought Don’t Toy with me. Miss Nagatoro would win this.
BEST FILM- Demon Slayer- Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train
I mean this was a given considering it broke almost every record for box office sales for anime.
There were obviously some surprises in here and it has given us some motivation to watch them!
BEST VOICE ACTOR PERFORMANCE (JAPANESE)- Yuki Kaji (Eren Jaeger)
Probably the most popular character and was done pretty well. We don’t think that the VAs get enough recognition but they all do such a great job.
BEST VOICE ACTOR PERFORMANCE (ENGLISH)- David Wald- Ainosuke Shindo/ ADAM from SK8 the Infinity
Adam is a very flamboyant character and is done pretty well so deserves this title. *Side note* We don't really watch much anime in English so we had no idea who to pick for this lol.
Here's the link if you want to read into it a little more :)
So tomorrow there will be another post with a review of the latest Kimetsu No Yaiba: Demon Slayer - Red Light District Arc. *Note this anime for next years awards because it WILL take out so many awards*
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