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Anime Awards: The Best Anime Of 2020 Is…..

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Feb 23
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This weekend the 2021 Crunchyroll Anime Awards crowned one show as the Best Anime Of The Year. Drumroll please! And the winner is…

Fifteen million people worldwide cast their votes in the 2021 Crunchyroll Anime Awards, weighing in on eighteen different categories including Best Fight Scene, Best Score, and the top prize of the day, Anime of the Year. But which show won the most awards? Who is the internet’s favorite character? Which show was our favorite of 2020? We’ve got your winners right here.

 

Best Character Design

Winner:

Mayuka Itou, Original Designs by Aidairo – Toilet-bound Hanako-kun

 

Runners-up:

Naoyuki Asano, Original Designs by: Sumito Owara – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

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Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Hirotaka Katou – Great Pretender

Genice Chan, Yuusuke Yoshigaki – BNA: Brand New Animal

Masashi Kudoh, Miho Tanino, Original Designs by: S.I.U. – Tower of God

Rumiko Takahashi, Yoshihito Hishinuma – Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon

 

Best Animation

Winner:

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

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Runners-up:

Princess Connect! Re: Dive

Great Pretender

The God of High School

Appare-Ranman!

BEASTARS

 

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Best Fight Scene

Winner:

Deku vs Overhaul – My Hero Academia Season 4

 

Runners-up:

Gojo Satoru vs. Ryomen Sukuna – JUJUTSU KAISEN

Jin Mori vs Jegai Taek – The God of High School

Bercouli vs Emperor Vector – Sword Art Online Alicization: War of the Underworld Part 2

Jin Mori vs Han Daewi – The God of High School

Brawler vs Master – Akudama Drive

 

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Best Couple

Winner:

Nasa Yuzaki and Tsukasa Yuzaki – TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You

 

Runners-up:

Kaguya Shinomiya and MIyuki Shirogane – KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR? (Season 2)

Legoshi and Haru – BEASTARS

Kotoko Iwanaga and Kuro Sakuragawa – In/Spectre

Catarina Claes and Maria Campbell – My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Chizuru Mizuhara and Kazuya Kinoshita – Rent-A-Girlfriend

 

 

Best Performance By A Voice Actor (Japanese)

Winner:

Yusuke Kobayashi as Natsuki Subaru – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2

 

Runners-up:

Riho Sugiyama as Minare Koda – Wave, Listen to Me!

Megumi Ogata as Hanako – Toilet-bound Hanako-kun

Yuichi Nakamura as Gojo Satoru – JUJUTSU KAISEN

Mutsumi Tamura as Sayaka Kanamori – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Yuusuke Oonuki as Daisuke Kanbe – The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED

 

Best Performance By A Voice Actor (English)

Winner:

Zeno Robinson as Hawks – My Hero Academia Season 4

 

Runners-up:

Crispin Freeman as Ziusudra – Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

Aaron Phillips as Laurent Thierry – Great Pretender

Johnny Yong Bosch as Bam – Tower of God

Jonah Scott as Legoshi – BEASTARS

Anairis Quiñones as Echidna – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2

 

Best Girl

Winner:

Kaguya Shinomiya – KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR? (Season 2)

 

Runners-up:

Sayaka Kanamori – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Chizuru Mizuhara – Rent-A-Girlfriend

Noi – Dorohedoro

Catarina Claes – My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Abigail Jones – Great Pretender

 

Best Boy

Winner:

Shoyo Hinata – HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP

 

Runners-up:

Caiman – Dorohedoro

Gojo Satoru – JUJUTSU KAISEN

Khun Aguero Agnes – Tower of God

Legoshi – BEASTARS

Anos Voldigoad – The Misfit of Demon King Academy

 

Best Director

Winner:

Masaaki Yuasa – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

 

Runners-up:

Yuzuru Tachikawa – DECA-DENCE

Sunghoo Park – JUJUTSU KAISEN

Hiro Kaburagi – Great Pretender

Mamoru Hatakeyama – Kaguya-sama: Love is War? (Season 2)

Takashi Sano – Tower of God

 

Best Score

Winner:

Kevin Penkin – Tower of God

 

Runners-up:

Great Pretender

BEASTARS

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

The God of High School

Japan Sinks: 2020

 

Best Opening Sequence

Winner:

“Wild Side” by ALI – BEASTARS

 

Runners-up:

“Easy Breezy” by chelmico – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

“KAIKAIKITAN” by EVE – JUJUTSU KAISEN

“G.P.” by Yutaka Yamada – Great Pretender

“Daddy Daddy Do!” by Masayuki Suzuki – KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR? (Season 2)

“Phoenix” by Burnout Syndromes – HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP

 

Best Ending Sequence

Winner:

“LOST IN PARADISE” by ALI feat. AKLO – JUJUTSU KAISEN

 

Runners-up:

“The Great Pretender” by Freddie Mercury – Great Pretender

“Night Running” by Shin Sakura ft AAAMYYY – BNA: Brand New Animal

“(K)NoW_NAME” by 「D.D.D.D」- Dorohedoro

“Welcome My Friend” by OKAMOTO’S – The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED

“Last Dance” by Mamoru Miyano – In/Spectre

 

Best Fantasy

Winner:

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2

 

Runners-up:

Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai

DECA-DENCE

Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2

Dorohedoro

Tower of God

 

Best Comedy

Winner:

KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR? (Season 2)

 

Runners-up:

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle

Kakushigoto

The Misfit of Demon King Academy

 

Best Drama

Winner:

Fruits Basket (Season 2)

 

Runners-up:

Great Pretender

Japan Sinks: 2020

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BEASTARS

Somali and the Forest Spirit

 

Best Progatonist

WINNER:

Catarina Claes in My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

 

Runners-up:

Natsume in DECA-DENCE

Yuji Itadori in JUJUTSU KAISEN

Anos Voldigoad in The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Shoyo Hinata in HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP

 

Best Antagonist

Winner:

Ryomen Sukuna – JUJUTSU KAISEN

 

Runners-up:

En – Dorohedoro

Rachel – Tower of God

Akito Soma – Fruits Basket (Season 2)

Echidna – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2

Overhaul – My Hero Academia Season 4

 

Anime of the Year

Winner:

JUJUTSU KAISEN

 

Runners-up:

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Dorohedoro

Great Pretender

Appare-Ranman!

BEASTARS

 

I’m not surprised to see that Jujutsu Kaisen won Best Anime of the Year as well as winning the most of any show, but competition across the board was stiff and every anime nominated deserved to be there. But who do you think should have won? Were any shows not nominated that you thought were standouts of 2020? Have you seen all of the animes featured, or do you have a watch list? Let us know in he comments!

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