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Demon Slayer takes home top prize at Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards

Mob Psycho 100 season 2 also wins for Best Animation

Tanjiro from Demon Slayer looks into forward with a mask on his head Image: Ufotable/Funimation
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Crunchyroll’s annual anime awards have arrived to honor the year’s best series. The awards were held live in San Francisco on Saturday night, and hosted by WWE Superstar Xavier Woods, as well as Crunchyroll host Tim Lyu.

The event’s most prestigious award, Anime of the Year, went to Demon Slayer. Demon Slayer likely the year’s most popular anime, also took home the prizes for Best Fight Scene and Best Boy. Meanwhile, Mob Psycho 100 season 2 got Best Animation and, to no one’s surprise, Netflix’s music anime Carole and Tuesday received the award for Best Score.

Three wins tied Demon Slayers’ with Kaguya-Sama: Love is War for the most awards of the night. Kaguya-Sama, a romantic comedy about two students at an elite school, took home the prizes for Best Ending Sequence, Best Couple, and Best Comedy. The other winners of the major categories included Vinland Saga, which won for best Drama, and The Promised Neverland which took home the award for Best Fantasy.

The winners of Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards are chosen by a committee of judges, as well as by a fan vote. For a look at all of this year’s winners, check out the full list below.

Crunchyroll Anime Award winners

  • 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 IconGeorge Wada, WIT STUDIO

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