Crunchyroll recently announced all of the winners of the Anime Awards 2020. This year’s award had 19 awards in total and pretty much like last year it had a lot of winners from different categories. It wasn’t like most of the awards were won by a single anime. It was pretty fair and during this event, there were many other announcements as well.
In terms of award count, both Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Kaguya-Sama: Love is War, both won three awards each this year. Demon Slayer took the world by storm when its anime was released and it wasn’t a surprise that it won the Anime of the Year. It also won Best boy and Best fight scene for Tanjiro Kamado and Tanjiro & Nezuko vs. Rui respectively. On the other hand, Love is War, won Best Ending Sequence (“♪ Chikatto Chika Chikaa♡” performed by Konomi Kohara), Best Couple (Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane), and Best Comedy.
There were a lot of other animes from different platforms as well like Netflix’s Carole & Tuesday won Best Score (composed by Mocky). But it doesn’t end there as Amazon Prime Video’s Dororo won Best Character Design, and the streaming service’s acclaimed historical fiction series Vinland Saga won Best Drama. The Promised Neverland won two awards for best Villian and Best Fantasy.
Down below you can see the winners for each category.
Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2020 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 (Bruno Bucciarati, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind)
• Best VA Performance (EN): Billy Kametz (Naofumi, 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 PicturesIndustry Icon: George Wada, WIT Studio
Furthermore, during the Anime Awards, Crunchyroll also announced four anime coming in 2020. One is a continuation of an existing series named That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime which returning for a second season this fall. The other three are brand-new. In April 2020, My Next Life As a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom and The 8th Son-Are You Kidding Me will be a debut. I’m a Spider, So is also coming to Crunchyroll in 2020 but the release date hasn’t been announced.