Nominees for the 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Have Been Announced

The nominees and event details for the 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards have been announced.

This ceremony will bring together industry leaders and icons to honor the best work of 2019. The Crunchyroll Anime Awards will highlight the many diffrent aspects of the anime community while acknowledging the best based on the feedback of the community.

The Award Ceremony

The 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards will take place at the corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The event will be hosted by WWE superstar and anime fan, Xavier Woods. Joining him will be industry icon George Wada.

Presenters of the awards are Gibi, SungWon Cho, Cole Gallian, Miranda Sanchez, Tristan Gallant along with Mark Phillips. Also on the lst are Geoffrey Thew, Kiera Please, LilyPichu, Anthony Carboni, Dominique “SonicFox” McLean and Connor Colquhoun.

The Nominees

Fans are invited to vote for their favorite selection from 18 diffrent categories. Voting can be done online and fans are encouraged to vote everyday. The following are the nominees for the 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards organized based on their respected category:

Anime of the Year 

  • Carole & Tuesday
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Mob Psycho 100 II
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season
  • The Promised Neverland
  • Vinland Saga

Best Protagonist 

  • Emma from The Promised Neverland
  • Hyakkimaru from Dororo
  • Saitama from One-Punch Man (Season 2)
  • Senku from Dr. STONE
  • Tanjiro Kamado from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket

Best Antagonist 

  • Ai Magase from BABYLON
  • Angela from Carole & Tuesday
  • Askeladd from Vinland Saga
  • Garou from One-Punch Man (Season 2)
  • Isabella from The Promised Neverland
  • Overhaul from My Hero Academia (Season 4)

Best Boy

  • Bruno Bucciarati from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
  • Hyakkimaru from Dororo
  • Kanata Hoshijima from ASTRA LOST IN SPACE
  • Naruzou Machio from How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
  • Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama from Mob Psycho 100 II
  • Tanjiro Kamado from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Best Girl

  • Carole from Carole & Tuesday
  • Chika Fujiwara from KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR
  • Emma from The Promised Neverland
  • Kohaku from Dr. STONE
  • Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Raphtalia from The Rising of the Shield Hero

Best Director

  • Tetsuro Araki for Attack on Titan (Season 3)
  • Kiyotaka Suzuki for BABYLON
  • Shinichiro Watanabe and Motonobu Hori for Carole & Tuesday
  • Yuzuru Tachikawa for Mob Psycho 100 II
  • Kunihiko Ikuhara for Sarazanmai
  • Shuhei Yabuta for Vinland Saga

Best Animation

  • Attack on Titan (Season 3)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia
  • Mob Psycho 100 II
  • Sarazanmai
  • Vinland Saga

Best Character Design 

  • Tsunenori Saito for Carole & Tuesday
  • Satoshi Iwataki for Dororo
  • Yuko Iwasa for Dr. STONE
  • Yuko Yahiro for KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR
  • Kayoko Ishikawa for Sarazanmai
  • Takahiko Abiru for Vinland Saga

Best Score

  • Hiroyuki Sawano for Attack on Titan (Season 3)
  • Mocky for Carole & Tuesday
  • Go Shiina and Yuki Kajiura from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Tatsuya Kato, Hiroaki Tsutsumi, and YUKI KANESAKA for Dr. STONE
  • Yugo Kanno for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
  • Kevin Penkin for The Rising of the Shield Hero

Best Fight Scene 

  • Emperor Crimson vs. Metallic from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
  • Levi vs. Beast Titan from Attack on Titan (Season 3)
  • Mob vs. Toichiro from Mob Psycho 100 II
  • Tanjiro & Nezuko vs. Rui from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Thorfinn vs. Thorkell from Vinland Saga
  • Ushiwakamaru vs. Tiamat from Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

Best Couple

  • Baki Hanma & Kozue Matsumoto from Baki
  • Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane from KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR
  • Mafuyu Sato & Ritsuka Uenoyama from given
  • Reo & Mabu from Sarazanmai
  • Rika Zonazaki & Shun Amagi from O Maidens in Your Savage Season
  • Ymir & Historia from Attack on Titan (Season 3)

Best VA Performance (JP)

  • Mamoru Miyano as Reo Niiboshi, Sarazanmai
  • Saori Hayami as Shinobu Kocho, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Yuichi Nakamura as Bruno Bucciarati, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
  • Yukino Satsuki as Ai Magase, BABYLON
  • Yuuko Kaida as Isabella, The Promised Neverland
  • Yusuke Kobayashi as Senku, Dr. STONE

Best VA Performance (EN)

  • Kyle McCarley as Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama in Mob Psycho 100 II
  • Laura Bailey as Tohru Honda in Fruits Basket
  • Erica Mendez as Retsuko in Aggretsuko (Season 2)
  • Billy Kametz as Naofumi in The Rising of the Shield Hero
  • Faye Mata as Aqua in KONOSUBA -God’s blessing on this wonderful world!
  • Casey Mongillo as Shinji in Neon Genesis Evangelion (Netflix re-master)

Best Comedy

  • Aggretsuko (Season 2)
  • How Heavy are the Dumbbells You Lift?
  • Isekai Quartet
  • KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR
  • My Roommate is a Cat
  • Sarazanmai

Best Fantasy

  • Ascendance of a Bookworm
  • ASTRA LOST IN SPACE
  • Attack on Titan (Season 3)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Sarazanmai
  • The Promised Neverland

Best Drama

  • BABYLON
  • Carole & Tuesday
  • Fruits Basket
  • Stars Align
  • The Promised Neverland
  • Vinland Saga

Best Opening Sequence

  • “Kiss Me” by Nai Br.XX & Celeina Ann from Carole & Tuesday
  • “Kawaki wo Ameku” by Minami from Domestic Girlfriend
  • “Inferno” by Mrs. GREEN APPLE from Fire Force
  • “99.9” by MOB CHOIR feat. sajou no hana from Mob Psycho 100 II
  • “Touch Off” by UVERworld from The Promised Neverland
  • “Mukanjyo” by Survive Said the Prophet from Vinland Saga

Best Ending Sequence

  • “Hold Me Now” by Nai Br.XX & Celeina Ann from Carole & Tuesday
  • “Sayonara Gokko” by amazarashi from Dororo
  • “veil” by Keina Suda from Fire Force
  • “Chikatto Chika Chikaa” by Konami Kohara from KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR
  • “Stand by me” by the peggies from Sarazanmai
  • “Torches” by Aimer from Vinland Saga

Did your favorite anime make the list? What works do you feel were overlooked? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Author: Stan Rezaee

Stan Rezaee is the founder and Editor of 8Bit/Digi. He is a journalist and gamer from the Bay Area who has been writing about the medium for over five years.

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