Every Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2020 Winner, Including Anime Of The Year

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Kaguya-Sama: Love is War lead the pack.

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Crunchyroll has now announced all the winners of the Anime Awards 2020. This year's show saw 19 awards given out and, much like last year, it was a pretty even spread of winners across all the categories.

Both Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Kaguya-Sama: Love is War tied for the most awards--both won three categories each. Demon Slayer came out on top in the spot that matters most though, winning Anime of the Year. The Shonen series also won Best Boy (Tanjiro Kamado) and Best Fight Scene (Tanjiro & Nezuko vs. Rui). Love is War, on the other hand, went home with Best Ending Sequence ("♪ Chikatto Chika Chikaa♡" performed by Konomi Kohara), Best Couple (Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane), and Best Comedy.

Though a vast majority of the categories went to shows that you can watch on Crunchyroll, a few exclusives from other streaming services managed to secure awards as well. Netflix's Carole & Tuesday won Best Score (composed by Mocky), for example. Amazon Prime Video's Dororo won Best Character Design, and the streaming service's acclaimed historical fiction series Vinland Saga won Best Drama.

The winners for each category are listed below. We also have an article on the full list of nominees for each category if you need a quick refresher on what the competition looked like.

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 Pictures
  • Industry Icon: George Wada, WIT Studio

During the Anime Awards, Crunchyroll also announced four anime coming to the service in 2020. One is simply a continuation of an existing series--That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is returning for a second season this fall. The other three, however, are brand-new. In April 2020, both My Next Life As a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom and The 8th Son-Are You Kidding Me will debut. So I'm a Spider, So What is also coming to Crunchyroll in 2020, though a release window has not been announced.

If you happened to find love this past Valentine's Day, consider looking at our list of the best romance anime. Or, if the thought of love is leaving you bittersweet, consider burying those feelings by binging through our favorite Winter 2020 anime.

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My fav of the year is The Rising of the Shield Hero. Couldn't stop watching ..

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Boogiepop & Others got pure snubbed for the opening sequence category, Mob Season 2's opening sequence isn't even that good compared to season 1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBbWSxqJSOI

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@gamingdevil800: All three of Gundam The Origin's openings obliterate what was nominated in that category. Especially Opening 3, it's a masterclass in anime openings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMBZeW2tc7M

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Didn't even know such award existed, lol but anyway, I heard about demon slayer, tried to read the first 5 volumes... And the art is horrible, but overall it was a good read until... Maybe this is a spoiler?

Fucking Michael Jackson is the big villain, lol It's literally him, attacking innocent people like a smooth criminal. That shit is so dumb, it just threw me off completely. The animation looks good tho, it takes the horrible original art and elevate it to a whole nother level (similar to attack on titan). It's a shame MJ just killed my interest, maybe I will try it again in a few months.

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@gleencross: The anime beats the shit out of the manga, it's on a completely different level.

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@Iemander: I am more a manga person, but I still watched a clip or two, it is much better indeed. Very similar to Attack on Titan, the manga has a weird pace and the art is horrible. I feel kinda divided with this whole crap, to have this kind of high quality animation... it takes time. So, they sacrifice time for quality. Anyway, I will eventually watch the anime, just have to "forgot" the things I read (and surely try to forget that horrible art)

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@gleencross: the anime was pretty amazing ngl. The fight scenes were excellent.

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