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Presenting The 2018 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Winners

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Readers of the posts on this website that fall into the Pop Culture side of the fence have enjoyed our coverage of stuff like the NY Comic Con, Big Apple Comic Con and only over the last year or so the Liberty City Anime Con. Now while I am close to a lifelong reader of the traditional comics, I never really found myself digging into the Anime or Manga side of the fence. In an effort to support more of the geek stuff for my fellow mavens I wanted to share the recently announced winners for the Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Let’s take a look.

Best Opening:
“Shadow and Truth” by ONE III Notes – ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
“Here” by JUNNA – The Ancient Magus’ Bride
“Shinzou wo Sasageyo!” by Linked Horizon – Attack on Titan
WINNER – “Peace Sign” by Kenshi Yonezu – My Hero Academia
“The Other Side of the Wall” by Void_Chords feat. MARU – Princess Principal
“Imawa no Shinigami” by Megumi Hayashibara – Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū

Best Ending:
“Step Up LOVE” by DAOKO x Yasuyuki Okamura – Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
WINNER – “Ishukan Communication” by Chorogonzu – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
“Krameku Hamabe” by Yukio Ohara – Land of the Lustrous
“Hikari, Hikari” by Yuuka Aisaka – Recovery of an MMO Junkie
“behind” by Karein Isobe, Yuna Yoshino, and Lynn – Just Because!
“Kafune” by Brian the Sun – March Comes in Like a Lion

Best Film:
A Silent Voice
WINNER – Your Name
In This Corner of the World
Girls and Panzer Movie
Kuzumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen
Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel – I. Presage Flower

Best Score:
WINNER – Made in Abyss
Little Witch Academia
Land of the Lustrous
The Ancient Magus’ Bride
ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

Best Animation:
Land of the Lustrous
WINNER – My Hero Academia
Little Witch Academia
March Comes in Like a Lion
A Silent Voice
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Best CGI:
WINNER – Land of the Lustrous
Kado: The Right Answer
Attack on Titan
Knight’s & Magic

Best Comedy:
WINNER – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Mr. Osomatsu
Little Witch Academia
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! – Season 2
Tsuredure Children

Best Slice of Life:
Recovery of an MMO Junkie
Tsuki ga Kirei
WINNER – Girls’ Last Tour
Kemono Friends
Sakura Quest
Interviews with Monster Girls

Best Continuing Series:
WINNER – March Comes in Like a Lion
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans
Dragon Ball Super
Detective Conan / Case Closed
Naruto: Shippuden

Best Boy:
WINNER – Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia)
Rei Kiriyama (March Comes In Like a Lion)
Kazuma (Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!)
Izuku “Deku” Midoriya (My Hero Academia)
Fafnir (Miss Koboyashi’s Dragon Maid)
Yakumo Yuurakutei (Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju)

Best Girl:
Atsuko “Akko” Kagari (Little Witch Academia)
WINNER – Ochako Uraraka (My Hero Academia)
Moriko Morioka (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)
Serval (Kemono Friends)
Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia)
Chise Hatori (Ancient Magus’ Bride)

Villain of the Year:
WINNER – Stain (My Hero Academia)
Tanya Degurechaff (The Saga of Tanya The Evil)
Bondrewd (Made in Abyss)
Cartaphilus (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)
Hiro Shishigami (Inuyashiki)
Usagi (Juni Taisen: Zodiac War)

Hero of the Year:
WINNER – Izuku “Deku” Midoriya (My Hero Academia)
Gin Minowa (Yuki Yuna is a Hero)
Atsuko “Akko” Kagari (Little Witch Academia)
Kukuri (Magical Circle Guru Guru)
Chise Hatori (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)
Nanachi (Made in Abyss)

Best Drama:
Descending Stories: Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū
March Comes in Like a Lion
Made in Abyss
WINNER – The Ancient Magus’ Bride
Scum’s Wish
ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

Best Action:
WINNER – My Hero Academia
Land of the Lustrous
Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans
Attack on Titan

Manga of the Year:
Golden Kamuy
WINNER – My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness
My Brother’s Husband
In This Corner of the World
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Delicious in Dungeon

Anime of the Year:
March Comes in Like a Lion
WINNER – Made in Abyss
Land of the Lustrous
My Hero Academia
Descending Stories: Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū
Little Witch Academia

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So what did you think of the winners circle? I’m going to defer to your judgement because as I’ve mentioned way up above about my attending a couple of the Liberty City Anime Con events and of course the NY Comic Con I’m not the biggest study. I am starting to get used to the cosplay of popular Anime characters. This year I am planning on attending the upcoming and brand new Anime NYC convention and as time goes on I hope to learn more about this stuff. I figure by sharing the details on the winners that come from fan voting that I can get some good insight on what I should be watching and reading. What do you readers think about this winning list? Did any of your favorites win the big prize or were they cheated? Please chime in down below as this kind of response helps me learn more about what you like and that is what I am here to serve up. Until next time.

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