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Presenting The 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Winners

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Earlier this evening, the 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards were handed out to the best and brightest in Anime entertainment and as many of you might recall, we lined out the run of nominations for this award just about a month ago. To keep this easier for you, I’ve left the full list of nominees and have highlighted the winner so you can see what was beat out. Let’s scroll through the list now shall we?

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Anime of the Year:
Carole & Tuesday
WINNER – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Mob Psycho 100 II
O Maidens in Your Savage Season
The Promised Neverland
Vinland Saga
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Presenting The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Winners For Rock & Metal

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Hello again my friends, I have returned once again to discuss the always popular topic of the Grammy Awards and the winners of the “Rock” and “Metal” categories that have already been delivered at a pre-broadcast ceremony. As always, I have left the nominees in for comparison sake so do please check it out down below. I guess we Rockers should be thankful that we don’t have to wait around through endless speeches and can instead make some evening plans with our friends.

Best Rock Performance:
Bones UK – Pretty Waste
WINNER – Gary Clark Jr. – This Land
Brittany Howard – History Repeats
Karen O & Danger Mouse – Woman
Rival Sons – Too Bad

Best Metal Performance:
Candlemass – Astorolus – The Great Octopus [ft. Tony Iommi]
Death Angel – Humanicide
I Prevail – Bow Down
Killswitch Engage – Unleashed
WINNER – Tool – 7empest
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Presenting The 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Nominees

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Greetings friends, we’ve come to that time of the year when the trophies are handed out by Crunchyroll during their annual Anime Awards. Now I’ve mentioned a few times that I am mostly a casual fan of this stuff more than a dedicated study but I do hit the two conventions of Liberty City Anime Con and Anime NYC each year and have a blast indulging in the form and meeting fans who are in excellent cosplay of these characters. Now without any further adieu here are the nominees. Don’t forget to cast your vote on the website linked below the end of the list.

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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

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

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Best Antagonist:
Ai Magase, BABYLON
Angela, Carole & Tuesday
Askeladd, Vinland Saga
Garou, One-Punch Man Season 2
Isabella, The Promised Neverland
Overhaul, My Hero Academia Season 4

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

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

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Best Director:
Tetsuro Araki, Attack on Titan Season 3
Kiyotaka Suzuki, BABYLON
Shinichiro Watanabe & Motonobu Hori, Carole & Tuesday
Yuzuru Tachikawa, Mob Psycho 100 II
Kunihiko Ikuhara, Sarazanmai
Shuhei Yabuta, Vinland Saga

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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

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Best Character Design:
Tsunenori Saito, Original Character Design by Eisaku Kubonouchi, Carole & Tuesday
Satoshi Iwataki, Original Character Design by Hiroyuki Asada, Dororo
Yuko Iwasa, Dr. STONE
Yuko Yahiro, Original Character Design by Aka Akasaka, KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR
Kayoko Ishikawa, Original Character Design by Miggy, Sarazanmai
Takahiko Abiru, Original Character Design by Makoto Yukimura, Vinland Saga

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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Best Drama:
BABYLON
Carole & Tuesday
Fruits Basket
Stars Align
The Promised Neverland
Vinland Saga

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Best Opening Sequence:
♪ Kiss Me by Nai Br.XX & Celeina Ann, Carole & Tuesday (Animation Director & Storyboard Artist – Bahi JD)
♪ Kawaki wo Ameku by Minami, Domestic Girlfriend (Animation Director / Storyboard – Shota Ihata; Character Designer – Naomi Ide)
♪ Inferno by Mrs. GREEN APPLE, Fire Force (Storyboards – Akitoshi Yokoyama; Direction – Yuki Yase; Animation Director – Hideyuki Morioka)
♪ 99.9 by MOB CHOIR feat. sajou no hana, Mob Psycho 100 II (Animation Director – Yoshimichi Kameda; Storyboard Artist – Yuzuru Tachikawa)
♪ Touch Off by UVERworld, The Promised Neverland (Animation Director – Kazuaki Shimada; Storyboard Artist – Atsushi Nishigori)
♪ Mukanjyo by Survive Said the Prophet, Vinland Saga (Animation Director – Takahiko Abiru; Storyboard Artist – Kazuya Murata)

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Best Ending Sequence:
♪ Hold Me Now by Nai Br.XX & Celeina Ann, Carole & Tuesday (Animation Director – Yoshiyuki Ito; Storyboard Artist – Norimitsu Suzuki)
♪ Sayonara Gokko by amazarashi, Dororo (Animation Director – Osamu Kobayashi; Storyboard Artist – Osamu Kobayashi)
♪ veil by Keina Suda, Fire Force (Storyboards, Direction, Animation, Coloring & Backgrounds – Taiki Konno)
♪ Chikatto Chika Chikaa♡ by Konami Kohara, KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR (Animation Director / Storyboard Artist – Naoya Nakayama)
♪ Stand by me by the peggies, Sarazanmai (Animation Director – Kayoko Ishikawa; Storyboard Artist – Tao Tajima)
♪ Torches by Aimer, Vinland Saga (Animation Director / Storyboard Artist – Toshiyuki Yamashita)
Vinland Saga

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So there you have it, the full rundown of nominees for the Crunchyroll Anime Awards. This year has me a bit clueless as I didn’t manage to watch any of the Anime stuff despite being really interested in doing so. I am finding that there is only so much TV and movies that I can watch. I also need an expert to guide me on it all so please do submit some recommendations to me. Though the list is long, I’d love for those expets in the format to let me know who they hope to win big in a few of the categories so please do chime in down below. It will be great to learn even more about it all. Now as their website discloses “The Anime Awards will culiminate in a live awards show on February 15, 2020 at 5pm PST. Be sure to mark your calendars to tune in and celebrate the winners!” – This will be done across their official website and their social networks so mark your calendars. Of course, I will also return with a rundown of the full winners list as well. Now back to the everything else. See you next time and once again do NOT forget to cast your vote. Part of me is thinking that is has to amount to more than the BS “Fan Vote” for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees but I digress. Sound your voice now! nOW!! NOW!!!

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Presenting The 2020 Grammy Awards Nominees for Rock & Metal

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Greetings my friends, I’m here to share the Grammy Awards nominatees for the “Rock” and “Metal” categories that will be decided upon and presented during the 2020 Broadcast. As usual this is a quick read and I will offer up my own predictions on who I feel should take home the award. If you’d like to see the full nomination list, I posted that on “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken in a post you can find HERE. Let’s look.

Best Rock Performance:
Bones UK – Pretty Waste
Gary Clark Jr. – This Land
Brittany Howard – History Repeats
Karen O & Danger Mouse – Woman
Rival Sons – Too Bad

Best Metal Performance:
Candlemass – Astorolus – The Great Octopus [ft. Tony Iommi]
Death Angel – Humanicide
I Prevail – Bow Down
Killswitch Engage – Unleashed
Tool – 7empest
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Presenting The 2019 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards

Though I talk a lot about Awards Shows over on “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken”, when the particular celebration is focused on the comic book industry, I will speak about it here. Just the other day the annual Mike Wierengo Comic Book Industry Awards were doled out and here is the winning list and some information about the awards themselves. enjoy.

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The Press Release:
Comic creative professionals, publishers, retailers, and fans came together Saturday night, October 19, 2019 to socialize, dine, and experience the comic book industry celebrating recognition of their peers, co-workers, and competitors at the 2019 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards.

This year’s Ringo Awards was sponsored by Presenting Sponsors Cards, Comics & Collectibles and the Baltimore Comic-Con; Gold Sponsors BOOM! Studios, WEBTOON; and Silver Sponsors Fantastic Forum, Graphite, Source Point Press, and Valiant Entertainment. The banquet and awards ceremony honoring nominees and winners in professional and fan categories was hosted by the Baltimore Comic-Con and Cards, Comics & Collectibles.

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The nomination ballot is determined by fans and pros alike.

Bob Wayne, comics industry luminary whose resume includes stints as a retailer, comics writer for DC and Charlton Comics, DC Comics executive, and CBLDF advisory board member, honored the Ringo Awards as the 2019 keynote presenter at the event.

A very special thanks go to the sponsors who donated items to the 2019 Ringo Awards Gift Bags, including Abrams ComicArts, Action Lab Entertainment, Archie Comic Publications, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, Diamond Comic Distributors, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, New York Review Books, Source Point Press, TokyoPop, Valiant Entertainment, and WEBTOON.

To see a catalog of all the Diamond Book Publisher winners, click here.

Winners of the 2019 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are:

Fan Favorites:
Favorite Hero: Toaster Dude
Favorite Villain: Lance Cordrey from Aberrant (Action Lab Entertainment)
Favorite New Series: Luff
Favorite New Talent: Enjelicious
Favorite Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

Jury and Fan Winners:
Best Cover Artist: Fiona Staples
Best Series (tie): Black Hammer: Age of Doom, Dark Horse Comics and The Immortal Hulk, Marvel Comics
Best Letterer: Todd Klein
Best Colorist: Tamra Bonvillain
Best Humor Comic: MAD, DC Comics
Best Original Graphic Novel: My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, Image Comics
Best Comic Strip or Panel: Nancy, Olivia Jaimes, Andrews McMeel Universal
Best Single Issue or Story: Swamp Thing Winter Special, DC Comics
Mike Wieringo Spirit Award: Isola, Image Comics
Best Anthology: Where We Live, A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas, Image Comics
Best Non-fiction Comic Work: Where We Live, A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas, Image Comics
Best Presentation in Design: Absolute Sandman: Overture, DC Comics
Best Webcomic: The Nib (thenib.com)
Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel: Punk Taco, Adam Wallenta Entertainment
Best Inker: Fiona Staples
Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Best Artist or Penciller: Sean Phillips
Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist): Terry Moore

Hero Initiative Awards:
Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Louise Simonson
Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

In addition, the Baltimore Comic-Con would like to thank those individuals who presented at this year’s award ceremony, including: Keynote speaker Bob Wayne; Paul McSpadden, Arely ‘Arechan’ Mancini and Dean Haspiel; Ross Richie and Filip Sablik; Fred Chamberlain; Shea Fontana and Brian K. Vaughan; Katie Cook and Afua Richardson; Walter Simonson; Mitch Gerads and Tom King; and Cully Hamner , Craig Rousseau, Mark Waid, and Matt Wieringo. We would also like to thank John Gallagher for his contributions to our program guide for the evening and awards ceremony presentation.

About Mike Wieringo:
Michael Lance “Mike” Wieringo was known to fans and friends as “Ringo”, which is how he signed his artwork. His comics artist graced the pages of DC Comics’ The Flash, Adventures of Superman, Batman, and Robin, Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Sensational Spider-Man, and Rogue, and his co-creation Tellos. He passed away on August 12, 2007 at the young age of 44 from an apparent heart attack.

About the Ringo Awards:
The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The Ringo Awards recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories, and are the only industry awards nominated by fans and pros alike, with final voting by the comic professional community. Launched in 2017, the awards ceremony is held annually at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Further details are available at the link below.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Despite my knowing about the talents of the late great Mike Wieringo as an avid collector of a number of the titles that he worked on over the years, I was completely unaware about these awards. That said I was glad to add them to our content base for all of the comic book fans that are reading this website. For those who are wondering about picking up the hobby in some fashion, its never a bad idea to choose from a list of award winning titles and creators. See you next time.

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