Crunchyroll held their second annual Anime Awards in Hollywood, over the weekend, recognising some of the best year's best Anime. Unsurprisingly, My Hero Academia, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and Made in Abyss won big.
Made in Abyss was awarded Anime of the Year and Best Score for Australian composer Kevin Penkin’s (Florence, NecroBarista) beautifully sombre and emotionally driven fantasy soundtrack.
Studio Bones’ second season of My Hero Academia was awarded seven awards on the night; Best Opening (“Peace Sign” by Kenshi Yonezu), Best Animation, Best Hero (Izuku "Deku" Midoriya), Best Boy (Shouto Todoroki), Best Girl (Ochaco Uraraka), Best Villain (Stain) and Best Action.
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid also won Best Ending (“Ishukan Communication” by Chorogonzo) and Best Comedy, while Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name won Best Film against A Silent Voice, In This Corner of the World and Fate Stay Night Heaven’s Feel i. Presage flower.
The remainder of the awards, including Best CGI, Best Continuing Series and more are listed in a montage video:
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