Meet the Contestants' Ghoulish Gourds! — Part 2

The entry window is closed and we've got a whole pile of pumpkins of mull over before we decide the BIG winner. Anime News Network staff and guest judge Ciarán Strange will look over the entries to find which gourd is the perfect pick for our Cryptmaster's Prize worth over US$1,000 in anime! Didn't get first place? Don't despair! We'll also be picking a first place prize, and five runner-ups. Two consolation prizes will be awarded at random, too!

So let's see those pumpkins!

You can see the first half of the entries by following this link!


Joining us this year as a guest judge is none other than voice actor Ciarán Strange! Ciarán has caught attention for his stellar performance as Luca Esposito in Astra Lost in Space. He's also lent his acting chops to Infinite Dendrogram, Hatena Illusion, and ACTORS: Songs Connection. Outside of the anime world, Ciarán is the voice of Lorelai in the Borderlands 3 video game, the author of of Black Tie and its sequel Red Tape, and the host of his own video game Twitch channel TheCoffeeCommander.


Approaching nearly a grand in value, the cryptmaster prize will go to the very best in squash craftmanship. The lucky winner will take home:

  • K-On! Premium Box Set
  • No Game, No Life Zero Premium Box Set
  • Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna T-shirt
  • Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Funko (Matt Ishida)
  • Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna water bottle
  • Big O The Complete Series Blu-ray
  • B: The Beginning TV series
  • The Night is Short, Walk On Girl film
  • Mind Game film
  • Lu Over the Wall film
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Limited Edition Blu-ray Sets for seasons 1-5 (yes, everything from Phantom Blood to Diamonds are Unbreakable!)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Blu-ray Sets 1-5

  • The Night is Short, Walk On Girl film
  • Mind Game film
  • Lu Over the Wall film
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Blu-ray Sets 1-5
  • Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna T-shirt
  • Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Funko (Matt Ishida)
  • Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna water bottle
  • Land of the Lustrous TV series Blu-ray

  • Boogiepop Phantom TV series
  • A US$25 giftcard for RightStuf

Square Enix Manga and Books has generously provided 10 manga and light novel volumes (much better than tissues, right?) to give away two random entries! Not confident in your carving ability? Try your best and you could still walk away with some exciting stories to read!

The manga and light novel prize pack includes Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina, Soul Eater: The Perfect Edition, Hi Score Girl, and more!






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