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Reddit Anime Awards Crown Chihayafuru 3, Re:Zero Season 2 as Anime of the Year

posted on by Kim Morrissy
Jury voted for Chihayafuru, while Re:Zero took the public vote

While Crunchyroll announced the results of its annual Anime Awards, the /r/anime community also held its annual Anime Awards livestream over the weekend. The subreddit's award ceremony featured both a jury panel and a popular vote across various genres and categories. This year, the jury winner for overall best anime was Chihayafuru 3, while Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 took the public vote.

Reddit's Anime Awards includes a panel of jury members for each award who are asked to view all of the nominees before casting their vote. The awards are broken down into four major categories, the "Main" awards, the "Genre" awards, the "Production" awards, and the "Character" awards. Each individual award includes a winner from the Jury selection and the public vote.

The winners from the "Main" and "Production" award categories are listed below:

Anime of the Year

  • Chihayafuru 3 (Jury)
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 (Public)
  • Short of the Year

  • Pokémon: Twilight Wings (Jury)
  • Isekai Quartet 2 (Public)
  • Movie of the Year

  • ON-GAKU: Our Sound (Jury)
  • KONOSUBA - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World– Legend of Crimson (Public)
  • Animation (TV)

  • Pokémon: Twilight Wings (Jury)
  • The God of High School (Public)
  • Animation (Movie)

  • Children of the Sea (Jury)
  • Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (Public)
  • Background Art (TV)

  • If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die (Jury)
  • Great Pretender (Public)
  • Background Art (Movie)

  • Children of the Sea (Jury)
  • Weathering With You (Public)
  • Character Design (TV)

  • Pokémon: Twilight Wings (Jury)
  • Akudama Drive (Public)
  • Character Design (Movie)

  • Promare (Jury)
  • Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (Public)
  • Compositing (TV)

  • Pokémon: Twilight Wings (Jury)
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- season 2 (Public)
  • Compositing (Movie)

  • Children of the Sea (Jury)
  • Weathering With You (Public)
  • Storyboarding (TV)

  • Blade of the Immortal (Jury)
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- season 2 (Public)
  • Storyboarding (Movie)

  • Children of the Sea (Jury)
  • Weathering With You (Public)
  • OST (TV)

  • Dorohedoro (Jury)
  • Tower of God (Public)
  • OST (Movie)

  • Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (Jury)
  • Weathering With You (Public)
  • Sound Design (TV)

  • Gal & Dino (Jury)
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- season 2 (Public)
  • Sound Design (Movie)

  • Children of the Sea (Jury)
  • Weathering With You (Public)
  • Voice Actor

  • Tomokazu Seki as Gilgamesh from Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia (Jury)
  • Aoi Koga as Kaguya from Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 (Public)
  • Best Opening Song

  • "Good-Bye" by Urashimasakatasen from Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement- (Jury)
  • "Kaikai Kitan" by Eve from Jujutsu Kaisen (Public)
  • Best Ending Song

  • "Lost in Paradise feat. AKLO" by ALI from Jujutsu Kaisen (Consensus)
  • The livestream guests included voice actors Sean Chiplock (Re:Zero, Breath of the Wild), Kayli Mills (Re:Zero, Sword Art Online, KONOSUBA), and Megan Shipman (My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan); translator Katrina Leonoudakis (Horimiya, Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU, Chihayafuru), and animator Jarrett Martin (Akudama Drive, Black Clover, Boruto). Industry professionals, including the team behind ON-GAKU, Cindy Yamauchi (Akudama Drive), and Kevin Penkin (Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul, Tower of God), have sent their public thanks for the recognition. The awards attracted approximately 6.3k unique voters, 151.3k individual votes cast, and 140 juror applicants.

    Last year, Hugtto! Precure won the jury vote, while Attack on Titan: Season 3 Part 2 won the public vote. /r/anime's Anime Awards project began in 2016 and the livestream version followed two years later. The subreddit currently has over 2 million subscribers.

    Sources: /r/anime Awards 2020 website, Email Correspondence


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