The Rising of the Shield Hero’s Raphtalia won Crunchyroll’s Best Girl Award in the 2020 Anime Awards.
Raphtalia bested out Carole from Carole & Tuesday, Chika Fujiwara from KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR, Emma from The Promised Neverland, Kohaku from Dr. Stone, and Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
The Rising of the Shield Hero would also win Best Performance by a Voice Actor (EN) for Billy Kametz’s voice work as Naofumi.
While Demon Slayer: Kimetsu would fall to The Rising of the Shield Hero for Best Girl, the show would win top spots in a number of categories including Best Fight Scene for Tanjiro and Nezuko vs Rui.
Demon Slayer also won Best Boy for Tanjiro Kamado and would take home the big prize, Best Anime of the Year.
Another big winner was KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR. It took home three awards including Best Ending Sequence, Best Couple, and Best Comedy.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Best Character Design: Satoshi Iwataki, Original Character Design by Hiroyuki Asada for Dororo
Best Animation: Mob Psycho 100 II
Best Fight Scene: Tanjiro & Nezuko vs Rui in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba
Best Couple: Kaguya Shinomiya & Miyuki Shirogane in KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR
Best Girl: Raphtalia in The Rising of the Shield Hero
Best Boy: Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimestu No Yaiba
Best Opening Sequence (OP): “99.9” in Mob Psycho 100 II
Best Ending Sequence (ED): “Chikatto Chika Chikaa” in KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR
Best Performance by a Voice Actor (EN): Billy Kametz as Naofumi in The Rising of the Shield Hero
Best Performance by a Voice Actor (JP): Yuichi Nakamura as Bruno Bucciarati in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Best Fantasy: The Promised Neverland
Best Comedy: KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR
Best Drama: Vinland Saga
Best Director: Tetsuro Araki and Masashi Koizuka for Attack on Titan Season 3
Best Score: Mocky for Carole & Tuesday
Best Protagonist: Senku in Dr. Stone.
Best Antagonist: Isabella in The Promised Neverland.
Anime of the Year: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba.
Crunchyroll reports there were over 11 million votes cast in this year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards, an increase of 5 million from last year.
Were you surprised by any of the winners? What would your choices have been?