The world’s largest platform, Crunchyroll, distributes Japanese animation worldwide.
The award-winning works of the Crunchyroll Anime Award 2022, which Crunchyroll holds every year, were announced at midnight Japan time today.
As anime fans from all over the world only participate in the voting, this award is getting more and more attention in Japan as to “what kind of works were popular with overseas anime fans”.
The “Anime of the Year”, which is a representative work of the year, was shined with “Kimetsu no Yaiba” two years ago and “Jujutsu Kaisen” last year.
Which works became the “Anime of the Year” following them, and how are the works in each category selected by anime fans worldwide different from the annual grand prizes in Japan? Was it seen?
I will introduce it with the result.
ANIME OF THE YEAR
This year, “Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 1” won the Anime of the Year.
In addition, this work has shined in all four categories, including the following three categories.
Best / Antagonist / Adversary (BEST ANTAGONIST)
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 1 Eren Yeager
Best Voice Action Performance: Japanese (BEST VA PERFORMANCE JP)
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 1 Eren Yeager role Yuki Kaji
BEST OPENING SEQUENCE
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 1 “My War” Shinsei Kamattechan
Not only is “The Final Season Part 2” currently being broadcast and distributed, but since Part 1 was broadcast, we have often seen posts by overseas fans with “#ThankYouMappa”, so it is worldwide. The result is that the degree of attention and popularity can be seen again.
The popularity of “Kimetsu no Yaiba” and “Jujutsu Kaisen”
Another notable point in this award is the high award rate of “Kimetsu no Yaiba” and “Jujutsu Kaisen”.
“Jujutsu Kaisen” has the following six divisions,
Jujutsu Kaisen (Cool 2) Nobara Kugisaki
BEST FIGHT SCENE
Jujutsu Kaisen (Cool 2) Yuji Itadori / Aoi Todo vs. Hanago
BEST CHARACTER DESIGN
Jujutsu Kaisen (Cool 2) Tadashi Hiramatsu
Jujutsu Kaisen (2nd cool)
Best Voice Action Performance: Portuguese (BEST VA PERFORMANCE PORTUGUESE)
Jujutsu Kaisen (Cool 2) Satoru Gojo Léo Rabelo
Best Voice Action Performance: German (BEST VA PERFORMANCE GERMAN)
Jujutsu Kaisen (Cool 2) Satoru Gojo René Dawn-Claude
And “Kimetsu no Yaiba” has won the following eight categories.
Devil’s Blade Infinite Train Edition
Devil’s Blade Infinite Train Edition, Yuki Kajiura, Go Shiina
BEST ENDING SEQUENCE
Devil’s Blade Infinite Train Edition “Shirogane” Lisa
Theatrical version Devil’s Blade Infinite Train Edition
Best Voice Action Performance: Spanish (BEST VA PERFORMANCE SPANISH)
Devil’s Blade Infinite Train Edition Irwin Daayán as Purgatory Anjuro
Best Voice Action Performance: BEST VA PERFORMANCE CASTILIAN
Theatrical version Demon Slayer Infinite Train Edition Marcel Navarro as Tanjiro Kamado
Best Voice Action Performance: French (BEST VA PERFORMANCE FRENCH)
Devil’s Blade Infinite Train Edition Enzo Ratsito as Tanjiro Kamado
Best Voice Action Performance: Russian (BEST VA PERFORMANCE RUSSIAN)
Theatrical version Demon Slayer Infinite Train Edition Islam Gandzhaev as Tanjiro Kamado (Ислам Ганджаев)
This is the result that these two works occupy 14 categories, which is more than half of all 26 types.
A new TV series has been distributed for “Kimetsu no Yaiba”, and the movie version of “Jujutsu Kaisen” will be released in the English-speaking world. Work. The still overseas solid popularity was a surprising result that can be seen again.
What is the difference between each Japanese grand prize?
And all the results I’m interested in are as follows.
King ranking Bodge
Odd taxi Otogawa
Odd taxi Baku Kinoshita
Mr Furumi has communism.
To your immortal
It was slime when reincarnated (second term)
Best Voice Action Performance: English (BEST VA PERFORMANCE ENGLISH)
SK∞ SK8 Shinto Ainosuke / Aimu Yume role David Wald
In each category, a wide range of works were awarded.
What is interesting is that at the end of last year (as it was from the time of the nomination), the appearance was completely different from the annual grand prizes in Japan where “Tokyo Revengers”, “Uma Musume”, “Shin Eva”, etc. swept. ..
Currently, in Japan, as the number of people other than anime fans enjoying anime has increased, works that are “especially for everyone” that can be viewed and talked about by those groups are growing to cause a significant movement. Outside of Japan, where the audience is often narrowed down to anime fans among the people, and even “Japanese anime fans” among them, the popularity and excitement of many works are considerably subdivided. It may be.
On the other hand, “Attack on Titan”, “Kimetsu”, and “Jujutsu”, which are well-known and popular in Japan, occupy such a category at present. I think it is a work commonly viewed even among anime fans worldwide.
With the spread of distribution platforms such as Crunchyroll, many works are now being enjoyed globally with almost no time difference.
Some works are as exciting as in Japan, but it is natural, but some pieces show different popularity and excitement from Japan in each country and region.
How will anime, which is said to be “popular in the world,” be accepted and attract attention in the world?
It seems that the results of these overseas anime awards from next year onward will not be overlooked in the future.