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My Votes for Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards 2022 (Part 1)

Please. Bojji needs more love.

The official nominees for Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards are here. The voting period has begun and will run until January 25.

This will be my first time participating in voting in The Anime Awards. This will also be the first time I share my votes and why I picked them. So here are my votes for Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards.

Anime of the Year

My Vote: Ranking of Kings

I was one of the many people who thought that Ranking of Kings (Ousama Ranking) would be a kid’s show. But after reading the synopsis and watching the first episode, I was completely hooked on this show especially the main character, Bojji. I was actually torn with this and Jujutsu Kaisen but the latter already had its glory and hype in 2020 so I’m picking Ranking. Same case with Attack On Titan.

Best Boy

My Vote: Prince Bojji (Ranking of Kings)

Over the last years, we have only seen cool and powerful boys make it to the top of the best boy or husbando list. My pick for the best boy would definitely be Bojji. He and the anime have tugged my heart a lot and he deserves more love.

Best Girl

My Vote: Nobara Kugisaki (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Oh hands down, my vote for best girl goes to Nobara. This girl’s determination and skills are enough to make me vote for her. I will be honest I never really liked her that much on the first couple of episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen. Then the last few episodes came along. This is where she really stands out. Oh yeah, she is so badass to think her weapon is only a hammer!

Best Protagonist

My Vote: Yuji Itadori (Jujutsu Kaisen)

As much as I want to still vote for Bojji as the best protagonist, I think I would give this one to Yuji instead. After his grandfather died, Yuji was left alone with no other purpose in life. Then everything changed when he met Megumi and became part of Tokyo Jujutsu High. He had a new reason to keep going and help others.

If Sukuna was included in the list, I would vote for him (his voice make me weak) but they are technically the same person so…

Best Antagonist

My Vote: Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan)

I never really fully got into the hype of Attack on Titan even when the anime switched studios. But the best antagonist vote goes to Eren. Even in the first season of the anime, I already have a love-hate for him and ironically appreciated the secondary and minor characters more. I haven’t gotten into the latest season as of this writing, but I guess I’ll wait until the entire series wraps up.

Best Fight Scene

My Vote: Yuji Itadori & Aoi Todo vs. Hanami (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Oh damn, this category was hard. There were two Jujutsu Kaisen fight scenes in one category and Elma vs. Tohru from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S was also a good one. The reason I ended with this choice is that you get to how in sync these two are. I admit Aoi can be a bit weird but his loyalty to his friends especially with his besto friendo Yuji would always be solid for me. Plus points too since he likes idols and attending handshake events (which make me miss attending anime conventions a lot!)

Best Director

My Vote: Sunghoo Park (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Jujutsu Kaisen was kind of like my “comeback anime” when it comes to Shonen Jump titles. In fact, this is the only Shonen Jump title that I actively follow. The direction of the anime was solid in fact it made me look forward to more. The fight scenes were great, the animation is great, and the story pacing was solid. Those are enough to give the director Sunghoo Park my vote.

Best Animation

My Vote: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc

Although the series is just the hit Mugen Train film sliced to a couple of episodes, the animation for the Mugen Train Arc was outstanding, especially on the fight scenes. Jujutsu Kaisen may have its own edge but the flow of ufotable’s animation style is just hard to ignore. This series gets my vote.

So this is just part 1 of my picks and I admit this was really hard and took some time to decide. Look forward to the second half of my votes for The Anime Awards!

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