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Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2024: Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 steals spotlight with trophies across eight categories

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc and One Piece also bagged top honours at the eighth edition of the annual awards show

Urmi Chakraborty Calcutta Published 04.03.24, 03:52 PM
The protagonist Yuji Itadori in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2.

The protagonist Yuji Itadori in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. IMDb

Popular anime series Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 stole the spotlight at this year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards held in Tokyo on Saturday, bagging trophies across eight categories including Anime of the Year, Best Director and Best Action.

“Congratulations to the all winners of the 2024 #AnimeAwards! See the complete list using the link in the bio @crunchyroll ✨,” the official Instagram page of Crunchyroll Anime Awards wrote in a post announcing all the winners on Sunday.

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Animated by MAPPA Studios, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 also received awards in the Best Character Design, Best Cinematography, Best Opening and Ending Sequence, Best Supporting Character and Best VA Performance categories.

While Sayaka Koiso and Tadashi Hiramatsu took the prize home for the Best Character Design category, Shota Goshozono was honoured with the Best Director award. Fan-favourite character Satoru Gojo was named the Best Supporting Character at the annual awards show, which is in its eighth year.

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 was one of the most-hyped anime sequels of 2023, while Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc clinched the Best Animation award, apart from winning in the Best Art Direction and Best Fantasy categories.

One Piece, whose latest episode covers the final arc of Eiichiro Oda’s manga, emerged as the Best Continuing Series. Running for over a thousand episodes, the anime also clinched the Best Main Character award for its protagonist Monkey D Luffy, who continues to win hearts even after 25 years of its first episode.

Makoto Shinkai’s film Suzume, which was the filmmaker’s ode to the people of Japan who live in constant fear of earthquakes ravaging the country, has been named the Best Film from last year in the anime world.

While little Anya’s plans to keep her fake family together in Spy x Family made the series emerge as the Best Comedy, Eren Yeager’s sacrifice in Attack on Titan Final Season was a heart-wrenching moment that garnered the maximum number of votes from fans for naming it the Best Drama of the year.

Horimiya: The Missing Pieces, a spin-off series depicting the daily lives of Hori and Miyamura that was missing from the first season of the anime, bagged the Best Romance trophy. The Best Slice-of-Life award went to Bocchi the Rock, while the Best Original Anime trophy was clinched by Buddy Daddies.

The awards show, held at the Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa in Tokyo, aired live on the official website of Crunchyroll and was available to stream on YouTube and Twitch later on. Japanese presenter Jon Kabira and voice actress Sally Amaki hosted the event.

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