So it’s that time of the year again, time to vote for crunchy roll’s brilliant, fair, well structured anime awards for the second time! I don’t think there was any yuri on ice this year so that’s immediately made this one better than last time but crunchy roll never decided that so I can’t really praise them for that.
I do watch a bit of seasonal anime, and I nearly always have strong negative feelings towards it, so if you can’t handle your favourite seasonal shows being ragged on then you’ve come to the wrong place.
You’ve come to the wrong place I think very few of the nominations should have even been there in the first place!
I hate that crunchy roll even has nominations for the best in that category, it unfairly gives those shows an advantage because some random people who nobody knows thought they were good. These people haven’t even watched ep 1 of everything so they can’t even say which was the best for them since they missed so much!
Crunchy roll shouldn’t have nominations because people unfairly just pick whatever’s there without thinking. If everyone actually needed to type out their vote then I think the voting would be a lot better.
The rest of this post will be the thrilling story of deciding what I’d vote for.
Best OP – The only OP I have on my phone from 2017 is the kuzu no honkai one so it has to be that.
There wasn’t a single show on this list that I could say I’d give more than a 5 except for Rakugo because I’ve not seen it.
ACCA just feels like that same boring, plot armoury joker game / 91 days show. I’ve got a whole post explaining why I think the ancient magus bride is boring. Princess principle’s first episode was just nothing to me so I dropped it, and the rest I just got bored of. Not to say that’s why I thought their op was bad, I just thought their op was bad as well.
Best ED – The only ED I took the time to download on my phone was the kuzu no honkai one so I guess it’s that.
I never got to Kekkai Sensen and Beyond because it was a sequel. I really like the maid dragon ED but I don’t think it’s as good as KNH. When you look at posters you can often tell if a show won’t be for you, and land of the lustrous looked like just the kind of thing I’d hate, with its’ massive cast of characters on a white background. I’m actually still. And just because and March comes in like a lion really bored me instantly so I’m of course not going to vote for them.
Best film – I haven’t seen enough of the films from this year to comment in this catagory
What I find funny about this though is that crunchy roll have a very clear bias towards “In this Corner of The World” because it’s poster is massive compared to the other ones! I guess they want to stop your name from blowing everything else out, this will not happen.
Best CGI – Without a doubt Inuyashiki, I loved this show, yes Kado’s pyramids are nice but I felt myself enjoying Inuyashiki’s world a lot more.
When I saw that AOT was on this list I laughed so much because it’s CGI sucks so bad! It’s extremely obvious and very badly done! And nothing else can really hold a candle to Inuyashiki in my opinion. (I think that’s a phrase)
Best score – I don’t pay enough attention to music that I can comment here.
I would probably vote for made in abyss but soundtrack is something I tend to not notice really. I know in next year I’ll vote for devilman crybaby in this category because it’s the only one that I’ve actually gone back to listen too.
Best animation – STOP CRUNCHYROLL! STOP PUTTING THE EXACT SAME SHOWS IN EVERY CATAGORY! (Obviously a silent voice though because it’s a film)
Animation isn’t something I care about much anyway, sure having it is good but it isn’t necessary to every show.
BEST ACTION – BEST ACTION – BEST ACTION? YEAH LET’S JUST VOTE FOR THE EXACT SAME SHOWS ALL OVER AGAIN! (Inuyashiki – NOW I’M DOING IT AS WELL) GREAT AND THIS ONE DOESN’T EVEN LET ME CAST MY OWN VOTE HERE!
Best drama – I would vote but now the vote box has STOPPED WORKING!!!!!! At least they had KNH on this though.
I mean you can’t make this up!
Best Comedy – Tsurezure Children
I liked most of the shows on this list, but I still question why they think little witch academia is funny because I don’t remember laughing once (until I dropped it 3 eps in)
Best slice of life – This would probably be unfair for me to comment on since I tend to avoid this genre.
One thing that confused me was why just because wasn’t on this list, slice of life was the only thing it had going for it.
Btw crunchy roll is still stopping me from voting at this point.
BEST CONTINUING SERIES – If I have to watch an anime for more than a season weekly I start to go mad so I’m not voting in this (or any more) categories because Cruncy roll and myself won’t let me!
Best girl – I’m not really sure of any of the girls up there already, and it kind of sucks that a meme girl from BNHA is up there even though someone from that show is already on there!
I think it has to be Riko from made in abyss, because she’s pretty good at exploring (best girl is not attractiveness in my opinion but what the character does, hence why I’m voting for best boy even though I’m not gay)
Best boy – Inuyashiki I guess, he’s an old man who wants to save the world, that’s pretty cool!
If I could vote I might of actually voted for Kazuma because he’s more likely to win.
Best hero – Well done for making sure the people who are voted for best girl and boy don’t also get best hero as well! I have to say the same thing though and go with Inuyashiki again.
Best villain – What? What? What? What? So Crunchy roll has Hiro from Inuyashiki as the best villain but not Inuyashiki for best hero????? How STUPID IS THAT! I’d say that if anything Hiro is the least interesting part of the show and I’d understand if people hated that villain more than liking it!
I’d still probably vote for him though.
Best manga – NO, this is the anime awards, I didn’t come prepared to read “My lesbian experience with loneliness” before casting my vote!
Anime of the year – NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! YOU DO NOT GET TO DO THIS CRUNCHY ROLL! YOU DO NOT GET TO DO THIS!
The votes for the best award should always, ALWAYS be a collection of your previous votes! It’s decided by crunchy roll as little as possible! And no it doesn’t get away with it just because it included Rakugo! This is stupidity, your favourite award should be one you already voted for, not this.
I recently voted for the British comedy awards and it wasn’t nearly as bad as this!
So that’s my experience with the crunchy roll anime awards, I think they really pulled it out of the bag this year! Maybe next year they’ll even go so far as to let me vote!