Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen and Oshi no Ko dominated the nominations for the 8th Crunchyroll Anime Awards, with each deserving of recognition for their strengths in various categories. From Best Director to Best Art Direction, these three anime showcase their excellence in storytelling, action, cinematography, drama, and music, earning well-deserved nominations. While Chainsaw Man leads the nominations, the recent success of Jujutsu Kaisen and the unique qualities of Oshi no Ko make them tough contenders. The 8th Crunchyroll Anime Awards promises an exciting competition on March 2.
During the past few years, Crunchyroll Anime Awards has easily become one of the biggest anime awards in the world. In addition to being the only anime awards ceremony to originate from the United States, the diversity of categories and the large opportunities that exist have allowed a wide variety of anime of varying popularity to be recognized for their strengths.
The 8th Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards are sure to be the biggest ever, and three anime were the clear leaders. The official nomination list for the 2024 Crunchyroll Anime Awards has been revealed and Chainsaw Man is the leader with 25 nominations, followed by Jujutsu Kaisen with 17 and Oshi no Ko with 12, all three of which share nominations for Anime of the year.
All three anime were nominated in categories that perfectly suited what they were praised for, and despite their different strengths, it’s still predictable which series will come out on top.
Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen and Oshi No Ko are more deserving of nominations
Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen and Oshi no Ko each have multiple nominations. With all the praise each film received, it only makes sense that each of them was nominated for Anime of the Year, and with the way they were all praised for their direction, Their respective directors Ryu Nakayama, Shota Goshozono and Daisuke Hiramaki were all nominated. for Best Director is more than appropriate. The same can be said for the Best Art Direction nominees, as all three anime received praise for their superior visual aesthetics.
As for the other categories, the Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen levels are more about stylized action, both received nominations for Best Action and Best Cinematography matching some of the biggest compliments they received during their run. The fact that Oshi no Ko focuses more on drama and music justifies its success. nominated for Best Drama and Best Opening, the latter of which also fits in well with Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen. Overall, every nomination given to each series was well deserved and each one testifies to the level of success they have achieved.
Which anime will win the Crunchyroll Anime Awards?
Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen and Oshi no Ko are notable shows in the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, and that raises the question of who will have the most wins. Chainsaw Man has the advantage of being at the top compared to the other nominees, but with its older age compared to its competitors, it could easily lose out to Jujutsu Kaisen and Oshi no Ko. Jujutsu Kaisen is an especially fierce competitor as the success of season 2 easily makes it one of the biggest anime franchises of 2023, if not the biggest.
Of course there are many other nominations to consider as well. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Attack on Titan and Bocchi the Rock! all have significant nominations, alongside other notable films such as One Piece, Vinland Saga and Mob Psycho 100, so it’s hard to say that any one film will achieve overwhelming success compared to other films. with competitors this year. Even so, that lack of certainty just makes day 8 Crunchyroll Anime Awards an even more exciting event and seeing how it all plays out on March 2nd will certainly be awesome.
Source: Anime News Network.