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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Wins Anime of the Year at Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll recently held its annual Anime Awards ceremony with several anime winning the top awards in various categories. The coveted Anime of the Year award is what most studios strive for and this year, that honour went to Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. The anime adaptation of CD Projekt Red’s best-selling video game from Studio Trigger took home the big award, beating out popular shows like Attack on Titan and Demon Slayer.

This year’s Anime of the Year block at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards was loaded with great anime including Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2, Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc and Spy x Family. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners managed to ultimately steal the victory.

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Despite losing out on Anime of the Year, both Demon Slayer and Attack on Titan managed to rake in the most amount of wins in other categories. The former won Best Animation, Best Character Design, Best Action and Best Fantasy while the latter took home Best Score, Best Opening Sequence, Best Main Character (Eren Jaeger) and Best Drama, among others. It’s also great to see One Piece take Best Ongoing Series which it absolutely deserved.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners released on Netflix back in September 2022 to universal acclaim and quickly gained traction in the anime community for its striking animation, incredible soundtrack and gripping story. In fact, it might’ve been responsible for the popularity surge of Cyberpunk 2077 at the time, pushing it to sell over 20 million copies across all platforms.

Despite sharing the Cyberpunk name, Edgerunners told a different story to the game. It followed a young street kid named David Martinez who joins a mercenary group called the edgerunners, aiming to take down corporate corruption in Night City. It mostly served as a prequel to the events of the main game.

For the full list of winners and nominees at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, visit the official website. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is currently available to stream on Netflix.

Source: Crunchyroll

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