The Anime UK News is one of the leading sites for Anime news and reviews in the UK, so there was no surprises at the large reception it got during the 2018 Anime UK News Readers Choice Awards.
The 2019 edition of the Awards being the 3rd of the annual series finally released its winners on the 20th of March 2020. One thing we noticed from the list of winners is the difference in anime taste the UK has from other parts of the world.
The biggest winners of the award show were Symphogear XV and Attack on Titan which won three awards each. There were a lot of surprises from the winners list which was released after two weeks of intense voting.
List of Winners
- Best TV Anime – Symphogear XV (Runner up – The promised Neverland).
- Best Anime film – Promare ( Runner up – Weathering with you)
- Best Animation – Mob psycho 100 II (Runner up – Demon Slayer : Kimetsu no Yaiba)
- Best Writing – Vinland saga (Runner up – O maidens in your savage season)
- Best single episode – Attack on Titan season 3 episode 16 “Perfect Game” (Runner up – Symphogear XV episode 13 “Let’s make a history with a light that even the gods don’t know”)
- Best opening song – Demon Slayer : Kimetsu no Yaiba “Gurenge” by Lisa (Runner up – Domestic Girlfriend “Kawaki wo ameku” by Minami)
- Best ending song – Sword art online Alicization: war of underworld “Unlasting” by Lisa (Runner up – Promare “Kori ni Tojikomete” by Superfly)
- Best score – Promare by Hiroyuki Sawano ( Runner up – Demon Slayer : Kimetsu no Yaiba by Yuki Kajiura and Go Shina)
- Best UK anime distributor – Anime Limited ( Runner up – Manga Entertainment)
- Best streaming platform – Crunchyroll (Runner up – Netflix)
- Best home video release – Fruits basket season one part one limited edition (Manga entertainment) .. (Runner up – Maquia : When the promised flower blooms, collectors edition (Anime limited )
- Most wanted Anime license – Symphogear (Runner up – The promised Neverland)
- Best manga – Bloom into you (Runner up – Tokyo ghoul : Re)
- Best light novel series – Ascendance of a bookworm (Runner up – Sexiled: My sexist party leader kicked me out, so I teamed up with a mytical sorceress)
- Best light novel illustrations – Overlord (Runner up – Altina the sword princess)
- Best manga / light novel distributor – Viz media (Runner up – Yen press)
- Most wanted manga license – March comes in like a lion (Runner up – Symphogear)
- Most wanted light novel license – WINNERS: Berserk of Gluttony, Bofuri, Shakugan no Shana and Violet Evergarden
- Best main character – Senku ishigami (Dr stone) .. (Runner up – Askeladd Vinland saga)
- Best supporting character – Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan) .. (Runner up – Inosuke Hashibira (Demon slayer)
- Best couple – Kaguya and Miyuki (Kaguya sama : Love is war) .. (Runner up – Hibiki and Miku ..Symphogear XV)
- Anime of the decade – Symphogear (Runner up – Attack on Titan)
- Manga of the decade – Attack on Titan (Runner up – Bloom into you)
- Light novel of the decade – Winners – Sword art online and Re : zero – Starting life in another world
There you have it, the winners of the esteemed Anime UK Readers Choice Awards. I know you were shocked by some of the winner. Some categories had a tie resulting in multiple winners.