Anime Trending, a popular anime platform held its ninth edition of the “Anime Trending Awards”, where Bocchi the Rock! was crowned as the Anime of the Year for 2022.
The award show crowns the best animes in multiple categories every year. The results were collected by the site itself. Here’s a comment from the platform about their award show:
Each season had a diverse selection of outstanding and entertaining anime that kept us hooked throughout 2022. At this year’s Anime Trending Awards, many fans made their voices and opinions heard, choosing the best of the best.
The characters and their winners are listed below:
Best Anime of the Year – Bocchi the Rock!
Best Anime Movie of the Year – Sword Art Online The Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night
Best Main Male Character – Shinpei Summer Time Rendering Ajiro
Best Leading Female Character – Marin Kitagawa of My Dress Up Darling
Best Couple – Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya from Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Best Secondary Male Character – Kimetsu no Yaiba’s Uzui Tengen: Yuukaku-hen
Best Secondary Female Character – Summer Time Rendering’s Hizuru Minakata
Best Opening – “ Chiki Chiki Bam Bam ” from QUEENDOM – Paripi Koumei
Best Ending – “ Yofukashi no Uta ” by Creepy Nuts – Yofukashi no Uta
Best Voice Actress – Atsumi Tanezaki – Anya Forger in SPY x FAMILY
Best Voice Actor – Natsuki Hanae – Shinpei Ajiro at Summer Time Rendering
Best Adapted Screenplay – Erika Yoshida – Bocchi the Rock!
Best Original Screenplay – Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
Best Cast of Voices – Yoshino Aoyama, Sayumi Suzushiro, Saku Mizuno, Ikumi Hasegawa – Bocchi the Rock!
Best Soundtrack – Bocchi the Rock!
Best Scenarios and Visuals – Norohiko Yokomatsu, Yuuki Tsuchimoto, Izumi Takizawa – Yofukashi no Uta
Best Animation Work – Yoshimichi Kameda – Mob Psycho 100 III
Best Character Design – Imigimuru – Lycoris Recoil
Best Anime Slice of Life – Bocchi the Rock!
Best Super Unnatural Anime – Summer Time Rendering
Best Anime of Action or Adventure – Chainsaw Man
Best Fantasy Anime – Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun
Best Anime of Romance – Kaguya-sama: Love is War – Ultra Romantic
Best Music Anime – Bocchi the Rock!
Best Anime of Mystery or Psychological – Summer Time Rendering
Best Anime Mecha or Science Fiction – Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
Best Sports Anime – Ao Ashi
Best Comedy Anime – Bocchi the Rock!
Best Drama Anime – Lycoris Recoil
Best Episode Direction – Bocchi the Rock! Episode 8