Lynn's Picks and Predictions for Crunchyroll's 2018 Anime Awards

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Voting in Crunchyroll's Anime Awards has already commenced. What can we expect to see from this year's crop of nominees?

ANIME OF THE YEAR:
Pick: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Prediction: My Hero Academia

BEST ACTION:
Pick: My Hero Academia
Prediction: My Hero Academia

BEST DRAMA:
Pick: Scum's Wish
Prediction: The Ancient Magus' Bride

BEST COMEDY:
Pick: Osomatsu-san
Prediction: Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

BEST SLICE OF LIFE:
Pick: Tsukigakirei
Prediction: Recovery of an MMO Junkie

BEST CONTINUING SERIES:
Pick: Naruto Shippuden
Prediction: Case Closed

BEST GIRL:
Pick: Chise (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
Prediction: Ochako (My Hero Academia)

BEST BOY:
Pick: Shoto (My Hero Academia)
Prediction: Shoto (My Her Academia)

BEST HERO:
Pick: Chise (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
Prediction: Deku (My Hero Academia)

BEST VILLAIN:
Pick: Hiro (Inuyashiki)
Prediction: Stain (My Hero Academia)

BEST MANGA: 
Pick: Showa Genroku
Prediction: Showa Genroku

BEST OPENING:
Pick: Shadow and Truth (ACCA)
Prediction: Peace Sign (My Hero Academia)

BEST ENDING:
Pick: Step Up Love (Blood Blockade Battlefront)
Prediction: Kafune (March Comes in Like a Lion)

BEST FILM:
Pick: A Silent Voice
Prediction: Your Name

BEST CGI:
Pick: Inuyashiki
Prediction: Attack on Titan

BEST SCORE:
Pick: The Ancient Magus' Bride
Prediction: The Ancient Magus' Bride

BEST ANIMATION:
Pick: March Comes in Like a Lion
Prediction: The Ancient Magus' Bride

*Please note that unlike the Academy Awards, which ultimately allow an anonymous group of professionals to evaluate and declare victors, this group of awards is likely going to be more popularity-based given that it is presented with a voting medium and that the judges are publicly declared. My predictions are representative of this assumption, rather than critically/objectively remarkable works of animation. This does not mean that I think less of any nominees in particular, for there is definitely something to be said for a series that can capture the heart of a mass audience.

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