Crunchyroll recently dropped the winners’ list of Anime Awards 2022, and fans are not happy with it. Unhappy fans are venting their frustration over the results on various social media platforms. They are calling the awards a popularity contest and that it is unfair to less popular anime. A lot of dejection was from fantasy anime viewers who were hoping that Mushoku Tensei would win as the best fantasy anime. Despite the anime receiving praise for its stunning animation and characters, it did not win any awards. So, this pushed the fandom to the edge, who began questioning why the anime did not get the award. Keep reading for the full story.
Mushoku Tensei is an anime based on the popular light novel series of the same name. The anime began airing in January 2021 and ran for twenty-three episodes. Studio Bind has worked on animating the series under the direction of Manabu Okamoto. In addition, the director also worked on the screenplay of the series. The anime received a lot of positive reviews. It was praised for sticking true to its genre and is considered one of the best anime series of 2021.
Mushoku Tensei Fans Disappointed With The 2022 Anime Awards
Crunchyroll has recently revealed the complete list of Winners of the 2022 Anime Awards on its website. The list was made public to everyone on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. It has drawn the attention of anime fans worldwide. Many fans were unhappy that Mushoku Tensei did not win any award. They were all expecting the anime to win the best fantasy anime, best story, best animation, and anime of the year. However, the anime did not win in any category. It was not even nominated for the anime of the year category.
This year the best fantasy anime went to ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2’. Angry fans complained that it was not fair for the anime to win the category. They continued to reason that Mushoku Tensei has a much better storyline and animation than the other shows. Many fans took to various social media platforms to express their unhappiness with the results.
2022 Anime Awards Receives Backlash From Anime Fans!
The Global Pandemic has hugely affected the entertainment industry. It impacted a lot on the production of anime series and was the root cause for the delays. It is the reason why Crunchyroll could not hold a live stream event for the 2022 Anime Awards. The streaming platform decided to reveal the winners through short videos on its website and social media platforms. So, the website included a short clip for every category that revealed the winning anime under that category. The company explained that they could not hold a live stream because of the ‘COVID restraints’ at their Head Quarters in Japan. However, this news has further angered many anime fans. They reasoned that the streaming service could have thought of a better alternative but failed to think of any.
What Is Mushoku Tensei Anime About?
Mushoku Tensei, also known as Jobless Reincarnation, is a fantasy drama series. The anime is about a thirty-four-year-old man who gets a second chance to relive his life. After saving a group of teenagers from a speeding truck, he loses his life and reincarnates into a fantasy world. He reflects on his previous life and realizes he can finally right his wrongs. He then embraces the opportunity and decides to lead a better life this time. In the new world, he gets reborn as Rudeus Greyrat, a newborn son to a humble couple.
With the advantage of having an adult mind, he quickly learns the ways of the new world and shocks his parents with his skills. So, after witnessing their son use magic, they hire Roxy Migurdia as his tutor. Rudeus takes full advantage of his second chance and vows to work hard and live a better life. The rest of the story follows his adventures in the company of his strange new friends. With their help, he finally gathers the courage to face his tragic past and recover from it. So, stay in touch with The Anime Daily to get more updates on the same.