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Astra TV Awards Adds Anime Category, Shares Nominees

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Last year Attack on Titan received the award for Best Streaming Animated Series or TV Movie at the Astra TV Awards, which marked the first time an anime has ever won there. Since then the Astra Awards has decided to create its own anime category, which is being utilized for the first time this year. Let’s take a look at who’s nominated for Best Anime Series!

  • Blue Eye Samurai
  • Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
  • Ninja Kamui
  • Pluto
  • Scott Pilgrim Takes Off
  • Solo Leveling

Netflix gave this description of Blue Eye Samurai:

Driven by a dream of revenge against those who made her an outcast in Edo-period Japan, a young warrior cuts a bloody path toward her destiny.

Crunchyroll gave this description of Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End:

After the party of heroes defeated the Demon King, they restored peace to the land and returned to lives of solitude. Generations pass, and the elven mage Frieren comes face to face with humanity’s mortality. She takes on a new apprentice and promises to fulfill old friends’ dying wishes. Can an elven mind make peace with the nature of life and death? Frieren embarks on her quest to find out.

Adult Swim gave this description for the first episode of Ninja Kamui:

After his family was brutally attacked by a gang of masked assailants, Joe Logan is approached by FBI agents Mike and Emma to help investigate the murder of his wife and son.

Netflix gave this description for Pluto:

When the world’s seven most advanced robots and their human allies are murdered one by one, Inspector Gesicht soon discovers that he’s also in danger.

Netflix gave this description for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off:

Scott Pilgrim meets the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, only to find out her seven evil exes stand in the way of their love.

Crunchyroll gave this description for Solo Leveling:

They say whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, but that’s not the case for the world’s weakest hunter Sung Jinwoo. After being brutally slaughtered by monsters in a high-ranking dungeon, Jinwoo came back with the System, a program only he could see, that’s leveling him up in every way. Now, he’s inspired to discover the secrets behind his powers and the dungeon that spawned them.

Which one do you want to win? We’ll learn the results on August 18!

Source: Crunchyroll


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.