Past "Anime of the Year" winners have included the brutal Devilamn Crybaby (2019), Made in Abyss (2018) and Yuri!!! On ICE (2017).
Just how popular are the Anime Awards? Last year there were 5 million votes, this year there have been 11 million.
I'm reminded of crazy Japanese game shows that have incredible build-ups and drama only for the contestant to fall off the log.