This year, the Crunchyroll Awards are expected to be held on January 18, which is only nearly 10 days away. Right now, many fans have been extremely looking forward to the classic “Best Boy” category, which anime character will be named in this category this year?
Many fans have come up with “candidates” who can win the “Best Boy” category in 2022. These are all potential male leads, appearing in anime that have caused fever since the beginning of 2021 until now.
1. Izumi Miyamura – Horimiya
As a quiet, closed boy, he seemed to belong to the “nerd” or “eccentric” class in the class. But no one knows that Miyamura’s long hair is used to hide his earrings, and that he often wears long sleeves to hide his tattoos. Miyamura’s true personality begins to reveal when he first meets Kyoko Hori outside of school while helping her younger brother.
Hori-Miyamura is one of the hot couples of 2021. Their relationship is unlike any romance that anime fans often see on screen. As predicted by many fans, Miyamura has a lot of potential to become the “best boy” of the 2021 anime screen.
2. Fushi – To Your Eternity
Although Fushi can change form, the most common form is the unnamed boy in episode 1 of To Your Eternity. In the process of constant evolution, Fushi has gradually learned many things, not only about his body but also becoming a very emotional, compassionate being. Fushi are unchanging vivid memories of people he has met, but also symbols of the future of constant change.
3. Yatora Yaguchi – Blue Period
Blue Period has an excellent cast of characters, but after all, Yatora is still the main character and fully deserves the title of “Best Boy”.
Yatora, like many other anime characters, always cherishes a burning dream, but he uses the most realistic ways to pursue it. Through her passion for art, Yatora understands the people around her better. Changing your own prejudices is not easy, but thanks to painting and empathy, Yatora has done it.
4. Takemichi Hanagaki – Tokyo Revengers
Takemichi may be a “thug”, but is a thug who always gives his best and determination. After reliving his youthful years, Takemichi had many times of being beaten to death. But despite that, Takemichi’s goal remained unchanged. He is determined at all costs to save his beloved girlfriend and other members of the Kanto Manji gang, especially Mikey Sano.
If a person who always lives to the fullest like Takemichi does not become the “Best Boy” of 2021, it will be a pity for the fans of this character.
5. Shinei Nouzen – 86 Eighty-Six
Appearing in 86 Eighty-Six, Shinei is also known by the nickname The Undertaker. Always surrounded by death and loss, Shinei is always nostalgic for the people he was unable to save, and that becomes a burden that always clings to him through each episode.
Despite his heavy thoughts, Shinei still has a kind and generous heart, not hesitate to sacrifice himself for his companions. The Shinei are the strongest but also the weakest parts of humans in war. With these qualities, he also has the potential to become the “Best Boy” on the anime screen and in the hearts of fans.
6. Vanitas – The Case Study Of Vanitas
Vanitas is probably the most interesting character on this list. He always does his own thing and doesn’t always follow moral principles. Through Noe’s gaze, this made Vanitas look like a monster in human disguise.
However, few people know about Vanitas’ true identity and past, because he has hidden everything. When the meager stories of Vanitas are put together into the complete picture, it is about a man who has gone through a lot of suffering to be able to cure cursed vampires. Vanitas is unpredictable and erratic, but deep down there is a caring heart.