2016 MEN of MANLINESS - And the winner is….
And so just as quickly as it began, it has ended….
256 men entered, 255 fell, and as the dust cleared, only one remained...
Though many of our contestants fought bravely, at the end it came down to a battle between Korosensei and Rider. And though it was a long, difficult fight, at the end of it all, one man was deemed the undisputed victor.
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2016 MANLIEST Anime MAN of MANLINESS is…...
Although he faced some tough competition, the super lifeform also known as the "Unkillable Teacher of Class 3-E" sped, zipped, and tentacle whipped his way past all 255 of the other combatants, beating out Rider in the final round.
Korosensei, on behalf of your victory here tonight, we hereby award you the grand prize….
THIS DELICIOUS GIANT PUDDING!!
As you can see, it appears our new champion is getting a bit emotional over his victory…
Congrats, teach. You've earned it.
Many thanks go out to:
â€¢ YÅ«sei Matsui, the original creator of the Assassination Classroom manga
â€¢ Weekly Shonen Jump, the magazine in which the manga was originally serialized
â€¢ Shueisha and Viz Media, the publishers of the manga in Japan and America, respectively
â€¢ Studio Lerche, the animation company behind the Assassination Classroom animated TV series
â€¢ FUNimation Entertainment for bringing the series over to our shores
â€¢ Masaya Onosaka, Tomokazu Seki, Jun Fukuyama, and of course the amazing Sonny Strait for giving Korosensei a voice in both Japanese and English
â€¢ FUNimation.com, for being so kind as to letting us use their forums to hold this fantastic event.
â€¢ And last but certainly not least, all of YOU, the wonderful voters, for being so awesome, patient, and helpful as we made our way through yet another successful tournament.
May Korosensei's picture forever hang next to Kenshiro's and Mustang's in the hall of champions for eons to come. But for now, it is time to say goodbye. The curtains must fall on this year's event, only for them to rise again one year from now, for another champion to rise up and claim the crown.
Until then, rest, dear warriors. For tomorrow is another day… A day in which we shall EAT, DRINK, and be MANLY!!!
On behalf of myself, SpacemanHardy, and all of us here on the FUNimation forums, thank you all so much for participating in...
Until next time…
KEEP IT MANLY!!!!
Yeah!! So awesome!! I knew you could do it!!
I put together this image in honor of Korosensei's glorious victory:
Great job on another awesome tournament SpacemanHardy! Thanks for taking the time to host this for everyone, it was a lot of fun! There were some really close calls this tournament, and some really intense competition. In the end, I am very pleased that Korosensei won the tournament. This really feels like its his year.
I had a few characters I wanted to win when the tournament started and luckily Korosensei was one of them! Hurrah to the best teacher!
Yay for Korosensei!
I put together this image in honor of Korosensei's glorious victory