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In 2014, The 19th Animation Kobe committee chose him to receive their Individual Award for the stretch of his career including Danganronpa: The Animation, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, and Hamatora. In his writeup explaining the committee's choice, Toshiya Matsushita of Animage cited his impressive annual volume of work and his work on Arpeggio of Blue Steel, a fully 3DCG anime, in particular.