Tokyo Anime Award

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Tokyo Anime Award
Awarded for Excellence in animation achievements
Country Japan Japan
Presented by TAAF Executive Committee,
AJA (since 2014)
TAF Executive Committee (until 2013)
First awarded 2002
Official website animefestival.jp (TAAF)
tokyoanime.jp (TAF)

The Tokyo Anime Award started from 2002, but was named in 2005. The first, second and third awards were only named simply 'Competition'.[1] The award ceremony was held at the Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) until 2013. In 2014, after the merger of Tokyo International Anime Fair with Anime Contents Expo and formation of AnimeJapan convention, Tokyo Anime Award started as a separate festival called Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF).

Notably, there is Open Entry Awards for amateur creators (Grand Prize is awarded with one million yen).[2] Though there are about ten main judges,[3] total judges are over one hundred people.[4][5] Various talents participate to judge, such as anime staffs, professors of the universities, producers and chief editors of various magazines including the anime magazines. (See also: Animation Kobe).

Animation of the Year[edit]

All anime released from December 1 of the year beforehand to November 30 of the previous year in Japan become candidates.[2] The anime that represents the year in the works nominated to each section is chosen.

In the first year, the award was given to Spirited Away as 'Grand Prix'. In the second year, there was no award; therefore, the 'Best Entry Awards' in the 'Notable Entrie' are often recognized as 'Grand Prix': Millennium Actress (film), Hanada Shōnen-shi (TV) and Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze (OVA)

Since 2014, Tokyo Anime Award Festival gives Anime of the Year Grand Prize in two categories, Film and Television.

Tokyo Anime Award
Year Winner Note
2002 Spirited Away Grand Prix
2003 Not awarded
2004 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
2005 Howl's Moving Castle
2006 Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa
2007 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
2008 Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
2009 Ponyo
2010 Summer Wars
2011 The Secret World of Arrietty
2012 From up on Poppy Hill
2013 Wolf Children
Tokyo Anime Award Festivala
2014 The Wind Rises Film Category
Attack on Titan Television Category
Notes
a. ^ Anime of the Year Grand Prize

Open Entries / Competition Grand Prize[edit]

The awards for the creator of the non-commercialized work for TV, movie and OVA, to find new talents and to provide support for subsequent commercialization. The work must be an animation longer than 15 seconds, and no longer than 30 minutes. If the work was not commercialized before, professional creator also can enter this Grand Prize.[6] The 2007 winner, Flutter, was the first work from a non-Asian country to win this award.[7]

Tokyo Anime Award
Year Winner Title Note
2002 Japan Youhei Takamatsu Tokyo Animarathonb
2003 South Korea Jung Min-Young Say My Namec
2004 South Korea Han Tae-Ho Africa a.F.r.I.c.A
2005 Japan Shin Hosokawa The Demon
2006 Japan Kazuo Ebisawa Crow that wears clothes
2007 Canada Howie Shia Flutter
2008 Taiwan Helen Huang Adventures in the NPM
2009 Germany Heiko van der Scherm Descendants
2010 Japan G9+1 Tokyo Fantasia
2011 France Alice Dieudonne Trois petits points
2012 China Chen Xifeng Pig Sale
2013 Taiwan Tsai Shiu-Cheng Time of Cherry Blossoms
Tokyo Anime Award Festivald
2014 Israel Ari Folman The Congress Featured Film Category
France Augusto Zanovello Lettres de femmes Short Film Category
Notes
b. ^ Best Entry Award in Amateur Category
c. ^ Best Entry Award in Student Category
d. ^ Competition Winning Programs

Notable Entry[edit]

The excellent works of the year are chosen according to each section.

Television Category[edit]

The TV animations broadcast from December 1 of the year beforehand to November 30 of the previous year in Japan become candidates.[2]

The 'Best Entry' was selected only in 2003: Hanada Shōnen-shi.

Tokyo Anime Award
Year Winner
2002 InuYasha
Ojamajo Doremi Sharp
Hikaru no Go
Fruits Basket
One Piece
2003 Hanada Shōnen-shi
InuYasha
Overman King Gainer
2004 Astro Boy
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Fullmetal Alchemist
2005 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Sgt. Frog
Futari wa Pretty Cure
2006 Eureka Seven
Black Jack
Mushishi
2007 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Death Note
2008 Dennō Coil
Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann
2009 Macross Frontier
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
2010 Eden of the East
K-On!
2011 K-On!!
The Tatami Galaxy
2012 Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Tiger & Bunny
2013 Kuroko's Basketball
Sword Art Online
Tokyo Anime Award Festival
2014 Space Brothers

Domestic Feature Film Category[edit]

The animation films released from December 1 of the year beforehand to November 30 of the previous year in Japan become candidates.[2]

The 'Best Entry' was selected only in 2003: Millennium Actress.

Tokyo Anime Award
Year Winner
2002 Princess Arete
Spirited Away
Metropolis
2003 Millennium Actress
The Cat Returns
Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: The Battle of the Warring States
2004 Tokyo Godfathers
Nasu: Summer in Andalusia
2005 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Steamboy
2006 Case Closed: Strategy Above the Depths
Zeta Gundam: A New Translation - Heirs to the Stars
2007 Paprika
Arashi no Yoru ni
2008 Summer Days with Coo
2009 Ponyo
2010 Summer Wars
2011 The Secret World of Arrietty
2012 From Up on Poppy Hill
2013 Wolf Children
Tokyo Anime Award Festival
2014 Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion

OVA Category[edit]

The Original Video Animations (OVAs) released from December 1 of the year beforehand to November 30 of the previous year in Japan become candidates.[2]

The 'Best Entry' was selected only in 2003: Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze. Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze (2003 and 2006) and Diebuster (2005 and 2007) were awarded two times.

Tokyo Anime Award
Year Winner
2002 Animation Runner Kuromi
2003 Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze
Return of the Magician
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
2004 The Animatrix
Macross Zero
2005 Animation Runner Kuromi 2
Diebuster
2006 Karas
Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze
2007 Diebuster
Freedom
2008 Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase
2009 Detroit Metal City
2010 Time of Eve
2011 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
2012 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
2013 Not awarded

International Theater Award[edit]

The international animation films released from December 1 of the year beforehand to November 30 of the previous year in Japan become candidates.[2]

Founded in 2003. One work is selected and awards presented every year.

Tokyo Anime Award
Year Winner
2003 Monsters, Inc.
2004 Lilo & Stitch
2005 Finding Nemo
2006 The Incredibles
2007 Cars
2008 Ratatouille
2009 Kung Fu Panda
2010 WALL-E
2011 Toy Story 3
2012 Tangled
2013 The Adventures of Tintin

Individual Awards[edit]

The individual awards for the activities of the previous year.[2]

Best Director[edit]

The awards for animation directors. Though this award does not limit to the directors of films, it has a tendency to be given to film directors.

Tokyo Anime Award
Year Winner Directed Note
2002 Akitaro Daichi TV category
Hayao Miyazaki Film category
2003 Keiichi Hara Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: The Battle of the Warring States[8] Film
2004 Satoshi Kon Tokyo Godfathers[8] Film
2005 Hayao Miyazaki Howl's Moving Castle Film
2006 Yoshiyuki Tomino Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation: Heirs to the Stars Film
2007 Mamoru Hosoda The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Film
2008 Hideaki Anno Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone Film
2009 Hayao Miyazaki Ponyo Film
2010 Mamoru Hosoda Summer Wars Film
2011 Hiromasa Yonebayashi The Secret World of Arrietty Film
2012 Akiyuki Shinbo Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV series
2013 Mamoru Hosoda Wolf Children Film
Tokyo Anime Award Festival
2014 Tetsurō Araki

Best Original Story[edit]

The awards for the original creators of the work. Founded in 2005.

Tokyo Anime Award
Year Winner Original Story of Note
2005 Masamune Shirow Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Manga
2006 Hiromu Arakawa Fullmetal Alchemist Manga
2007 Yasutaka Tsutsui The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Novel
2008 Taiyō Matsumoto Tekkon Kinkreet Manga
2009 Hayao Miyazaki Ponyo
2010 Mamoru Hosoda Summer Wars
2013 Reki Kawahara Sword Art Online Light novel

Best Screenplay[edit]

The awards for screenwriters.

Tokyo Anime Award
Year Winner Screenplay of Note
2002 Takashi Yamada TV category
Hayao Miyazaki Film category
2003 Ichirō Ōkouchi Overman King Gainer[8] TV series
2004 Sho Aikawa Fullmetal Alchemist[8] TV series
2005 Mamoru Oshii Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Film
2006 Dai Satō Eureka Seven TV series
2007 Satoko Okudera The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Film
2008 Keiichi Hara Summer Days with Coo Film
2009 Ichirō Ōkouchi Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 TV series
2010 Satoko Okudera Summer Wars Film
2011 Miho Maruo Colorful Film
2012 Gen Urobuchi Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV series
2013 Satoko Okudera
Mamoru Hosoda
Wolf Children Film

Best Screenplay / Original Story[edit]

The awards for screenwriters since 2014.

Tokyo Anime Award Festival
Year Winner Screenplay of Note
2014 Yasuko Kobayashi
Hayao Miyazaki
Reiko Yoshida

Best Art Direction[edit]

The awards for the staffs of art direction.

Tokyo Anime Award
Year Winner Art Direction of Note
2002 Yuji Ikeda TV category
Yōji Takeshige Film category
2003 Nobutaka Ike Millennium Actress[8] Film
2004 Nobutaka Ike Tokyo Godfathers[8] Film
2005 Shinji Kimura Steamboy Film
2006 Takeshi Waki Mushishi TV series
2007 Nizō Yamamoto The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Film
2008 Shinji Kimura Tekkon Kinkreet Film
2009 Noboru Yoshida Ponyo Film
2010 Yōji Takeshige Summer Wars Film
2011 Yōji Takeshige The Secret World of Arrietty Film
2012 Takumi Tanji Children Who Chase Lost Voices Film
2013 Hiroshi Ohno Wolf Children Film
A Letter to Momo Film
Tokyo Anime Award Festival
2014 Yōji Takeshige

Best Character Designer[edit]

The awards for character designers.

Tokyo Anime Award
Year Winner Character Design of Note
2002 Masatomo Sudo TV category
Hayao Miyazaki Film category
2003 Kōsuke Fujishima Sakura Wars[8] Film
2004 Hisashi Hirai Mobile Suit Gundam SEED[8] TV series
2005 Hiroyuki Okiura Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Film
2006 Ken'ichi Yoshida Eureka Seven TV series
2007 Yoshiyuki Sadamoto The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Film
2008 Atsusushi Nishigori Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann TV series
2009 Tetsuya Nishio The Sky Crawlers Film
2010 Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Summer Wars Film
2011 Yoshihiko Umakoshi HeartCatch PreCure! TV series
2012 Masakazu Katsura Tiger & Bunny TV series
2013 Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Wolf Children Film
Tokyo Anime Award Festival
2014 Sushio

Best Voice Actor[edit]

The awards for voice actors by their performance. Rumi Hiiragi (2002) and Chieko Baisho (2005) are more famous as actress in Japan.

Tokyo Anime Award
Year Winner Acted as Note
2002 Kurumi Mamiya TV category
Rumi Hiiragi Film category
2003 Kappei Yamaguchi InuYasha[8]
2004 Romi Park Edward Elric[8]
2005 Chieko Baisho Sophie (Howl's Moving Castle) Film
2006 Akio Ōtsuka Black Jack (Black Jack) TV series
2007 Aya Hirano Haruhi Suzumiya
(The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
TV series
2008 Mamoru Miyano Setsuna F. Seiei (Mobile Suit Gundam 00) TV series
Light Yagami (Death Note) TV series
2009 Jun Fukuyama Lelouch Lamperouge
(Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2)
TV series
2010 Hiroshi Kamiya Koyomi Araragi (Bakemonogatari) TV series
2011 Aki Toyosaki Yui Hirasawa (K-On!!) TV series
2012 Hiroaki Hirata Kotetsu T. Kaburagi/Wild Tiger (Tiger & Bunny) TV series
2013 Yūki Kaji Amata Sora (Aquarion Evol) TV series
Haruyuki Arita (Accel World) TV series
Tokyo Anime Award Festival
2014 Hideaki Anno

Best Music[edit]

The awards for composers (and other music related people).

Tokyo Anime Award
Year Winner Music of Note
2002 Kōhei Tanaka TV category
Joe Hisaishi Film category
2003 Yoko Kanno Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex[8] TV series
2004 Yoko Kanno
2005 Joe Hisaishi Howl's Moving Castle Film
2006 Michiru Oshima Fullmetal Alchemist TV series
2007 Susumu Hirasawa Paprika Film
2008 Yoko Kanno Genesis of Aquarion TV series
2009 Yoko Kanno Macross Frontier TV series
2010 Shiro Sagisu Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Film
2011 Cécile Corbel The Secret World of Arrietty Film
2012 Satoshi Takebe From Up On Poppy Hill Film
2013 Yoko Kanno Kids on the Slope TV series
Aquarion Evol TV series
Tokyo Anime Award Festival
2014 Hiroyuki Sawano

Best Animator[edit]

The awards for animators since 2014.

Tokyo Anime Award Festival
Year Winner Note
2014 Kitarō Kōsaka

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Competition' at the first event (2002), outline of 'Competition' at the second event (2003), 'Competition' at the third event (2004)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Information about the awards at the 6th event (2007)
  3. ^ judges at the second event (2003) in English, judges at the fifth event (2006) in Japanese
  4. ^ judges at the first event (2002). There was 127 judges including 72 staffs of the event.
  5. ^ Winners at the fourth event (2005). There was 197 judges. See the comment of Joe Hisaishi
  6. ^ about open entry at the 6th event (2007)
  7. ^ "Shia wins top prize". Regina Leader-Post. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k About the 'Individual Awards' in 2003 and 2004: works were not officially announced, just persons.

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