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Results of 6th Annual Tokyo Anime Awards Announced

posted on 2007-03-19 17:57 EDT
TokiKake earns "Animation of the Year" award; Death Note, Code Geass and Haruhi win awards for best TV Anime

As a part of the Tokyo Anime Fair which opens this Thursday, March 22nd at the Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center, the winners of the 6th Annual Tokyo Anime Awards have been announced. Winners will be honored at an award ceremony on the 22nd at the Fair.

The "Animation of the Year" award went to Toki wo Kakeru Shojo (The Girl Who Lept Through Time). This is the 6th major award that TokiKake has received. Other awards the anime has won include the Mainichi Film Award, Animation Kobe Award, and the Japan Academy Award for Best Animation. In addition to winning "Animation of the Year", the film won 5 other awards, including Best Director and Best Character Design.

Two series that were huge hits with fans, Code Geass and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, won "Best TV Anime" awards. The TV Anime for Death Note, a series that was also made into two extremely popular live-action films in 2006, took home the third "Best TV Anime" award.

The list of winners is as follows:

Animation of the Year: Toki wo Kakeru Shojo (The Girl Who Lept Through Time)

Best TV Anime Series:
Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Death Note

Best Feature Length Theatrical Anime:
Arashi no Yoru ni (On A Stormy Night)
Paprika

Best Original Video Anime(OVA)
Toppu wo Nerae 2! Diebuster (Aim for the Top 2!/Gunbuster 2: Diebuster)
Freedom

Best Foreign Feature Length Theatrical Anime:
Cars

Director Award
Hosoda Mamoru (The Girl Who Lept Through Time)

Best Original Story/Work
Tsutsui Yasutaka (The Girl Who Lept Through Time)

Scriptwriting Award
Okudera Satoko (The Girl Who Lept Through Time)

Achievement in Art Direction
Yamamoto Nizo (The Girl Who Lept Through Time)

Character Design Award
Sadamoto Yoshiyuki (The Girl Who Lept Through Time)

Voice Acting Award
Hirano Aya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Music Award
Hirasawa Susumu (Paprika)

Source: Anime!Anime!

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