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Wolf Children, Late Director Noboru Ishiguro Win Tokyo Anime Awards

posted on 2013-02-21 21:30 EST

The executive committee of the Tokyo International Anime Fair announced the winners of the Animation of the Year and the 9th Annual Awards of Merit in the Tokyo Anime Awards on Friday. Since 2005, these awards have honored pioneers in Japanese animation — not just in production, but also in training, international cultural exchange, and other areas.

Tokyo International Anime Fair will host the awards ceremony on March 23 at the Tokyo Big Sight event center.


Animation of the Year


Wolf Children
Director/Writer: Mamoru Hosoda
Studio Chizu


Tokyo Anime Awards' 8th Annual Awards of Merit


Producer
Kenji Yokoyama
Galaxy Express 999, Gegege no Kitarō, Mazinger Z


Creator
Tetsuya Chiba
Ashita no Joe, Akane-chan, Notari Matsutaro


Scriptwriter
Keisuke Fujikawa
Galaxy Express 999, Mazinger Z, Space Battleship Yamato


Director
Noboru Ishiguro (passed away last March)
Space Battleship Yamato, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Legend of the Galactic Heroes


Animator
Yoshiyuki Hane
Kiki's Delivery Service, Grave of the Fireflies, Mazinger Z


Director of Photography
Katsuji Misawa (passed away)
Akira, Conan, the Boy in Future, Panda! Go, Panda!

Sound Director
Shigeharu Shiba
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, Gatchaman

Composer
Shunsuke Kikuchi
Doraemon, Dragon Ball, Getter Robo


Voice Actor
Tooru Oohira
Gatchaman, Kaiketsu Tamagon, Warau Salesman


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