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Kitaro's Shigeru Mizuki, Singer Ichiro Mizuki Win TAAF's Lifetime Achievement Award

posted on 2016-02-05 06:15 EST
North Star helmer Toyoo Ashida, Jungle Emperor voice Yoshiko Ohta, Flanders writer Yoshiaki Yoshida, more also honored

The staff of the Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) event announced the winners of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday:

Character Designer/Director

Toyoo Ashida (Cyborg 009, Space Battleship Yamato, Vampire Hunter D)

Sound Director

Yasuo Urakami (Doraemon television anime and films, multiple Mobile Suit Gundam series)

Voice Actress

Yoshiko Ohta (Kimba the White Lion/Jungle Emperor's Leo, Princess Knight's Sapphire, Doraemon's Nobita)

Producer

Tatsuo Shimamura (Full Metal Panic!, Gate Keepers 21, Antique Bakery)

Animator

Shinichi Suzuki (Pāman, The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, One Piece)

Art Composition

Kiyoshi Hashimoto (Hakujaden/Panda and the Magic Serpent)

Animator, Character Designer

Norio Hikone (Alakazam the Great, Kimba the White Lion, Animal Treasure Island)

Singer

Ichiro Mizuki (Mazinger Z, Combattler V, Voltes V)

Creator

Shigeru Mizuki (Kitaro, Hitler, Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths)

Writer

Yoshiaki Yoshida (Dog of Flanders, Kyojin no Hoshi, Galaxy Express 999)
Ashida, Urakami, and Shigeru Mizuki passed away before receiving their awards.

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival will be held at the TOHO Cinemas Nihonbashi in Tokyo from March 18 to 21. The awards ceremony for the Lifetime Achievement Award will be held on March 21.

Last year's winners included Monkey Punch, Isao Sasaki, Hisashichi Sano, Hiroshi Ohtake, and more.

Source: Anime! Anime!


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