Banana Fish Pulls Ahead to Top Tokyo Anime Awards Fan Vote

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2019 (TAAF) announced the final results of this year's fan-voted Animation of the Year: Anime Fan Award. After taking first place in the preliminary results, A Place Further Than the Universe ultimate fell behind the crime drama Banana Fish.

TAAF's received 397,145 votes from November 17 to December 24. Both series were neck and neck, but Banana Fish received a large push in the last days of the results and ultimately pulled ahead.

Set in New York City, Banana Fish follows the beautiful yet deadly Ash Lynx and his unlikely companion Eiji Okamura as they navigate the darkest underbelly of New York's crime families.

Laid-Back Camp also lost its third place spot to Cells at Work! while the zombie girls of Zombie Land Saga ousted its male idol rivals IDOLiSH7 for fifth place.

The top 20 series and top 10 films are listed below.

Television Anime

  1. Banana Fish
  2. A Place Further Than the Universe
  3. Cells at Work!
  4. Laid-Back Camp
  5. Zombie Land Saga
  6. IDOLiSH7
  7. SSSS.Gridman
  8. Land of the Lustrous
  9. Pop Team Epic
  10. Violet Evergarden
  11. Bloom Into You
  12. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
  13. Overlord (Seasons II and III)
  14. Asobi Asobase
  15. Uma Musume Pretty Derby
  16. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  17. Goblin Slayer
  18. Girls' Last Tour
  19. Steins;Gate 0
  20. Attack on Titan Season 3

Anime Films

  1. Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer
  2. Girls und Panzer das Finale
  3. Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond
  4. Liz and the Blue Bird
  5. Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?? Dear My Sister
  6. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
  7. Non Non Biyori Vacation
  8. Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
  9. Okko's Inn
  10. Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us

The poll also decides works that will be eligible for the Theatrical Animation Division and Television Animation Division awards, as well as the individual awards for anime staff members. An anime series or film had to air between October 15, 2017 to October 13, 2018 to qualify for a spot. This cut-off isn't limited to a show's debut date. For instance, Land of the Lustrous premiered on October 7, 2017 but is still considered applicable to the poll because its episodes aired beyond the cut-off. This is also why last year saw Yuri!!! on Ice take the top spot in both 2016 and 2017 awards.

Source: Tokyo Anime Festival's Best 100 site via Oricon

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