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Eva 1.0 Wins Tokyo Anime Fair's Animation of the Year

posted on by Mikhail Koulikov

The Tokyo International Anime Fair has announced the winners of the 7th annual Tokyo Anime Awards.

Khara's Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone movie remake was named the Animation of the Year for 2007. Under the rules of the award, the winning work must be one that "made the greatest contribution to the world of anime" during the year of its release. Dennō Coil, Madhouse's near-future technological adventure, and Gainax's science-fiction series Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann took the honors in the Television Category. Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase was recognized in the Original Video Category, and Summer Days with Coo won in the (domestic) Feature Film Category. In addition, Pixar's Ratatouille was recognized in the Overseas Feature Film category. The Girl Who Lept Through Time, Code Geass, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Death Note, Arashi no Yoru ni, Paprika, Aim for the Top 2!, Freedom, and Cars were among last year's winners.

The winners of this year's awards for individual achievement were:

Best Director

Hideaki Anno
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone

Best Original Story

Taiyo Matsumoto

Best Screenplay

Keiichi Hara
Summer Days with Coo

Best Character Design

Atsushi Nishigori
Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann

Best Art Direction

Shinji Kimura

Best Music

Yoko Kanno

Best Voice Actor

Mamoru Miyano
Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Death Note

The award ceremony itself will be held on March 29, during the course of this year's TAF at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center's East Hall.

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