Summer Wars Wins Tokyo Anime Fair's Top Award, 6 More (Updated)
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The Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) has announced the winners of the 9th annual Tokyo Anime Awards.
Mamoru Hosoda and Madhouse's Summer Wars film was named the Animation of the Year for 2009. 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. The anime also won the Domestic Feature Film category, while Hosoda personally won honors as the director and story creator. Scriptwriter Satoko Okudera, art director Youji Takeshige and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto garnered the film three more awards for a grand total of seven.
K-On!, Naoko Yamada and Kyoto Animation's adaptation of kakifly's manga, and Kenji Kamiyama and Production I.G's Eden of the East took the honors in the Television Category. The Time of Eve net anime was recognized in the Original Video Category, and WALL-E won in the International Feature Film Category.
Hiroshi Kamiya garnered the Best Voice Actor win for his role in Bakemonogatari. The Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) soundtrack earned composer Shiro Sagisu the last of the individual awards.
Ponyo, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2's scriptwriter Ichiro Okouchi and voice actor Jun Fukuyama, The Sky Crawlers designer Tetsuya Nishio, and Macross Frontier composer Yoko Kanno were among last year's winners.
The winners of this year's awards for individual achievement were:
Best DirectorMamoru Hosoda
Best Original StoryMamoru Hosoda
Best ScreenplaySatoko Okudera
Best Art DirectionYouji Takeshige
Best Character DesignYoshiyuki Sadamoto
Best Voice ActorHiroshi Kamiya
Best MusicShiro Sagisu
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha)
The award ceremony itself will be held on March 27, during the course of this year's TAF at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center's Reception Hall.
Update: The winners of this year's awards in the open categories are as follows:
Grand Prix: "Tokyo Fantasia"/G9+1
Award of Excellence (General): "the TV show"/Kousuke Sugimoto (article)
Award of Excellence (General): "Dust Kid"/Jung Yumi
Award of Excellence (Student): "Gardien de Phare"/Rony Hotin
Award of Excellence (Student): "Fumiko's Confession"/Hiroyasu Ishida (article)
Special Award: "Urz"/Moritz Mayerhofer
Tokyo MX Award (Planning Award): "Shoe"/Qian Shi
Tokyo Big Sight Award (Planning Award): "Atomic World"/Yoshiki Imazu
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