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Arrietty Wins Tokyo Anime Fair's Top Award & 4 More (Update 2)

posted on by Egan Loo

The Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) announced the winners of the 10th annual Tokyo Anime Awards in the nominated categories on Tuesday.

Animation of the Year

Arrietty the Borrower (Karigurashi no Arrietty)

Television Category


The Tatami Galaxy

Domestic Feature Film Category

Arrietty the Borrower

International Feature Film Category

Toy Story 3

Original Video Anime Category

Mobile Suit Gundam UC

Best Director

Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Arrietty the Borrower

Best Screenplay

Miho Maruo

Best Art Direction

Youji Takeshige, Noboru Yoshida
Arrietty the Borrower

Best Character Design

Yoshihiko Umakoshi
Heartcatch Precure!

Best Voice Actor/Actress

Aki Toyosaki
K-ON!! (Yui Hirasawa)

Best Music

Cécile Corbel 
Arrietty the Borrower

TAF had previously announced the Tokyo Anime Awards' 7th Annual Awards of Merit in January. The awards ceremony will take place during the Tokyo International Anime Fair, which runs from March 24 to March 27 at the Tokyo Big Sight event center.

[Via MJ Obama]

Update: The winners of this year's awards in the open categories are as follows:

Grand Prix: Alice Dieudonné (Trois Petits Points)
Award of Excellence (General): Ryan Woodward (Thought of You)
Award of Excellence (General): Kiminori Tagami (Fruity Samurai)
Award of Excellence (Student): Huang Jian le (Hong)
Award of Excellence (Student): Verena Fels (Mobile)
Special Award: Masaki Okuda (Kuchao)
Cortoons Italia 2011: Takuya Okada (Children)
Winner: Yōsuke Ōmomo (farm music)
Winner: Mariko Tokunaga (Utopian)

Update 2: The following is the Grand Prix-winning Trois petits points short by Alice Dieudonné from France's Gobelins L'Ecole de L'Image school [via Anime Anime Japan]:

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