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Gatchaman's Kuri, Ashita no Joe's Yamazaki Win Tokyo Anime Awards

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Ashita no Joe, Black Jack's Dezaki; Mobile Suit Gundam, Speed Racer's Nakamura also honored

The executive committee of the Tokyo International Anime Fair announced the winners of the 8th Annual Awards of Merit in the Tokyo Anime Awards on Tuesday. Since 2005, these awards have honored pioneers in Japanese animation — not just in production, but also in training, international cultural exchange, and other areas.

The awards ceremony will take place during the Tokyo International Anime Fair, which runs from March 22 to March 25 at the Tokyo Big Sight event center.

Tokyo Anime Awards' 8th Annual Awards of Merit

Ippei Kuri

Haruya Yamazaki (passed away in 2002)

Osamu Dezaki (passed away on April 17)

Character Designer/Animation Director
Akio Sugino

Art Director
Mitsuki Nakamura (passed away on May 16)

Director of Photography
Jiro Yoshimura

Sound Creator
Mitsuru Kashiwabara

Michiaki Watanabe

Voice Actor
Masako Nozawa

Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō

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