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Frozen, Ping Pong, Tiger & Bunny Win at Tokyo Anime Award Festival

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Ghibli's Isao Takahata & Kazuo Oga, Daisuke Ono, Kōki Uchiyama, Hiroyuki Sawano, Song of the Sea also win

The winners of this year's Tokyo Anime Award Festival received their honors on Sunday.

Animation of the Year: Theatrical Film

Award of Excellence: Stand By Me Doraemon

Animation of the Year: Television

Ping Pong the Animation
Award of Excellence: Yo-kai Watch

Animation of the Year: Anime Fan Award

Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising-

Best Director

Isao Takahata

Best Script/Original Work

Jukki Hanada

Best Animator

Kumiko Takahashi

Best Animator

Nobutake Ito

Best Animator

Osamu Tanabe

Best Character/Mecha Design

Takahiro Kishida

Best Art Director

Kazuo Oga

Best Voice Actor/Actress

Daisuke Ono

Best Voice Actor/Actress

Kōki Uchiyama

Best Music

Hiroyuki Sawano

The festival announced recipients of this year's Lifetime Achievement Awards beforehand:

Art Director

Masahiro Ioka (Anne of Green Gables)

Voice Actor

Hiroshi Ohtake (Cyborg 009)


Nobuyoshi Koshibe (Sazae-san)


Isao Sasaki (Galaxy Express 999)


Hisashichi Sano (Doraemon)

Animation Artist

Sadao Tsukioka (Cigarettes and Ashes)


Toshio Hirata (Pet Shop of Horrors)

Original Creator

Monkey Punch (Lupin III)


Tadakatsu Yoshida (Fushigi Yugi Eikoden)


Yoshitake Suzuki (Kyojin no Hoshi)

Sound Director

Kan Mizumoto (Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files)

Ioka, Koshibe, and Hirata passed away before receiving their awards.

The festival also gave its awards in the Competition category:

Feature-Length Work

Song of the Sea
Award of Excellence: Mune

Short-Length Work

"Mi ne mozem zhit bez kosmosa" ("We can't live without cosmos")
Award of Excellence: "Bang bang!"
Award of Excellence: "Beach Flags"
Judges' Special Award: "My Stuffed Granny"
Audience Award: "Shichigorosawa no Kitsune"

To be eligible, the works had to have been screened in theaters or broadcast on television in Japan between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014. The nominees were selected by 100 judges, including anime producers and members of The Association of Japanese Animations.

The titles are all being screened during the Tokyo Anime Award Festival from March 19 to March 23. Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises won the film award at last year's festival and Attack on Titan won the television award.

The awards ceremony was held on March 22 at the TOHO Cinemas Nihonbashi branch. The Tokyo Anime Award Festival is being held in Tokyo, Japan from March 19 to 23 at the same theater.

Source: Cinema Today

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