News Frozen, Ping Pong, Tiger & Bunny Win at Tokyo Anime Award Festival
posted on 2015-03-22 20:20 EDT by Egan Loo
The winners of this year's Tokyo Anime Award Festival received their honors on Sunday.
Animation of the Year: Theatrical FilmFrozen
Award of Excellence: Stand By Me Doraemon
Animation of the Year: TelevisionPing Pong the Animation
Award of Excellence: Yo-kai Watch
Animation of the Year: Anime Fan AwardTiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising-
Best DirectorIsao Takahata
Best Script/Original WorkJukki Hanada
Best AnimatorKumiko Takahashi
Best AnimatorNobutake Ito
Best AnimatorOsamu Tanabe
Best Character/Mecha DesignTakahiro Kishida
Best Art DirectorKazuo Oga
Best Voice Actor/ActressDaisuke Ono
Best Voice Actor/ActressKouki Uchiyama
Best MusicHiroyuki Sawano
The festival announced recipients of this year's Lifetime Achievement Awards beforehand:
Art DirectorMasahiro Ioka (Anne of Green Gables)
Voice ActorHiroshi Ohtake (Cyborg 009)
ComposerNobuyoshi Koshibe (Sazae-san)
SingerIsao Sasaki (Galaxy Express 999)
ProducerHisashichi Sano (Doraemon)
Animation ArtistSadao Tsukioka (Cigarettes and Ashes)
DirectorToshio Hirata (Pet Shop of Horrors)
Original CreatorMonkey Punch (Lupin III)
AnimatorTadakatsu Yoshida (Fushigi Yugi Eikoden)
ScriptwriterYoshitake Suzuki (Kyojin no Hoshi)
Sound DirectorKan Mizumoto (Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files)
The festival also gave its awards in the Competition category:
Feature-Length WorkSong 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