Kitaro's Shigeru Mizuki, Singer Ichiro Mizuki Win TAAF's Lifetime Achievement Award
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff of the Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) event announced the winners of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday:
Character Designer/DirectorToyoo Ashida (Cyborg 009, Space Battleship Yamato, Vampire Hunter D)
Sound DirectorYasuo Urakami (Doraemon television anime and films, multiple Mobile Suit Gundam series)
Voice ActressYoshiko Ohta (Kimba the White Lion/Jungle Emperor's Leo, Princess Knight's Sapphire, Doraemon's Nobita)
ProducerTatsuo Shimamura (Full Metal Panic!, Gate Keepers 21, Antique Bakery)
AnimatorShinichi Suzuki (Pāman, The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, One Piece)
Art CompositionKiyoshi Hashimoto (Hakujaden/Panda and the Magic Serpent)
Animator, Character DesignerNorio Hikone (Alakazam the Great, Kimba the White Lion, Animal Treasure Island)
SingerIchiro Mizuki (Mazinger Z, Combattler V, Voltes V)
CreatorShigeru Mizuki (Kitaro, Hitler, Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths)
WriterYoshiaki Yoshida (Dog of Flanders, Kyojin no Hoshi, Galaxy Express 999)
Ashida, Urakami, and Shigeru Mizuki passed away before receiving their awards.
The Tokyo Anime Award Festival will be held at the TOHO Cinemas Nihonbashi in Tokyo from March 18 to 21. The awards ceremony for the Lifetime Achievement Award will be held on March 21.
Source: Anime! Anime!