Love Live! Film, Shirobako Win Tokyo Anime Award Festival's Top Prizes
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The Tokyo Anime Award Festival revealed this year's winners in a ceremony on Monday.
Theatrical Animation DivisionLove Live! The School Idol Movie
Television Animation DivisionShirobako
Animation of the Year: Anime Fan AwardGintama
Best DirectorYōichi Fujita
Best Script/Original WorkShū Matsubara (Mr. Osomatsu)
Best AnimatorChikashi Kubota
Best Character/Mecha DesignNaoyuki Asano
The festival announced recipients of this year's Lifetime Achievement Awards beforehand:
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.
To be eligible, the works had to have been screened in theaters or broadcast on television in Japan between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015. The Tokyo Anime Award Festival screened all of these titles from March 18 to March 21.
Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises won the film award at 2014's festival and Attack on Titan won the television award. Last year, Frozen and Ping Pong the Animation won these respective awards.
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