In This Corner of the World, Kemono Friends Win Tokyo Anime Award Festival's Top Prizes
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The Tokyo Anime Award Festival revealed more of this year's winners on Wednesday.
Theatrical Animation DivisionIn This Corner of the World
Television Animation DivisionKemono Friends
Anime Fan AwardYuri!!! on Ice
Best Script/Original WorkKinoko Nasu
Best AnimatorTakahiro Kishida
Best Art/Color/VisualNobutaka Yoda
Best Sound/PerformanceYuki Kajiura
SingerKumiko Ohsugi (Attack No. 1, Ace o Nerae!, Doraemon)
Art DirectorShôhei Kawamoto (Doraemon television anime and films, Heidi - A Girl of the Alps)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi (Lupin III's Daisuke Jigen)
DirectorTsutomu Shibayama (Doraemon television anime and films, Chibi Maruko-chan)
DirectorGisaburō Sugii (Touch, Jack to Mame no Ki, Night on the Galactic Railroad, Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie)
AnimatorMasami Suda (Speed Racer, Fist of the North Star, Kyokujitsu no Kantai)
ProducerYoshio Takami (Galaxy Express 999, Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, Fist of the North Star, Sakigake!! Otoko Juku)
ScriptwriterHiroyuki Hoshiyama (Osomatsu-kun, Mobile Suit Gundam, Patlabor the Mobile Police, Dirty Pair)
Sound DirectorYasunori Honda (The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Megazone 23, Record of Lodoss War)
Production FounderKōichi Motohashi (Dog of Flanders, Conan, the Boy in Future, Chibi Maruko-chan. Founder of Nippon Animation.)
Animation History ResearcherYasushi Watanabe (Nihon Anime Eigashi)
The Tokyo Anime Award Festival will be held from March 9 to 12.
The event's official website hosted the poll for this year's Anime Fan Award. The works listed in the poll had to screen or air between October 16, 2016, and October 14, 2017. The site had already used a previous fan poll to narrow down the works from 539 to 100, and fans could vote on their favorite from the top 100 list once a day. The poll ended on February 14.
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. In 2015, Frozen and Ping Pong the Animation won these respective awards. A Silent Voice and Yuri!!! on Ice won last year.