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In This Corner of the World, Kemono Friends Win Tokyo Anime Award Festival's Top Prizes

posted on by Egan Loo

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival revealed more of this year's winners on Wednesday.

Theatrical Animation Division

In This Corner of the World

Television Animation Division

Kemono Friends

Anime Fan Award

Yuri!!! on Ice

Best Script/Original Work

Kinoko Nasu

Best Director


Best Animator

Takahiro Kishida

Best Art/Color/Visual

Nobutaka Yoda

Best Sound/Performance

Yuki Kajiura

This is the second year that Yuri!!! on Ice won the Anime Fan Award. The festival already announced recipients of this year's Meritorious Service Award beforehand:


Kumiko Ohsugi (Attack No. 1, Ace o Nerae!, Doraemon)

Art Director

Shôhei Kawamoto (Doraemon television anime and films, Heidi - A Girl of the Alps)

Voice Actor

Kiyoshi Kobayashi (Lupin III's Daisuke Jigen)


Tsutomu Shibayama (Doraemon television anime and films, Chibi Maruko-chan)


Gisaburō Sugii (Touch, Jack to Mame no Ki, Night on the Galactic Railroad, Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie)


Masami Suda (Speed Racer, Fist of the North Star, Kyokujitsu no Kantai)


Yoshio Takami (Galaxy Express 999, Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, Fist of the North Star, Sakigake!! Otoko Juku)


Hiroyuki Hoshiyama (Osomatsu-kun, Mobile Suit Gundam, Patlabor the Mobile Police, Dirty Pair)

Sound Director

Yasunori Honda (The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Megazone 23, Record of Lodoss War)

Production Founder

Kōichi Motohashi (Dog of Flanders, Conan, the Boy in Future, Chibi Maruko-chan. Founder of Nippon Animation.)

Animation History Researcher

Yasushi 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.

[Via Ota-Suke]

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