Kunio Okawara, Osamu Kobayashi, More 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 DesignerKunio Okawara (Time Bokan series, Yatterman, Mobile Suit Gundam, Armored Trooper Votoms)
AnimatorOsamu Kobayashi (Shin Dokonjo Gaeru, Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi, Magical Angel Creamy Mami)
ScriptwriterAkiyoshi Sakai (Casshan, Cyborg 009, Kerokko Demetan)
Voice ActressKazuko Sugiyama (Gatchaman's Jun the Swan, Heidi - A Girl of the Alps' titular character, Urusei Yatsura's Ten)
Production Founder/ProducerShigehito Takahashi (Moomin, Yama Nezumi Rocky Chuck, Heidi - A Girl of the Alps)
Director of PhotographyHIrokata Takahashi (Aim For The Best! film, Ashita no Joe 2, Space Adventure Cobra)
DirectorHisayuki Toriumi (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, Gatchaman, Shima Shima Tora no Shimajirou, Toriumi passed away in 2009)
AnimatorTsuneo Ninomiya (Inakappe Taisho, Nanako SOS, Maple Town Stories)
ScriptwriterKazuo Fukazawa (Horus - Prince of the Sun, Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow, Marco - From the Apennines to the Andes)
SingerMitsuko Horie (Judo Boy, Voltes V, Himitsu no Akko-chan)
The Tokyo Anime Award Festival will be held from March 8 to 11.
Last year's winners included Tsutomu Shibayama, Gisaburo Sugii, Kumiko Ohsugi, Shôhei Kawamoto, and more.