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Tokyo Anime Award
Awarded for Excellence in animation achievements
Presented by The TAF Organizing Committing
Country 23x15px Japan
First awarded 2002
Official website http://www.tokyoanime.jp/en/

The Tokyo Anime Award started from 2002, but was named in 2005. The first, second and third awards were only named simply 'Competition'.[1] The award ceremony is held at the Tokyo International Anime Fair.

Notably, there is Open Entry Awards for amateur creators. Moreover, the prize are given (one-million-yen for the winners).;[2] The judges for the award Though there are about ten main judges.,[3] have judges over one hundred people.[4][5] Notably, various talents participate to judge, such as anime staffs, professors of the universities, producers and chief editors of various magazines including the anime magazines. (See also: Animation Kobe).

Animation of the Year

All anime released from December 1 of the year beforehand to November 30 of the previous year in Japan become candidates.[2] The anime that represents the year in the works nominated to each section is chosen.

In the first year, the award was given to Spirited Away as 'Grand Prix'. In the second year, there was no award. Therefore, the 'Best Entry Awards' in the 'Notable Entrie' are often recognized as 'Grand Prix': Millennium Actress (film), Hanada Shonen-shi (TV) and Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze (OVA)

Year Winner Note
2002 Spirited Away Grand Prix
2003 Not awarded
2004 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
2005 Howl's Moving Castle
2006 Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa
2007 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
2008 Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
2009 Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
2010 Summer Wars

Open Entries Grand Prize

The awards for the creator of the non-commercialized work for TV, movie and OVA. Founded in 2004, to find new talents and to provide support for subsequent commercialization. The work must be a animation longer than 15 seconds, and no longer than 30 minutes. If the work was not commercialized before, professional creator also can enter this Grand Prize.[6]

Year Winner Title
2004 23x15px Tae-Ho Han Africa a.F.r.I.c.A
2005 23x15px Shin Hosokawa The demon (鬼)
2006 23x15px Kazuo Ebisawa Crow that wears clothes (ふくをきたカラス?)
2007 23x15px Howie Shia Flutter
2008 23x15px Helen Huang Adventures in the NPM
2009 23x15px Heiko van der Scherm Descendants
2010 23x15px G9+1 Tokyo Fantasia

Notable Entry

The excellent works of the year are chosen according to each section.

Television Category

The TV animations broadcasted from December 1 of the year beforehand to November 30 of the previous year in Japan become candidates.[2]

The 'Best Entry' was selected only in 2002: Hanada Shonen-shi. There is regulation three works are selected and awards presented each year from 2004.

Year Winner
2002 InuYasha
Ojamajo Doremi Sharp
Hikaru no Go
Fruits Basket
One Piece
2003 Hanada Shonen Shi
InuYasha
Overman King Gainer
2004 Astro Boy
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Fullmetal Alchemist
2005 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Sgt. Frog
Futari wa Pretty Cure
2006 Eureka Seven
Black Jack
Mushishi
2007 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Death Note
2008 Dennō Coil
Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann
2009 Macross Frontier
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
2010 Eden of the East
K-On!

Feature Film Category

The animation films released from December 1 of the year beforehand to November 30 of the previous year in Japan become candidates.[2]

The 'Best Entry' was selected only in 2002: Millennium Actress. There is regulation two works are selected and awards presented each year from 2004.

Year Winner
2002 Princess Arete
Spirited Away
Metropolis
2003 Millennium Actress
The Cat Returns
Crayon Shin-chan The Battle of the Warring States
2004 Tokyo Godfathers
Saint Seiya: Tenkai-hen Josō ~ Overture
2005 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Steamboy
2006 Case Closed: Strategy Above the Depths
Zeta Gundam: A New Translation - Heirs to the Stars
2007 Paprika
Arashi no Yoru Ni
2008 Summer Days with Coo
2009 Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
2010 Summer Wars

OVA Category

The Original Video Animations (OVAs) released from December 1 of the year beforehand to November 30 of the previous year in Japan become candidates.[2]

The 'Best Entry' was selected only in 2002: Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze. There is regulation two works are selected and awards presented each year from 2004. Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze (2002–2005) and Diebuster (2004–2006) were awarded two times, though same titles.

Year Winner
2002 Animation Runner Kuromi
2003 Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze
Return of the Magician
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
2004 The Animatrix
Macross Zero
2005 Animation Runner Kuromi 2
Diebuster
2006 Karas
Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze
2007 Diebuster
Freedom
2008 Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase
2009 Detroit Metal City
2010 Time of Eve

International Theater Award

The international animation films released from December 1 of the year beforehand to November 30 of the previous year in Japan become candidates.[2]

Founded in 2003. One work is selected and awards presented every year.

Year Winner
2003 Monsters, Inc.
2004 Lilo & Stitch
2005 Finding Nemo
2006 The Incredibles
2007 Cars
2008 Ratatouille
2009 Kung Fu Panda
2010 WALL-E

Awards Winners: Individual

The individual awards for the activities of the previous year.[2]

Best Director

The awards for animation directors. Though this award does not limit to the directors of films, it has a tendency to be given to film directors.

Year Winner Directed Note
2002 Akitaro Daichi Fruits Basket TV category
Hayao Miyazaki Spirited Away Film category
2003 Keiichi Hara Crayon Shin-chan TV series,
Crayon Shin-chan The Battle of the Warring States[7]
2004 Satoshi Kon Tokyo Godfathers[7]
2005 Hayao Miyazaki Howl's Moving Castle
2006 Yoshiyuki Tomino Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation: Heirs to the Stars
2007 Mamoru Hosoda The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
2008 Hideaki Anno Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
2009 Hayao Miyazaki Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
2010 Mamoru Hosoda Summer Wars

Best Original Story

The awards for the original creators of the work. Founded in 2005.

Year Winner Original Story of Genre
2005 Masamune Shirow Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Manga
2006 Hiromu Arakawa Fullmetal Alchemist Manga
2007 Yasutaka Tsutsui The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Novel
2008 Taiyō Matsumoto Tekkon Kinkreet Manga
2009 Hayao Miyazaki Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
2010 Mamoru Hosoda Summer Wars

Best Screenplay

The awards for screenwriters.

Year Winner Screenplay of Note
2002 Takashi Yamada Ojamajo Doremi Sharp TV category
Hayao Miyazaki Spirited Away Film category
2003 Ichirō Ōkouchi Overman King Gainer[7]
2004 Sho Aikawa Fullmetal Alchemist[7]
2005 Mamoru Oshii Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
2006 Dai Satō Eureka Seven
2007 Satoko Okudera The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
2008 Keiichi Hara Summer Days with Coo
2009 Ichirō Ōkouchi Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
2010 Satoko Okudera Summer Wars

Best Art Direction

The awards for the staffs of art direction.

Year Winner Art Direction of Note
2002 Yuji Ikeda Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars TV category
Yoji Takeshige Spirited Away Film category
2003 Nobutaka Ike Millennium Actress[7]
2004 Nobutaka Ike Tokyo Godfathers[7]
2005 Shinji Kimura Steamboy
2006 Takeshi Waki Mushishi
2007 Nizō Yamamoto The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
2008 Shinji Kimura Tekkon Kinkreet
2009 Noboru Yoshida Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
2010 Youji Takeshige Summer Wars

Best Character Designer

The awards for character designers.

Year Winner Character Design of Note
2002 Masatomo Sudo TV category
Hayao Miyazaki Spirited Away Film category
2003 Kōsuke Fujishima Sakura Wars[7]
2004 Hisashi Hirai Mobile Suit Gundam SEED[7]
2005 Hiroyuki Okiura Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
2006 Ken'ichi Yoshida Eureka Seven
2007 Yoshiyuki Sadamoto The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
2008 Atsusushi Nishigori Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann
2009 Tetsuya Nishio The Sky Crawlers
2010 Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Summer Wars

Best Voice Actor

The awards for actors by their voice acting. *Seiyūs, but in the meaning of Voice Actors. Rumi Hiiragi (2002) and Chieko Baishō (2005) are more famous as actress in Japan.

Year Winner Acted as Note
2002 Kurumi Mamiya Hamtaro (Hamtaro) TV category
Rumi Hiiragi Chihiro (Spirited Away) Film category
2003 Kappei Yamaguchi InuYasha[7]
2004 Romi Park Edward Elric[7]
2005 Chieko Baishō Sophie (Howl's Moving Castle)
2006 Akio Ōtsuka Black Jack (Black Jack)
2007 Aya Hirano Haruhi Suzumiya
2008 Mamoru Miyano Light Yagami
Setsuna F Seiei
2009 Jun Fukuyama Lelouch Lamperouge
2010 Hiroshi Kamiya Bakemonogatari

Best Music

The awards for composers (and other music related people).

Year Winner Music of Note
2002 Kōhei Tanaka Overman King Gainer TV category
Joe Hisaishi Spirited Away Film category
2003 Yoko Kanno Turn A Gundam,
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex,
Wolf's Rain[7]
2004 Yoko Kanno
2005 Joe Hisaishi Howl's Moving Castle
2006 Michiru Ōshima Fullmetal Alchemist
2007 Susumu Hirasawa Paprika
2008 Yoko Kanno Gekijouban Aquarion
2009 Yoko Kanno Macross Frontier
2010 Shiro Sagisu Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

References

  1. 'Competition' at the first event (2002), outline of 'Competition' at the second event (2003), 'Competition' at the third event (2004)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Information about the awards at the 6th event (2007)
  3. judges at the second event (2003) in English, judges at the fifth event (2006) in Japanese
  4. judges at the first event (2002). There was 127 judges including 72 staffs of the event.
  5. Winners at the fourth event (2005). There was 197 judges. See the comment of Joe Hisaishi
  6. about open entry at the 6th event (2007)
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 About the 'Indivisual Awards' in 2003 and 2004, did not announce officially about their works.

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