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Winners of the 2018 Tokyo Anime Awards Announced

Feb 21, 2018 3:59 AM

Nov 2007
Winners of the Tokyo Anime Awards for 2018 have been announced.

Animation of the Year
Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (Film)
Kemono Friends (Television)

Fan Award
Yuri!!! on Ice (Television)

Individual Awards
Best Director: Tatsuki (Kemono Friends)
Best Script & Original Story: Kinoko Nasu (the Fate series)
Best Animator: Takahiro Kishida (Keifuku-san)
Best Art, Color, and Film: Nobutaka Yoda (Tobidasu PriPara: Mi~nna de Mezase! Idol☆Grand Prix)
Best Sound and Performance: Yuki Kajiura (Princess Principal)

Honorary Achievement Awards
Singer: Kumiko Oosugi (Attack No.1)
Art Director: Shouhei Kawamoto (Doraemon (1979))
Seiyuu: Kiyoshi Kobayashi (the Lupin III series)
Director: Tsutomu Shibayama (Doraemon Movies), Gisaburou Sugii (Touch)
Animation Director: Masami Suda (the Hokuto no Ken series)
Producer: Yoshio Takami (Ginga Tetsudou 999)
Scriptwriter: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama (Mobile Suit Gundam)
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda (Macross: Do You Remember Love?)
Studio Establisher: Kouichi Motohashi, deceased (Flanders no Inu)
Animation History Researcher: Yasushi Watanabe (Japan Animation Movie History)

*Note: The titles listed next to individual awards are merely one series that the winner has worked on; they are not the title that the winner won the award for.

Source: Official site

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Sakana-sanFeb 6, 2020 10:12 AM
I Two Syaorans from Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE and TRC!!!
Feb 21, 2018 4:03 AM

Apr 2016
Animation of the Year
Kemono Friends (Television)

Not biased at all.

Fan Award
Yuri!!! on Ice (Television)

Im saying it all the time that fujoshi are the number one - in power fandom in Nippon, and people still thinks i'm crazy.

Best Script & Original Story: Kinoko Nasu (the Fate series)
Best Sound and Performance: Yuki Kajiura (Princess Principal)

Good, good, very good.
SwagernatorFeb 21, 2018 4:17 AM
Feb 21, 2018 4:05 AM

Jul 2015
yaoi on ice !! well deserved x)
Feb 21, 2018 4:07 AM

Apr 2016
>Kemono Friends
>""Animation"" of the Year

I know it's less about the actual animation, but... Hell, Kemono Friends isn't even that great.

>Yuri!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 on Ice
Crunchyroll Anime Awards strikes back.
Feb 21, 2018 4:14 AM

Mar 2015
Best Script & Original Story: Kinoko Nasu (the Fate series)
Best Sound and Performance: Yuki Kajiura (Princess Principal)

Very nice, I really should check out Princess Principal sometime

Kemono Friends though.....
Feb 21, 2018 4:39 AM

Mar 2016
Animation of the Year: Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (Film)
I'm happy that film got the award, It's a very beautiful and emotional film.
I watched it when it came out here in Japan and it made me cry in parts.
As person who has visit Hiroshima and been to Kure few times, it just hit me even harder.

Kemono Friends (Television)
Come on... really now?
Have feeling NEET's and Otaku's had something to do with that one.

Feb 21, 2018 4:46 AM

Apr 2012
Fan Award
Yuri!!! on Ice (Television)

Oh, I have nothing against gays or figure skating, but I feel more and more that this title will win in contests even 50 years later, when I will be an old man.


I doubt that this anime became cult only because of the yaoi pairing, which suddenly became a canon in the end. People can not be so petty, are they?

Feb 21, 2018 4:52 AM

Jun 2015
War stories always getting awards, no matter if they are good or not.

At least Kemono Friends got its deserved highlight, as it's one of the best things from the past few years.
Feb 21, 2018 4:56 AM
Mar 2011
Achievement Awards re the only ones i care about these days and this year was soild im shocked Kumiko had alweayd got hers beofe this year
"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine"

When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one
For the Union makes us strong
Feb 21, 2018 4:57 AM

May 2017
Animation of the Year
Kemono Friends (Television)

Individual Awards
Best Director: Tatsuki (Kemono Friends)

based Tatsuki well deserved
Feb 21, 2018 4:59 AM

Jan 2016
No, pls. Not that Yuri on Ice again...
Feb 21, 2018 5:01 AM

Jul 2017
lalalala lalalala oh Welcome to the Japari Park
Feb 21, 2018 5:06 AM
Jul 2018
Kemono Friends won!? (laughs)
Feb 21, 2018 5:09 AM

Mar 2014
Gotta love the 2016 anime winning the 2018 awards.
Feb 21, 2018 5:13 AM

Aug 2016
It's funny that most of the people who criticize Kemono Friends for winning didn't even watch the show.
Feb 21, 2018 5:14 AM

Aug 2008
And the award for the best dish goes to mouldy bun dropped on a dirty sidewalk.
Ii tenki desu ne...
Feb 21, 2018 5:38 AM

Aug 2015
Fan Award
Yuri!!! on Ice (Television)

It's amazing..

In various way.. XD

I'm starting to get embarrassed by my own forum signature line.. XD
Feb 21, 2018 6:08 AM

Nov 2014
Who would've thought an ugly CGI anime would actually win this time.
fun things are fun

Feb 21, 2018 6:31 AM

Sep 2008

Best Sound and Performance: Yuki Kajiura (Princess Principal)

Feb 21, 2018 6:42 AM

Dec 2012
Ok so I haven't watched kemono whatever but I thought the animation was by far the weakest part of the show. Riddled with CGI and choppy frames.

Yet it wins best animation!

At least Yuki Kajiura got an award for that godlike OST.

I don't watch as much anime as before...
Feb 21, 2018 6:44 AM

Feb 2017
Aaww, I'm happy they recognized Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni greatness :3

Feb 21, 2018 7:04 AM
Mar 2010
YOI, two years later. :^) Keep going, keep going.
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Feb 21, 2018 7:11 AM

Nov 2008
Kemono Friends? Animation of the year? Pick one. The Best Director award is fine though.

Feb 21, 2018 7:31 AM

Nov 2009
Looks like Japan doesn't think CG is bad thing. Not a fan of Kono Sekai, bored me but quality is subjective thing, so yeah.

Old anime fag: Old anime is better than modern anime because old anime don't have CG.
Japan give CG anime award.
Old anime fag: B-but it has CG!
VyzassFeb 23, 2018 4:29 AM
'America is a stolen country'

Zapredon said:
It doesn't matter if you like LoGH,Monster etc.If you are a jobless or college/school dropout living in your mom basement, you are still an unintelligent loser. Taste in anime does not make you a better person.

Totally agree!

Feb 21, 2018 8:29 AM

Apr 2016
Tatsuki and Kemono Friends have done it again. Congratulations! They totally deserve it. Kemono Friends really was a hidden gem last year which flew under the radar in the west.

And a really big congratulations to Yuki Kajiura for the Princess Principal OST. Loved the anime,loved the soundtrack even more.
Feb 21, 2018 8:49 AM

Mar 2012
These list deserves it except Yaoi on Ice.
Do you play Azure Lane?
Then please join my fanclub
Feb 21, 2018 8:55 AM
Jan 2013
Animals Tomodachi strikes again
gone bai bai
Feb 21, 2018 8:56 AM

Apr 2016
It's good to see Kono Sekai and Yuki Kajiura up there!
But Yuri on Ice, lol.
Feb 21, 2018 10:02 AM
Dec 2017
Kemono friend is unexpectedly good though...
Feb 21, 2018 10:32 AM

Feb 2016
Fuck yeah my boy Tatsuki did it again.
Feb 21, 2018 11:55 AM

Jan 2014
Yuki Kajiura up there! well deserved
Feb 22, 2018 6:46 AM

Apr 2017
Is Kemono Friends worth watching??

Best Script & Original Story: Kinoko Nasu (the Fate series)
Best Sound and Performance: Yuki Kajiura (Princess Principal)

Well deserved. Omedetou!
Feb 22, 2018 8:32 AM
Jul 2018
Well Kemono Friends deserved it despite the production being the weakest aspect of the series, but I am going to guess it has to do with anime itself not actual animation.

Aside from Kajiura (I personally believe the best is SukaSuka's OST or basically Tatsuya Katou) I believe everything else is good or fine.

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