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Winners of the 2011 Tokyo Anime Awards Announced

by dtshyk
Feb 28, 2011 9:51 PM | 66 Comments
The winners of the Tokyo Anime Award have been announced for 2011.

Animation of the Year
Karigurashi no Arrietty

Best TV Anime
K-ON!!
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

Best Domestic Film
Karigurashi no Arrietty

Best Foreign Film
Toy Story 3

Best OVA
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

Individual Awards
Best Director: Yonebayashi Hiromasa (Karigurashi no Arrietty)
Best Writer: Maruo Miho (Colorful (Movie))
Best Art Directors: Takeshige Yoji & Yoshida Noboru (Karigurashi no Arrietty)
Best Character Designer: Umakoshi Yoshihiko (Heartcatch Precure!)
Best Voice Actor: Toyosaki Aki (K-ON!!)
Best Music: Cécile Corbel (Karigurashi no Arrietty)

K-ON!!, Amagami SS, Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, and Yumekui Merry had once been listed in TBS's exhibition entries at TAF 2011, but all of them removed on February 3rd. Amagami, SoreMachi, Denpa Onna are related to the Comic 10 Publishers' Society, who boycott TAF. The final decision whether to exhibit manga or anime is left to the authors.

Ishiguro Masakazu, the manga author of SoreMachi, revealed that he had made a strong protest against the entry list and TBS immediately erased the name and the illustration of SoreMachi next day. Ishiguro said he opposed to Tokyo's Anime & Manga Regulation Ordinance and resented the mistake of TBS.

Source: TAF 2011 official website, Ishiguro's web diary
Previous related news: Mangaka Kawasaki Noboru Refuses Tokyo Anime Award

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WTF K-On SHITTTTTTTTT

Aug 21, 2011 6:43 PM by Shiniblured

ichigo03 said:
Nachotee said:
Though what about Katanagatari? I think that would've been a better choice (It was aired on TV right? I don't really know).


I'm pretty sure Katanagatari were OVAs, they were released once per month.


Why don't you just use this site called MAL and look it up if they were OVA's? No they were not, they were just released every month because every episode was 45-50 minutes long. http://myanimelist.net/anime/6594/Katanagatari

Apr 27, 2011 11:24 AM by Luppi

What?

Apr 26, 2011 6:10 PM by Yanoflies

Pw3age said:
dtshyk said:

Best TV Anime
K-ON!!
Oh, come on.


Seriously, amazing EPIC fail...

Apr 26, 2011 6:07 PM by Sattyricon

Josephl64 said:
happy about K-ON...sad how they didnt win best music though....on a sidenote they should refuse the award if they are truly against the ban


Or take the award and leave TAF ;D own.

Mar 2, 2011 11:45 PM by NoSounds

happy about K-ON...sad how they didnt win best music though....on a sidenote they should refuse the award if they are truly against the ban

Mar 2, 2011 3:07 PM by Josephl64

I agree that if Katanagatari qualified it would have been a much better choice, failing that Arakawa Under the Bridge would have been a very good choice. K-On!! is a good anime, and I enjoy rewatching it when I decide to so, but those other 2 are much better choices.

Mar 2, 2011 11:59 AM by Gas

Geez, who knew K-ON was that popular. o_o;;

... lie. I did know that, but I didn't think it would be good enough that it would win best TV anime. It was cute, more or less, but I don't know if it was "best TV anime" worthy.

Mar 2, 2011 10:47 AM by nolongerusingbye

zimno said:
all winners should decline to accept the shitty awards


I agree, they should not accept Ishihara's awards, his dirty, stinking hands created the bill that will destroy all of them entirely. They should throw the awards into the Pacific Ocean where they belong.

Mar 2, 2011 9:56 AM by Hoppy

Best Foreign Film
Toy Story 3

<3<3<3<3

Mar 2, 2011 4:27 AM by jeeka

all winners should decline to accept the shitty awards
"we are busy with the ACE"

Mar 1, 2011 11:40 PM by zimno

alexcampos said:
herox3 said:
K-on haters are funny with their futile rants, but I have to agree it's not nearly the best of 2010. Whatever, these awards mean nothing anyway


Well, at least one person understands...

Jimb0 said:
...and Katanagatari fucking where?


Katanagatari were OVAs, NOT a TV anime, so...


yea but my point was it didnt win any awards, much less "best ova".

although a few people have said it, im not sure why being a monthly ova would disqualify it from best TV anime category, didnt it air on Fuji TV in Japan?

Mar 1, 2011 11:18 PM by Jimb0

herox3 said:
K-on haters are funny with their futile rants, but I have to agree it's not nearly the best of 2010. Whatever, these awards mean nothing anyway


Well, at least one person understands...

Jimb0 said:
...and Katanagatari fucking where?


Katanagatari were OVAs, NOT a TV anime, so...

Mar 1, 2011 9:14 PM by Boredalex

dtshyk said:

Best TV Anime
K-ON!!
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei


one of these doesnt belong here...

...and Katanagatari fucking where?

Mar 1, 2011 8:30 PM by Jimb0

>K-ON!!
>A pleasantly well developed anime surrounding a small group of friends growing closer together that anyone who has experienced close friendship can relate to, and has a demographic of viewers of all genders and ages
FUCK I HATE THIS BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

So yeah, celebrate Yojou-han's and stop whining over the K-ON! share.

Best voice actress for Aki Toyosaki is nearly all opinion, but the VA job in K-ON!! was undeniably phenomenal. I'm a bit disappointed Watashi's VA didn't win this category, but then again, he also didn't sing fabulous pop songs.

Mar 1, 2011 8:14 PM by Detective

canephalanx said:
pistachio20 said:
Confucius said:
Toy Story 3 beat Summer Wars?


Why would Summer Wars be in the Foreign Film category in Japan?


Just goes to show that someone is not reading stuff.


No it just goes to show you that I am an idiot. I probably mixed up the two different competitions

Mar 1, 2011 7:50 PM by Confucius

K-on haters are funny with their futile rants, but I have to agree it's not nearly the best of 2010. Whatever, these awards mean nothing anyway

Mar 1, 2011 7:38 PM by herox3

I'm glad to see toy story 3 on there. I love it so much! Also, I'm glad that Unicorn is on there too. It really is amazing.

Mar 1, 2011 6:00 PM by jagleny

Pw3age said:
alexcampos said:
Kazeshini said:
I love the results, sorry to the cry babies.
You know the sad part is that a lot of haters never even saw K-ON!!
They obviously hated it for their idiotic reasons and rant whenever it's mentioned.
To be Honest....K-ON!! was NOT the best anime of 2010, BUT....
It wasn't bad either, in fact it was pretty good, (better than the first season), besides who cares that it won.
This doesn't really do anything for it, other than annoy the haters to the point of wanting to shoot themselves (Which they probably should do).
Too bad for you, I watched both seasons of the K-ON! series, and I still say it's shit. It wasn't the worst anime ever, but to be called the best of 2010 is a joke.


Ok...then you're a HUGE fucking moron!!!

If you saw the first season and thought it was SHIT, then why the hell would you watch 26 episodes of season 2???

Oh, that's right I forgot that every hater is actually a masochist who like to punish themselves by watching shit anime so they can later complain in the forums.

Good job...

Mar 1, 2011 5:22 PM by Boredalex

cmon i watched the two season and well isnt bad but isnt good
there are a lot of japanese fanboy of k-on ehh (facepalm)

about Yojouhan i am completely agree was the best of the year i think

Mar 1, 2011 5:08 PM by LeandroGado