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Winners of the 2012 Tokyo Anime Awards Announced

by dtshyk
Feb 16, 2012 12:54 AM | 59 Comments
The winners of the Tokyo Anime Award have been announced for 2012.

Animation of the Year
Kokurikozaka Kara

Best TV Series
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica and Tiger & Bunny

Best Domestic Film
Kokurikozaka Kara

Best Foreign Film

Best OVA
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

Individual Awards
Best Director: Shinbo Akiyuki (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
Best Scenario Writer: Urobuchi Gen (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
Best Art Director: Tanji Takumi (Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo)
Best Character Designer: Katsura Masakazu (Tiger & Bunny)
Best Voice Actor: Hirata Hiroaki (Tiger & Bunny)
Best Music Director: Takebe Satoshi (Kokurikozaka Kara)

Source: Tokyo Anime Festival 2012

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Well, at least this reminded me that I've still got several Ghibli films I haven't watched yet. x_x

Feb 20, 2012 6:24 PM by Kumoshi

aww.. not suprised either , but still .. little disappointed.. -.-
oh well, there's always next year :D

Feb 20, 2012 7:45 AM by Erynys

Not surprised at all.

Feb 19, 2012 6:31 PM by funkotaku

I've seen these titles alot, but never checked their synopis, nor watched them...
What is this "Tiger & Bunny" and "Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica" ?

Feb 19, 2012 6:25 PM by waalex11

Steins;Gate was mediocre at best.

Feb 18, 2012 8:59 PM by MasterKingJC


Feb 18, 2012 3:16 PM by _mahoushoujos_

Nothing new here.....however-


Feb 16, 2012 8:53 PM by Forest-kun

Hmm. I haven't seen any of these series. Seems like I'm behind on the curve.

Feb 16, 2012 4:21 PM by MyNameSucks

I would've made different choices for half of these awards, but that's me.

Feb 16, 2012 1:55 PM by cyruz

dtshyk said:
Best TV Series: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Best Director: Shinbo Akiyuki ("Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica")
Best Scenario Writer: Urobuchi Gen ("Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica")
Best Art Director: Tanji Takumi ("Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo")
I'm totally fine with all of these.

Don't hate on Madoka if you're not even going to pose an alternative. (And let's face it: Steins;Gate was pretty much the only other possibility.)

Feb 16, 2012 12:09 PM by DraconisMarch

jmal said:

And not liking it is fine (personally I haven't seen an episode of it, I probably would have tried it but skipped because of the extensive 3DCG use) but ehhh, I wouldn't use "overrated". Usually people mean "It's popular and I didn't like it much", but "overrated" implies a judgement of how other people "should" evaluate it. I feel like that's not for you or I to decide.

Basically I make a concerted effort to never use overrated to describe a show. "Overhyped" has much the same problem.

In any event, Madoka getting another Best of 2011 award is a no-brainer, everyone knew it would happen. While it's "nice" to see Shinbou and Urobuchi recognized too, I fully support Urobuchi in his negative response to this. TIAF's government backers would be the first to line up to criticize his visual novel work as "immoral" and "degenerate". An award that is in any way tied to that government is barely worth acknowledging.

Finally someone got it right. Basically, just because someone's favorite anime didn't become the anime of the year doesn't mean the winner is overhyped/overrated. I mean Steins;Gate is number 3 in MAL, just behind Gintama and FMAB. Does this mean in MAL this show is overhyped/overrated? No....The answer is just NO.

Feb 16, 2012 10:33 AM by Ghostalker

Tangled for best foreign film eh? Can't complain. Last year's was Toy Story 3 if I recall correctly.

Feb 16, 2012 10:15 AM by Onyxthegreat

i gotta watch Kokurikozaka Kara

Feb 16, 2012 10:05 AM by Qualm

Hoppy said:
Tiger and Bunny is pretty much the most overrated anime in the past 10 years.

This so much. I'm probably not the target demographic, but I couldn't stand watching it anymore after 3 episodes so I dropped it. It seems like its the fujoshi who like it best.

Feb 16, 2012 9:41 AM by RyanSaotome

They love Tangled as much as I do. <3

Feb 16, 2012 9:37 AM by soulless4now

dtshyk said:

Best TV Series: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Madoka deserves it ~

Haters gonna hate, ofc.

Feb 16, 2012 9:25 AM by Suraku

Good to see Madoka Magica winning the award again for best TV series. January - April 2011 was one of the best season of anime for me in the past 20 or so years of watching anime.

Feb 16, 2012 9:13 AM by Ghostalker

I may not agree with these, but then again, why would Japan care about an American's opinion?

I do have to agree with Shinbo getting "best director," cos if he DIDN'T get it, I'd personally go to Japan and punch the voters in their mouths.

Feb 16, 2012 9:11 AM by icantfeelmyarms

Haters gonna hate, I'm happy Madoka got some awards ^___~

Feb 16, 2012 9:00 AM by hinanami

Madoka is the best (&gE;∇&lE;)/

Feb 16, 2012 8:44 AM by As3d

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