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Winners of the 2013 Tokyo Anime Awards Announced

by symbv
Mar 24, 2013 2:18 AM | 443 Comments
The winners of the Tokyo Anime Award have been announced for 2013.

Animation of the Year
Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

Television Category
Sword Art Online
Kuroko no Basket

Feature Film Category
Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

Individual Awards
Best Director: Mamoru Hosoda (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki)
Best Original Story: Reki Kawahara (Sword Art Online)
Best Screenplay: Satoko Okudera, Mamoru Hosoda (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki)
Best Art Direction: Kouji Oono (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki, Momo e no Tegami)
Best Character Designer: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki)
Best Voice Actor: Yuuki Kaji (Aquarion EVOL, Accel World)
Best Music: Youko Kanno (Sakamichi no Apollon, Aquarion EVOL)

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What Is This Ookami Kodomo. Better Start Watching It.

Mar 28, 2013 3:48 PM by NotFuuko

All the more reason I'm inclined to watch "Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki" because of this.

Mar 28, 2013 1:05 PM by henecks

I like SAO but it is most overrated anime ever. But grats to all the winners.

Mar 28, 2013 7:53 AM by Hikarusuke

Gotta watch Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki. XD

Mar 28, 2013 3:31 AM by zenith_kim94

ryshin said:

metamorphius said:
ryshin said:

and other i dont even understand why many people gave F/Z high rating higher than those two...

They did it to spite you, of course.


haha, here F/Z fans... (hello) gahaha..... are you mad bro??? i've already watched it and its good but i rather say nothing special about that show.. most of it kinda creepy me out. full of insane people. so what's your opinion?

Unfortunately, I will have to disappoint you since I am not one of the F/Z fans. My opinion of the series is that it is very well made and has great production values, but it is not one of the shows I would put on the pedestal as the best of the last year. To me, it somewhat lacked emotional impact, mostly because I always cared more for the side characters than the protagonist(s).

The only reason why I jokingly replied to your comment about you not being able to understand why some people would like F/Z better than your favourites and consequently being upset about it is because I found that statement amusing and silly. It implies you may either not understand that different people have different views and opinions or simply dismiss their opinions as inferior (as your "are you stupid" comment leads me to believe) which is even worse.

Mar 26, 2013 2:42 PM by metamorphius

Congrats to the winners. May not necessarily agree with it all, but kudos.

Mar 26, 2013 7:06 AM by Slatrix

Trisection said:
yhunata said:
Uchuu Kyoudai is from 2011, not 2012.


Spring 2012 actually.


Really? My mistake.

Zergneedsfood said:
yhunata said:
ryshin said:
but i confused, yeah i havent watch both. (Shinsekai yori & psychopass), but that both was ended in 2013 and does it include to 2012? is it that good? if yes then i will tried it. about winter most of it was knda average in my eyes. but i enjoyed one of them.


Depends. If you like dark, serious anime then you're likely to like both. Both of them are very dark, which is kinda obvious for PP considering Urobutcher was the one who wrote it. As for ending in 2013, that might be one the reasons why they weren't considered, which is why I asked for the time period the anime had to be in to be nominated earlier this thread, which went unanswered.

Nidhoeggr said:
Actually we would be glad if you at least tried to use proper grammar and not act like a spoiled child.

You said it yourself: Opinions. Going by the opinions of most active MAL users in this thread, I'd say it is obvious that the consensus here is that SAO is not the best anime of 2012.
Uchuu Kyoudai, Jinrui, SSY are better fit imho.

By the way, expert-layman-communication exists in anime as well.


Uchuu Kyoudai is from 2011, not 2012.


Can't speak for Shin Sekai since I dropped it really early, but Psycho Pass was not that dark. I think it had mature material but to say that it was "dark" kind of gives too much credit to a world that relied heavily on graphic material to come off as dark.


I dunno. The society building, the true nature of the Sibyl System and the ending and stuff were pretty dark to me.

Mar 26, 2013 6:40 AM by yhunata

yhunata said:
Uchuu Kyoudai is from 2011, not 2012.


Spring 2012 actually.

Mar 26, 2013 6:25 AM by Trisection

ryshin said:
but i confused, yeah i havent watch both. (Shinsekai yori & psychopass), but that both was ended in 2013 and does it include to 2012? is it that good? if yes then i will tried it. about winter most of it was knda average in my eyes. but i enjoyed one of them.


Depends. If you like dark, serious anime then you're likely to like both. Both of them are very dark, which is kinda obvious for PP considering Urobutcher was the one who wrote it. As for ending in 2013, that might be one the reasons why they weren't considered, which is why I asked for the time period the anime had to be in to be nominated earlier this thread, which went unanswered.

Nidhoeggr said:
Actually we would be glad if you at least tried to use proper grammar and not act like a spoiled child.

You said it yourself: Opinions. Going by the opinions of most active MAL users in this thread, I'd say it is obvious that the consensus here is that SAO is not the best anime of 2012.
Uchuu Kyoudai, Jinrui, SSY are better fit imho.

By the way, expert-layman-communication exists in anime as well.


Uchuu Kyoudai is from 2011, not 2012.

Mar 26, 2013 6:11 AM by yhunata

Progeusz said:
I was just bothered by quite offensive remark "are you stupid? its definitely best of 2012". Not even people who watched majority of anime in said year should be allowed to say such things.
Personally I would place KnB somewhere in the lower half of my 2012 top10 (that means it's still great anime, just not a masterpiece of SpaceBros/Jinrui/AKB0048 level) but with Sword Art Online... I'm not even sure if it deserves to be in my top50 of 2012.
Well, I doubt you would agree now but in two-three years, if you keep watching more shows you'll know it's right.


ah i see... about that words then i apologize, since you are far more experienced than me. could you delete it for me? since its too troublesome.. hehe :D

i quite understand why you mad at me, yeah. but most of the reason i just want to kill the hater... thats all. why would say something bad about anime. if you enjoyed it. if they hate it just dropped it and shut the mouth up.

and that day i dont watch alot, more than that 50 anime in the 2012.

Mar 26, 2013 5:43 AM by ryshin

I was just bothered by quite offensive remark "are you stupid? its definitely best of 2012". Not even people who watched majority of anime in said year should be allowed to say such things.
Personally I would place KnB somewhere in the lower half of my 2012 top10 (that means it's still great anime, just not a masterpiece of SpaceBros/Jinrui/AKB0048 level) but with Sword Art Online... I'm not even sure if it deserves to be in my top50 of 2012.
Well, I doubt you would agree now but in two-three years, if you keep watching more shows you'll know it's right.

Mar 26, 2013 5:29 AM by Progeusz

yhunata said:
Likewise, what you said was also your opinion. In my opinion, Shinsekai Yori and Psycho-Pass were both better than KnB and SAO. Fate/Zero is also quite good. It might be a recent fanboyism I've found for Urobuchi Gen, but it's rather different from the anime we usually get. As for winter, I found the gag anime to be much better than the rest.


so what i said back then... oh. sorry i kinda overreacted about it. i just give back what people say about SAO and KnB.

but i confused, yeah i havent watch both. (Shinsekai yori & psychopass), but that both was ended in 2013 and does it include to 2012? is it that good? if yes then i will tried it. about winter most of it was knda average in my eyes. but i enjoyed one of them.

Mar 26, 2013 5:29 AM by ryshin

Actually we would be glad if you at least tried to use proper grammar and not act like a spoiled child.

You said it yourself: Opinions. Going by the opinions of most active MAL users in this thread, I'd say it is obvious that the consensus here is that SAO is not the best anime of 2012.
Uchuu Kyoudai, Jinrui, SSY are better fit imho.

By the way, expert-layman-communication exists in anime as well.

Mar 26, 2013 5:15 AM by Nidhoeggr

ryshin said:
yhunata said:
ryshin said:
Why are you even complain about 'Kuroko no Basket' and ' Sword Art Online'???

are you stupid? its definitely best of 2012 and the other i hope for get award probably 'Kokoro Connect' but well....

and other i dont even understand why many people gave F/Z high rating higher than those two... its kind piss me of...

and quality proved everything....

Cheers for KnB and SAO i hope for 2nd Season for BOTH!!!!


No, KnB and SAO are not the best of 2012. I don't know about Fate/Zero S2 since I'm still in the midst of watching it, but KnB and SAO are definitely not the best of 2012 (Fall 2012 alone had two shows better than them both). The thing is, this award, is most likely based on sales, where KnB and SAO both triumphed. I'm not a hater, I even enjoy watching both KnB and SAO, but I know they have flaws. Flaws that make them weak. Also, if you didn't know, KnB has a second season scheduled to start airing later this year.


just your opinion... i dont mind if its different... i wouldn't say something bad about anime that i havent watched yet... so i know what i say.

so what the best in your mind? i know fall anime was good.. (better than winter 2013, ithink)

and yeah i know KnB has season two, and what i say is i wait it. i am not say i dont knw about news yet. but airing date is still unknown.


Likewise, what you said was also your opinion. In my opinion, Shinsekai Yori and Psycho-Pass were both better than KnB and SAO. Fate/Zero is also quite good. It might be a recent fanboyism I've found for Urobuchi Gen, but it's rather different from the anime we usually get. As for winter, I found the gag anime to be much better than the rest.

Mar 26, 2013 5:14 AM by yhunata

Progeusz said:
You should watch more than three anime a season, that could help your tastes.


i kinda forgot about you sorry... :D

got it///you are senpai, so i wont debate it with you (i just active last year)... but if you say my taste was bad, i will not hesistate to punch you... XD

people have different taste. why would i make my taste same as you, theres no point to do it. but i will never forgive someone who tried to force their opinion to other.

so i just want to say dont get a head of yourself because you are more experience than me.!!!

Mar 26, 2013 5:09 AM by ryshin

Quite content that the composer for Sakamichi no Apollon won. :)

Mar 26, 2013 4:54 AM by chocolateparody

yhunata said:
ryshin said:
Why are you even complain about 'Kuroko no Basket' and ' Sword Art Online'???

are you stupid? its definitely best of 2012 and the other i hope for get award probably 'Kokoro Connect' but well....

and other i dont even understand why many people gave F/Z high rating higher than those two... its kind piss me of...

and quality proved everything....

Cheers for KnB and SAO i hope for 2nd Season for BOTH!!!!


No, KnB and SAO are not the best of 2012. I don't know about Fate/Zero S2 since I'm still in the midst of watching it, but KnB and SAO are definitely not the best of 2012 (Fall 2012 alone had two shows better than them both). The thing is, this award, is most likely based on sales, where KnB and SAO both triumphed. I'm not a hater, I even enjoy watching both KnB and SAO, but I know they have flaws. Flaws that make them weak. Also, if you didn't know, KnB has a second season scheduled to start airing later this year.


just your opinion... i dont mind if its different... i wouldn't say something bad about anime that i havent watched yet... so i know what i say.

so what the best in your mind? i know fall anime was good.. (better than winter 2013, ithink)

and yeah i know KnB has season two, and what i say is i wait it. i am not say i dont knw about news yet. but airing date is still unknown.

metamorphius said:
ryshin said:

and other i dont even understand why many people gave F/Z high rating higher than those two...

They did it to spite you, of course.


haha, here F/Z fans... (hello) gahaha..... are you mad bro??? i've already watched it and its good but i rather say nothing special about that show.. most of it kinda creepy me out. full of insane people. so what's your opinion?

Mar 26, 2013 4:51 AM by ryshin

ryshin said:

and other i dont even understand why many people gave F/Z high rating higher than those two...

They did it to spite you, of course.

Mar 26, 2013 3:54 AM by metamorphius

ryshin said:
Why are you even complain about 'Kuroko no Basket' and ' Sword Art Online'???

are you stupid? its definitely best of 2012 and the other i hope for get award probably 'Kokoro Connect' but well....

and other i dont even understand why many people gave F/Z high rating higher than those two... its kind piss me of...

and quality proved everything....

Cheers for KnB and SAO i hope for 2nd Season for BOTH!!!!


No, KnB and SAO are not the best of 2012. I don't know about Fate/Zero S2 since I'm still in the midst of watching it, but KnB and SAO are definitely not the best of 2012 (Fall 2012 alone had two shows better than them both). The thing is, this award, is most likely based on sales, where KnB and SAO both triumphed. I'm not a hater, I even enjoy watching both KnB and SAO, but I know they have flaws. Flaws that make them weak. Also, if you didn't know, KnB has a second season scheduled to start airing later this year.

Mar 26, 2013 3:47 AM by yhunata

Progeusz said:
You should watch more than three anime a season, that could help your tastes.


Yes. This applies to a high number of fans actually. This, or they simply have screwed up taste.

Mar 26, 2013 3:24 AM by 9988