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Winners of the 2009 Tokyo Anime Awards Announced

by dtshyk
Feb 19, 2009 3:06 AM | 54 Comments
The winners of the Tokyo Anime Award have been announced for 2009.

Animation of the Year
Gake no Ue no Ponyo

Best TV Animation
Macross Frontier & Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2

Best OVA
Detroit Metal City

Best Foreign Movie
Kung-fu Panda

Best Japanese Movie
Gake no Ue no Ponyo

Individual Awards
Best Director: Miyazaki Hayao
Best Original Work: Miyazaki Hayao (Gake no Ue no Ponyo)
Best Scenario Writer: Okouchi Ichiro (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2)
Best Art Director: Yoshida Noboru (Gake no Ue no Ponyo)
Best Character Desinger: Nishio Tetsuya (The Sky Crawlers)
Best Voice Actor: Fukuyama Jun (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2)
Best Composer: Kanno Yoko (Macross Frontier)

Source: Tokyo International Anime Fair official website

20 of 54 Comments Recent Comments

Kanno-sama FTW (4 times already~)

Feb 19, 2009 8:07 PM by kirby

Animation of the Year: Gake no Ue no Ponyo
Best Japanese Movie: Gake no Ue no Ponyo
Best Director: Miyazaki Hayao
Best Original Work: Miyazaki Hayao ("Gake no Ue no Ponyo")
Best Character Desinger: Nishio Tetsuya ("The Sky Crawlers")

Mmmm... victory.

Feb 19, 2009 7:57 PM by MotokoAramaki

Cihan said:


Lol.

lmfao

all of those are a joke

Feb 19, 2009 7:40 PM by Neverender

Ketuekigami said:
Cihan said:


Lol.

planning to do that on every page???

Just as planned?

Feb 19, 2009 7:38 PM by avrc

Cihan said:


Lol.

planning to do that on every page???

Feb 19, 2009 7:29 PM by Ketuekigami



Lol.

Feb 19, 2009 7:27 PM by Beatnik

M_A said:
naikou said:
Everyone's going to be watching for The Dark Knight this year. And while I liked the movie, I hope it doesn't take best picture.

lol, it didn't get nominated for best picture. not even close.

i saw at least 10 better films this year then TDK.

Oops. Yeah, I thought the fact that it got nominated for 8 different categories qualified it as a runner for best picture. Even though that doesn't even make sense. Whatever. m(-.-)m

Feb 19, 2009 7:21 PM by naikou

Shini-tan said:

Oh God, I laughed so damn hard.

I really wish i was able to laugh it that... god i wish i could find it funny >___<

Feb 19, 2009 7:15 PM by Ketuekigami


Oh God, I laughed so damn hard.

Feb 19, 2009 6:45 PM by Shini-tan

Miyazaki Hayao pwnage much?

Feb 19, 2009 6:20 PM by panda_general

naikou said:
Everyone's going to be watching for The Dark Knight this year. And while I liked the movie, I hope it doesn't take best picture.

lol, it didn't get nominated for best picture. not even close.

i saw at least 10 better films this year then TDK.

Feb 19, 2009 6:20 PM by M_A

naikou said:
Everyone's going to be watching for The Dark Knight this year. And while I liked the movie, I hope it doesn't take best picture.


The Dark Knight was good, but it was way too over-hyped and certainly not the best picture of the year. |:

Feb 19, 2009 6:11 PM by ilhoon

aero said:
Omg come on....

"Animation of the Year: Gake no Ue no Ponyo
Best TV Animation: --------- & Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
Best Scenario Writer: Okouchi Ichiro ("Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2"
I know, guess not everyone is in the right state of mind xD

Feb 19, 2009 5:40 PM by BeatSync

Omg come on....

"Animation of the Year: Gake no Ue no Ponyo
Best TV Animation: --------- & Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
Best Scenario Writer: Okouchi Ichiro ("Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2"

Feb 19, 2009 5:31 PM by aero

Cihan said:
dtshyk said:

Best Scenario Writer: Okouchi Ichiro ("Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2")


Lol.


I know, right? Are you serious?

Though I'm happy Yokko Kanno won for best composer. Macross Fronteir's soundtrack was orgasmic.

Feb 19, 2009 5:24 PM by VK11

Everyone's going to be watching for The Dark Knight this year. And while I liked the movie, I hope it doesn't take best picture.

Feb 19, 2009 5:00 PM by naikou

maykipz said:
M_A said:
Absolutely_Steve said:
Most of these choices are so hilariously bad it makes me want to smile. It just goes to show that no matter what country you're in or what medium is being judged, the awards will almost always favor what is popular over what is good.

Actually, in recent years, the oscars have mostly featured limited release films, and you never see popular blockbusters there, thank heavens. Part of the reason the oscars have had declining popularity is that the films most people see never get nominated.

True facts there, the only reason I ever watched the Oscars was because Jon Stewart was hosting, these days I don't know who or what half the nominees are.

Yeah, most people are like that these days. The days when the big movies that everyone sees win oscars are over. (besides LOTR)
For me though, the oscar stuff is pretty much the only kinds of movies i watch, so i enjoy them.

Feb 19, 2009 4:43 PM by M_A

OverChasm said:
dtshyk said:
Best Foreign Movie: Kung-fu Panda


... I don't know how, but this is the only thing that caught my attention...


Caught my eye too.

Good job to Kanno Yoko and Fukuyama Jun. (Y).

Feb 19, 2009 2:47 PM by Kirky

dtshyk said:


Best OVA: Detroit Metal City


^ This. DMC has been engraved into anime history as legendary.

Feb 19, 2009 2:35 PM by Massaki

M_A said:
Absolutely_Steve said:
Most of these choices are so hilariously bad it makes me want to smile. It just goes to show that no matter what country you're in or what medium is being judged, the awards will almost always favor what is popular over what is good.

Actually, in recent years, the oscars have mostly featured limited release films, and you never see popular blockbusters there, thank heavens. Part of the reason the oscars have had declining popularity is that the films most people see never get nominated.

True facts there, the only reason I ever watched the Oscars was because Jon Stewart was hosting, these days I don't know who or what half the nominees are.

On topic though, as much as I personally love Code Geass, R2 got messy, really messy, right up until the end when it somehow managed to fix itself and I honestly don't see how it won for best scenario writing. Animation, yes, Jun, yes, but scenario writing...eh. Can't speak personally for the others, but just my thoughts on that.

Feb 19, 2009 2:27 PM by ilhoon