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Winners of 2018 Tokyo Anime Awards Announced

by tsubasalover
Feb 21, 3:59 AM | 33 Comments
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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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.

Feb 22, 8:32 AM by Wasshio

Is Kemono Friends worth watching??

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

Well deserved. Omedetou!

Feb 22, 6:46 AM by SprinterXkyrie

Yuki Kajiura up there! well deserved

Feb 21, 11:55 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Fuck yeah my boy Tatsuki did it again.

Feb 21, 10:32 AM by Aquamirror

Kemono friend is unexpectedly good though...

Feb 21, 10:02 AM by shutale_3981

It's good to see Kono Sekai and Yuki Kajiura up there!
But Yuri on Ice, lol.

Feb 21, 8:56 AM by Blank_X

Animals Tomodachi strikes again

Feb 21, 8:55 AM by Mkim

These list deserves it except Yaoi on Ice.

Feb 21, 8:49 AM by Gridley

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, 8:29 AM by Omkar_Nagwade

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!

Feb 21, 7:31 AM by Vyzass

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

Feb 21, 7:11 AM by Hoppy

YOI, two years later. :^) Keep going, keep going.

Feb 21, 7:04 AM by phoenixalia

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

Feb 21, 6:44 AM by MisaoAino

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.

Feb 21, 6:42 AM by Infatuate

Oh!

Best Sound and Performance: Yuki Kajiura (Princess Principal)
ヽ(゜∇゜)ノ
Omedetou!


Feb 21, 6:31 AM by LittleStar

Who would've thought an ugly CGI anime would actually win this time.
gahahaha

Feb 21, 6:08 AM by FrostWings

Fan Award
Yuri!!! on Ice (Television)

It's amazing..

In various way.. XD

Feb 21, 5:38 AM by Meira_Eve

And the award for the best dish goes to mouldy bun dropped on a dirty sidewalk.

Feb 21, 5:14 AM by Antanaru

It's funny that most of the people who criticize Kemono Friends for winning didn't even watch the show.

Feb 21, 5:13 AM by BackToThe2013

Gotta love the 2016 anime winning the 2018 awards.

Feb 21, 5:09 AM by Paulo27