Tokyo Anime Award
|Tokyo Anime Award|
|Awarded for||Excellence in animation achievements|
|Presented by||TAAF Executive Committee,|
AJA (since 2014)
TAF Executive Committee (until 2013)
The Tokyo Anime Awards started in 2002, but was named in 2005. The first, second and third award ceremonies were simply named 'Competition'. The award ceremonies were held at the Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) until 2013. In 2014, after the merger of the Tokyo International Anime Fair with the Anime Contents Expo and the formation of the AnimeJapan convention, the Tokyo Anime Awards was changed into a separate festival called Tokyo Anime Awards Festival (TAAF).
Notably, there are Open Entry Awards for amateur creators (the Grand Prize winner is awarded with one million yen). Though there are ten main judges, the total number of judges is over one hundred people. Various groups participate in judging the festival, such as anime studio staff members, professors of universities, as well as producers and chief editors of various magazines. (See also: Animation Kobe).
Animation of the Year
All anime released from December 1 of the year before the festival to November 30 of the current year in Japan become candidates. The anime that best represents the category it was nominated in is chosen as the winner of that category.
In the first year of the celebration, the award was given to Spirited Away as 'Grand Prix'. In the second year, there was no Animation of the Year award; therefore, the 'Best Entry Awards' in the 'Notable Entries' are often recognized as 'Grand Prix', they were: Millennium Actress (film), Hanada Shōnen-shi (TV) and Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze (OVA)
Since 2014, Tokyo Anime Award Festival has given an Anime of the Year Grand Prize in two categories, Film and Television.
- a. ^ Anime of the Year Grand Prize
Open Entries / Competition Grand Prize
The awards for the creator of the non-commercialized work for TV, movie and OVA, to find new talents and to provide support for subsequent commercialization. The work must be an animation longer than 15 seconds, and no longer than 30 minutes. If the work was not commercialized before, professional creator also can enter this Grand Prize. The 2007 winner, Flutter, was the first work from a non-Asian country to win this award.
|Tokyo Anime Award|
|2002||Youhei Takamatsu||Tokyo Animarathonb|
|2003||Jung Min-Young||Say My Namec|
|2004||Han Tae-Ho||Africa a.F.r.I.c.A|
|2005||Shin Hosokawa||The Demon|
|2006||Kazuo Ebisawa||Crow that wears clothes|
|2008||Helen Huang||Adventures in the NPM|
|2009||Heiko van der Scherm||Descendants|
|2011||Alice Dieudonne||Trois petits points|
|2012||Chen Xifeng||Pig Sale|
|2013||Tsai Shiu-Cheng||Time of Cherry Blossoms|
|Tokyo Anime Award Festivald|
|2014||Ari Folman||The Congress||Featured Film Category|
|Augusto Zanovello||Lettres de femmes||Short Film Category|
|2015||Tomm Moore||Song of the Sea||Featured Film Category|
|Konstantin Bronzit||We Can't Live Without Cosmos||Short Film Category|
|2016||Rémi Chayé||Long Way North||Featured Film Category|
|Siniša Mataić||Off Belay||Short Film Category|
|2017||Sébastien Laudenbach||The Girl Without Hands||Feature Film Category|
|Elice Meng||Of Shadows and Wings...||Short Film Category|
|2018||Hsin Yin Sung||On Happiness Road||Feature Film Category|
|Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter||Negative Space||Short Film Category|
|2019||Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow||Another Day of Life||Feature Film Category|
|Nienke Deutz||Bloeistraat 11||Short Film Category|
- b. ^ Best Entry Award in Amateur Category
- c. ^ Best Entry Award in Student Category
- d. ^ Competition Winning Programs
The excellent works of the year are chosen according to each section.
International Theater Award
The international animation films released from December 1 of the year beforehand to November 30 of the previous year in Japan become candidates.
Founded in 2003. One work is selected and awards presented every year.
The individual awards for the activities of the previous year.
The awards for directors. Though this award does not limit to the directors of films, it has a tendency to be given to film directors.
|Tokyo Anime Award|
|2002||Akitaro Daichi||TV category|
|Hayao Miyazaki||Film category|
|2003||Keiichi Hara||Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: The Battle of the Warring States||Film|
|2004||Satoshi Kon||Tokyo Godfathers||Film|
|2005||Hayao Miyazaki||Howl's Moving Castle||Film|
|2006||Yoshiyuki Tomino||Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation: Heirs to the Stars||Film|
|2007||Mamoru Hosoda||The Girl Who Leapt Through Time||Film|
|2008||Hideaki Anno||Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone||Film|
|2010||Mamoru Hosoda||Summer Wars||Film|
|2011||Hiromasa Yonebayashi||The Secret World of Arrietty||Film|
|2012||Akiyuki Shinbo||Puella Magi Madoka Magica||TV series|
|2013||Mamoru Hosoda||Wolf Children||Film|
|Tokyo Anime Award Festival|
Best Original Story
The awards for the original creators of the work. Founded in 2005.
The awards for screenwriters.
Best Screenplay / Original Story
The awards for screenwriters since 2014.
Best Art Direction
The awards for the staffs of art direction.
Best Character Designer
The awards for character designers.
Best Voice Actor
The awards for composers (and other music related people).
The awards for animators since 2014.
- List of animation awards
- Lists of animated feature films
- BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film
- Annie Award for Best Animated Feature
- Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film
- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature
- Crunchyroll Anime Awards
- Annie Award for Best Animated Feature — Independent
- Saturn Award for Best Animated Film
- Japan Media Arts Festival
- Animation Kobe
- 'Competition' Archived 2007-03-29 at the Wayback Machine at the first event (2002), outline of 'Competition'[dead link] at the second event (2003), 'Competition' Archived 2008-02-09 at the Wayback Machine at the third event (2004)
- Information about the awards Archived 2007-07-06 at the Wayback Machine at the 6th event (2007)
- judges[permanent dead link] at the second event (2003) in English, judges[permanent dead link] at the fifth event (2006) in Japanese
- judges[permanent dead link] at the first event (2002). There was 127 judges including 72 staffs of the event.
- Winners Archived 2007-06-21 at the Wayback Machine at the fourth event (2005). There was 197 judges. See the comment of Joe Hisaishi
- about open entry at the 6th event (2007)
- "Shia wins top prize". Regina Leader-Post. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
- About the 'Individual Awards' in 2003 and 2004: works were not officially announced, just persons.