Tokyo Anime Award
|Tokyo Anime Award|
|Awarded for||Excellence in animation achievements|
TAAF Executive Committee,|
AJA (since 2014)
TAF Executive Committee (until 2013)
The Tokyo Anime Award started from 2002, but was named in 2005. The first, second and third awards were only named simply 'Competition'. The award ceremony was held at the Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) until 2013. In 2014, after the merger of Tokyo International Anime Fair with Anime Contents Expo and formation of AnimeJapan convention, Tokyo Anime Award started as a separate festival called Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF).
Notably, there is Open Entry Awards for amateur creators (Grand Prize is awarded with one million yen). Though there are about ten main judges, total judges are over one hundred people. Various talents participate to judge, such as anime staffs, professors of the universities, producers and chief editors of various magazines including the anime magazines. (See also: Animation Kobe).
Animation of the Year
All anime released from December 1 of the year beforehand to November 30 of the previous year in Japan become candidates. The anime that represents the year in the works nominated to each section is chosen.
In the first year, the award was given to Spirited Away as 'Grand Prix'. In the second year, there was no award; therefore, the 'Best Entry Awards' in the 'Notable Entries' are often recognized as 'Grand Prix': Millennium Actress (film), Hanada Shōnen-shi (TV) and Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze (OVA)
Since 2014, Tokyo Anime Award Festival gives Anime of the Year Grand Prize in two categories, Film and Television.
|Tokyo Anime Award|
|2002||Spirited Away||Grand Prix|
|2004||Mobile Suit Gundam Seed|
|2005||Howl's Moving Castle|
|2006||Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa|
|2007||The Girl Who Leapt Through Time|
|2008||Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone|
|2011||The Secret World of Arrietty|
|2012||From up on Poppy Hill|
|Tokyo Anime Award Festivala|
|2014||The Wind Rises||Film Category|
|Attack on Titan||Television Category|
|Ping Pong the Animation||Television Category|
|2016||Love Live! The School Idol Movie||Film Category|
- 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|
- 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.
The Original Video Animations (OVAs) released from December 1 of the year beforehand to November 30 of the previous year in Japan become candidates.
International Theater Award
Founded in 2003. One work is selected and awards presented every year.
The awards for animation 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.
- 'Competition' at the first event (2002), outline of 'Competition' at the second event (2003), 'Competition' at the third event (2004)
- Information about the awards at the 6th event (2007)
- judges at the second event (2003) in English, judges at the fifth event (2006) in Japanese
- judges at the first event (2002). There was 127 judges including 72 staffs of the event.
- Winners 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.