Tokyo Anime Award announced -“Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea” was chosen Animation of the Year
(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 02:00 Feb 20, 2009)
The winners of Tokyo Anime Award was decided and announced on February 19th. The highest prize "Animation of the Year" went to Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea), and the Excelence Prize of Television Category went to Macross Frontier and Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion.
The prize giving ceremony is to be held at Tokyo International Anime Fair(TAF) 2009 on March 20 at Tokyo Big Sight.
Read on for details.
(Japanese)TAF2009 -Winners of Tokyo Anime Award
There are Open Entry Awards for amateur creators as well as Nomination Awards category chosen from commercialized works.
Animation of the Year went to the highly acclaimed animated film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli which was released in Japan on July 19, 2008 and made some box office record of domestic films.
Here are the list of winners of Tokyo Anime Award.
Winners from Nominations
Animation of the Year: Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
Excellence in TV Anime: Macross Frontier
Excellence in TV Anime: Code Geass -Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
Excellence in OVA: Detroit Metal City
Excellence in International Feature Film: Kung Foo Panda
Excellence in Domestic Feature Film: Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
Best Director: Hayao Miyazaki (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea)
Best Original Story: Hayao Miyazaki (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea)
Best Screenplay: Ichiro Ohkouchi(Code Geass -Lelouch of the Rebellion R2)
Best Art Direction: Noboru Yoshida (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea)
Best Character Design: Tetsuya Nishio (The Sky Crawler)
Best Voice Acting: Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass -Lelouch of the Rebellion R2)
Best Music: Yoko Kanno (Macross Frontier)
Open Entry Awards
Grand Prize： Descendants(Heiko Van der Schem / Germany)
Excellence in General Category: Monster Coins（Yang Vance / Taiwan）
Excellence in General Category: Akai mori no uta（Akito Izumihara / Japan）
Excellence in Students Category: Tsukumonokimochi（Hideki Miyazaki / Japan）
Excellence in Students Category: The Switch（Deepak Zachariah Mathew / Canada）
Special Prize: Korunerisu (Aya Nakata / Japan)
TOKYO MX Prize: Honeinu in Makkura Land "Welcome to Makkura Land" (Taka Kato / Japan)
Tokyo Big Sight Prize: Sketchbook Hanayahachibe no maki (Kino Takahashi / Japan)
Notable Entry (Chosen from Students in Japan): Orchestra (Masaki Okuda / Japan)
Notable Entry (Chosen from Students in Japan): Print Inspection Factory (Yuki Ishigami / Japan)
Notable Entry (Chosen from Students in Japan): Lebun (Kohya Takahashi /Japan)
Notable Entry (Chosen from Students in Japan): [ai] (Yasuhiro Kawamura /Japan)
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