The winners of the 2013 Tokyo Anime Awards have been announced officially on the website of the event. The ceremony will be held during the Tokyo International Anime Fair, which is happening on March 23 at the Tokyo Big Sight. Director Mamoru Hosoda’s Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki wins the Animation of the Year award while the late director Noboru Ishiguro will receive (although postmortem) one of the annual Awards of Merit. See below for the full list of winners.
ANIMATION OF THE YEAR
Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children)
Director/Writer: Mamoru Hosoda
TOKYO ANIME AWARDS’ 8TH ANNUAL AWARDS OF MERIT
Galaxy Express 999, Gegege no Kitarō, Mazinger Z
Ashita no Joe, Akane-chan, Notari Matsutaro
Galaxy Express 999, Mazinger Z, Space Battleship Yamato
Noboru Ishiguro (passed away last March)
Space Battleship Yamato, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Kiki’s Delivery Service, Grave of the Fireflies, Mazinger Z
Director of Photography
Katsuji Misawa (passed away)
Akira, Conan, the Boy in Future, Panda! Go, Panda!
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, Gatchaman
Doraemon, Dragon Ball, Getter Robo
Gatchaman, Kaiketsu Tamagon, Warau Salesman
Source: Official Website
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