"Sword Art Online" and "Wolf Children" Share Top Tokyo International Animation Fair Prizes

Trade show recognizes 2012 anime

This weekend, the Tokyo International Animation Fair trade show announced its annual award winners. Without much controversy, Mamoru Hosoda's (Summer Wars) new The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki took the best movie crown. More divisive among anime watchers was Sword Art Online's claim on top tv series honors.


Award Winners: Anime Works

Animation of the Year
The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki

Television Category
Sword Art Online
Kuroko no Basket

Feature Film Category
The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki

Award Winners: Individual

Best Director
Mamoru Hosoda (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki)

Best Original Story
Reki Kawahara (Sword Art Online)

Best Screenplay
Satoko Okudera, Mamoru Hosoda (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki)

Best Art Direction
Kouji Oono (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki, Letter to Momo)

Best Character Designer
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki)

Best Voice Actor
Yuuki Kaji (Aquarion EVOL, Accel World)

Best Music
Youko Kanno (Kids on the Slope, Aquarion EVOL)

via Anime!Anime!

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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