Masaaki Yuasa Wins TAAF Award For "Ping Pong The Animation"

Anime wins Grand Prize for Television Anime of the Year at Tokyo Anime Awards Festival

Sleeper hit Ping Pong The Animation was recognized at the Tokyo Anime Awards Festival by winning the Grand Prize award for Television Anime of the Year. Masaaki Yuasa directed the anime adaptation of Taiyo Matsumoto's Ping Pong manga for Fuji Television's Noitamina block.



While Yuasa himself wasn't present at the awards ceremony, he wrote a note of gratitude for the award while confirming that he was working on a new project with fellow TAAF award winner Nobutake Ito, who won the Best Animator award, also for Ping Pong.



Closer to home, FUNimation recently announced that it would release Ping Pong in a Blu-Ray/DVD combo later this year with an English dub. If you consider yourself a fan of Yuasa's style, there's a chance to show FUNimation it was worth picking up.  

Humberto Saabedra is the Owner of, Editor-in-Chief of and a part-time recording engineer. He can also be found musing on things (and Nico Robin) at @AnimeNewsdotbiz

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