"Your Name." Makoto Shinkai Receives the Best Director award
Following the "Anime Fan Award" won by Yuri!!! On ICE yesterday, Tokyo Anime Award Festival today announced its "Anime of The Year" Grand Prix winners for a TV anime and film of 2016, and five individual awards for anime creators. While the "Anime Fan Award" winner was chosen by online votes, those awards were chosen by industry experts (producers, creators, broadcasters, critics, staff members of animation shops, etc.) from the 100 candidates. The award ceremony will be held in the festival on March 11.
Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2017 "Anime of the Year" Grand Prix Winners
TV series: "Yuri!!! On ICE"
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© Yoshitoki Oima, Kodansha/Movie "A Silent Voice" Production Committee
Director: Makoto Shinkai (Your Name.)
Original Story/Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida (A Silent Voice, Cheer Boys!, High School Fleet)
Animator: Tadashi Hiramatsu (Yuri!!! On ICE)
Art/Color/Visual: Shunichiro Yoshihara (Bakuon!!, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable)
Sound/Performance: Hiroyuki Sawano (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096)
Source: Tokyo Anime Award Festival