Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) 2021 Winners announced!

Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) is an international anime festival of films that attracts experts from all over the world to showcase their works in Japan. High-quality original animated films from across the world are showcased to the public at various cinemas and venues in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. This is a must-attend festival for an anime lover.

Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) – Best Picture Award

Violet Evergarden: The Movie and Keep Your Hands off Eizouken! won the prestigious Anime of the Year award at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021. They were shortlisted out of over 457 entries screened and broadcasted in 2020 (From October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020)

© Kana Akatsuki / Kyoto Animation / Violet Evergarden Production Committee
© 2020 Sumito Owara / Shogakukan / “Keep Your Hands Off” Production Committee

TAAF  – Individual Award

Original / Screenplay DivisionReiko Yoshida
Violet Evergarden: The Movie
Director / EpisodeHaruo Sotozaki
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train
Animator CategoryAkira Matsushima
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train
Art / Color / Video DivisionMikiko Watanabe
Violet Evergarden: The Movie
Sound / Performance DivisionYuki Kajiura
Fate/stay night Heaven’s Feel
Sword Art Online: Alicization- War of Underworld

For the individual awards category, Reiko Yoshida won the award for best original/screenplay for Violet Evergarden: The Movie, while Haruo Sotozaki won the award for best director/episode director for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train.

Akira Matsushima won in the animator category for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, Mikiko Watanabe won the prize for the background, color, and image category for Violet Evergarden: The Movie. Lastly, Yuki Kajiura won for the sound and performance category for Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld.

Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF)  – Anime Fan Award

© BNOI / Ainana Production Committee

TAAF 2021 fan award was won by IDOLiSH7 Second BEAT!

About Tokyo Anime award Festival (TAAF)
Started in 2002, TAAF was a part of the Tokyo International Anime Fair. It was initially called the Tokyo Anime Award. Previous winners of TAAF 2020 include popular movies like Weathering with You and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba under movie and TV category winners of the Anime of the Year award.
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© 2019 “Weathering with You” Production Committee © Koyoharu Gotouge / Shueisha / Aniplex / ufotable

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