TOKYO ANIME AWARD FESTIVAL 2025

ANIME OF THE YEAR

ANIME OF THE YEAR

What Is Anime of the Year?

Anime of the Year consists of three categories: Best Film, Individual Award, and Anime Fan Award. Among works previously released or broadcast in Japan for commercial purposes, we draw up a list of “Top 100 Favorites” based on fan votes. From the list, winners of Best Film and Individual Award are voted for by a wide range of industry professionals including first-rate producers and creators. In addition, Anime Fan Award is given to the work that receives the highest number of public votes via Twitter.

Winners of TAAF2024

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Best Film

Feature Film THE FIRST SLAM DUNK
TV Series 【OSHI NO KO】

Anime Fan Award

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Individual Award

Writers Category
Directors Category
Takehiko Inoue
A manga artist. Inoue’s representative works are “SLAM DUNK” with a domestic circulation of more than 140 million in total, ongoing “REAL” and “Vagabond”. He received numerous awards including the Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists from Agency for Cultural Affairs. His activities such as “Inoue Takehiko: The LAST Manga Exhibition” which used the whole museum and “Shinran”, the folding screen painting he drew for Shinshu Otani-ha Higashi Honganji caused a sensation. “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK” based on his original manga, written and directed by himself won the Best Animation Award of the Japan Academy Film Prize.
Animators Category
Takeshi Honda
Born in Ishikawa in 1968. Honda served as an animation director for the first time for the TV series, “Nadia, The Secret of Blue Water” made by GAINAX Co., Ltd. after he made his animation debut at Atelier Giga. Then he participated in “Millennium Actress” (2001), “COIL A CIRCLE OF CHILDREN” (2007) at MADHOUSE Inc., and served as a chief animation director for “EVANGELION:3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO.” (2012) at khara, Inc. For the titles of STUDIO GHIBLI INC., he served as an animation director for “Boro the Caterpillar” (2018) and “The Boy and the Heron” (2023).
Visual Artists Category
Daiki Nakazawa
Nakazawa studied CG while working as an office worker then joined TOEI ANIMATION CO., LTD. He was involved in numerous works as a chef CG designer or CG director after starting his career as a CG designer for “Xenosaga THE ANIMATION” in 2015. His representative works as a CG director include “ONE PIECE FILM Z” (2012), “Dragon Ball ‒Z:Battle of Gods” (2013), “POP IN Q” (2016) and “MAZINGER Z: INFINITY” (2017).
Sound Artists / Performers Category

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YOASOBI
YOASOBI is a J-POP duo who makes “novel into music”.
Their debut single “Yoru ni Kakeru” broke a record of an accumulated total of 10 billion stream counts for the first time in Japan.
“Idol”, released in 2023 won 73 titles for the year at home and abroad including the first place in Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Chart.
The duo is remarkably active both at home and abroad and will participate in the Coachella Festival, the world’s biggest music festival in April.
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