The official website of Tokyo Anime Award Festival, or TAAF in short, announced the winners for “Anime of the Year”, “Individual Awards”, and “Anime fan Award” on Feb 9, 2023.
Check out the winners below:
Anime of the Year
- Television Series Category: SPY x FAMILY
- Theatrical Film Category: One Piece Film Red
- Original Story/Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida
- Director: Goro Taniguchi
- Animator: Yoshimichi Kameda
- Art, Color and Visual: Koji Eto
- Sound and Performance: Ado
Anime Fan Awards
TAAF 2023 had previously announced the winners of the Lifetime Achievement Awards, the award given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of animation industry and culture.
TAAF2023 is set to be held in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, from March 10 to 13, 2023.
Its aim is “discovering and developing new talent, contributing to the promotion of the animation culture/industry, and conveying the appeal of Tokyo as promoting tourism in the city.” They had previously announced the 101 best anime of 2022 as chosen by fans.
The Tokyo Anime Awards started in 2002 but was named in 2005. The first, second and third award ceremonies were simply named ‘Competition’.The award ceremonies were held at the Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) until 2013.
In 2014, after the merger of the Tokyo International Anime Fair with the Anime Contents Expo and the formation of the AnimeJapan convention, the Tokyo Anime Awards was changed into a separate festival called Tokyo Anime Awards Festival (TAAF).
Source: TAAF Official Website