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2020 Tokyo Anime Award Festival Winners Announced

2020 Tokyo Anime Award Festival Winners AnnouncedEvery year, the Tokyo Anime Award Festival asks anime fans to vote on the best anime of the previous year. Today the results, which came from a total of 551,491 ballots, were released.

Without further ado, here are the winners:

Best Film:
Weathering With You

Best Series:
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Best Original Work/Screenplay:
Koyoharu Gotoge (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Best Director:
Makoto Shinkai (Weathering With You)

Best Animator:
Akira Matsushima (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Best Background/Color/Video:
Mikiko Watanabe (Violet Evergarden)

Best Music:
Yuki Kaijura (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Fan Award:
Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom

Background art award winner Mikiko Watanabe died in the 2019 Kyoto Animation arson attack.

The 2020 Tokyo Anime Award Festival itself will take place between March 13 and 16 in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, and will feature animation from around the world in competition.

Source: Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.