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Kyoto Animation, Demon Slayer Staff Receive Awards from Tokyo Anime Film Festival

The judges of the Tokyo Anime Film Festival have chosen this year’s winners. To be in the running, an anime had to be released fully or partially between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020.

The animated film category’s award went to Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden: The Movie, and the television category award was given to Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Reiko Yoshida of Violet Evergarden: The Movie and Liz and the Blue Bird won in the Original Work/Screenplay Category. Director Category went to Demon Slayer’s Haruo Sotozaki, and Animator Category went to Demon Slayer’s Akira Matsushima. The Background/Color/Video Category award went posthumously to Mikiko Watanabe, who unfortunately died in the Kyoto Animation arson attack. The Sound/Performance Category award went to Demon Slayer’s Yuki Kajiura. And the Anime Fan award (backed by votes by fans and not judges) was for IDOLiSH7 Second Beat!

Source: Anime News Network


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