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SPY x FAMILY, One Piece Film Red Win at Tokyo Anime Film Festival

The winners of the Tokyo Anime Film Festival have been revealed! To be eligible, these titles needed to have premiered between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022.

For the category of best television anime, the winner was fan favorite SPY x FAMILY. As for the category of best movie anime, that was snagged by One Piece Film Red.

Reiko Yoshida of The Heike Story and Liz and the Blue Bird won for Original Work/Screenplay Category.

Goro Taniguchi of One Piece Film Red is taking home the award for the best Director.

There is a category for best animator, and this went to Yoshimichi Kameda of Mob Psycho 100.

Moving on to the category that covers Background/Coloring/VisualCategory, the winner is Koji Eto of The Garden of Sinners.

Ado received the award for Sound/Performance for One Piece Film Red.

There is also an Anime Fan award that is decided by fans, not judges. 183,364 fans votes went to Mechamato, making it the winner.

The actual Tokyo Anime Award Festival event will take place next month, on March 10-13.

Crunchyroll is streaming SPY x FAMILY and gave this description for it:

“World peace is at stake and secret agent Twilight must undergo his most difficult mission yet—pretend to be a family man. Posing as a loving husband and father, he’ll infiltrate an elite school to get close to a high-profile politician. He has the perfect cover, except his wife’s a deadly assassin and neither knows each other’s identity. But someone does, his adopted daughter who’s a telepath!”

Fandango gave this description for One Piece Film Red:

“Uta—the most beloved singer in the world whose voice has been described as “otherworldly”—is renowned for concealing her own identity when performing. Now, for the first time ever, she will reveal herself to the world at a live concert. With the Navy watching closely, the venue fills with Uta’s fans—including excited pirates and the Straw Hats led by Luffy, who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—all eagerly awaiting the voice that the whole world has been waiting for to resound. The story begins with the shocking revelation that she is the enigmatic Shanks’ daughter.”

Source: ANN


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