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Tokyo Anime Award Festival’s Anime Of The Year 2015 Is…

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival, the snazzy Oscars of anime, has announced the results of its Anime of the Year Grand Prix, given annually to the best television series and film of the year.

Which 2015 anime won? You will just have to click the jump to find out, won’t you.

Best film went to Love Live! The School Idol Movie, which opened in June 2015 and tracked the continuing adventures of the Love Live! crew as they μ’sed around New York. The film was directed by Takahiko Kyogoku and was the ninth highest-grossing domestic Japanese film for the year.

Best television series went to Shirobako, which ran from October 2014 to March 2015 and tracked the trials and tribulations of producing an anime series. Directed by Tsutomu Mizushima, the show no doubt struck a chord with many of the folks involved in the anime business who voted on the prize.

Other awards included:

Fan favorite: Gintama
Best director: Youichi Fujita (Mr. Osomatsu)
Best original screenplay: Shu Matsubara (Mr. Osomatsu)
Best animator: Chikashi Kubota (One Punch Man)
Best character/mech design: Naoyuki Asano (Mr. Osomatsu)

The winners were chosen by a group of 100 anime industry pros from a total list of 489 productions. A list of runners-up can be found here.

Source: Yaraon

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.