In addition to the usual Anime of the Year award, The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2020 (TAAF) also has its own fan award. This year, fans poured in 551,491 votes. And now, with the dust settled, they have announced the winner of the TAAF 2020 Anime Fan Award, and it is none other than Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom.
The film received 61,551 votes total, and it wasn’t even close. The anime which got second place in the poll was Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation (surprisingly), and it received 56,423 votes.
Here are the Top 10 results:
- Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom
- Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation
- Mr. Osomatsu the Movie
- Banana Fish
- Bloom Into You
- Mob Psycho 100 II
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Yes folks, Kimetsu no Taiba barely even made it to the Top 10. However, it did win the coveted Anime of the Year Award alongside Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You. They will also be honoring the late Mikiko Watanabe with a posthomous Background Art Award. She passed away during last year’s Kyoto Animation arson attack.
Other winners include Kimetsu no Yaiba mangaka Koyoharu Gotouge for Best Original Work, Akira Matsushima for the Animator Award, and of course. Makoto Shinkai for Best Director in Weathering With You. Yuki Kujiura also won the Sound and Performance Award.
They will be holding the Tokyo Anime Film Festival in Ikebukuro from 13th -16th March. During that time, they will be holding the awarding ceremony for all the above-mentioned winners.