The winners of the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021 (TAAF2021) have been announced! A total of 100 works, including 80 TV series and 20 theatrical films, shown in Japan from 1st October 2019 to 30th September 2020, were considered for this year’s awards. The winners were selected through voting by professionals in the animation industry, while the fan award was selected through voting by the general public.

Best Picture
Movie: “Violet Evergarden The Movie”
TV: “Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!”

Individual Awards
Original Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida “Violet Evergarden the Movie”, “Lu Over the Wall”)
Director: Haruo Sotozaki (“Tales of Zestiria The Cross” “Kimetsu no Yaiba”)
Animator: Akira Matsushima (“Tales of Zestiria The Cross” “Kimetsu no Yaiba”)
Art/Color/Video: Mikiko Watanabe (“Violet Evergarden the Movie”, “Beyond the Boundary”)
Music/Performance: Yuki Kajiura (“Fate / stay night [Heaven’s Feel]”, “Sword Art Online -Alicization- War of Underworld”)

Anime Fan Award

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021 will be held in Ikebukuro, Tokyo from 12th to 15th March 2021. The Tokyo Anime Award Festival is an international animation film festival that aims to contribute to the promotion of animation culture and industry.