An international animation festival “Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2022” (Held from March 11th to March 14th, 2022) has announced the winners for ”Anime of the Year Category”, ‘Best Film’, ‘Individual Award’ and ‘Anime Fan Award’. The titles, “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time”, “Jujutsu Kaisen” and “IDOLiSH7 Third BEAT! (Series 3, Season 1)” were lined up.

‘TAAF2022’ awards the ‘Best Film’ and the ‘Individual Award’ to the best work and the best individual, and ‘Anime Fan Award’ to the most beloved work by fans, from among 446 works that were screened and broadcast in 2021 (from October 1st, 2020 until September 30th, 2021).

This time, the ‘Best Film’ and the ‘Individual Award’ were voted by the front-line professionals in the anime industry, including producers, creators, media workers, as well as the store staff of anime merchandise. On the other hand, ‘Anime Fan Award’ was selected by fans’ voting.

“Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time” won the ‘Best Film (Feature Film Category)’, “Jujutsu Kaisen” won the ‘Best Film (TV Series Category)’, and “IDOLiSH7 Third BEAT!” won the ‘Anime Fan Award’, selected by the total number of 278,332 fan votes. In addition, as “IDOLiSH7 Third BEAT!” also won the ‘Anime Fan Award’ last year, the series has become the consecutive winner for two years.

Hideaki Anno won the ‘Individual Award (Writers and Directors Category)’, Akira Matsushima won the ‘Individual Award (Animators Category)’, Yuichi Terao won the ‘Individual Award (Visual Artists Category)’ and Yuki Kajiura/Go Shina won the ‘Individual Award (Sound Artists/Performers Category)’.

“Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2022” will be held from March 11th, until March 14th at Ikebukuro. Visit the official website for more information.

(C)Gege Akutami/SHUEISHA INC. Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee
(C)BNOI/Ainana Production Committee
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