The Nezuko/Tanjiro train simply cannot be stopped. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has already been awarded Anime of the Year (Television) for Tokyo Anime Awards Festival 2020. The announcement of the winners was revealed February 6, ahead of the event which will be held on March 13. The anime film Weathering with You won the award for Anime of the Year (Film).
Anime fans voted on the 100 best anime shows and films (20 anime films and 80 anime shows) from the 437 anime – including foreign animation – that aired between October 14, 2018 to September 30, 2019. The compiled list was then given to the forerunners of the anime industry – anime producers, directors, animators and other people – who would then vote for the single best work for each category. Below is the full list of all the winners.
Anime of the Year (Film) – Weathering with You
Anime of the Year (Television) – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Best Screenplay / Original Story – Koyoharu Gotouge (creator of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga)
Best Director – Makoto Shinkai (director of Weathering with You)
Best Animator – Akira Matsushima (chief animation director on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, episode director on episodes 1, 4, 7, 15, 24, 26, OP, ED)
Best Art Direction – the late Mikiko Watanabe (art director, art setting on Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll)
Best Music – Yuki Kajiura (Demon Slayer: Kimestu no Yaiba, Sword Art Online: Alicization, Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly)
The anime film Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Kingdom took the top spot in the “Anime Fan” Award, winning 61,551 votes out of 551,491.
The top ten winners are as follows:
1. Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Kingdom (61,551 votes)
2. Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion THE ANIMATION (56,423 votes)
3. Mr. Osomatsu THE MOVIE (47,107 votes)
4. Sarazanmei (46,023 votes)
5. BANANA FISH (42,753 votes)
6. Bloom Into You (41,969 votes)
7. Mob Psycho 100 II (28,991 votes)
8. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS (28,369 votes)
9. Promare (24,923 votes)
10. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (23,569)
Source: The Anime Awards Festival website