Tokyo Anime Award 2023: Everything You Need to Know

The Tokyo Anime Award is considered the most prestigious anime award in the medium. They first began the ceremony in 2002, and now they are about to celebrate the Tokyo Anime Award 2023, which will be their 22nd ceremony.

However, its name was changed in 2014, and after that, it was known as the Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF). Every year, as the name suggests, the ceremony is held in Tokyo, Japan.

This ceremony is organized to provide recognition and appreciation for the best anime work of the previous year. We already explored some of the great anime series and films that debuted last year with wonderful storylines and excellent characters.

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As a result, we are very excited to learn about the best works from the previous year that have been nominated for this award ceremony. So don’t worry, in this article we will provide you with every essential detail about the Tokyo Anime Award 2023.

So keep with us till the end of the article and get all of your answers regarding this upcoming award ceremony.

When and Where will the Tokyo Anime Award 2023 be held?

Tokyo Anime Award 2023
Source: Tokyo Anime Award Festival Official Website: animefestiva

The Tokyo Anime Award 2023 will be held in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, and it will be celebrated from March 10 to March 13, 2023. Moreover, this ceremony will be hosted by the Tokyo Anime Award Festival Executive Committee and the Association of Japanese Animations.

According to their rule, you can only vote for your favorite series that debuted between October 1, 2021, and September 30, 2022, and the deadline for voting is December 2, 2022.

Otherwise, if your favorite series debuted after September 2022, you can vote for it at next year’s ceremony. We hope you have already voted for your favorite and wish them the best of luck at the upcoming ceremony.

The officials select 10 main judges and more than 100 regular judges to judge this award ceremony. These judges come from several professions in Japanese pop culture, including animation studios, professors, producers, editors, and so on.

However, you can also vote for your favorite anime through their official website in the category “Anime Fan Award.” Moreover, you must have a Twitter account for voting, and you can only vote for three series.

What are the major categories in the Tokyo Anime Award 2023?

They have several categories just like the Crunchyroll Anime Awards; however, they have their own ways to choose the best work from last year.

It is completely different from other award ceremonies and has its own unique way of doing anything, whether it be a qualifying method or voting method.

They never revealed the names of the nominees in any of their categories while they only reveal the names of the winners on the day of the ceremony.

Here are the major categories of the Tokyo Anime Award 2023:

  • Best Television Series
  • Best Anime Film
  • Animation of the Year
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Music
  • Best Voice Actor

Who is in the top position at the Tokyo Anime Award 2023 in the Anime Fan Award category?

Tokyo Anime Award 2023
Source: Tokyo Anime Award Festival Official Website: animefestiva

The main events of the ceremony for us are the best 100 TV series and the best 20 anime films chosen by everyone for the Anime Fan Award Category. On the other hand, this year, a total of 75,828 votes were cast by fans for their favorite series and film.

Furthermore, the officials of the ceremony have already announced the complete list on their website. However, here we will only provide you with the top 10 positions of the list.

Here are the “Top 10 chosen by everyone” in the TV series category:

  1. Jashin-chan Dropkick X
  2. Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Starish Tours
  3. Liquorice Recoil
  4. Mecha-Amato
  6. Vampire Dies Instantly
  7. Tiger and Bunny 2 (Part 1)
  8. Detective Conan: Police Academy Wild Police Story
  9. Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken
  10. Devil’s Blade Infinite Train Edition

Here are the “Top 10 chosen by everyone” in the anime film category:

  1. Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Starish Tours
  2. Detective Conan: Halloween Bride
  3. Jujutsu Kaisen 0
  4. One Piece Film: Red
  5. 5Movie: Yuru Camp
  6. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
  7. Free: The Final Stroke (Part 1 and Part 2)
  8. Tiger and Bunny: The Beginning- The Rising
  9. The Dear King
  10. Sword Art Online the Movie: Progressive- Aria of the Starless Night


1. Who won the best TV series and film award last year at the Tokyo Anime Award 2022?

In the Tokyo Anime Award 2022, Jujutsu Kaisen won the best TV series award, and Evangelion: Thrice Upon a Time won the best film award.

2. What is the other name for the Tokyo Anime Award?

It is shortly known as TAA and it is the old name of ceremony. However, in 2014, the officials changed its name to the Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF).

We hope you’re looking forward to the Tokyo Anime Award 2023 and hoping that your favorite shows win the most awards. Tell me who you think will win the best anime award this year in the comments section.

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