A Place Further Than the Universe Leads Tokyo Anime Awards Fan Vote

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2019 (TAAF) revealed the preliminary results for this year’s fan-voted Animation of the Year: Anime Fan Award. Leading the pack is A Place Further Than the Universe, a coming-of-age story about four teenage girls who sign up to go on an expedition to Antarctica. The series was recently recognized by The New York Times in its list of Best International TV Shows of 2018.

The plucky girls aren’t leading by a large margin; they could still be surpassed Banana Fish. Set in New York City, the crime drama follows the beautiful yet deadly Ash Lynx and his unlikely companion Eiji Okamura as they navigate the darkest underbelly of New York’s crime families.

In third place is Laid-Back Camp, the cozy series that invigorated Japan’s winter camping scene with a new influx of fans. The anime follows Rin Shima who had always enjoyed camping alone but expands her horizons when she meets newbie camper Nadeshiko Kagamihara.

The results are updated daily until the poll closes on December 24. The top 20 series and top 10 films are listed below.

Television Anime

  1. A Place Further Than the Universe
  2. BANANA FISH
  3. Laid-Back Camp
  4. Cells at Work!
  5. IDOLiSH7
  6. Zombie Land Saga
  7. SSSS.GRIDMAN
  8. Land of the Lustrous
  9. Bloom Into You
  10. Pop Team Epic
  11. Violet Evergarden
  12. Overlord (seasons II and III)
  13. Dream Festival! R
  14. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
  15. Uma Musume Pretty Derby
  16. Asobi Asobase -workshop of fun-
  17. Girls’ Last Tour
  18. Attack on Titan Season 3
  19. Goblin Slayer
  20. Revue Starlight

Anime Films

  1. Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer
  2. Girls und Panzer das Finale
  3. Liz and the Blue Bird
  4. Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond
  5. Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?? Dear My Sister
  6. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
  7. Non Non Biyori Vacation
  8. Okko’s Inn
  9. Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple
  10. Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us

The poll also decides works that will be eligible for the Theatrical Animation Division and Television Animation Division awards, as well as the individual awards for anime staff members. An anime series or film had to air between October 15, 2017 to October 13, 2018 to qualify for a spot. This cut-off isn’t limited to a show’s debut date. For instance, Land of the Lustrous premiered on October 7, 2017 but is still considered applicable to the poll because its episodes aired beyond the cut-off. This is also why last year saw Yuri!!! on Ice take the top spotin both 2016 and 2017 awards.

Voting can be done only once per person with up to three TV and movies choices each.

Source: Tokyo Anime Festival’s Best 100 site via Yara-on!

 

 

 

 

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime Reveals 7 More Cast Members

The official Twitter account for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime franchise announced seven more cast members on Saturday for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken: Ōgon no Kazeor Vento Aureo) anime. The new characters are part of an assassin team that are after Trish.

Shinshū Fuji as Risotto Nero

Jun Fukushima as Formaggio

Ken Narita as Illuso

Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Prosciutto

Subaru Kimura as Pesci

Junji Majima as Melone

Nobuhiko Okamoto as Ghiaccio

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind premiered on October 5, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. Viz Media has licensed the anime.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is the manga’s fifth part that continues the story from the previous entries in Hirohiko Araki‘s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga. The story begins when Jotaro asks Koichi to travel to Naples to investigate a person known as Haruno Shiobana, whose real name is later revealed as Giorno Giovanna. The story then follows Giorno in his goal to rise to the top of the Passione mafia group and turn it into a band of honorable thieves.

Yasuhiro Kimura (Three Leaves, Three Colors) and Hideya Takahashi(Keijo!!!!!!!!Anonymous Noise) are directing the anime at David Production, with Naokatsu Tsuda as chief director. Yasuko Kobayashi is returning from the previous anime to handle the series composition, with most of the staff also returning from previous JoJo’s Bizarre Adventureanime. Takahiro Kishida (Serial Experiments LainBaccano!Haikyu!!) is drawing the character designs. Shun’ichi Ishimoto is the animation director. Yoshikazu Iwanami is the sound director, and Yuugo Kanno is composing the music.

Coda performed the anime’s opening theme song “Fighting Gold.” Neko Oikawa wrote the lyrics, and Toshiyuki Omori was in charge of composition and arrangement. The ending song is “Freek’n You” by R&B group Jodeci.

Sources: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime Twitter account, Comic Natalie