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
  3. Laid-Back Camp
  4. Cells at Work!
  5. IDOLiSH7
  6. Zombie Land Saga
  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!





Third ‘Shingeki no Kyojin’ Anime Season Airs in Split Cours

The 12th episode of Shingeki no Kyojin‘s third anime season aired on Sunday ended with an announcement that its second half will air in Spring 2019. The official website has also revealed a new key visual for the second cours (pictured).

Bessatsu Shounen Magazine has been serializing the fantasy post-apocalyptic manga by Hajime Isayama since September 2009. Kodansha published the 26th compiled volume on August 9, which included the third episode of Shingeki no Kyojin: Lost Girls OVA series. The manga has a cumulative 76 million copies of its compiled volumes in circulation.

Produced by Wit Studio, the 25-episode first anime season aired in Spring 2013. Pre-production of the second season began as early as 2014, which premiered in Spring 2017. The third season debuted on July 23 but delayed its broadcast of episode 11 due to news coverage of Typhoon Trani. This season’s episodes will be distributed across seven Blu-ray and DVD volumes, the first of which goes on sale on October 17, containing the first three episodes.

Kodansha Comics USA licensed the manga in English in October 2011 and published the 25th volume on July 3. The 26th volume is planned for a December 4 release.

Funimation licensed the anime series in North America and shipped the first season in two Blu-ray and DVD volumes in June and September 2014. The second season was released on a single volume on February 27.

A special event for the anime franchise will be held on February 3, 2019, where the lead cast members will make an appearance.

Source: Moca News