Tokyo Anime Awards Festival / Yuki Kajiura Best Music (2018-2020-2021)

Justisamuel

TETOTETOMETOME
Just to say that Yuki Kajiura was rewarded for the best music in 2019 !

Tokyo Anime Award is ran since 2002 by professional judges, anime studio staffs, professors of universities, magazine chief editors and producers... not the fans.
Is it deserved ? Or who else should have won, in your opinion ?
 

grunty

I have reached Yuki nirvana
Not gonna lie I'm not even sure what OSTs I listened to /and cared for/ in 2019.

As for Yuki... Alicization in general was Pretty Good (TM), she tried things on Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel and Kimetsu was a surefine 15 minute medley. v( '')v
 

george1234

Moderator
Well i havent listened to all the soundtracks of 2019 so Idk, and i dont even know for what show they would give her the award for. Kimetsu was good but nothing outstanding. HF was good but among her own works not outstanding either, Alicisation was a fresh touch after around 8 years of disappointment. If we were back in 2004 she would deserve the best award for Madlax and Tsubasa for suure though

Also its weird because the majority of Kimetsu music was by Go Shiina and not her, unless they shared the award or something.

btw in the japanese page there is no menthion of kimetsu
 

SB3K

I like Yuki
The quirky thing about TAAF is except for the big prizes of Animation of the Year all other awards are just general recognition as opposed to anything specific, or at least that's how it's been since the format shifted in 2014. I can't deny recent works would have a big influence on the judges who run the event. So good for Kajiura for getting two, it is a shame it's taken so long for her to finally get it, she also won back in 2018.
 

george1234

Moderator
Seems like the show's popularity is more important than the actual quality of the music though, when judging for these awards.
 

LianaIlia36

I have reached Yuki nirvana
^But isn't the award supposed to be about music? I thought that's what the title said. I could be wrong though. heh
 

george1234

Moderator
The title is miss-leading. Often fans of something think their show is the best there can be at every aspect, so a popular title has more chances of winning awards that something few people know about even if the latter is better. So she didnt win anything back in 2004 that the anime she composed for were must less well known even though the music was generally much more inspired and diverse compared to nowadays, but now she wins thanks to shows popularity.
 
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Justisamuel

TETOTETOMETOME
This year also, Yuki Kajiura was rewarded the best music for her works on Heaven's Feel & Alicization.

That's 3 awards for Kajiura and 3 awards for Sawano since 2014 (before, it was a different format but Yoko Kanno won 4 times).


Glad that Violet Evergarden won the movie prize instead of KNY.
Still waiting for Newtype Anime Awards & 44th Japan Academy Awards.
 
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george1234

Moderator
I think they give these awards based on fan votes mostly because if one compared her HF ost to past works would wonder why HF has award but madlax and tsubasa chronicles dont 😅. Still im happy for her ☺️
 

Lorde-Kowz

I have reached Yuki nirvana
I think they give these awards based on fan votes mostly because if one compared her HF ost to past works would wonder why HF has award but madlax and tsubasa chronicles dont 😅. Still im happy for her ☺️
If it was based on fan votes then Kimetsu no Yaiba would've best animu movie.
 

Justisamuel

TETOTETOMETOME

Aiga

I like Yuki
TAAF actually doesn't specify certain shows when giving the awards, the listed shows are just added by the English sites when reported so you can't know for certain which show made them award the prize, and TAAF is not fan voted(Except their Anime Fan Award)

Also Kimetsu movie doesn't qualify this year for the award as you can see the timeframe considered is (2019年10月1日~2020年9月30日)
 

george1234

Moderator
How is it possible they dont specify ? They just give the award "just because" ? Or for the overall composer work during the previous year ?

Thanks for the info though 🙂🤗
 

Aiga

I like Yuki
yeah honestly TAAF is weird, like this year both Kimetsu director and character designer won individual award despite not releasing anything during the timeframe specified so their way of choosing is usually "just because"
 

Nightmare

I eat sleep and breathe Yuki
TAAF actually doesn't specify certain shows when giving the awards, the listed shows are just added by the English sites when reported so you can't know for certain which show made them award the prize, and TAAF is not fan voted(Except their Anime Fan Award)
Sorry for necrobumping. I'm confused?? It's literally on the japanese official site??? The first site justisamuel posted??


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Specified Timeframe: (October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020)
HF: Aired Aug 15, 2020
Alicization: Aired: Oct 13, 2019 to Sep 20, 2020

So the Queen deserved that crown :listen:

As for Kimetsu no Trash Can winning:
Remember that the movie delayed due to rhona afaik and-
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from https://animefestival.jp/ja/award/aoy/

Zestiria and the moeblob I agree that might be just representative :ayashii:
 
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