The Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) will be held March 20-23 at Toho Cinemas Nihonbashi in the capital's Nihonbashi district in Chuo Ward.
The TAA had been held as part of the Tokyo International Anime Fair since 2002. But the anime fair will merge with the Anime Contents Expo (ACE) to offer AnimeJapan from spring.
The new TAAF was set up to recognize excellence in animation. The best commercial work will be given the "Anime of the Year" gong, with other prizes also awarded to titles submitted for the competition. Individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry will be honored with the Achievement Award.