Mechamato bagged the fan award at the Tokyo Anime Fan Award.
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Mechamoto has created history by becoming the first non-Japanese animation to win the fan award at the 2023 Tokyo Anime Fan Award (TAAF).
It did so with style by beating 50 other nominees with 40,590 votes ahead, as reported by the Malay Mail.
Nizam Abd Razak, the chief executive officer of Animonsta Studios (Monsta), said the victory was a positive beginning for the local studio’s animation series in both the Japanese and global markets.
The Malaysian anime series qualified to compete in TAAF after its March 2022 debut on Cartoon Network Japan, however it hit blockbuster response when it was aired on the Japanese Netflix early October last year.
Since then, it was the number one-series at 2023 TAAF.
Nizam also stated that because of its original idea and the story’s abundance of admirable ideals, Monsta is convinced that Mechamato will be able to grab the hearts of the Japanese audience, especially youngsters.
Communication and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil came forward and congratulated Monsta for its success.
“This success should be an inspiration for local animation industry players. The government will always support industry efforts especially in producing quality works without neglecting local values.”Fahmi Fadzil, PKR
The Mechamato Movie, which has been playing in local theatres for ten weeks after debuting on 8 December, 2022, has earned more than RM36 million, as reported by the Malay Mail.
For many Malaysians, anime is not a new thing. The names Naruto, One Piece, Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen have many fans in our country.
Let us all come together to support and celebrate this amazing anime series that was created in our land.
We from TRP congratulate Animonsta Studios (Monsta) on this amazing achievement.