Malaysian Anime Tops Fan Award Polls At Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2023

'Mechamato: The Movie' is also the only non-Japanese animated product to make it to top 30.

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Malaysian animated film Mechamato: The Movie is proving to be a mean competitor at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2023

The movie, produced by local animation studio Monsta, is currently at the number one spot for the fan-favourite award on the festival's official website.

Out of 412 animated movies that were theatrically released last year, Mechamato: The Movie is among 100 films that was selected to enter the final round of online voting.

According to New Straits Times, Mechamato, which has a series of the same name, is also the only non-Japanese animated product to make it to top 30.

Monsta chief executive officer, Nizam Razak, has celebrated the news by thanking fans for the overwhelming support

"Thank you, Mechamato fans! Our young superhero has flown from number eight to number one in terms of votes at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2023," he said in a statement yesterday, 9 January.

Nizam Razak and his studio is also known to be the creators of popular animated series, BoBoiBoy.

In the same animated universe, Mechamato tells the story of a teenager named Amato who teams up with a convict robot to take down other rogue robots from outer space that threaten the safety of Earth.

Image via IMDb

The characters are a hit locally, and have drawn many more fans after premiering on Netflix and Cartoon Network in Japan in March last year

"Many people are wondering why Mechamato is so popular. But I've visited Malaysia and can confirm this. Mechamato is loved by everyone as a local hero," said a Japanese fan account.

If you would like to show your support, online voting for the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2023 fan-favourite award ends on 3 February.

Fans can still vote for Mechamato: The Movie once a day on the official website here.

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