Young Guns 18 Winners

2020: Let's face it — this was not going to be a normal year for anybody in the creative community. COVID-19 has affected everyone in ways great and small, but we knew that Young Guns 18 would carry on. After all, this is an award that honors a young creative's body of work over multiple years, not just what could be done over Zoom and with social distancing. And so the call for entries was opened in June, and the global response far surpassed expectations that had been muted by the pandemic.

Believing that diversity breeds diversity, this year's Young Guns jury was expanded to include more than 80 creatives from around the world and across many cultures and disciplines. With the usual split between past Young Guns winners who know firsthand of the glory this accolade brings, alongside other respected professionals bringing their own unique perspectives, the jury spent nearly three months going over hundreds of submissions. After multiple rounds of scoring, they settled on a finalist list of 83 entrants, all leading to spirited discussions that resulted in this year's class of 31 new inductees into the Young Guns family.

Alas, the raucous New York awards ceremony that is a hallmark of the Young Guns experience was not to be this year, but we still managed to salute the Young Guns 18 class virtually, from wherever they are in the world.

Tomoki Misato


Born in Tokyo, Japan. He involved in a wide range of activities, animate, arts, storyboard, set etc. with strengths in video work featuring stop motion. Graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Visual Communication Design in 2016. In 2018, received master's degree from the Department of Animation at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media. His works "Look at Me Only" and "My Little Goat" got numerous awards at domestic and international film festivals. Currently, I he is working on TV series as an animation director.

My Little Goat Agency: Tomoki Misato Client: Tokyo University of the Arts Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Look at Me Only Agency: Tomoki Misato Category: YG18 Year: 2020 Agency: Tomoki Misato Client: Tokyo University of the Arts Category: YG18 Year: 2020
"Kedama no Gonjiro" Ending Animation Agency: Tomoki Misato Client: Sony Interactive Entertainment Category: YG18 Year: 2020
J SPORTS 2019 SPRING Agency: Tomoki Misato Client: P.I.C.S Category: YG18 Year: 2020




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