News 10th Media Arts Plaza Awards
posted on 2006-12-16 23:48 EST
The winners of the 10th Media Arts Plaza Awards have been announced.
Awards are given out in four categories, Art, Entertainment, Animation and Comics. One work is awarded a grand prizes in each category, with 20 more (five per category) given excellence awards. In all there are 24 winning titles from 1808 that were submitted.
In the animation category:
Grand Prize: "Toki wo Kakeru Shōjo" (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) Director: Hosoda Mamoru - Japan Excellence awards: "Ohanashi no Hana" (The Talking Flower) Director: Kubo Amika, Inoue Seita - Japan "Sukima no kuni no Porta" (Porta of the empty country) Staff: Ryoji Arai (author), Wada Toshikatsu (animation) - Japan "Haru wo Mezame" (Awaking to Spring) - ENGLISH TITLE: "My love" - Alexander Petrov - Russia "Pika Pika" (Sparkle Sparkle) Monno Kazue and Nagata Takeshi - Japan "The Crane and the giraffe" - Vladimir Bellini - Argentina
Awards in the comics category:
Grand Prize: "Taiyou no Mokushiroku" (Revolution of the Sun) by Kawaguchi Kaiji, Japan Excellence awards: "Oo-ku" (Inner Palace) by Yoshinaga Fumi, Japan "Osaka Hamlet" by Morishita Hiromi, Japan "Hyakkiya Kosho" (Glance towards scandal*)by Ima Ichiko, Japan "Yotsuba to!" (Yotsuba&!) by Azuma Kiyohiko, Japan "Shi-ri-to-ri" (Beginning and End) by Chikuhama Kazuko, Japan
The winners from last year can be seen here.