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Tokikake Wins "Animation of the Year" at Japanese Academy Awards: Follow Up

posted on 2007-02-20 09:49 EST
Film follows up a string of awards by winning Japan's highest honor

The 30th Annual Japan Academy Awards, held February 16th at the Takanawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo, have awarded the "Animation of the Year" award to Toki o Kakeru Shōjo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time). It is by far the biggest award yet for Mamoru Hosoda's film, which has already trounced its competition in Awards ceremonies throughout the entertainment world.

The other films nominated for the "Animation of the Year" award are as follows:

Arashi no Yoru ni (On A Stormy Night) - Director: Gisaburô Sugii
Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) - Director: Goro Miyazaki
Brave Story - Director: Koichi Chigira
Meitantei Conan: Tantei-tachi no Requiem (Detective Conan/Case Closed: Requiem for the Detectives) Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto

Although TokiKake only took in about 300 million yen (about 3 million US Dollars), reviews and press about the film has been overwhelmingly positive and could lead to brisk sales for a DVD release.

Source: Anime!Anime!

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