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2007 Japan Media Arts Festival Jury Recommends Works

posted on 2007-12-25 08:07 EST
Works chosen from animation, manga finalists that did not win awards

The Japanese government's Ministry of Cultural Affairs has announced that the jury for the 2007 (11th) Japan Media Arts Festival Awards has recommended several of the finalists in the festival's Animation and Manga Divisions for recognition. The jury's recommendations are intended to honor worthy finalists that did not win one of the Festival Awards earlier this month.

Animation Division/Long Animation (Movie/TV/Original Video Animation)

  • Genius Party
    Shinichiro Watanabe/Others
    © Genius Party

  • The Piano Forest (Piano no Mori)
    Masayuki Kojima
    © 2007 Makoto Isshiki / The Piano Forest Film Partners

  • Darker than Black
    Tensai Okamura
    © BONES・Tensai Okamura / DTB Committee・MBS

  • Prince Mackaroo Peril at the Full Moon Road -A 'Rare' Adventure of Our Prince-
    Akitaro Daichi
    © Rin Inumaru / NHK / NEP

  • Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion
    Goro Taniguchi
    © Sunrise / Project Geass・MBS
    Character Design © 2006 CLAMP

  • Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit
    Kenji Kamiyama
    © Nahoko Uehashi / Kaisei-Sha / Guardian of the Spirit Committee

  • Moyashimon
    Yuichiro Yano
    © Masayuki Ishikawa・Kodansha / Moyashimon Committee

  • Vegetable Fairies N.Y. Salad
    Noriyuki Ohmi/Hiroaki Matsu
    © 2007 Yoshitaka Amano / DML・N.Y. Salad Partners All Rights Reserved.

  • Freedom 5
    Shuhei Morita
    © 2006 Freedom Committee

  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society
    Shuhei Morita
    © Masamune Shirow-Production I.G / Kodansha

  • Red Colored Elegy
    SeiichI Hayashi
    © Seiichi Hayashi / Toei Animation Co., Ltd.

Animation Division/Short Animation

  • "49"
    Ichiro Iwano
  • "Birthday"
    Toshiaki Hanzaki
  • "Blockman"
    Youhei Murakoshi
  • "Boneheads"
    Hiroshi Chida
  • "Burning Safari"
    Team Burning Safari, Gobelins 2006
  • "How To Cook Breakfast?"
    Ryoko Yamazaki
  • "Lost Utopia"
    Mirai Mizue
  • "Love Rollercoaster"
    Hiromasa Horie
  • "The Clockwork City"
    Ryu Kato
  • "Magnetic UFO"
    Shojiro Nishimi
  • "A Tale of Carefree King"
    Yoshiko Misumi
  • "Mr. Cloud and Mr. Rain"
    Tomoyoshi Joko
  • "The Black Bear Cub and the Forest Train"
    Usagi Tanaka
  • "Copet"
    Seijiro Kubo / Ichiro Tanida / Katsunori Aoki
  • "Last Snow Before Spring"
    Mai Yoshida
  • "The Dandelion Sister"
    Yusuke Sakamoto
  • "Lightning doodle project 2007"
    Takeshi Nagata / Kazue Monno
  • "houkago, emerald"
    Kazuya Nanao
  • "After School Midnight"
    Hitoshi Takekiyo

Manga Division/Story Manga

  • Ookiku Furikabutte
    Asa Higuchi
    © Asa Higuchi / Kodansha

  • Oyururi Mantama Nikki
    Tamakichi Sakura
    © Tamakichi Sakura / Enterbrain, Inc.

  • Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin
    Yoshikazu Yasuhiko / Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino
    © Yoshikazu Yasuhiko / Kadokawa Shoten
    © Sotsu ・Sunrise

  • Sgt. Frog
    Mine Yoshizaki
    © Mine Yoshizaki / Kadokawa Shoten

  • Fullmetal Alchemist
    Hiromu Arakawa
    © Hiromu Arakawa / Square Enix

  • 81diver
    Yokusaru Shibata
    © Yokusaru Shibata / Shueisha

  • The Top Secret
    Reiko Shimizu
    © Reiko Shimizu / Hakusensha

  • Moyashimon Tales of Agriculture
    Masayuki Ishikawa
    © Masayuki Ishikawa / Kodansha

  • Ushijima the Loan Shark
    Shohei Manabe
    © Shohei Manabe / Shogakukan

  • Pippi, the Prophet
    Chuya Chikazawa
    © Chuya Chikazawa / East Press Co., Ltd.

Manga Division/Frame Manga, Independent Manga, Online Manga, Others

  • Zone
    Noboru Fuji
  • Tokio mravinjak / Tokio Suana
    Stanko Gojic
  • Kappa Maki
    Kenichi Chikuhama/Kazuko Chikuhama
  • Nanja Shingyo
    Kenkichi Yaoita
  • The Naked Anouchkas
    Hal Ikeda
  • Hiyoko Industry Product Catalogue
    Sho Shibamoto
  • minus.
    Ryan Armand
  • Okerakun
    Seiichiro Oomori
  • Gliding REKI
    Akira Himekawa
  • sen-nen-gahou
    Machiko Kyo
  • Slangehund-Snakedog-Hebi Inu
    Helle Vibeke Jensen
  • Zenryoku-Usagi
    Kei Ikeda

The recommended works in the Entertainment Division (Game, Electronic Play Equipment, Character) include several works with anime or manga tie-ins, such as Super Paper Mario, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, and Pokémon Battle Revolution. One of the recommended works in the Entertainment Division (Visual Image) is ALWAYS: Sunset on Third Street 2, the sequel film based on Ryohei Saigan's Sanchoume no Yuuhi - Yuuyake no Uta nostalgic post-war manga.

Source: AnimeonDVD.com Forums via ComiPress for Manga Division


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