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Summer Wars, Vinland Saga Win Media Arts Awards (Update 3)

posted on 2009-12-03 03:55 EST

The Japanese government's Ministry of Cultural Affairs has announced the winners of the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards on Thursday.

Animation Division

Grand Prize

Summer Wars (Mamoru Hosoda)

Excellence Prize

In the Attic (Na půdě aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny?, trailer) (Jiří Barta)
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (Masaki Tachibana)
"The Cable Car" (Claudius Gentinetta/Frank Braun)
"Denshin-Bashira Elemi no Koi" (Hideto Nakata, Sovat Theater, trailer)

Encouragement Prize

"Animal Dance" (Ryō Okawara, video)

Jury Recommended Works in Long Animation (Films, TV, OVA)

Title Artist Category
Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror Shinsuke Sato Movie
CANAAN Masahiro Ando TV
To Yukinobu Hoshino TV
Sweet Blue Flowers Kenichi Kasai TV
Guin Saga Atsushi Wakabayashi TV
Scarecrowman Yoshio Takeuchi TV
Toradora! Tatsuyuki Nagai TV
Negibōzu no Asatarō Yousuke Asama TV
Nodame Cantabile: Paris Chiaki Kon TV
Eden of the East Kenji Kamiyama TV
Xam'd: Lost Memories Masayuki Miyaji TV

Manga Division

Grand Prize

Vinland Saga (Makoto Yukimura)

Excellence Prize

Imuri (Ranjō Miyake)
Children of the Sea (Daisuke Igarashi)
Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (Fumiyo Kono)
Hyouge Mono - Tea for Universe, Tea for Life (Yoshihiro Yamada)

Encouragement Prize

Hesheit Aqua (Wisut Ponnimit)

Award of Merit

Shigeru Miyamoto (game creator)

Special Award of Merit

Yoshinori Kanada (animator)

Jury Recommended Works (Story Manga)

Title Artist
Jin Motoka Murakami
Aoi Honōo Kazuhiko Shimamoto
Bunny Drop Yumi Unita
Eki kara 5-bun (Five Minutes from the Station) Fusako Kuramochi
Oyasumi Punpun Inio Asano
Kamuropa-mura e Mikio Igarashi
Haruka Kawachi's Period Drama Short Story Collection Chiruhi Haruka Kawachi
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Kinō Nani Tabeta? Fumi Yoshinaga
Samuraikko Hisashi Sekiya
Shōjo Fight Yoko Nihonbashi
Shōjo Manga Naoko Matsuda
Shin Jigyaku no Uta: Robot Koyuki Yoshiie Gōda
Zenyasai Tobira Oda
Sore de mo Machi wa Mawatteiru Masakazu Ishiguro
Debonair Drive Sekaiichi Asakura
Natsume's Book of Friends Yuki Midorikawa
Mirai Saijiki Bio no Mokushiroku Daijiro Morohoshi
Roundabout Peko Watanabe

In addition, the Naruto: Narutimate Storm (Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm) game was one of the winners of the Excellence Prizes in the Entertainment Division. Hidekaz Himaruya's Hetalia was one of the jury-recommended works in the self-produced/web manga section.

The 13th Japan Media Arts Festival will be held in Tokyo from February 3 To February 14 next year. Previous winners of the Media Arts Festival Awards have included Kunio Katō's "Tsumiki no Ie" ("The House of Small Cubes"), Gainax's Gurren Lagann, Mitsuo Iso's Dennō Coil, Makoto Isshi's The Piano Forest, Masaaki Yuasa's Kaiba, Koji Yamamura's acclaimed "Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor" short, Takehiko Inoue's Vagabond and Real manga, Nintendo's Nintendogs pet simulator, Aniplex's Kamichu! slice-of-life school anime, and Mamoru Hosoda's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time time-traveling anime remake.

Source: Comic Natalie

Update: More background information added.

Update 2: Jury-recommended long works in the Animation category added.

Update 3: Jury-recommended long works in the Manga category added.


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