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Madoka Magica, Saturn Apartments Win Media Arts Awards

posted on 2011-12-15 01:30 EST
Also: Legend of the Millennium Dragon, Letter to Momo, Top Secret, Arrugas, Fun Home "Muybridge's Strings," "rain town"

The Japanese government's Ministry of Cultural Affairs announced the winners of the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards on Thursday.

Animation Division

Grand Prize

Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Akiyuki Shinbo, director)

Excellence Prize

Legend of the Millennium Dragon (Onigamiden)
A Letter to Momo
"Muybridge's Strings" (article)
"Folksongs & Ballads" (France)

Encouragement Prize

"Yasashii March"
"Rabenjunge" (Germany)
"rain town" (article)

Manga Division

Grand Prize

Saturn Apartments (Hisae Iwaoka)

Excellence Prize

Ano Hi Kara no Manga (Kotobuki Shiriagari)
Arrugas (Paco Roca - Spain)
Himitsu - Top Secret (Reiko Shimizu)
Fun Home (Alison Bechdel - America)

Encouragement Prize

Nakayoshi-dan no Bōken (Tsuchika Nishimura)
Magemon (Kōichi Masahara)
Mustard Chocolate (Tomoko Fuyukawa)

Award of Merit

Sayoko Kinoshita (animation writer/producer)


The 15th Japan Media Arts Festival will be held in Tokyo from February 22 to March 4 next year. Previous winners of the Media Arts Festival Awards have included Tatami Galaxy, Historie, Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Vinland Saga, Kunio Katō's "Tsumiki no Ie" ("The House of Small Cubes"), Gainax's Gurren Lagann, Mitsuo Iso's Dennō Coil, Makoto Isshiki'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, and Aniplex's Kamichu! slice-of-life school anime.

[Via Yaraon!]

Update: Images added.


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