News Summer Wars, Vinland Saga Win Media Arts Awards (Update 3)
posted on 2009-12-03 03:55 EST by Egan Loo
The Japanese government's Ministry of Cultural Affairs has announced the winners of the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards on Thursday.
Grand PrizeSummer Wars (Mamoru Hosoda)
Excellence PrizeIn 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)
|Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror||Shinsuke Sato||Movie|
|Sweet Blue Flowers||Kenichi Kasai||TV|
|Guin Saga||Atsushi Wakabayashi||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|
Grand PrizeVinland Saga (Makoto Yukimura)
Excellence PrizeImuri (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 PrizeHesheit Aqua (Wisut Ponnimit)
Award of MeritShigeru Miyamoto (game creator)
Special Award of MeritYoshinori Kanada (animator)
Jury Recommended Works (Story Manga)
|Aoi Honoo||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|
|Shōjo Fight||Yoko Nihonbashi|
|Shōjo Manga||Naoko Matsuda|
|Shin Jigyaku no Uta: Robot Koyuki||Yoshiie Gōda|
|Soredemo machi wa mawatteiru||Masakazu Ishiguro|
|Debonair Drive||Sekaiichi Asakura|
|Natsume's Book of Friends||Yuki Midorikawa|
|Mirai Saijiki Bio no Mokushiroku||Daijiro Morohoshi|
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 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, 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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