Tatami Galaxy, Historie Win Media Arts Awards
posted on by Egan Loo
The Japanese government's Ministry of Cultural Affairs announced the winners of the 14th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards on Wednesday.
Grand PrizeThe Tatami Galaxy (Masaaki Yuasa)
Mai Mai Miracle
"Fumiko's Confession" (article)
Encouragement Prize"The Wonder Hospital" (Beomisk Shimbe Shim - USA)
Grand PrizeHistorie (Hitoshi Iwaaki)
Excellence PrizeKokō no Hito (Shinichi Sakamoto, Jirō Nitta)
Fūunji-tachi Bakumatsu-hen (Tarō Minamoto)
Bokurano (Mohiro Kitoh)
Red (Naoki Yamamoto)
Encouragement PrizeUchi no Tsuma-tte Dō Deshō? (Shugeyuki Fukumitsu)
Award of MeritYoshiyuki Kurihara (shōnen manga editor)
The 14th Japan Media Arts Festival will be held in Tokyo from February 2 to February 13 next year. Previous winners of the Media Arts Festival Awards have included 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 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, and Aniplex's Kamichu! slice-of-life school anime.