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Arrietty Wins Japan Academy's Animation of the Year

posted on by Egan Loo
Kokuhaku (Confessions), Avatar win Best Picture, Best Foreign Picture

Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's Karigurashi no Arrietty film won the Animation of the Year award at the 34th Japan Academy Prizes in Tokyo on Friday.

Arrietty won the award over Keiichi Hara and Asention's Colorful, Kōzō Kusuba and Shinei Animation's Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Ningyo Daikaisen, Yasuichiro Yamamoto and TMS Entertainment's Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in The Sky, and Munehisa Sakai and Toei Animation's One Piece Film Strong World.

The Animation of the Year category was created only four years ago; The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Tekkonkinkreet, Ponyo, and Summer Wars were the previous winners. Before that, Studio Ghibli won the overall Picture of the Year Award for Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.

This year's Best Picture of the Year and Best Foreign Picture of the Year awards went to Kokuhaku (Confessions) and Avatar, respectively.

Source: Eiga.com

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