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K-ON Is 5th in Japan Academy Prize's Audience Award Voting

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
1st preliminary results also include live-action Moteki, Moshidora, Kaibutsu-kun

The K-ON! film ranked fifth in the first preliminary results of the Japan Academy Prizes' All Night Nippon Wadai-Sho prize. For this audience award, listeners of the All Night Nippon radio program are voting for their favorite film and actor until February 2. K-ON! also holds a nomination in the Japan Academy Prizes' Animation of the Year category.

The live-action film adaptation of Mitsurou Kubo's Moteki manga currently holds the top position in the All Night Nippon Wadai-Sho's film category. Moteki also has four nominations in the Japan Academy Prizes' main categories: Masami Nagasawa for Best Actress, Kumiko Asou for Best Supporting Actress, Taiseki Iwasaki for Music, and Yūsuke Ishida for Editing.

The live-action film adaptation of Natsumi Iwasaki's Moshi Kōkō Yakyū no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no "Management" o Yondara (Moshidora) business novel ranks at #2, and the live-action film version of Fujiko Fujio A's Kaibutsu-kun manga stands in third place. The live-action drama spinoff film SP Kakumei-Hen is in fourth place in the audience award's film category.

In the All Night Nippon Wadai-Sho's actor category, AKB48's Atsuko Maeda currently is currently in First Place ahead of Ken'ichi Matsuyama (live-action Death Note).

Japan Academy Prizes' official website confirmed the nominees for the 35th annual awards on January 16. The other anime films nominated in the Animation of the Year category are From Up On Poppy Hill, Buddha: The Great Departure (Tezuka Osamu no Buddha - Akai Sabaku yo! Utsukushiku-), Tōfu Kozō, and Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence.

The Nippon Academy-Sho Association, a Japanese group roughly comparable to America's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Oscars fame, presents the Japan Academy Prizes every year. The nominees all receive "Awards of Excellence," but the actual top award in each category will be presented in a ceremony on March 2.

[Via Jam Guru]

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