Mamoru Hosoda, Level 5's Akihiro Hino to Receive Award from Tokyo Int'l Film Fest

posted on by Karen Ressler
Actors Lily Franky, Suzu Hirose, Kirin Kiki to also receive award

The Tokyo International Film Festival announced the recipients of its "Arigatō" (Thank You) Award for contributions to the Japanese film industry on Wednesday. The award will recognize:

Director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast)

Level 5 Inc president and CEO Akihiro Hino (Yo-Kai Watch, Inazuma Eleven)

Actress Suzu Hirose (The Boy and the Beast, live-action Chihayafuru)

Actor Lily Franky (The Boy and the Beast, live-action Bakuman.)

Acrtress Kirin Kiki (The Secret World of Arrietty, Taro the Dragon Boy)

The Arigatō Award is new this year. The award ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 31 during the closing ceremony of the 28th annual Tokyo International Film Festival.

The October 22-31 event in Tokyo will also host a special program dedicated to Mobile Suit Gundam.

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