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Blue Giant, 'your name.,' Shin Godzilla Win Media Arts Awards

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
A Silent Voice, Owarimonogatari, Erased, Pokémon Go, more also win awards

The Japanese government's Ministry of Cultural Affairs announced the winners of the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards on Thursday.

Manga Division

Grand Prize

Blue Giant by Shinichi Ishizuka

Excellence Award

Soumubu Soumuka Yamaguchi Roppeita (Yamaguchi Roppeita, General Affairs Department, General Affairs Section) by Kenichiro Takai, Norio Hayashi (original author)

Incomplete Life by Tae Ho Yoon, Ayako Furukawa (translation), Seungbok Kim (South Korea, Japan)

Yugai toshi (Harmful City) by Tetsuya Tsutsui

Sunny by Taiyo Matsumoto

New Face Award

Oten no mon (The Southern Gate) by Yak Haibara

Tsuki ni hoe rannee (Can't be Howlin' at The Moon) by Yukiko Seike

Jasmin by Yui Hata

The website also listed an English PDF with the 29 Jury Selections in the Manga Division. The list featured 27 Japanese works, including: Gou Tanabe's H.P. Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space", Kazuto Tatsuta's Ichi-F (A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant), Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's Ten no ketsumyaku (Descended from the Emperor), Robico's The precious talk of me and you, Yukinobu Hoshino's Rainman, and more.

Animation Division

Grand Prize

your name. by Makoto Shinkai

Excellence Award

A Silent Voice by Naoko Yamada

Boy and the World by Alê Abreu (Brazil)

A Love Story short film by Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara (United Kingdom)

Among the black waves short film by Anna Budanova (Russia)

New Face Award

Moom short film by Daisuke Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo (Japan, United States)

I Have Dreamed Of You So Much short film by Emma Vakarelova (Bulgaria)

Rebellious short film by Arturo ‶Vonno" Ambriz, Roy Ambriz (Mexico)

The website also listed an English PDF with the 31 Jury Selections in the Animation Division. The Jury Selections featured 16 Japanese works, including:

Animated TV series

Kaze no Matasaburō
Animated short film
Hiroki Yamada

Gekijō-ban Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Kōkō Suisōgaku-Bu e Yōkoso
Animated feature film
Tatsuya Ishihara

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Animated TV series
Tetsuro Araki

Satie's Parade
Animated short film
Koji Yamamura

Chieri and Cherry
Animated feature film
Makoto Nakamura

Animated TV series
Tomohiko Ito

Animated short film
Yoshimi Itazu

Mob Psycho 100
Animated TV series
Yuzuru Tachikawa

Animated short film
Eri Okazaki

Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi's live-action Shin Godzilla film won the Grand Prize in the Entertainment Division, and the Pokémon Go Production Team's (Tatsuo Nomura, representative) Pokémon Go smartphone app won an Excellence Award in the category.

Director of Showa Manga Library Aomushi Yokio Takano also received a Special Achievement award.

[Via 0takomu]

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