The First Slam Dunk Film Wins Japan Academy Film Prizes' Animation of the Year
posted on by Alex Mateo
Shin Ultraman and Anime Supremacy! (Haken Anime!) were among the five Best Picture nominees for this year. However, they both lost to the Aru Otoko (A Man) film.
For Rookie of the Year, the association honored Karin Ono for the role of Kazuna Namisawa in Anime Supremacy!, Meru Nukumi for the role of Moe Sasaki in the live-action My Boyfriend in Orange (Moekare wa Orange-iro) film, Daiki Arioka for the role of Akihisa Taki in Shin Ultraman, and Hokuto Matsumura for the role of Shizuka Doumeki in the live-action xxxHOLiC film. Matsumura also won a Popularity Award in the actor division for his roles as Shizuka in xxxHOLiC and Sōta Munakata in Suzume.
One Piece Film Red won a Popularity Award for the film category. The film also won the Special Award. The award is similar to the Chairperson's Distinguished Service Award, which is given to a person or group that has achieved outstanding results for that year.
The Japan Academy Film Prize Association previously revealed other special award winners.
Movies are eligible if they opened in Japan between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022.