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'Bakemono no Ko' Wins Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year

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Mar 4, 2016 6:25 AM
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The Japan Academy Prize Association announced during a ceremony on Friday that the 2015 original anime movie Bakemono no Ko is the winner of the Animation of the Year award.

The movie was nominated alongside Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda., Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai, Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no F, and Love Live! The School Idol Movie in January. Nominated works must have opened in theaters in Japan between December 14, 2014 and December 15, 2015.

Bakemono no Ko opened in theaters in Japan last July. According to the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, the movie earned 5.85 billion yen to become the second highest grossing domestic movie of 2015. FUNimation Entertainment has licensed it for release in North America under the title The Boy and the Beast, with screenings in select theaters beginning on March 4.

The movie is the fourth work by director Mamoru Hosoda to win the award. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo (2006), Summer Wars (2009), and Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012) previously won the award.

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its an ok movie over all an worty winner
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Grats to the winner. I heard mixed thoughts about the movie but will definitely give it a try in the future.
 
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studio chizu must be floating on money. it's their first idependent movie, and they are succesful. can't wait what their next series. also can't wait the sub for this series!

how about TV series winner?
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Kuma said:
how about TV series winner?

Japan Academy Prize only gives awards to movies. It's Japan's equivalent of the Oscars of the Academy Awards.
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So I was right:

shanimebib said:
I will be damned if Love Live doesn't win. But recalling how K-On! missed out due to From Up on Poppy Hill, I am expecting Bakemono no Ko to do the same.

Aesthetically and from cinematographic point of view, K-On! Movie is head and shoulder above Love Live! Movie but I loved both movies almost equally because of the characters. So, I will hope Love Live! actually get some recognition from the critics. :)


Eagerly waiting for Bakemono no Ko!

 
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arsonal said:
Kuma said:
how about TV series winner?

Japan Academy Prize only gives awards to movies. It's Japan's equivalent of the Oscars of the Academy Awards.
eh, this is different from previous awards anounced before? sorry my mistake. the nomination almost same.
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Meh. This movie was nothing special. This probably got it since hosoda's reputation from previous films.

Sums up the Sad year for anime films.
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I can't wait to watch this movie.
 
Mar 4, 2016 6:41 AM

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Well I was guessing it was either Dragon Ball or Bakemono no Ko back then. Anyway nice to see it won the award.

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eh, this is different from previous awards anounced before? sorry my mistake. the nomination almost same.

This is the result of this nomination list.
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Noice

Can't wait for Bakemono no Ko to be released on kissanime
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@Comic_Sans oh no y arnt ppl dieing i need more ppl dieing rly gud plot avansement jus liek tokyo ghoul if erbudy dies amirite
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So basically everything Hosoda has made won this award now (at least since Animation of the Year started being awaraded).

Outside of Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda I don't think this had much competition anyway. Excited to see both of them.
 
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Can't wait for Bakemono no Ko to be released on kissanime

Not sure if baiting or just plain stupid ._.
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Have't watch this movie yet. Now looking forward even more.
But it's important to remember that a movie review is subjective;it only gives you one person's opinion.

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Iizbakaokay said:
Comic_Sans said:
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Can't wait for Bakemono no Ko to be released on kissanime

Not sure if baiting or just plain stupid ._.
Why would I try to bait anyone?

I neither have the possibility to buy anime nor do I want to so obviously I am going to have to wait until it gets released on kissanime
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@Comic_Sans oh no y arnt ppl dieing i need more ppl dieing rly gud plot avansement jus liek tokyo ghoul if erbudy dies amirite
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@Comic_Sans I hate to insult you on forums but you are just a troll so just go kill yourself already bitch
 
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Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai is over all the better movie but bakeko is is fine movie over all they would hav been my best choices
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Comic_Sans said:
Iizbakaokay said:

Not sure if baiting or just plain stupid ._.
Why would I try to bait anyone?

I neither have the possibility to buy anime nor do I want to so obviously I am going to have to wait until it gets released on kissanime


You do realize KA just torrents it from other sources?

Maybe we shouldn't have this conversation in the first place but anyway since you seem to be uninformed (or a great troll which I am pretty confident you are) KA will gladly steal from another stealing group.

So it's fair to say if any fansubbing group is going to pick it up I am going to torrent it. Well whatever you prefer to use, I do not care much. (KA will probably be slower as they add gimmicks to the original file as well)
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Iizbakaokay said:
Comic_Sans said:
Why would I try to bait anyone?

I neither have the possibility to buy anime nor do I want to so obviously I am going to have to wait until it gets released on kissanime


You do realize KA just torrents it from other sources?

Maybe we shouldn't have this conversation in the first place but anyway since you seem to be uninformed (or a great troll which I am pretty confident you are) KA will gladly steal from another stealing group.

So it's fair to say if any fansubbing group is going to pick it up I am going to torrent it. Well whatever you prefer to use, I do not care much. (KA will probably be slower as they add gimmicks to the original file as well)
Yes, and I don't care
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@Comic_Sans oh no y arnt ppl dieing i need more ppl dieing rly gud plot avansement jus liek tokyo ghoul if erbudy dies amirite
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@Comic_Sans I hate to insult you on forums but you are just a troll so just go kill yourself already bitch
 
Mar 4, 2016 11:34 AM

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Wow, awesome

Can't wait watch this movie soon as possible
 
Mar 4, 2016 1:09 PM

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I need to watch it. NOW.
 
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congrats, looking forward to watching it
 
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Been wanting to watch this for months.
 
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Cant wait to watch this!
 
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Congrats to Bakemono no Ko! Anyway, I will watch this movie. I was hoping Love Live Movie to win but I guess µ's can't take all awards lol.
 
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Sad Love Live didn't win :( but cant say much, I have yet to see this movie and see If it was worth to win or not :)

 
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i've been intrigued about this since it was first announced

subs when
 
Mar 4, 2016 5:18 PM

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Well I was expecting Love live to win ... Definitely gonna watch this one when it gets sub.
 
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Surprised it won the reward when I've heard so many mixed feelings on it.
 
Mar 4, 2016 9:48 PM
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nice, it's been showing in select theatres in Australia over the weekend, so I might go see it tomorrow!
 
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You know they are right calling him the next Miyazaki, because people will like his movies unconditionally, much like Pixar before Disney bought it.
 
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I had a feeling that 'Bakemono no Ko' would win cuz it was DAMN amazing so it deserves it.
 
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Paulo27 said:
So basically everything Hosoda has made won this award now (at least since Animation of the Year started being awaraded).

Outside of Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda I don't think this had much competition anyway. Excited to see both of them.


Miss Hokusai has been racking up the awards and is supposed to be very very good. It's the one I want to see most. After Bakemono and Hokusai there's a pretty huge gap between mainstream acceptance and the other nominees which are more late night anime type affairs so realistically it was always between those two. Actually DBZ is pretty widely recognized, just not by academy types.
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Good. I think he is the best movie director.
 
Mar 5, 2016 12:41 PM

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Not a lot of hype for films this year but I still plan on watching all the nominations.
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Mar 5, 2016 11:35 PM
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Nice, just watched it today.
 
Mar 6, 2016 1:42 AM

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Well looks like i need to watch now. Thanks internet :D.