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May 18, 2017 9:16 PM

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The 26th Japan Movie Critics Awards winners have been announced on May 16.

Best Picture Award
Koe no Katachi

Director Award
Makoto Shinkai (Kimi no Na wa.)

Seiyuu Award
Masako Nozawa (Kaze no You ni)

Diamond Award
Leiji Matsumoto (Ginga Tetsudou 999)

Japan Movie Critics Awards are awarded by the movie critics to encourage works or people in the movie fields. The critics who chose the awards for animation are Yukio Kawasaki (director of TV Tokyo), Hiroki Gotou (editor of Weekly Shounen Jump), and Ryuusuke Hikawa (critic of various anime related magazines, such as Seikimatsu Anime Netsuron).

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May 18, 2017 9:45 PM
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I'm not even surprised Lol. I mean I still yet need to watch Koe no Katachi (will do it sometime) but hey, congratz to Shinkai ^^ and for Koe no Katachi too.

May 18, 2017 9:52 PM

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Leiji Matsumoto is still relevant even he hasn't made any new anime for recent years other than Yamato remake?
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May 18, 2017 9:53 PM
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better than the animation awards at the oscers
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May 18, 2017 10:38 PM

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I would like to hear Nozawa's performance (didn't even know she was in this movie).
Was this award given to Leiji Matsumoto for his career, his Galaxy Express animation works or a certain movie?

@Sazanami-kai Matsumoto had no hand in this remake. It is a project from the Yamato "main creator" 's son.
By the way, theoretically, Matsumoto participated only to designs and not more for the original saga (in reality, he suggested several changes compared to the creator/producer's original ideas).
May 18, 2017 10:41 PM

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I'm glad Koe no Katachi won the best Picture award. I haven't seen Kimi no na wa yet but congrats to Shinkai.
May 18, 2017 10:56 PM

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VanishingKira said:
Koe no Katachi and Makoto Shinkai gee how unexpected *sarcastic tone*

Someone got salty. Totally didn't see that coming.
May 18, 2017 11:10 PM

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I haven't seen Koe no Katachi yet but I'm really happy it won ^^
The manga is amazing <3
May 19, 2017 1:26 AM

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congrats Koe no Katachi !
and congrats to Makoto Shinkai !
May 19, 2017 2:32 AM

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I heard good things about Koe no Katachi (movie) recently. Going to watch it pretty soon. Happy to see it getting the award though since I've enjoyed the manga.
May 19, 2017 4:23 AM

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congratulation to all of them... can't wait somebody starting to choose being salty...
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May 19, 2017 8:00 PM

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A toast to more good movies.

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May 21, 2017 6:01 AM

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Congratulations to Koe no Katachi, it deserved it.
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May 21, 2017 9:07 PM

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Glad to see Koe no Katachi got it instead of Your Name.