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Animation of the Year Nominees of the 41st Japan Academy Prize [Update 3/2]

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The 41st edition of Japan Academy Prize press conference held today has announced the nominees for the Animation of the Year category. The nominated works must have screened in Japanese theaters from December 16, 2016 to December 15, 2017.


The Japan Academy Prize recognizes excellence in Japanese films, both animation and live-action, actors, and creative staff similar to the Academy Awards and is given annually.

The association will announce the winner at an award ceremony to be held at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo on March 2, 2018, where actors Rie Miyazawa and Toshiyuki Nishida will be hosts.

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Update: March 2
The Japan Academy Prize award ceremony was held on Friday, and the winner for the Animation of the Year is Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome.

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Nice List

I hope "Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome" wins the top.
 
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I have a feeling Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome will win oh wait, it will.
 
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havent watch any of those but my guts telling me its Mary no Majo
 
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Xaelath said:
havent watch any of those but my guts telling me its Mary no Majo

Nothing surprising consider all of them are movies.
 
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I'd say Yoru, Mary, or Hime to win.
 
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Doubt Uchiage Hanabi is going to win, probably the most unlikely. Haven't seen the others yet but I hope Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome wins.

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Yeah it'd be a crime is Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome doesnt win, I'm surprised Uchiage got nominated cause from everyone I hear that movie sucks.

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Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

 
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Is that why Hitagi has no screentime because she's in a different movie other than gatari series?

Anyway, I might try to fit in those series to my PTW, but I doubt I'll watch all of them...
 
Jan 15, 8:08 AM

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Interesting list.

This reminds me to watch Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome soon. Heard good things about the film before.
 
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YORU WA MIJIKASHI ARUKEYO OTOME ANIMATION OF THE YEAR 2K17 MAKE IT HAPPEN
JizzyHitler said:
Yeah it'd be a crime is Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome doesnt win, I'm surprised Uchiage got nominated cause from everyone I hear that movie sucks.
Apparently the Japanese love it
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I know it shouldn't be asked but where do you people watch these movies, can't find them on crunchyroll. Any legal ways?
 
Jan 15, 11:59 AM
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From the movie nominees I just see the only one worth winning would be Hime... have't checked Uchiage, the Yuasa film was pretty meh to me, no comment on Mary to Majo. So.
 
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Mary was rather disappointing. Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome should wind this one imo. [Well - kinda sad no 'Lu' in there tho.]
 
Jan 15, 12:40 PM
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Haven't watched any yet, going to see Mary later in the week though but they all look stunning. Except Conan tbh.
 
Jan 15, 12:48 PM

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Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari & Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome were both good, i haven't watched the others, and if i had to choose one i hope Yuasa Maasaki wins ^^
 
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Uchiage Hanabi should win just cause it has Hitagi in it it looks visually appealing


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I know it shouldn't be asked but where do you people watch these movies, can't find them on crunchyroll. Any legal ways?


Crunchyroll doesn't have a lot of the more 'lesser known' shows and movies. Don't think there really is any legal alternatives from what I know
Your best bet is probably to watch it from an 'illegal' site like gogoanime or kissanime
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Mary was rather disappointing. Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome should wind this one imo. [Well - kinda sad no 'Lu' in there tho.]
Lu sucked. It was a massive disappointment.
 
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Air-117 said:
cure_potato said:
Mary was rather disappointing. Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome should wind this one imo. [Well - kinda sad no 'Lu' in there tho.]
Lu sucked. It was a massive disappointment.


a disappointment like zankyou no terror?
 
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Yoru Wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome should be easily winning this one. The art and story just dominated it. Great soundtracks, great art, great character development. This particular anime movie is just another Morimi Tomihiko masterpiece. The unique art style just catches the scene beautifully. Really hoping this movie would win it all. On the other hand, I watched all of the movies. Uchiage Hanabi just disappointed everyone.
 
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They have Detective Conan on here, the people in charge of the Academy Prizes must be autistic
 
Jan 15, 10:14 PM

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I have not seen any of these movies.

Interestingly Girls und Panzer das Finale, Kuroshitsuji Movie: Book of the Atlantic, Haikara-san ga Tooru Movie 1: Benio, Hana no 17-sai, Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - I. Presage Flower, Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Movie: Hoshi wo Yobu Shoujo, SAO: Ordinal Scale were not nominated even though they are pretty mainstream in Japan.

I just realized I have seen only one anime movie from 2017!

 
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detective conan movie was very entertaining because more mistery focused then action focused like most conan movies which make it more closer to series (sadly with anoying romanc esubplot as well)... very enjoyable than last 2 movies or so... i am rooting for it TBH...
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I would like for any of these two to win:
1. Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
2. Detective Conan Movie 21: The Crimson Love Letter.
 
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Update: March 2
The Japan Academy Prize award ceremony was held on Friday, and the winner for the Animation of the Year is Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome.

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Modified by tsubasalover, Mar 2, 6:52 AM
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