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Dec 12, 2012 11:15 PM
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Dec 12, 2012 11:34 PM
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Well deserved, Yamamoto Sayo.
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>Titles recommended by the judging committee

>gdgd Fairies

huh?
Dec 12, 2012 11:38 PM
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>Titles recommended by the judging committee

>gdgd Fairies

huh?


2deep4u


Good to see that Gunslinger Girl won an award, now I need to continue reading the manga.
Dec 12, 2012 11:42 PM
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> Excellence Prizes
> Guskou Budori no Denki (2012)

Another Kenji Miyazawa's fable story turned into anime, and an excellent one for that. Great.


> Rookie Award
> Yamamoto Sayo ("Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna")

More female director in the industry is always good news.


> Titles recommended by the judging committee
> Sakamichi no Apollon
> Tsuritama

NoitaminA gets the nod of approval.


Despite recent tension between Japan and Korea/China, it is good to see that has not affected the judging of the award and we have 3 anime from China and 2 from Korea that made the recommended list.


> Titles recommended by the judging committee
> Shut Hell
> Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
> Chihayafuru
> Hyakushou Kizoku
> Hoozuki no Reitetsu
> 3 Gatsu no Lion

Wonder why only list the above titles? Manga like Nanohana or Nihonjin ga shiranai Nihongo for example are pretty well known, even to people who do not usually read manga.
symbvDec 12, 2012 11:51 PM
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
Dec 12, 2012 11:56 PM
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nice to see Asura and Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki those anime movies have great animation quality from the trailers alone
Dec 12, 2012 11:58 PM
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I don't know most of these tittles. orz
But congratulations to them nonetheless.

Glad to see Tsuritama and Sakamichi no Apollon and Danshi Koukousei there.
That might actually make me try to read the manga.
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Dec 13, 2012 12:03 AM
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This list pleases me greatly.
Dec 13, 2012 12:18 AM
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Worked on Redline and Samurai Champloo and was the director of Michiko to hatchin. We need more anime with her.
dtshyk said:

Titles recommended by the judging committee
Tsuritama

Glad it got some recognition, such a amazing anime definitely one of (if not) the best this year.
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Titles recommended by the judging committee
Chihayafuru

Can't wait for season 2.
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Dec 13, 2012 12:35 AM

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It's good to see noitaminA wins the award there.
Dec 13, 2012 12:50 AM

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OAO i actually haven't watched any of yamamoto sayo's works.
or that grand prize for that matter.

as for the reccs, i really enjoyed sakamichi no apollon and tsuritama~
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OAO i actually haven't watched any of yamamoto sayo's works.
or that grand prize for that matter.

as for the reccs, i really enjoyed sakamichi no apollon and tsuritama~
Dec 13, 2012 12:54 AM
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Vylash said:
>Titles recommended by the judging committee

>gdgd Fairies

huh?


LoL wut??!? :D
Dec 13, 2012 1:15 AM

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Yamamoto Sayo, I applaud her. I watched the first two episodes of the new Lupin when Funimation posted them, and found them simply brilliant. Needless to say, I applaud Sakamichi no Apollon too.
Dec 13, 2012 1:28 AM

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Some of these titles they gave awards too and recommendations makes me facepalm so hard.
Dec 13, 2012 1:31 AM

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Vylash said:
>Titles recommended by the judging committee

>gdgd Fairies

huh?

Had the same reaction.
Dec 13, 2012 1:38 AM

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Vylash said:
>Titles recommended by the judging committee

>gdgd Fairies

huh?


It sold more than almost everything else it was up against. It's not surprising. It broke ground in terms of popularity and sales for a HILARIOUSLY cheaply made series and showed that even such small projects can fight with the much more expensive and large-team based works.

Also, it's fucking great. I'm very proud of it for getting recommended and getting the attention it deserves for being such a great series in such a purposefully off putting package.

I know that's not what the award was for that it was recommended for - but the animation was part of it. A big part. It perfectly matched the show and worked as a device to further the show rather than just as a way to show it. It was an important part of the series rather than just being bad or good.
Dec 13, 2012 1:39 AM

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TallonKarrde23 said:
Vylash said:
>Titles recommended by the judging committee

>gdgd Fairies

huh?


It sold more than almost everything else it was up against. It's not surprising. It broke ground in terms of popularity and sales for a HILARIOUSLY cheaply made series and showed that even such small projects can fight with the much more expensive and large-team based works.

Also, it's fucking great. I'm very proud of it for getting recommended and getting the attention it deserves for being such a great series in such a purposefully off putting package.

I know that's not what the award was for that it was recommended for - but the animation was part of it. A big part.


Is it deep ? Like real deep ?
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Dec 13, 2012 1:41 AM

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Is it deep ? Like real deep ?


way 2deep4u

No, it's just a really out-there comedy - one of the best parts about it is a section of each episode that has the three seiyuu entirely unscripted talking about some random weird or hilarious cg scenes.

Definitely one of those styles of comedy that's not for everyone though.
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TallonKarrde23 said:
Tommk said:


Is it deep ? Like real deep ?


way 2deep4u

No, it's just a really out-there comedy - one of the best parts about it is a section of each episode that has the three seiyuu entirely unscripted talking about some random weird or hilarious cg scenes.

Definitely one of those styles of comedy that's not for everyone though.


Agreed .

Just Don't like trollers which start giving out the ''2deep4u'' crap.
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Dec 13, 2012 1:59 AM

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big ups to yamamoto sayo for the rookie award for the wonderful (and highly under-rated) Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna - one of the anime i enjoyed the most in the past year....an atmospheric kaleidoscope of mind-bending proportion! we need more boundary expanding anime like this........also, can't wait to check out asura (the manga as well - haven't been able to find it anywhere) - hope it gets a translation and/or release here in the u.s. as well.........
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*quickly scans for Sword Art Online*

Oh thank God. Any remaining hope for the industry would've been instantly obliterated right then and there.
Dec 13, 2012 2:22 AM

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j0x said:
nice to see Asura and Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki those anime movies have great animation quality from the trailers alone


Saw both at a film festival and they are great, well deserved recognition! Animation is especially amazing in Asura.
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VioLink said:

dtshyk said:

Titles recommended by the judging committee
Tsuritama

Glad it got some recognition, such a amazing anime definitely one of (if not) the best this year.


definitely, this was a good anime.


Dec 13, 2012 9:17 AM

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It's good to see that Otomo is back and won the grand prize. No wonder he is one of the best directors of our time.
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What a tease, basically nothing of those has been subbed yet :/
Well, I was looking forward to all those movies anyway, now I'm looking forward to them even more.

How is Sayo Yamamoto a rookie though?
I probably regret this post by now.
Dec 13, 2012 11:22 AM

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Wow for a change Japan has an award set for shows that I actually appear deserving of a closer look. Usually it's just whatever shows were smash hits with the otaku crowd. Too bad I'll probably never get the chance to see some of these.

Seriously some of these really look like they tackle some interesting subjects. The main criteria here seems to be shows that showcase Japans history and culture and therefore are of significance in that area of interest btw folks.

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*quickly scans for Sword Art Online*

Oh thank God. Any remaining hope for the industry would've been instantly obliterated right then and there.


If this appeared to be like most award sets for anime it'd probably be there but again this seems to be all about the cultural significance and selecting shows that Japan can be proud of and show to the rest of the world and say, "look at our achievements in animation and understand our culture and heritage through them" and SAO does not really fit that sort of mold at all.
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Oh wow, I wouldn't have expected Asura to win this price. Anyhow, definitely adding Guskou Budori no Denki to my watchlist.
Dec 13, 2012 1:07 PM
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Well deserved, Yamamoto Sayo.

Indeed. Turned Lupin into a film noire-ish show, and did it amazingly well.
Dec 13, 2012 1:26 PM

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>Gunslinger Girl

Very well deserved. Truly one of the best masterpieces in the last 2 decades.

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binOsbi said:
Well deserved, Yamamoto Sayo.


Totally agree.
Dec 13, 2012 3:32 PM

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>Gunslinger Girl

Very well deserved. Truly one of the best masterpieces in the last 2 decades.
Is there any chance of a third season? I still haven't watched the second one because of dat art quality drop, but probably will eventually.

Maybe I should just read manga. Decisions, decisions.
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Dec 13, 2012 3:45 PM

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There are a lot of titles I didnt know. From manga list I only know Chihayafuru and 3gatsu no lion but I havent read that mangas.
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Chihayafuru! :D

But there are some titles on the lists that make me raise my eyebrow. o.o
Dec 13, 2012 4:26 PM

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Higashi_no_Kaze said:
What a tease, basically nothing of those has been subbed yet :/
Well, I was looking forward to all those movies anyway, now I'm looking forward to them even more.
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Ookami and Asura were subbed for the film festivals. Ookami import BD will have subs. Asura loses something in translation, the Japanese dialogue is great.

Chihayafuru anime is subbed on Crunchyroll, not sure if the manga is licensed, probably not.
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Kaioshin_Sama said:
Wow for a change Japan has an award set for shows that I actually appear deserving of a closer look. Usually it's just whatever shows were smash hits with the otaku crowd.
What other award sets you have in mind that has "just whatever shows were smash hits with the otaku crowd"? It is not as if there are many award sets for anime in Japan.

Also, to get the facts clear, this is the 16th Japan Media Arts Awards so it has been going on since late 1990s. It is not something new but I guess for many in the west it looks like it is something new and comes up "for a change".
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
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Jeez now I really want to watch Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki and Fuse Teppou. Please come out subbed soon...
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Youjinbou said:
Vylash said:
>Titles recommended by the judging committee

>gdgd Fairies

huh?


LoL wut??!? :D


my point exactly xD
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WHAT? An anime award with decent winners?? lol this must be a joke right??

Since when does a mature themed anime with smart staffs, classy story, unique art etc get a recognition in japan??? Those anime didn't makes money at all!!!! All those japanese NEET otaku who stays up til' midnight only watch moe boobs fanservice and Kyoani anime right???
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Most i these i have never heard of them so will look for them
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Ahh Gunslinger Girl. Finally it gets some recognition
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In my opinion, Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is the best out of all the anime got award. it's a shame that not a lot of people have watched it
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In my opinion, Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is the best out of all the anime got award. it's a shame that not a lot of people have watched it
Perhaps you are talking about people outside Japan because in Japan a lot of people have watched it (estimated to be 3.5 million people) and is the 6th highest grossing movie in Japan in 2012.
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
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symbv said:
ThangLong said:
In my opinion, Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is the best out of all the anime got award. it's a shame that not a lot of people have watched it
Perhaps you are talking about people outside Japan because in Japan a lot of people have watched it (estimated to be 3.5 million people) and is the 6th highest grossing movie in Japan in 2012.


I saw it at a film festival and have pre-ordered the Blu-Ray Disc for Ookami. Two discs, booklet, commentary thankfully some extras. Even English subs, probably the same ones I saw at the film festival.

I actually preferred Nijirio Hotaru - Eien no Natsuyasumi - as my pick for anime movie of the year and bought the DVD; too bad there was no BD release. And too bad the DVD is simply a box, a cover and a disc. No extras or booklet or anything at all! Guess I'm spoiled by what you get in the individual BDs for TV series nowadays but not since VHS tapes have I received so little in a box!
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PTW list updated. =)
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symbv said:
ThangLong said:
In my opinion, Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is the best out of all the anime got award. it's a shame that not a lot of people have watched it
Perhaps you are talking about people outside Japan because in Japan a lot of people have watched it (estimated to be 3.5 million people) and is the 6th highest grossing movie in Japan in 2012.


That's right, I'm talking about people on MAL specifically
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ThangLong said:
symbv said:
ThangLong said:
In my opinion, Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is the best out of all the anime got award. it's a shame that not a lot of people have watched it
Perhaps you are talking about people outside Japan because in Japan a lot of people have watched it (estimated to be 3.5 million people) and is the 6th highest grossing movie in Japan in 2012.


That's right, I'm talking about people on MAL specifically


It is too bad that Funimation is so slow to take advantage of their rights acquisitions. They bought the rights to Ookami but have sat on it thus far and not even released it subbed for Elite subscribers as far as I know. Too bad also that a subbed film is only considered appropriate for film festivals and art house theatres. Dubbing takes time...

Hours after the Japan BD release it will be ripped and torrented. Since this one already has subs you won't even need to watch it raw first...

I will enjoy my BD with commentary track.
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