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14th Japan Media Arts Festival Award List Announced

by dtshyk
Dec 8, 2010 3:31 AM | 38 Comments
Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan announced the winners of the 14th Japan Media Arts Awards.

Animation Category
Grand Prize
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

Excellence Prizes
Colorful (Movie)
Mai Mai Shinko to Sennen no Mahou.
Fumiko no Kokuhaku
Wakaranai Buta

Manga Category
Grand Prize

Excellence Prizes
The Climber
Fuunjitachi Bakumatsu Hen

Distinguished Service Award
Kurihawa Yoshiyuki (the first chief editor of Monthly Shonen Magazine, Morning, and Afternoon)

It's for the first time that a TV series wins the grand prize of the award.

Recommended works by the judging committee
Source: Japan Media Arts Festival official website

20 of 38 Comments Recent Comments

Totally deserved it.

Aug 20, 2012 1:28 PM by AnimeCrusader

Finished Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei a while ago.

And it really deserves the award. :)

Oct 13, 2011 12:11 PM by StormViruz

I've seen that anime before and it's really good! It's great that it won!

Aug 19, 2011 2:12 AM by animelly

Nicely done.

Aug 18, 2011 9:05 PM by Hotaru_yuki

I would've given it to Eve no Jikan personally, but Yojouhan totally deserves it too :O

Jul 28, 2011 10:44 AM by leeree

GaZsTiC said:
darknagas said:
Yay! Tatami Galaxy is OWNING!! F*CK YOU Angel Beats, Suzumiya Haruhi, and Arakawa Under the Bridge. Those 3 are just bullsh*ts compare to Tatami Galaxy.


Durarara!! is better.

I'm not sure if you meant what you said was really "ok"(What's the reason of the question mark on your "Uh..ok?")
Assuming you do agree with me that Tatami is better than the 3 bullsh*ts,
and those bullsh*ts belong to judge's recommendation. But Durara isn't there on the judge's recommendation. Therefore, Durara isn't better than three bullsh*ts and it is wrong to say Durarara!! is better.... at least in the judge's point of view. Ok? Oh, I used ok and question mark correctly isn't it? Again?

Dec 10, 2010 4:37 AM by darknagas

Excellent, always nice when artists get the appreciation they deserve.

Dec 8, 2010 10:40 PM by musashi7

the best of this year

Dec 8, 2010 9:36 PM by Ravell

Bokurano didn't win Grand Prize :/ It deserves more than an excellence award

Dec 8, 2010 8:54 PM by herox3

Yay! Tatami Galaxy is OWNING!! F*CK YOU Angel Beats, Suzumiya Haruhi, and Arakawa Under the Bridge. Those 3 are just bullsh*ts compare to Tatami Galaxy.

Dec 8, 2010 7:09 PM by darknagas

I'm glad Yojou-han won, but the judges picks look like random grabs...

Dec 8, 2010 4:31 PM by Detective

So much great anime and manga on these lists. This is great!

Dec 8, 2010 4:02 PM by Naruleach

Woah, Tatami Galaxy won. Congratz

Dec 8, 2010 3:58 PM by Pw3age

Excellent news to see these shows get the recognition they deserve.

Dec 8, 2010 3:34 PM by BasakaNZ

Well deserved, great series. Glad to hear :)

Dec 8, 2010 2:46 PM by Monkey_D_Luffy

Well WELL deserved. Easily one of the best shows of the year.

Dec 8, 2010 1:51 PM by velcom

These judges are smart people.

Dec 8, 2010 1:10 PM by Naratchi

cool, it was certainly an interesting watch

Dec 8, 2010 11:19 AM by Neverarine

yay for Mai Mai! <3

Dec 8, 2010 10:32 AM by Dax

Yojouhan, along with Durarara, was a breath of fresh air amidst all the moe and fan-service-ridden crap that dominated the spring lineup. Though, I consider Durarara superior to Yojouhan in terms of narrative and execution, but it makes me glad seeing more shows like these getting recognition and appreciation.

And yay for Historie, the best ongoing manga that everyone should read.

Dec 8, 2010 9:01 AM by removed-user

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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