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17th Japan Media Arts Festival Award List Announced

by tsubasalover
Dec 5, 2013 6:00 AM | 20 Comments

The 17th Japan Media Arts Festival award list has been announced. Only works released from September 21, 2012 to September 12, 2013 qualify for the award. The recipients include those from Japan, Belgium, France, Germany, China, Thailand, etc.

Animation Division
Grand Prize:
Couleur de peau: miel (Hachimitsu no Yun / Approved For Adoption) - JUNG / Laurent BOILEAU from Belgium / France (Documentary animated film)
Excellence Award:
Uchouten Kazoku, Golden Time, Sakasama no Patema, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
New Face Award:
Youkoso Bokudesu Sen - Manabu Himeda
Airy Me - Yoko Kuno
WHILE THE CROW WEEPS: Karasu no Namida - Makiko Sukikara / Kouhei Matsumura
Jury Selections:
Ao no Exorcist The Movie, Wee Willie Winkie, Eureka Seven Ao, Kamakura, Gambare! Lulu & Lolo, Kick-Heart, AnoHana Movie, Ghost in the Shell Arise border 1 Ghost Pain, Kojiki: Hyuga hen , Kotonoha no Niwa, Shashinkan, Chiisana Ojisan, Hinata no Aoshigure, Berserk Golden Age Arc III The Advent, Myaku Myaku -Drops of Life-, Yamasuki Yamazaki, Yoru Gohan no Jikoku, AKB0048 next stage, Anomalies, Bird Shit, Communicating Vessels, Grand Father, Ici, là et partout, Mahjong, MAZE KING, NUNUI, ONE AND THREE FOUR, Premier Automne, Professor Kliq - Wire & Flashing Lights, Semáforo, Tears For Narcissus, WONDER.

Manga Division
Grand Prize:
Jojolion: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 8
Excellence Award:
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru, Chiisakobee, Terrarium in Drawer
New Face Award:
Alice to Zouroku - Tetsuya Imai
Le Goût du Chlore (A Taste of Chlorine) - Bastien VIVES / Translated by Masato Hara
Natsuyasumi no Machi - You Michida
Jury Selections:
Aoi Kusuri, Aku no Hana, Asteroid Miners 2, anone, , Unmoral Customize Z, Innocent, The Walking Dead, Uhyo Tokyo-to Kita-ku Akabane, Kamimaki Orgel Manga (manga musical box), Faust, Karechi, Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu, Kuragehime, Kuronekodousyouten no ichiya, Kokokyuji Zawa-san, Sidonia no Kishi, Shonen Note, Subete ga Chotozutsu Yasashiisekai, Sensou to Hitori no Onna (One Woman and the War), Dai Tokyo Toy Box, Dai Nana Joshikai Hoko, Tobu Tokyo homecoming, Tori no Me, Drifters, Torokeru tekkoujo, Nounai Poison Berry, Henshi no News, Hourou Musuko, La Douce, One-Punch Man, error403 no Ochi to ha, Ngurrara.

Sources: Japan Media Arts Festival official site Animation Division and Manga Division

Story by symbv

20 Comments Recent Comments

Jojolion & Uchouten Kazoku :D

Dec 6, 2013 9:30 AM by Pullman

Jojolion: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 8

Need tow start watching this anime before the next second starts

Dec 6, 2013 8:11 AM by Mr_Gutts

lonelyintrovert said:
Happy that Uchouten Kazoku got the excellence award. It's nice to see good anime get the recognition they deserve.


I've got my eyes on this Anime when it was still airing because I saw something in it :3

Now, I am more excited to watch it!!!!

Dec 6, 2013 5:40 AM by Tengai

Nidhoeggr said:
millo said:
Sooooo happy that Uchouten Kazoku gets a recognition!!

Nidhoeggr said:
French documentaries and Jojo winning the grand prize instead of Shingeki? That's more like it!

I'm also glad to see Uchouten in the anime and Soredemo in the manga category of "excellence". The other nominees are also interesting, it's good to see Kick-Heart among them.


Your obsession with SnK is unhealthy. Are you Korean?


No, I am just glad the Jury is giving other anime and manga a chance as well. A lot of the popular awards will be going to Shingeki while other great series are neglected. A bit more diversity is always welcomed!


i like the pony canyon awards list best my self

Dec 6, 2013 1:57 AM by DateYutaka

^That's a good thing about JMAF - they don't really care about popularity.

Dec 6, 2013 1:43 AM by Progeusz

millo said:
Sooooo happy that Uchouten Kazoku gets a recognition!!

Nidhoeggr said:
French documentaries and Jojo winning the grand prize instead of Shingeki? That's more like it!

I'm also glad to see Uchouten in the anime and Soredemo in the manga category of "excellence". The other nominees are also interesting, it's good to see Kick-Heart among them.


Your obsession with SnK is unhealthy. Are you Korean?


No, I am just glad the Jury is giving other anime and manga a chance as well. A lot of the popular awards will be going to Shingeki while other great series are neglected. A bit more diversity is always welcomed!

Dec 6, 2013 1:23 AM by Nidhoeggr

millo said:

Your obsession with SnK is unhealthy. Are you Korean?
Actually SnK is hugely popular in Korea (at least the non-communist South).

Dec 5, 2013 11:02 PM by symbv

Sooooo happy that Uchouten Kazoku gets a recognition!!

Nidhoeggr said:
French documentaries and Jojo winning the grand prize instead of Shingeki? That's more like it!

I'm also glad to see Uchouten in the anime and Soredemo in the manga category of "excellence". The other nominees are also interesting, it's good to see Kick-Heart among them.


Your obsession with SnK is unhealthy. Are you Korean?

Dec 5, 2013 11:00 PM by millo

I'm both amazed and happy at the same time that the Evangelion 3.0 movie won the excellence award ^.^ I watched all of the movies but that one was pretty amazing.
Also, Blue Exorcist. I love that anime and I'm glad it got chosen for one of the jury choices :3

Dec 5, 2013 5:52 PM by nekoXmuffins

Sakasama no Patema does sound interesting... so does Hinata no Aoshigure.

Dec 5, 2013 5:45 PM by einonymous

I'd like to give the french ones a try, but I did some research and was unsuccessful, anyone knows if they're available online ?

Dec 5, 2013 3:43 PM by JoksPacifist

Uchouten Kazoku <3 Congrats!!!

Dec 5, 2013 3:21 PM by snuffless

Excellence Award:
Uchouten Kazoku, Golden Time, Sakasama no Patema, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo


Now I'm pretty anxious to see this film. Also great to see Eccentric Family/Uchouten Kazoku up there :3

Dec 5, 2013 10:20 AM by Stark700

lonelyintrovert said:
Happy that Uchouten Kazoku got the excellence award. It's nice to see good anime get the recognition they deserve.


Omoshiroi!

Dec 5, 2013 9:51 AM by HybridMBL

Woohoo! AKB0048 Next Stage was considered by jury!

Dec 5, 2013 8:03 AM by Progeusz

Uchouten Kazoku!!

Dec 5, 2013 8:00 AM by NemuriNezumi

Happy that Uchouten Kazoku got the excellence award. It's nice to see good anime get the recognition they deserve.

Dec 5, 2013 6:35 AM by lonelyintrovert

tsubasalover said:
Animation Division
Grand Prize:
JUNG / Laurent BOILEAU from Belgium / France (Documentary animated film)
Jung / Laurent Boileau are the names of the author and the director, NOT the film's name. The title of the animated film is "Approved for Adoption" (French: Couleur de peau: miel) and is about the true story of a Korean orphan from the Korean War adopted by a Belgian family.

This is the synopsis I found from an art festival website:

Skilled Korean graphic novelist Jung was only five years old when he was adopted by a Belgian family who raised him as one of their own. Through a mixture of live action footage and his own beautiful animation, the adult Jung shares his story of growing up in a world where he always felt different from the rest. Funny and touching, this memoir documentary explores the complex issue of identity in a multicultural world.

Dec 5, 2013 6:28 AM by symbv

French documentaries and Jojo winning the grand prize instead of Shingeki? That's more like it!

I'm also glad to see Uchouten in the anime and Soredemo in the manga category of "excellence". The other nominees are also interesting, it's good to see Kick-Heart among them.

Dec 5, 2013 6:17 AM by Nidhoeggr

Just a note:

Golden Time is NOT the TV series currently running but an anime short film. The Japanese page of the official site has a screenshot of it (which the English page does not have): http://j-mediaarts.jp/awards/excellence_award?locale=ja&section_id=3 (it is the one below Uchouten Kazoku

Also, given the eligibility criteria (Sep 21 2012 to Sep 12 2013), films like the latest Madoka movie are not qualified for consideration this year.

Dec 5, 2013 6:06 AM by symbv