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18th Japan Media Arts Festival Award List Announced

by Snow
Nov 28, 2014 5:54 AM | 24 Comments

The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival award list has been announced. The recipients include those from Japan, Belgium, France, Germany, China, Thailand, and others.

Animation Division
Grand Prize:
The Wound by Anna Budanova (Russia)

Excellence Awards:
Crayon Shin-chan Movie 22: Gachinko! Gyakushuu no Robo To-chan by Wataru Takahashi (Japan)
Giovanni no Shima by Mizuho Nishikubo (Japan)
Padre by Santiago 'Bou' Grasso (Argentina)
The Sense of Touch by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo (France)

New Face Awards:
My Milk Cup Cow by Yantong Zhu (China)
Tamako Love Story by Naoko Yamada (Japan)
Man on the chair by Dahee Jeong (Korea)

Manga Division
Grand Prize:
Goshoku no Fune by Youko Kondou (Art) and Yasumi Tsuhara (Story) (Japan)

Excellence Award:
Aoi Honoo by Kazuhiko Shimamoto (Japan)
A Chinese Life by Kunwu Li (Art) and Philippe Ôtié (Story) (China, France)
Harukaze no Snegurochka by Hiroaki Samura (Japan)
Hitsugi no Ki by Mikio Igarashi (Art) and Tatsuhiko Yamagami (Story) (Japan)

New Face Award:
Ai wo Kurae!! by Renaissance Yoshida (Japan)
Chii-chan wa Chotto Tarinai by Tomomi Abe (Japan)
Dobugawa by Aoi Ikebe (Japan)

Aside from the awards, various anime and manga titles also made the Jury Selections. The lists are provided for both the Animation and Manga Divisions here (PDF only).

Source: Official site

Previous year's list

20 of 24 Comments Recent Comments

FloatingList said:
I'm thinking of trying Tamako Love Story, but if I haven't watch Tamako Market, will it reduce my enjoyment cos misinformation? Should I watch Tamako Market first, or seeing Tamako Love Story directly is fine? Cos I heard Love Story is a sequel from Market...

If you like moe, watch Tamako Market. If you don't, just watch the movie.

Nov 29, 2014 6:24 PM by Mayuka

komic said:
except for Shin-chan I have heard of none of these.


Was thinking the same here.

Nov 29, 2014 6:14 PM by Mr_Gutts

And they say that Tamako Love Story will be bad.

BigSimo said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Can't say I'm terribly surprised that the only work most people have heard of here is the Kyoani movie. Also nice of Japan to start to recognizing more animation than just its own and France's, and overall respectable enough picks.

amen brother


Yep.

Nov 29, 2014 10:11 AM by Tengai

I'm thinking of trying Tamako Love Story, but if I haven't watch Tamako Market, will it reduce my enjoyment cos misinformation? Should I watch Tamako Market first, or seeing Tamako Love Story directly is fine? Cos I heard Love Story is a sequel from Market...

Nov 29, 2014 9:06 AM by New_-

Wow I haven't heard of any of these except for Tamako Love Story by Naoko Yamada which definitely deserves the recognition.

Nov 28, 2014 10:29 PM by Mayuka

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Can't say I'm terribly surprised that the only work most people have heard of here is the Kyoani movie. Also nice of Japan to start to recognizing more animation than just its own and France's, and overall respectable enough picks.

amen brother

Nov 28, 2014 10:20 PM by simo000

Can't say I'm terribly surprised that the only work most people have heard of here is the Kyoani movie. Also nice of Japan to start to recognizing more animation than just its own and France's, and overall respectable enough picks.

Nov 28, 2014 7:19 PM by PeacingOut

Can't say I know a lot of works on here

Nov 28, 2014 5:57 PM by bunny1ov3r

Tamako LS is on the list, nice!

Nov 28, 2014 5:38 PM by Thelight52

Congrats to Tamako Love Story! And the other winnders ofc.

Nov 28, 2014 5:15 PM by SweetCoconut

Was always interested in Giovanni no Shima even before it came out. Didn't realize subs are already out...will watch if I can get my hw done soon lol (which probably won't happen). Tamako Love Story. I've watched half of the movie in the last two week but haven't had much motivation to finish it. Mochizou is cute and the visuals are beautiful as usual, but that's about it so far. At least it's not completely aimless like the series.

Nov 28, 2014 2:30 PM by tingy

Alright, it's time to watch Tamako.

Nov 28, 2014 2:16 PM by Yohimo_asakura

Ramkec said:
Salute to the France guys who managed to cop a win.

Yeah! Japan did a sweep for manga though. And that's pretty expected. They have probably the biggest industry with international influence.
Nice to see more variety of countries in the animation section... saying that, how the heck did Ping Pong NOT get an award? (It's in the jury selection list...!)

I like the variety and obscurity (at least to foreigners, maybe), but I will question a few choices. :O

Well, congratulations anyways!

EDIT: Giovanni no Shima is a great watch. It's a post-WWII sentimental film, so it's a tearjerker, but also very heartwarming. After watching it, I'm glad it got an award. ^^

Nov 28, 2014 2:10 PM by Mirorin

Tomooko love story and some other titles
Very impressed by the audience tastes

Nov 28, 2014 8:41 AM by pokeguy123

Salute to the France guys who managed to cop a win.

Nov 28, 2014 8:11 AM by Ramkec

Well deserved Naoko Yamada!

Nov 28, 2014 7:30 AM by ainky

> Excellence Awards:
Giovanni no Shima by Mizuho Nishikubo (Japan)

Interesting. Now more reason for me to give this film a shot.

Nov 28, 2014 7:29 AM by Stark700

Atashi. Tamako Story. Daisuki. Douzo.

:)

Nov 28, 2014 7:13 AM by shanimebib

Never heard of this movie before Tamako Love Story
i guess i will add it to my Plan to watch list.

Nov 28, 2014 6:48 AM by AllenVonStein

dity said:
Grand Prize:
K-ON! (Japan}


yay


lol K-on wasn't even mentioned haha...

Congratulations
Tamako love story by Naoko Yamada (Japan)

Nov 28, 2014 6:33 AM by MaxXZoe

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