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19th Japan Media Arts Festival Award List Announced

by Snow
Nov 27, 2015 12:39 PM | 16 Comments
The 19th Japan Media Arts Festival list has been announced. The recipients include those from Japan, Estonia, France, Russia, and Portugal.

Animation Division
Grand Prize
Rhizome by Boris Labbé (France)

Excellence Awards
Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken by Shunji Iwai (Japan)
Isand by Riho Unt (Estonia)
My Home by Phuong Mai Nguyen (France)
Yùl and the Snake by Gabriel Haren (France)

New Face Awards
Chulyen, a Crow's tale by Agnès Patron and Cerise Lopez (France)
Deux Amis by Natalia Chernysheva (Russia)
Taifuu no Noruda by Youjirou Arai (Japan)

Manga Division
Grand Prize
Kakukaku Shikajika by Akiko Higashimura (Japan)

Excellence Award
Awajima Hyakkei by Takako Shimura (Japan)
Kikaijikake no Ai by Yoshie Gouda (Japan)
Non-working City by Tingfung Ho (Portugal)
Otouto no Otto by Gengorou Tagame (Japan)

New Face Award
esoragoto! by nerunodaisuki (Japan)
Machida-kun no Sekai by Yuki Ando (Japan)
Tamashii Ippai by Yuka Okuyama (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

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16 Comments Recent Comments

Wonderful. Looking forward watching the animations, and maybe reading the manga.

Nov 30, 2015 4:22 PM by ComicBook

Snow said:


Grand Prize
Kakukaku Shikajika by Akiko Higashimura (Japan)


Just read that through in one sitting. Wow. Fully deserved, without a doubt.

Nov 28, 2015 4:22 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Excellence Awards
Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken by Shunji Iwai (Japan)
oh nice! loved this movie

Nov 28, 2015 2:19 AM by Kaoreen

Haven't watched or read anything on the list. Need to check'em out

There's a lot of non Japanese stuff that interest me on the list as well
Zefyris said:
Lol all the french work's titles are in english while the russian work's title is in french xD
Lmao I also noticed that

Nov 28, 2015 1:23 AM by Comic_Sans

Lol all the french work's titles are in english while the russian work's title is in french xD

Nov 27, 2015 11:40 PM by Zefyris

I really wanna scanlate Awajima Hyakkei now!

Also, excited to read Kakukaku Shikajika.

Kikai Jikake no Ai seems very interesting based on synopsis alone. Feels like it'll be hard to scanlate, but maybe.

Machida-kun no Sekai looks very cute.

edit- YOOOO Otouto no Otto's on this? Just noticed. Need to read that soon but I'm scared the scanlators will be slow.

Nov 27, 2015 11:09 PM by Mayuka

oh cool, taifuu made it? that was a fantastic animated short. deserved it.

Nov 27, 2015 11:05 PM by TomDay

Hum.....

Nov 27, 2015 4:25 PM by ultravigo

Well, Kakukaku Shikajika is a great manga, it really deserves the prize.

HaXXspetten said:
it's one of the most inspirational reads I've ever had

I think so too, imho second only to The Climber. I remember after reading it I started studying like crazy xD

Nov 27, 2015 3:29 PM by Anny

gz for winners.

Also Shirobako made into the list! ohh baby!~~

Nov 27, 2015 2:09 PM by Yohimo_asakura

Snow said:
Excellence Award
Non-working City by Tingfung Ho (Portugal)
Woah, what?
That's suprising.

Nov 27, 2015 1:45 PM by Paulo27

I've been meaning to read Kakukaku Shikajika.

Since it's from the creator of the great Kuragehime.

Nov 27, 2015 1:21 PM by Affalo

Snow said:

Otouto no Otto by Gengorou Tagame (Japan)

This looks interesting, needs anime :)

Nov 27, 2015 1:07 PM by ichii_1

Kakukaku Shikajika is probably the most underappreciated manga on MAL. I mean yes, it's in the top 50 as far as ratings go, but only a few hundred people have seemingly read it

A shame because it's one of the most inspirational reads I've ever had

Nov 27, 2015 12:58 PM by HaXXspetten

>Grand Prize
Kakukaku Shikajika by Akiko Higashimura (Japan)

No shocker here.

Nov 27, 2015 12:43 PM by VanishingKira

> Kakukaku Shikajika by Akiko Higashimura (Japan)

Excellent choice! Glad to see this get some attention. I'd recommend this manga to anyone.

Nov 27, 2015 12:40 PM by Stark700