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20th Japan Media Arts Festival Award List Announced

by tsubasalover
Mar 16, 2017 3:31 AM | 11 Comments
The 20th Japan Media Arts Festival list has been announced. The recipients include those from Japan, America, Brazil, Bulgaria, England, Korea, Mexico, and Russia.

Animation Division
Grand Prize
Kimi no Na wa. by Makoto Shinkai (Japan)

Excellence Awards
Koe no Katachi by Naoko Yamada (Japan)
O Menino e o Mundo by Alê Abreu (Brazil)
A Love Story by Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara (England)
Among the black waves by Anna Budanova (Russia)

New Face Awards
Moom by Daisuke Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo (Japan, America)
Have Dreamed Of You So Much by Emma Vakarelova (Bulgaria) 
Rebellious by Arturo "Vonno" Ambriz / Roy Ambriz (Mexico)

Manga Division
Grand Prize
Blue Giant by Shinichi Ishizuka (Japan)

Excellence Award
Soumubu Sououka Yamaguchi Roppeita by Kenichirou Takai, Norio Hayashi (Japan)
Misaeng by Tae-Ho Yoon; Ayako Furukawa, Seung Bok Kim (Translation) (Korea, Japan)
Yuugai Toshi by Tetsuya Tsutsui (Japan)
Sunny by Taiyou Matsumoto (Japan)

New Face Award
Outen no Mon by Yaku Haibara (Japan)
Tsuki ni Hoerannee by Yukiko Seike (Japan)
Jasmin by Yui Hata (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.

Source: Official site

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11 Comments Recent Comments

If I am not mistaken, this is Yamada Naoko-san's second award in the Japan Media Arts Festival Awards as she also won an award during the 18th Media Arts Festival for Tamako Love Story.

Mar 17, 2017 12:34 AM by shanimebib

Yes. Blue Giant is truly amazing.
Also a lot of interesting things listed.

Mar 16, 2017 8:50 PM by cure_potato

The Brazilian awarded name is Alê Abreu.
To be with Koe no Katachi on the awards is a great achievement. xD

Mar 16, 2017 1:21 PM by AmaneKyon

I've yet still to watch Kimi no Na wa but I'm not surprised to see it winning grand prize for the Animation Division.

Really happy to see Blue Giant win the grand prize for the Manga Division.

Mar 16, 2017 8:41 AM by Stark700

Ayyy, Your Name deserves them awards tbh.

Mar 16, 2017 8:25 AM by AntwanMantilla

Rusev udrya! Rusev machka!

Sorry, just had to make that joke...
And, was pleased to see Koe no Katachi up there :3

Mar 16, 2017 8:02 AM by Paul_Levesque

Yes! GOGO, Matsumoto!

Mar 16, 2017 6:45 AM by Touka

Hmm.. blue giant manga got so many manga award!

Mar 16, 2017 4:51 AM by SkyDrop

Shin Godzilla is the only one that deserves the list.

Mar 16, 2017 4:25 AM by Gridley



really nned to start blue giant already... sigh, why am i soo busy...

oh, moom got award... the PV is beautiful already... hope can get full version subbed...

some really obsecure manga would i love to read...

Mar 16, 2017 4:16 AM by Kuma

from Japan, America, Brazil, Burgaria, England, Korea, Mexico, and Russia.
Have Dreamed Of You So Much by Emma VakarelovaAKARELOVA (Burgaria) 
it's Bulgaria

Mar 16, 2017 3:35 AM by Cnon

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