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Animation of the Year Nominees of the 41st Japan Academy Prize

by sevenPocky
Jan 15, 3:14 AM | 23 Comments
The 41st edition of Japan Academy Prize press conference held today has announced the nominees for the Animation of the Year category. The nominated works must have screened in Japanese theaters from December 16, 2016 to December 15, 2017.


The Japan Academy Prize recognizes excellence in Japanese films, both animation and live-action, actors, and creative staff similar to the Academy Awards and is given annually.

The association will announce the winner at an award ceremony to be held at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo on March 2, 2018, where actors Rie Miyazawa and Toshiyuki Nishida will be hosts.

Source: Comic Natalie

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I would like for any of these two to win:
1. Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
2. Detective Conan Movie 21: The Crimson Love Letter.

Jan 17, 3:03 PM by Slarkero

detective conan movie was very entertaining because more mistery focused then action focused like most conan movies which make it more closer to series (sadly with anoying romanc esubplot as well)... very enjoyable than last 2 movies or so... i am rooting for it TBH...

Jan 16, 2:30 AM by Kuma

I have not seen any of these movies.

Interestingly Girls und Panzer das Finale, Kuroshitsuji Movie: Book of the Atlantic, Haikara-san ga Tooru Movie 1: Benio, Hana no 17-sai, Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven's Feel - I. Presage Flower, Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Movie: Hoshi wo Yobu Shoujo, SAO: Ordinal Scale were not nominated even though they are pretty mainstream in Japan.

I just realized I have seen only one anime movie from 2017!

Jan 15, 10:14 PM by shanimebib

They have Detective Conan on here, the people in charge of the Academy Prizes must be autistic

Jan 15, 9:06 PM by Tonyic

Yoru Wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome should be easily winning this one. The art and story just dominated it. Great soundtracks, great art, great character development. This particular anime movie is just another Morimi Tomihiko masterpiece. The unique art style just catches the scene beautifully. Really hoping this movie would win it all. On the other hand, I watched all of the movies. Uchiage Hanabi just disappointed everyone.

Jan 15, 9:04 PM by TakagiForehead

Air-117 said:
cure_potato said:
Mary was rather disappointing. Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome should wind this one imo. [Well - kinda sad no 'Lu' in there tho.]
Lu sucked. It was a massive disappointment.


a disappointment like zankyou no terror?

Jan 15, 4:24 PM by anemonespotte

cure_potato said:
Mary was rather disappointing. Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome should wind this one imo. [Well - kinda sad no 'Lu' in there tho.]
Lu sucked. It was a massive disappointment.

Jan 15, 2:21 PM by Air-117

Uchiage Hanabi should win just cause it has Hitagi in it it looks visually appealing


SkittleSnack said:
I know it shouldn't be asked but where do you people watch these movies, can't find them on crunchyroll. Any legal ways?


Crunchyroll doesn't have a lot of the more 'lesser known' shows and movies. Don't think there really is any legal alternatives from what I know
Your best bet is probably to watch it from an 'illegal' site like gogoanime or kissanime

Jan 15, 2:03 PM by Short_Circut

Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari & Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome were both good, i haven't watched the others, and if i had to choose one i hope Yuasa Maasaki wins ^^

Jan 15, 12:48 PM by vnusia

Haven't watched any yet, going to see Mary later in the week though but they all look stunning. Except Conan tbh.

Jan 15, 12:40 PM by Stripes

Mary was rather disappointing. Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome should wind this one imo. [Well - kinda sad no 'Lu' in there tho.]

Jan 15, 12:07 PM by cure_potato

From the movie nominees I just see the only one worth winning would be Hime... have't checked Uchiage, the Yuasa film was pretty meh to me, no comment on Mary to Majo. So.

Jan 15, 11:59 AM by Wasshio

I know it shouldn't be asked but where do you people watch these movies, can't find them on crunchyroll. Any legal ways?

Jan 15, 11:08 AM by SkittleSnack

YORU WA MIJIKASHI ARUKEYO OTOME ANIMATION OF THE YEAR 2K17 MAKE IT HAPPEN
JizzyHitler said:
Yeah it'd be a crime is Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome doesnt win, I'm surprised Uchiage got nominated cause from everyone I hear that movie sucks.
Apparently the Japanese love it

Jan 15, 10:41 AM by Comic_Sans

Interesting list.

This reminds me to watch Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome soon. Heard good things about the film before.

Jan 15, 8:08 AM by Stark700

Is that why Hitagi has no screentime because she's in a different movie other than gatari series?

Anyway, I might try to fit in those series to my PTW, but I doubt I'll watch all of them...

Jan 15, 7:24 AM by _Ako_

Yeah it'd be a crime is Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome doesnt win, I'm surprised Uchiage got nominated cause from everyone I hear that movie sucks.

Jan 15, 7:20 AM by JizzyHitler

Doubt Uchiage Hanabi is going to win, probably the most unlikely. Haven't seen the others yet but I hope Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome wins.

Jan 15, 6:32 AM by Samii

I'd say Yoru, Mary, or Hime to win.

Jan 15, 5:19 AM by NG_Calen

Xaelath said:
havent watch any of those but my guts telling me its Mary no Majo

Nothing surprising consider all of them are movies.

Jan 15, 4:27 AM by Swagernator