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Winners of 72nd Mainichi Film Awards Announced

by Sakana-san
Jan 20, 10:07 AM | 13 Comments

This year's winners of the 72nd Mainichi Film Awards were announced on Thursday by the Mainichi Shimbun and Sports Nippon Shimbun.

Complex x Complex, a 25-minute animated short by Miyuki Fukuda, won the award for the Best Animation Film. It was produced in 2015 and centers around a female student who has an obsession with armpit hair. The film was screened in North America at the New York Japan CineFest event on June 2 last year.

The Noburou Oofuji award for creative expression has been given to Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta (Lu Over the Wall), an animated film directed by Masaaki Yuasa produced by studio Science SARU. The film was screened in Japanese theaters on May 19, 2017 and GKids has licensed the film for North American distribution.

The award ceremony will be held at Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall in Kawasaki, Kanagawa on February 15.

72nd Mainichi Film Award winners
Best Film: Hanagatami
Excellence Film: Aa, Kouya
Best Animation Film: Complex x Complex
Noburou Oofuji Award: Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta
Foreign Film Best One Award: Watashi wa Daniel Blake

Best Director: Tomita Katsuya (Bangkok Nites)
Best Screenplay: Ishii Yuya (Yozora wa Itsudemo Saikou Mitsudo no Aoiro da)
Best Actor: Masaki Suda (Aa, Kouya)
Best Actress: Masami Nagasawa (Sanpo Suru Shinyakusha)
Best Supporting Actor: Koji Yakusho (Sandome no Satsujin)
Best Supporting Actress: Rena Tanaka (Osanago Warera ni Umare)

Best Cinematography: Kamakari Youichi (Yozora wa Itsudemo Saikou Mitsudo no Aoiro da)
Best Art Direction: Takeuchi Kouichi (Hanagatami)
Best Film Score: SOI48, Young-G, Surakai Gentimuton (Bangkok Nites)
Best Sound Recording: Katou Hirokazu, Keigo Takasuga (Yozora wa Itsudemo Saikou Mitsudo no Aoiro da)

Source: Eiga Natalie

13 Comments Recent Comments

JizzyHitler said:
I mean, well i guess a Yuasa film still won but man did his other movie deserve a win way more

what the actual fuck is that other movie though, the trailer for it looks abysmal too, not even trying to be salty it looks like it was made on newgrounds
What an actual fuck did I just watched? I know Japan likes it hairy but that is worst than the other!
That's just a preview but it's already gross! The animation style was been even worst than Polygon Pictures animation!
So this how Nippon thinks now huh? Or the full film had something really good that it made that film to win an award?

Jan 21, 8:39 PM by Rayzer

I mean, well i guess a Yuasa film still won but man did his other movie deserve a win way more

what the actual fuck is that other movie though, the trailer for it looks abysmal too, not even trying to be salty it looks like it was made on newgrounds

Jan 21, 8:06 PM by JizzyHitler

I've never heard of those movies and people which won, so now I'm curious. Lmao.

Jan 21, 8:20 AM by TheDoggoneGirl

Heard nothing but good about Lu Over the Wall. Seems like good even controversial winners.

Jan 20, 2:47 PM by Stripes

Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta = Kimi no Nawa + Totoro => Loli Mermaid x High School DJ romance

Jan 20, 2:02 PM by youseiki

I am so out of touch. I don't know a single title. I'm not sure what to check out.

Armpit hair it is I guess. Congrats on the winners though, that is big.

Jan 20, 1:55 PM by CrystalGemFox

my god what a shame

Jan 20, 1:41 PM by anemonespotte

. It was produced in 2015 and centers around a female student who has an obsession with armpit hair.


I'm getting more and more interested in how Japs thinks now.

Jan 20, 1:35 PM by _Ako_

Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta was ok but a bit (too) childhish to my taste, it laked of that craziness i like so much about Yuasa Maasaki's work. Anyway good news for him.

Jan 20, 11:43 AM by vnusia

I haven't watched these movies to judge them, But they do seem weird...atleast their descriptions do.

Jan 20, 11:05 AM by EngravedinDeath

Congratulations to the winners. Complex x Complex reminds me of Dansan Joshi lol.

Jan 20, 10:44 AM by Antagonized

> "a female student who has an obsession with armpit hair"

What an actual fuck? What's going on? Is this some troll awarding ceremony?
This kinds of announcement shouldn't be posted on MAL!

Jan 20, 10:18 AM by Rayzer

Thats .... definitly not what i expected to see winning.

Wat.

Jan 20, 10:11 AM by DatRandomDude

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