15th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards: and the Winners Are…

The winners of the 15th edition of the Japan Media Arts Festival Awards have been announced… and Shinigami-sama is pretty happy with the results! Everything has been said and approved by the Japanese Government of Cultural Affairs. The only thing I am worried about is the combination between Mustard and Chocolate… I don’t think I’d like this taste, although I do have odd understandings compared to human habits.

ANIMATION DIVISION

Grand Prize

Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Akiyuki Shinbo, director)

Excellence Prize

Legend of the Millennium Dragon (Onigamiden)

A Letter to Momo

“Muybridge’s Strings” (article)

“Folksongs & Ballads” (France)

Encouragement Prize

“Yasashii March”

“Rabenjunge” (Germany)

“rain town” (article)

MANGA DIVISION

Grand Prize

Saturn Apartments (Hisae Iwaoka)

Excellence Prize

Ano Hi Kara no Manga (Kotobuki Shiriagari)

Arrugas (Paco Roca – Spain)

Himitsu – Top Secret (Reiko Shimizu)

Fun Home (Alison Bechdel – America)

Encouragement Prize

Nakayoshi-dan no Bouken (Tsuchika Nishimura)

Magemon (Kouichi Masahara)

Mustard Chocolate (Tomoko Fuyukawa)

Award of Merit

Sayoko Kinoshita (animation writer/producer)

Source: Announcement

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Lulubel
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Wonder who votes for those or how do they choose them.

InStyleAkuma
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They choose from the applied works to begin with (2700 this year), so no wonder most names are not so well known.

Chan-Chan
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Never heard most of them :(

BrutalMurder
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Congrats to Saturn Apartments, but Madoka again?! Why?!

Shounen
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It’s either that or K-ON! lately…