Akiko Higashimura's Kakukaku Shikajika Manga Wins Media Arts Award - News - Anime News Network

Akiko Higashimura's Kakukaku Shikajika Manga Wins Media Arts Award - News - Anime News Network

Akiko Higashimura's Kakukaku Shikajika Manga Wins Media Arts Award - News - Anime News Network

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The Japanese Government's Ministry of Cultural Affairs announced the winners of the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards on Friday.

Grand Prize Kakukaku Shikajika (So-and-so) by Akiko Higashimura

Excellence Award

Awajima Hyakkei (A Hundred Scenes of Awajima) by Takako Shimura

Otōto no Otto by Gengoroh Tagame

Kikai Jikake no Ai (Machinework Love) by Yoshiie Gōda

Non-working City by Tingfung Ho (Portugal)

New Face Award

esoragoto! (Absurd Ideas) by nerunodaisuki, a self-published comic

Tamashii Ippai (Lots of Life) by Yuka Okuyama

Machida-kun no Sekai (The World of Machida-kun) p>

The website also listed in PDF with the 28 Jury Selections in the Manga Division. The list featured 25 Japanese works, including: Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki, Usamaru Furuya's Joshikōsei ni Korosaretai, Suehiro Maruo's Tomino no Jigoku, Norifusa Mita's Suna no Eikan, and more.

Animation Division

Grand Prize Rhizome short film by Boris Labbé

Excellence Award

The Case of Hana & Alice by Shunji Iwai

​​Isand (The Master) short film by Riho Unt (Estonia)

My Home short film by Phuong Mai Nguyen (France)

Yùl and the Snake short

Deux Amis (Two Friends) short film by Natalia Chernysheva (Russia)

New Face Award

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Chulyen, a Crow's tale short film by Agnes Patron and Cerise Lopez (France)

The website also listed in an English PDF with the 23 Jury Selections in the Animation Division. The Jury Selections featured eight Japanese works, including:

I Can not Breathe Animated short film by Sayaka Kihata

The Anthem of the Heart Animated feature film by Tatsuyuki Nagai, Mari Okada, and Masayoshi Tanaka

Zdravstvuite Animated short film by Yoko Yuki

Sugar Lump Animated short film by Ryo Okawara

Nothing you need to see Animated short film by Keigo Ito < Shirobako Animated TV series by Shirobako Project (Tsutomu Mizushima, representative)

The Boy and the Beast Animated feature film by Mamoru Hosoda

p> Animator, supervising animator, and character designer Yôichi Kotabe also received a Special Achievement award.

The website for the awards has a full list of the winners in English.

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