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13th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards Announced

I’m not going to spoil you here, this is serious business.


It is awards time, this time present by the Japanese government Ministry of Cultural Affairs. Like most Japanese awards, the winners are spoiled before the actual award show, which will be at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival held within Tokyo between February 3rd to 14th. The winners of the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival are as follows.

Animation Division 


Grand Prize: Summer Wars (Mamoru Hosoda)

Excellence Prize(s):

Summer Wars 
Summer Wars 
In the Attic (Na půdě aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny?, trailer) (Jiří Barta)

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (Masaki Tachibana)

"The Cable Car" (Claudius Gentinetta/Frank Braun)

"Denshin-Bashira Elemi no Koi" (Hideto Nakata, Sovat Theater, trailer)

Encouragement Prize: "Animal Dance" (Ryō Okawara, video)

Manga Division 


Grand Prize: Vinland Saga (Makoto Yukimura)

Excellence Prize(s):

Imuri (Ranjō Miyake)

Vinland Saga 
Vinland Saga 
Children of the Sea (Daisuke Igarashi)

Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (Fumiyo Kono)

Hyouge Mono - Tea for Universe, Tea for Life (Yoshihiro Yamada)

Encouragement Prize: Hesheit Aqua (Wisut Ponnimit)

Award of Merit: Shigeru Miyamoto (Mr. Nintendo)

Special Award of Merit: Yoshinori Kanada (animator)

They picked some very good anime/manga this time around. I’m especially pleased that Vinland Saga won the Grand Prize of the manga division. It’s a manga about vikings, what more can you ask for? Other than that you should all check out the anime/manga that one, because they are all truly fantastic.

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JJOR64on Dec. 3, 2009 at 1:28 p.m.
I've heard great things about Summer Wars.  Is the movie out on DVD yet?
Zeouterlimitson Dec. 3, 2009 at 1:39 p.m.
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, quite a good series. 
@JJOR64:
 Nope. 
JJOR64on Dec. 3, 2009 at 1:41 p.m.
@Zeouterlimits: Poop.  :(
GodLen staff on Dec. 3, 2009 at 1:43 p.m.
@Zeouterlimits: the only thing that really pisses me off about that series is they try and make it as sad as possible.
Karasuon Dec. 3, 2009 at 5:36 p.m.
Oh, nice! Vinland Saga is really, really good.
Nerxon Dec. 3, 2009 at 7:08 p.m.
Askeladd and Thorfinn  xD
 

 He deserves it
 He deserves it
Zeouterlimitson Dec. 4, 2009 at 5:04 a.m.
@GodLen: Yeah they do. Manly tears were shed.

Dig Deeper into Vinland Saga

A historical manga set in Western Europe in the 11th century, taking place mostly in England and Denmark. It tells the tale of an Icelandic boy named Thorfinn, the son of a former viking who begins the story seeking to avenge his father's death.

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