In This Corner of the World, Lu over the wall, 'Nee, Mama' Win Media Arts Awards

The Japanese government's Ministry of Cultural Affairs announced the winners of the 21st Japan Media Arts Festival Awards on Friday. Two works won the Grand Prize in the Animation Division this year, which is the first time since 2001 that more than one work has won the award.

Manga Division Grand Prize Nee, Mama by Aoi Ikebe

Excellence Award Ulna at the Emplacement by Toru Izu

Nyx's Lantern by Kan Takahama

Yorunome wa sendegozaimasu (The night has a thousand eyes) by Kentarō Ueno

AI no idenshi (Gene of AI) by Kyuri Yamada

New Face Award Amagiyuiko no tsuno to ai (A horn and love of Amagi Yuiko) by Yōko Kuno

Baku-chan by Jushichi Masumura

BEASTARS by Paru Itagaki

The website also listed 39 Jury Selections in the Manga Division, including Boichi and Riichirou Inagaki's Dr. Stone, Posuka Demizu and Kaiu Shirai's The Promised Neverland, and Haruko Kumota and Shion Miura's The Great Passage, among others.

Animation Division Grand Prize In This Corner of the World by Sunao Katabuchi

Lu over the wall by Masaaki Yuasa

Excellence Award Harmonia feat. Makoto short film by Tarafu Otani (Japan)

Cocolors OVA by "COCOLORS" Production Team (Toshihisa Yokoshima, Representative)

Negative Space short film by Ru Kuwahata / Max Porter (Japan / United States)

New Face Award The Great Passage TV series by Toshimasa Kuroyanagi (Japan)

The First Thunder short film by Anastasia Melikhova (Russia)

Yin short film by Nicolas Fong (France)

The website also listed 29 Jury Selections in the Animation Division. The Jury Selections featured 10 Japanese works, including:

Colorful Ninja Iromaki Animated feature film Kentarou Kobayashi

Your Voice -Kimikoe (Kimi no Koe o Todoketai) Animated feature film Naoyuki Ito

Sound! Euphonium the Movie -May the melody reach you! (Gekijō-ban Hibike! Euphonium: Todoketai Melody) Animated feature film "Hibike!" Production Team (Taichi Ogawa, Representative)

Farewell Galaxy Animated short film Hiroshi Murakami

Norman the Snowman - On a Night of Shooting Stars Animated short film Takeshi Yashiro

Made in Abyss Animated TV series Masayuki Kojima

The Night is Short Walk On, Girl Animated feature film Masaaki Yuasa

BLAME! Animated feature film Hiroyuki Seshita Animated short film Tomoki Misato

Junk Head Animated long film Takahide Hori

Fumito Ueda's The Last Guardian game won the Grand Prize in the Entertainment Division.

Manga creator, manga researcher, and professor Osamu Takeuchi won this year's Special Achievement Award alongside businessman Shunsaku Tamiya.

Source: Comic Natalie