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
Candy.zip 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