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Japan Academy Awards Announces Animation of the Year Nominees 

her blue sky

This year’s Oscars may have snubbed anime and excluded any potential titles from an official nomination, but at least the Japan Academy Awards got it right. The Japan Academy Film Prize Association announced its nominees for this year’s 43rd Japan Academy Prize, including five anime in the running for Animation of the Year.

The nominees are:

Her Blue Sky (director: Tatsuyuki Nagai, pictured above)

Weathering With You (director: Makoto Shinkai)

Weathering With You Tops 10 Million Admissions, 13 Billion Yen

Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire (director: Tomoka Nagaoka)

Lupin the Third: The First (director: Takashi Yamazaki)

lupin the 3rd

ONE PIECE STAMPEDE (director: Takashi Ohtsuka)

one piece stampede

What, no PROMARE? We’ll find out which one won when the ceremony takes place on March 6.

Who do you think should take home the prize out of these five titles? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Oricon News via Crunchyroll