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Japan Academy Film Prize Reveals Animation of the Year Nominees

Japan Academy Film Prize Reveals Animation of the Year NomineesWe just learned that a bunch of anime titles are in possible contention for this year’s Academy Awards. Meanwhile, the Japanese version of the Oscars, the Japan Academy Film Prize, have revealed the nominees for Animation of the Year.

These films are up for the Japan Academy Film Prize for animation:

Violet Evergarden: The Movie
Poupelle of Chimney Town
Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
Stand by Me Doraemon 2

The award ceremony will take place March 19.

If you’re interested, here’s a list of all the anime films that have won at the Japan Academy awards since the inception of the Animation category:

2019: Weathering With You
2018: Mirai
2017: Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
2016: In This Corner of the World
2015: The Boy and the Beast
2014: Stand by Me Doraemon
2013: The Wind Rises
2012: Wolf Children
2011: From Up on Poppy Hill
2010: Arrietty
2009: Summer Wars
2008: Ponyo
2007: Tekkonkinkreet
2006: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.