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Belle, Evangelion, Jujutsu Kaisen, Nikuko, Sing a Bit of Harmony, More Nominated for 45th Japan Academy Film Prizes

Belle, Evangelion, Jujutsu Kaisen, Nikuko, Sing a Bit of Harmony, More Nominated for 45th Japan Academy Film Prizes


Belle, Evangelion 3.0+1.0, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Nikuko, Sing a Little bit of Concord, Extra Nominated for forty fifth Japan Academy Movie Prizes

The Japan Academy Movie Prize Affiliation for excellence in movie introduced the nominees for the forty fifth annual awards on Tuesday. The 5 films which have been nominated for Animation of the Yr are:


Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time

Gekijō-ban Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Fortune Favors Woman Nikuko

Sing a Little bit of Concord

Taisei Iwasaki, Ludvig Forssell, and Yuta Bando are nominated for the Finest Music award for his or her work on the BELLE anime movie. From live-action movies of manga, Tokyo Revengers Mio Imada and Honey Lemon Soda’s Ai Yoshikawa have been nominated for Finest New Actress, whereas What Did You Eat Yesterday?‘s Hayato Isomura was nominated for Finest New Actor.

Producer Kyōko Ōbayashi, movie artwork lettering designer Toshiyuki Sasatake, and animator Sadao Tsukioka will every obtain a Particular Award from the Affiliation for lifetime achievement.

The next will obtain the Chairperson Award for lifetime achievement:

  • Mitsuko Kusabue (actor)
  • Natsuko Toda (movie subtitler)
  • Teruyo Nogami (recording/Kurosawagumi manufacturing supervisor)
  • Masako Nozawa (voice actress)
  • Hanae Mori (costume design)
  • Tsutomu Yamazaki (actor)

The recipients of posthumous Particular Awards from the Chairperson for lifetime achievement are:

  • Yasuo Otsuka (animator)
  • Masato Hara (producer)
  • Kunie Tanaka (actor)
  • Sonny Chiba (actor)
  • Shin’ichirou Sawai (director, scriptwriter)
  • Tan Takaiwa (Toei and Toei Animation president and producer)
  • Emi Wada (costume design)

Kyoto Animation and Toei Animation will obtain the Shigeru Okada Award for “producing high-quality movies that mix leisure and artwork with distinctive creativity and superior expertise.”

The Nippon Academy-Sho Affiliation, a Japanese group roughly corresponding to America’s Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences of Oscars fame, presents the Japan Academy Movie Prizes yearly. The nominees all obtain “Awards of Excellence,” however the precise high award in every class shall be offered in a ceremony on March 11 on the Grand Prince Resort New Takanawa in Tokyo.

Films are eligible in the event that they opened in Japan between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021.

The Animation of the Yr class was solely created 15 years in the past. Final yr, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Film: Mugen Prepare gained the award. The Woman Who Leapt By way of Time, Tekkonkinkreet, Ponyo, Summer season Wars, The Secret World of Arrietty, From Up On Poppy Hill, Wolf Youngsters, The Wind Rises, Stand By Me Doraemon, The Boy and The Beast, In This Nook of the World, Night time is Quick, Stroll On Woman, Mirai, and Weathering With You have been the earlier winners. Earlier than that, Studio Ghibli gained the general Image of the Yr Award for Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.

Sources: Japan Academy Movie Prize Affiliation, The Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Net