Last January, the nominees for the 36th Japan Academy Prize (aka the Japanese Academy Awards) were announced on the Japan Academy Prize Association website [ in japanese: 日本アカデミー賞公式サイト ] :
The nominees for Best Picture of the year (2013) are:
- Dearest (“Anata e”, dir.: Yasuo Furuhata)
- A Chorus of Angels (“ Kita no Kanariatachi”, dir.: Junji Sakamoto)
- The Kirishima Thing (“ Kirishima, Bukatsu Yamerutteyo”, dir.: Daihachi Yoshida)
- The Floating Castle (“ Nobo no Shiro”, Dir.: Shinji Higuchi & Isshin Inudo)
- Chronicle Of My Mother (“ Waga Haha no Ki”, dir.: Masato Harada)
The nominees for Best Director of the year (2013) are:
- Shinji Higuchi & Isshin Inudo (The Floating Castle)
- Junji Sakamoto (A Chorus of Angels))
- Masato Harada (Chronicle Of My Mother)
- Yasuo Furuhata (Dearest)
- Daihachi Yoshida (The Kirishima Thing)
The nominees for Best Animation of the year (2013) are:
- Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo" (“Evangelion Shin Gekijoban: Kyu”, dir.: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki & Kazuya Tsurumaki)
- Wolf Children (“ Okami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki”, dir.: Mamoru Hosoda)
- A Letter to Momo (“Momo e no tegami”, dir.: Hiroyuki Okiura)
- Friends Naki on Monster Island (“Friends Mononoke-jima no Naki”, dir.: Takashi Yamazaki & Ryuichi Yagi)
- One Piece Film Z (“One Piece Film Z”, dir.: Tatsuya Nagamine)
Here we are listing only the categories that are of interest for our blog, but you'll find more details on ALL the nominees on the AsianWiki. You'll find also some information (mostly about the anime category and the anime- & manga-related nominations) on Anime News Network.
The award winners will be announced on March 8, 2013, so stay tuned!
Update (2013-03-10): Award winners have been highlighted in red. You can find the full result on my entry on the “36th Japan Academy Prize Winners” as well as check the AsianWiki and Anime News Network for more details.
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