On January 15, the official website for the 41st Japan Academy Prize Awards announced the nominees for its 20 categories, including five anime films chosen as "Excellent Animation of the Year." The best films for each category will be announced at the award presentation ceremony to be held at the Grand Prince Hotel Shitakanawa in Tokyo on March 2.
Excellent Animation of the Year
(Toho/Akiyuki Shinbo-general director, Nobuyuki Takeuchi)
©2017 "Uchiage Hanabi, Uekara Miruka Shitakara Miruka?" Production Committee
(Warner Brothers Japan/Kenji Kamiyama)
©2017 Hirunehime Production Committee
(C)2017 "Mary and The Witch's Flower" Production Committee, NTV, Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group
"Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter"
©2017 Gosho Aoyama. Shogakukan/Detective Conan Production Committee
© Tomihiko Morimi, KADOKAWA/Nakame no Kai