Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You Wins Japan Academy Prize for "Animation of the Year"

RADWIMPS also receives the "Outstanding Achievement in Music" award

The Japan Academy Film Prize Association held the Grand Prize ceremony for the 43rd Japan Academy Prize in Tokyo last night and selected Makoto Shinkai's Tenki no Ko / Weathering With You as last year's "Animation of the Year" from the five nominees.


This is the first grand prize for the 47-year-old director. His previous film Kimi no Na wa. / Your 2016, which earned almost twice more box office gross than Weathering With You in Japan, won only the Best Screenplay Award. The year's "Animation of the Year" went to Sunao Katabuchi's WWII drama Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni / In This Corner of the World.  

RADWIMPS, the four-member rock band who provided the theme/insert songs and soundtrack music for the film, also receives the "Outstanding Achievement in Music" award.


Shinkai says on Twitter, "At the Japan Academy Film Prize, RADWIMPS won the Outstanding Achievement in Music award, and 'Weathering With You' received Animation of the Year. Congratulations, RADWIMPS! Also, thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the staff who put effort into this film and the audience who supported us. I hope to see you again soon in my next film!"




The "Animation of the Year" nominees are: 


"Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo / Her Blue Sky" (Tatsuyuki Nagai / 108 minutes):




"Tenki no Ko / Weathering With You" (Makoto Shinkai / 114 minutes):

(C)2019 "Weathering With You" Production Committee



"Meitantei Conan: Konjo no Fist / Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire" (Tomoka Nagaoka / 109 minutes):

(C)2019 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Production Committee



"Lupin The Third: The First" (Takashi Yamazaki / 93 minutes):

(C) Monkey Punch/2019 Movie "Lupin The Third" Production Committee



"ONE PIECE STAMPEDE" (Takashi Ohtsuka / 101 minutes):

 (C) Eiichiro Oda/2019 "One Piece" Production Committee



Source: The Japan Academy Film Prize Association, Makoto Shinkai Twitter 


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