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Ghibli's Arrietty Wins Animation Prize at 34th Japan Academy Prizes "The Borrower Arrietty" triumphs over "Colorful", "Doraemon", "Conan" and "One Piece" to take home the Animation Prize at the 34th Japan Academy Prizes.
Studio Ghibli's film "The Borrower Arrietty" (directed by Yonebayashi Hiromasa) won the Animation of the Year award at the 34th Japan Academy Prizes in Tokyo on the 18th.
Other nominees for the award were Asention's Colorful (directed by Hara Keiichi), Shinei Animation's "Doraemon: Nobita no Ningyo Daikaisen" (directed by Kuzuha Kouzou), TMS Entertainment's "Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in The Sky" (directed by Yamamoto Yasuichirou), and Toei Animation's "One Piece Film Strong World" (directed by Sakai Munehisa).
Created just 4 years ago, the same award had been awarded to "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time", "Tekkonkinkreet", "Ponyo on the Cliff", and "Summer Wars" in previous years. Prior to this, Studio Ghibli had won the overall Picture of the Year Award for "Princess Mononoke" and "Spirited Away". original source
Eva 2.22 Wins Blu-Ray Prize 2011 User Award "EVANGELION:2.22 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE" wins User Award at Blu-Ray Prize 2011 with record high number of votes.
"EVANGELION:2.22 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE" won the User Award at Blu-Ray Prize 2011, the only category of the prizes decided by user votes. Roughly 3,200 people cast their votes for the huge hit, setting a record for the highest number of votes for any series in the Awards' history. This is the second year running that an anime has won the User Award, with "Bakemonogatari" winning the same award in last year's awards.
For Best High Definition Anime Category, American full-CG animation "9", directed by Shane Acker and produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov, took home the prize.original source