admin On febbraio - 21 - 2011

and Studio Ghibli’s “Karigurashi no Arrietty” film won the Animation of the Year at the latest 34th Japan Academy Prizes in Tokyo.

Arrietty won the award over Keiichi Hara and Hsention’s “Colorful”, Kozo Kuzuha and Shinei Animation’s “Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Nigyo Daikaisen”, Yasuichiro Yamamoto and TMS Entertainment’s “Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in The Sky”, and Munehisa Sakai and Toei Animation’s “One Piece Film Strong World”.
The Animation of the Year category was created only four years ago, with winners like “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”, “Tekkoninkreet”, “Ponyo” and “Summer Wars”.
Before that, Studio Ghibli won the overall Picture of the Year Award for “Princess Mononoke” and “Spirited “Away”.  

Hiromasa Yonebayashi

The movie, presented last November 2010, at the Rome Film Festival, (literaly “Arrietty, the resident borrower”), is based on the stories of books by Mary Norton based on the tales of a tiny (10cm tall) family living beneath the floorboards of another family home in 1950s England. Transported to modern Japan, Koganei in Tokyo, in a script by Hayao Miyazaki, the movie will mark the directorial debut of Hiromasa Yonebayashi, assistant at direction on “Geco Senki”.
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This year’s Best Picture of the Year and Best Foreign Picture of the Year awards went to “Kokuhaku (Confessions)” and “Avatar”, respectively.

by Ilaria Rebecchi

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