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Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time has finally done what its three nominated predecessors couldn’t — tonight, it took home the Japan Academy Film Prize for Animation of the Year, the country’s highest honor for theatrical anime.





Sing a Bit of Harmony, Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 and BELLE were also up for the award, with the latter being nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Music as well.


Previous winners of the grand prize include:

  • 2007: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • 2008: Tekkon Kinkreet
  • 2009: Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
  • 2010: Summer Wars
  • 2011: The Secret World of Arrietty
  • 2012: From Up on Poppy Hill
  • 2013: Wolf Children
  • 2014: The Wind Rises
  • 2015: Stand by Me Doraemon
  • 2016: The Boy and the Beast
  • 2017: In This Corner of the World
  • 2018: Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
  • 2019: Mirai
  • 2020: Weathering with You
  • 2021: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train


Last month, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time took home the Japan Academy’s fan-voted Popularity Award, thus cementing its legacy among industry professionals and fans alike.


Source: Oricon



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