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From anime and manga to artwork and video games, the Japan Media Arts Festival has celebrated outstanding works from a diverse range of media for 25 years running, and this year’s lineup was just as special.


Here are the anime and manga that were honored with awards from 3,537 entries across the board for 2021:

Animation Division

  • Excellence Award for Animated Feature Film: Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko
  • Excellence Award for Animated TV Series: Sonny Boy
  • Social Impact Award: Pui Pui Molcar
  • New Face Award for Animated TV Series: ODDTAXI

Manga Division

  • Grand Prize: Golden Raspberry
  • Excellence Award: Darwin’s Incident, Dead Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction, The Concierge at Hokkyoku Department Store
  • Social Impact Award: Onna no Sono no Hoshi
  • New Face Award: Fiance and Two Critters, Rolling Siblings, Lost Lad London


Shuzo John Shiota, the president of Polygon Pictures (Knights of Sidonia, BLAME!), also took home a Special Achievement Award.


You can view the full list of award-winning international works and people here.

Source: Japan Media Arts Festival official website



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