The Japan Academy Film Prize has now announced the nominees for some of its categories via their official website. These announced nominees also include the five nominees for their “Best Animation” prize. 2016 showed plenty of great anime films, and the five nominees are no push-overs.

your name.

Koe no Katachi/ A Silent Voice

In this Corner of the World

Rudolf the Black Cat


With all its hype from last year, I guess we don’t have to guess who the clear favorite is, huh? your name may have won countless awards and broken plenty of Japanese box office records, but who knows? Maybe we can get a huge upset this year!

Considered one of Japan’s most prestigious film awards, the Japan Academy Film Prize will be declaring all the winners from the various categories on 3rd March. Who do you think will win? I guess we will find out this March!