Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Evangelion, and Belle Nominated for 45th Japan Academy Film Prize’s Animation Category

Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Belle, and Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time are among the films that have been nominated for the 45th Japan Academy Film Prize for best animated film. The other nominees are Sing a Bit of Harmony and Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko.

As nominees, the abovementioned films have been recognized with the Excellence Award for their category.

Other anime-related Excellence Award winners in the 45th Japan Academy Film Prize include Kyoto Animation and Toei Animation in the Shigeru Okada Award category (which recognizes the production of high quality films possessing both entertainment and artistic merits, made with creativity and a high level of craft) and the late animator Yasuo Ootsuka in the Special Award from the Chairman category. Additionally, Belle received a separate nod in the music category for its Taisei Iwasaki, Ludvig Forsell, and Yuta Bandoh-composed soundtrack.

The ceremony for the 45th Japan Academy Film Prize will be held on March 11. 

Source: Japan Academy Prize website

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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