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"Karigurashi no Arrietty" receives 'Animation of the Year'

October 15, 2011 @ 9:03 pm
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Studio Ghibli's animated film, "Karigurashi no Arrietty", has been chosen as 'Animation of the Year' at the "10th Tokyo Anime Awards" in Tokyo.

"Karigurashi no Arrietty" is a story that portrays the relationship between a 'tiny girl' named Arrietty and a human boy.

Director Yonebayashi Hiromasa commented, "I think there's something that could be understood by people in this generation who have experienced the Tohoku Earthquake."

Meanwhile, "Yojo-Han Shinwa Taikei" and "Keion!" were chosen as 'Best Entry' in the TV category. Additionally, "Sazae-san" voice cast members Kato Midori (Sazae), Nagai Ichiro (Namihei), Asou Miyoko (Fune), and Sasuga Takako (Tarao) received the '7th Lifetime Achievement Award'.

Source: Sanspo

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