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Japan Academy Awards: Anime Nominees

The nominations for the 34th Annual Japanese Academy Prize (Japan’s Oscar) were announced last week. The awards will be presented on February 18, 2011. In the animation category were the following five feature films:

Director: Keiichi Hara
Production Studio: Sunrise
Film Website

Karigurashi no Arrietty
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
English Title: The Borrower Arrietty
Production Studio: Studio Ghibli
Film Website

Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Ningyo Daikaisen
Director: Kozo Kusuba
English Title: Doraemon The Movie: Nobita’s Great Battle of the Mermaid King
Production Studio: Fujiko Productions
Film Website

Meitantei Conan: Tenkuu no Lost Ship
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
English Title: Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky
Production Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Film Website

One Piece Film: Strong World
Director: Munehisa Sakai
Production Studio: Toei Anaimation
Film Website

On a related note: over at the LA Times, Charles Solomon ranks his Top Ten anime for 2010 on their Hero Complex blog.

(Thanks, Nick Rucka)