The Japan Academy Prize Association for excellence in film has announced the nominees for its 37th annual awards.
The five films nominated for Animation of the Year are:
- The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
- The Wind Rises
- Captain Harlock
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion
- Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie
The academy also honored composer Joe Hisaishi for the soundtracks of no less than three films: The Tale of Princess Kaguya, The Wind Rises, and Tokyo Family.
The nominees all receive “Awards of Excellence,” but the actual top award in each category will be presented at a ceremony that will take place March 7, 2014 at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo.