Studio Ghibli, holding fast to its reputation of producing top-notch animated films, has managed to acquire an award for its latest work known as “The Red Turtle”, an event that has disquieted many due to the fact that Kimi no Na wa has somehow not been “deemed worthy” of its own award yet.

Acquiring the title of “Best Animated Feature – Independent” at the Annie Awards, The Red Turtle clearly possessed enough redeeming qualities to be worthy of such a trophy, which some naturally took as an insult to the “brilliance” of the highly successful Kimi no Na wa.

While Kimi no Na wa was nominated for both the independent prize and the outstanding achievement prize, the film unfortunately collected no awards whatsoever, leading those irreversibly obsessed with the film to immediately deem the entire ceremony rigged (and even more so due to “Zootopia” gaining “Best Animated Feature”).

Many are still holding out for the perfect moment when the “truly deserving” film finally gets further recognition in the west…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:58 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Shinkai is terribly overrated and his movies are all the same boring stuff, that's why.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:36 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except Kimi no Na Wa which isn't like all his previous overrated and boring stuff.

    Unless you're trying to say that you only get awards if your past stuff was good.

    Comment by Anonymous

    At least all of the stuff Shinkai Makoto did got decent story, great animation and great lighting. For example I still remember PV of 'ef the first tale' in 2006. In that time there's nobody can done a 360 degree pan shot plus lighting as good and as epic as him did and it still very impressive even for today.

    Unlike Ghibli. The Red Turtle (2016) still the same boring story for kids as always and animation still look like anime from '80. Its just look like trash for 2017 standard. Even worst when it's a movie, a low budget 3 mins per episode TV series anime still look better than that. Hell, even PV of 'ef the first tale' 11 years ago still look better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Shinkai means great pictures and bad story. And great pictures alone is not enough to make a good movie. He can make 1000 movies and he will never match the incredible imagination of Ghibli movies. Especially when he always does the same boy/girl/sad relationship crap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:09 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    All are already biased.
    Why stereotyping?
    One who loves modern great animation, great picts with somewhat decent story, choose Makoto.

    One who loves oldstuff, classic and also decent story, choose Ghibli.

    I hate to admit that, probably Shinkai Makoto might be the future of Animation industry, if Ghibli doesn't up the production values, instead of only focusing on the story.

    Story is important, yes, but what attracts first is the graphics.

    When Shinkai achieves the same story quality, Ghibli will be wasted.
    When Ghibli achieves the same production values (probably in the distant future), Makoto may be wasted.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:49 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is necessary to be realistic, a film of schoolgirls will never be nominated some prize of some academy, for the simple reason that it foments the morbo.

    So do not insist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kimi no na wa was boring.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:42 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    .gnirob saw aw an on imiK

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:24 11/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just saw "The Red Turlte" on a filmfestival. It was pretty and had a nice feel to it but it is not really a kids movie. More like a semi-pretentious festival-movie. More French than Japanese. It's basicly MADE to get awards. Not an amazing movie though.
    If Kimi No Na Wa is ANYWHERE near Shinkais earlier works I'm not surprised it didn't get any recognition. His "style over substance" and bland characters don't work for me. Still, haven't seen it yet so I might change my mind. I really like "She and her cat" though...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:39 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Awards are almost always assholes promoting their friends or rubbing their own cock.

    And that screenshot of Red Turtle totally looks like a game screenshot. Was kinda disappointed that it's not.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:42 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only shitty movie get awards. That's just how the world works.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:11 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    is that is true than Kimi no Na wa would have gotten the award. Your statement is inaccurate!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:37 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Says the guy who probably hasn't even seen it. I HATED Shinkai's previous films, but I liked Kimi no na wa enough to rewatch it a ton of times.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:27 08/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not every shitty movie gets an award.

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    Comment by Manuel
    03:43 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    A red turtle, two japanese teenagers with autism, why?...

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    Comment by takarada
    03:06 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I tried to like it but for me it doesn't compare to something like Spirited Away.

    Perhaps for Japanese people it is a wonderful anime, their tastes are really different.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:40 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's what I thought when I watched it: "this film has so much Japanese culture and mindset, I don't think many Western people would appreciate much of it". Seems I was right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol at those "awards". i lost all faith when i saw yuri on ice and crunchyroll.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:52 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Movie awards lol.

    Why would you take recommendations from a bunch of stuffy old-fashioned and outdated old folks on what movie you should watch?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:43 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because humans LOVE liars.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Like, who really cares?

    Comment by Anonymous

    My JK Little Sister Takes Care Of My Morning Wood Like Her Little Pet, But Otherwise She Has Absolutely No Interest In Me Noa Eikawa

    Comment by Anonymous

    Kimi no na wa is a good movie but honestly... it's not THAT good. I mean body-swap is kind of silly to begin with, but then you throw in time travel, altering the past, and then post-event amnesia for good measure and well... Yeah.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:38 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The book is apparently better. The movie is too rushed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 07/02/2017 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Why not Kimi no Na wa? Because it's an overrated dog shit for brain dead masses.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:16 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    These comments had been out before. Makoto Shinkai's response is, "If it's so brain dead, I'd like to see you produce one and also reach my sales level."

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    Comment by SugoiMan
    02:50 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    even Shinkai Makoto himself thinks it is

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