All award-winning works of the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival, as well as displays introducing recipients of the Special Achievement Award, are featured at a special exhibition in Tokyo’s Odaiba waterfront district until June 16.

Symposiums, talks, workshops and other related events are also offered at the exhibition held in the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan).

Hosted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Japan Media Arts Festival recognizes works of excellence in four divisions: art, entertainment, animation and manga.

The 22nd edition received 4,384 entries from 102 countries and regions.

The top Grand Prize winner in the Animation Division was “La Chute” from France, which was inspired by the “Inferno” segment of Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy.”

The Excellence Award was given to four titles: “The Girl Without Hands” from France, “Dragon Pilot: Hisone & Masotan,” “Penguin Highway” and “Okko’s Inn” from Japan.

The remaining three works shown at the exhibition are the recipients of the New Face Award, including “Invisible” from Japan, “The Little Ship” from Russia and “Am I a Wolf?” from Iran.

Featured from the Manga Division is the Grand Prize winner, “Origin,” in addition to four Excellent Award recipients, “Spacebattleship Tiramisu,” “To Dusk,” “Momo & Manji” and “Nagi’s Long Vacation.”

The New Face Award was given to “Yellow Disk,” “Metamorphose no Engawa” and a French comic titled “The Invisible Difference.”

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