Actress Keiko Kishi (Grave of the Fireflies) and director Junya Sato (live-action Golgo 13) will also receive Chairperson’s Awards for lifetime achievement.
Go, Panda!, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro) will receive an Association’s Special Award for lifetime achievement.
Before that, Studio Ghibli won the overall Picture of the Year Award for Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.
The Nippon Academy-Sho Association, a Japanese group roughly comparable to America’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Oscars fame, presents the Japan Academy Prizes every year.
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