The Asahi Shimbun writes: "Studio Ghibli Inc.'s "From Up On Poppy Hill" has been nominated in the Writing in an Animated Feature Production category for the 40th Annual Annie Awards, often referred to as the Academy Awards for animation.
The anime feature was co-written by maestro Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa, with the English-language version penned by Karey Kirkpatrick. It was directed by Miyazaki's son, Goro.
The other contenders in the category are: "ParaNorman," "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," "Frankenweenie," "Brave" and "Wreck-It-Ralph," the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood said.
*Note; Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.