1983 in Japan

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Events in the year 1983 in Japan.



Nintendo's Famicom

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Arts and entertainment[edit]

Yonago City Museum of Art, opened in 1983.

In anime, the winners of Animage's Anime Grand Prix were the film Crusher Joe for best work, episode 26 (Ai wa nagareru) of The Super Dimension Fortress Macross for best episode, Chirico Cuvie (voiced by Hozumi Gōda) from Armored Trooper Votoms for best male character, Misa Hayase (voiced by Mika Doi) from The Super Dimension Fortress Macross for best female character, Akira Kamiya for best voice actor, Mami Koyama for best voice actress and the opening of Ginga Hyōryū Vifam, Hello Vifam by TAO for best song.[4] For a list of anime released in 1983 see Category:1983 anime.

In film, The Ballad of Narayama by Shōhei Imamura won the Best film award at the Japan Academy Prize, The Family Game by Yoshimitsu Morita won Best film at the Hochi Film Awards and at the Yokohama Film Festival and Tokyo Trial by Masaki Kobayashi won Best film at the Blue Ribbon Awards. For a list of Japanese films released in 1983 see Japanese films of 1983.

In manga, the winners of the Shogakukan Manga Award were Hidamari no Ki by Osamu Tezuka (general), Musashi no Ken by Motoka Murakami (shōnen), Kisshō Tennyo by Akimi Yoshida (shōjo) and Panku Ponk by Haruko Tachiiri (children).[5] Domu: A Child's Dream by Katsuhiro Otomo won the Seiun Award for Best Comic of the Year. For a list of manga released in 1983 see Category:1983 manga.

In music, the 34th Kōhaku Uta Gassen was won by the White Team (men). Takashi Hosokawa won the 25th Japan Record Awards, held on December 31, and the FNS Music Festival.

In television, see: 1983 in Japanese television.

Japan hosted the Miss International 1983 beauty pageant, won by Costa Rican Gidget Sandoval.


In football (soccer), Japan hosted the 1983 Intercontinental Cup between Hamburger SV and Grêmio, won by Grêmio 2-1. Yomiuri won the Japan Soccer League. For the champions of the regional leagues see: 1983 Japanese Regional Leagues.

In volleyball, Japan hosted and won the Men's and Women's Asian Volleyball Championship.



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  1. ^ ja:蔵王観光ホテル火災 (Japanese language) Retrieved date on March 14, 2017.
  2. ^ ja:菅島事故(Japanese) Retrieved 7 November 2016
  3. ^ ja:つま恋ガス爆発事故 (Japanese language) Retrieved date on March 14, 2017.
  4. ^ 第6回アニメグランプリ [1984年6月号] (in Japanese). Animage. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-27.
  5. ^ 小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-27.