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Hoshi Shinichi's Short Shorts Win International Emmy

posted on 2009-11-24 12:41 EST
NHK's TV series re-enacts sci-fi author's short stories with anime, live-action

NHK's Hoshi Shinichi's Short Shorts television series has won the Comedy category in the 37th International Emmy Awards presentation in New York on Monday evening. The program uses animation, live-action footage, computer graphics, and other visual means to re-enact the short stories of the acclaimed science-fiction author Shinichi Hoshi. The award was given for a February television special from the series.

Studio 4°C had previously animated Hoshi's Kimagure Robot (The Capricious Robot) science-fiction short story into a series of 10 2-minute television shorts in 2004. Hoshi has been called the "God of Short Shorts" for writing over a thousand short stories in science fiction, comedy, and other genres.

Source: Yomiuri Shimbun, Variety


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