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Guin Saga's Kurimoto Wins Japanese Sci-Fi Writers Award

posted on 2009-12-06 23:57 EST
Harmony novel by late author Project Itoh wins 30th Nihon SF Taishō award

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of Japan have announced on Tuesday that Project Itoh's Harmony novel has won this year's 30th Nihon SF Taishō Awards, while the late author Kaoru Kurimoto (Guin Saga, The Sword of Paros) recevied a special award from the organization. Kurimoto passed away in June, and Project Itoh (Itō Keikaku) also passed away in March.

The nominees for this year's award were as follows:
Anata no Tame no Monogatari (Satoshi Hase)
Unbroken Arrow (Chohei Kanbayashi)
Uobune, Kemonobune (Sayuri Ueda)
Kudari no Fune (Tetsuya Satō)
Harmony (Project Itoh)

Previous winners of the Nihon SF Taishō Awards included the Dennō Coil anime series, Moto Hagio's Barbara Ikai manga, Mamoru Oshii's Innocence anime film, Tow Ubukata's original Mardock Scramble novels, Hideaki Anno's Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series, Shusuke Kaneko's Gamera 2 film, and Katsuhiro Otomo's Domu manga.

Source: animeanime.jp

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