Dragon Ball's Goku, One Piece's Luffy Appear at Int'l Emmys

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime characters help present the Children & Young People Award at Monday's gala

Costumed character versions of Dragon Ball's Goku One Piece's Monkey D. Luffy appeared at the 39th International Emmy Awards Gala on Monday in New York. They stood on stage for presentation of the Children & Young People Award, won by the Chilean Children's program ¿Con Qué Sueñas? (What is your Dream?).

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences holds the International Emmy Awards to celebrate the best television programs produced and aired outside the United States.Toei Animation, production studio for the Dragon Ball and One Piece anime, was a sponsor of the 2011 International Emmy Awards.

Kanji Kazahaya, Director of Toei Animation's Global Licensing Business Department, said the company was honored to participate as a presenter at the television awards ceremony. He said, "Dragon Ball Z and One Piece are internationally beloved brands that convey what the International Emmys are all about – the ability for companies to transcend borders and reach people on a global scale."

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Source: Emirates 24/7

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