Ghibli's Takahata, Paprika, Geass Win Anime Kobe Awards
posted on by Egan Loo
The judging committee of the 12th Animation Kobe Awards, which are among the preeminent industry accolades in Japanese animation and media, has announced this year's award winners on September 27.
Individual AwardHiroyuki Imaishi (director of Dead Leaves, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
Special AwardIsao Takahata (director of Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko)
Theatrical Film AwardPaprika (Madhouse)
Television AwardCode Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Sunrise)
Packaged Work AwardGhost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society (Production I.G)
Network AwardSecond Life (Linden Research, Inc.)
Theme Song Award (Radio Kansai Award)"Motteke! Sailor Fuku" (Lucky Star opening theme)
The 12th Annual Animation Kobe event will hold an awards ceremony on November 4 in the city of Kobe in western Japan. The judging committee is composed of experts in the industry — notably the editors-in-chief of animation and media magazines such as Animage, Animedia, Newtype, Weekly ASCII and MdM. Previous winners have included Hideaki Anno, Hayao Miyazaki, Ghost in the Shell, Princess Mononoke, Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Key the Metal Idol, Voices of a Distant Star, Phatasy Star Online, Final Fantasy XI, Fujiko F. Fujio, Leiji Matsumoto, and the theme songs to the Fruits Basket and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya television series.
Images © 2006 Madhouse/Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. © Sunrise/Project Geass, MBS Character Design © 2006 CLAMP © Masamune Shirow, Production I.G/Kodansha, Ghost in the Shell Production Committee Copyright 2007, Linden Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ©Kagami Yoshimizu/Lucky Paradise