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SPJA Industry Award Winners Announced at Anime Expo (Updated)

posted on 2009-07-03 13:28 EDT

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, the organizers of the Anime Expo convention, announced the winners of the 2009 SPJA Industry Awards at an industry reception on Thursday evening.

Category 01: Best Voice Actor (Japanese)
Kappei Yamaguchi ­ DEATH NOTE - L

Category 02: Best Voice Actor (English)
Kyle Hebert ­ GURREN LAGANN - Kamina

Category 03: Best Voice Actress (Japanese)
Junko Takeuchi - NARUTO - Naruto Uzumaki

Category 04: Best Voice Actress (English)
Michelle Ruff ­ BLEACH THE MOVIE: MEMORIES OF NOBODY - Rukia Kuchiki

Category 05: Best Casting Director
Jaime Simone - BLEACH

Category 06: Best Character Design
Masaru Kitao of Mad House ­ DEATH NOTE

Category 07: Best Mechanical Design
Yoh Yoshirari ­ GURREN LAGANN

Category 08: Best Male Character
L ­ DEATH NOTE

Category 09: Best Female Character
Rukia Kuchiki ­ BLEACH THE MOVIE: MEMORIES OF NOBODY

Category 10: Best Mascot Character
Mokona ­ xxxHOLiC

Category 11: Best Backround Design
Minoru Nakamura of Studio Pierrot - BLEACH

Category 12: Best Original Video Animation
LUCKY STAR OVA - Bandai Entertainment

Category 13: Best Feature Film
THE GIRL WHO LEPT THROUGH TIME - Bandai Entertainment

Category 14: Best Television Series
GURREN LAGANN - Bandai Entertainment

Category 15: Best Original Score
DEATH NOTE Score ­ DEATH NOTE - Yoshihisa Hirano and Hideki Taniuchi

Category 16: Best Original Song
"Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" - Bleach - Beat Crusaders - Aniplex Inc. ­ BEAT
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Category 17: Best Director (Japanese)
Tetsuro Araki ­ DEATH NOTE

Category 18: Best Director (American)
Karl Willems - DEATH NOTE

Category 19: Best Manga - Action
TSUBASA: RESERVOIR CHRONICLE - Del Rey Manga - Clamp

Category 20: Best Manga - Comedy
FAIRY TAIL - Del Rey Manga - Hiro Mashima

Category 21: Best Manga - Drama
MONSTER - Viz Media - Naoki Urasawa

Category 22: Best Publication
Shonen Jump - Viz Media

Category 23: Best Full Motion Video in Video Game
FINAL FANTASY IV - Square Enix

Update: Kyle Hebert's name spelling corrected. Thanks, braves.

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