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Japanese Science Fiction Con's Seiun Nominees Posted

posted on by Egan Loo

The organizers of Tokon 10 have announced on Saturday the preliminary list of nominees for this year's Seiun Awards. As members of the 49th Japanese National Science Fiction Convention, the Tokon attendees will vote on the Japanese equivalent of the international Hugo Awards. Vying for the Best Media Award are the following titles:

Summer Wars
Director: Mamoru Hosoda

Director: James Cameron
20th Century Fox (distributor)

Star Trek
Director: J.J. Abrams
Paramount (distributor)

Director: Zack Snyder
Paramount (distributor)
Released in North America by Warner Brothers

Terminator: Salvation
Director: McG
Warner Brothers (distributor)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Director: Michael Bay
Paramount (distributor)

Fresh Precure! Omocha no Kuni wa Himitsu ga Ippai!?
Director: Atsuji Shimizu
Toei Animation

Sunday Drama Jin
Producers: Akihiko Ishimaru/Masaaki Tsuru

In the Comic category, the following are nominees:

Izumi Takemoto
Enterbrain's Beam Comix

Kouta Hirano
Shounen Gahousha's Young King Comics
Released in North America by Dark Horse Comics with Digital Manga Publishing

Story & Art: Naoki Urasawa
Original creator: Osamu Tezuka
Producer: Takashi Nagasaki 
Shogakukan's Big Comics
Released in North America by Viz Media

Hakodate Yōjin Buraichō Himegami
Nozomu Tamaki
Kodansha's Magazine ZKC

Twin Spica
Kou Yaginuma 
Media Factory's MF Comics Flapper Series
To be released in North America by Vertical

Twilight Ōmaga Toki
Mineo Maya
Tokuma Shoten's Ryu Comics

"Rakuen no Izumi" (part of the Caravan Sarai book)
Utata Yoshikawa
Shodensha's Feel Comics Fantasy

In the Free Entry category, the following are nominees:
Life-Size Gundam
Unveiled on June 20, 2009

Kobe Tetsujin Project
Unveiled on September 29, 2009

Sekai Camera
Released on September 24, 2009
[This augmented-reality iPhone app was downloaded 100,000 times within four days of its release.]

The Loveplus phenomenon
Released on September 3, 2009
[This dating simulation game for the Nintendo DS portable console spawned multitudes of fans .]

In the Long Fiction category, the late Kaoru Kurimoto earned a nomination for her Guin Saga fantasy novel epic. Vertical has published the first five Guin Saga novel volumes and Kazuaki Yanagisawa's manga adaptation in North America, while Sentai Filmworks just confirmed on Friday that it will release the anime adaptaion. Chohei Kanbayashi was also nominated for his latest Yukikaze novel, Unbroken Arrow: Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze. Bandai Entertainment released Gonzo's Yukikaze video anime series.

Tokon 10 will take place in Tokyo during the August 7-8 weekend.

Source: animeanime.jp

Update: Sekai Camera's article link fixed. Thanks, guitarist52692.

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