Japanese Science Fiction Con's Seiun Nominees Posted
posted on by Egan Loo
The organizers of Donbura Con L have announced the list of nominees for this year's 42nd Seiun Awards. As members of the 50th Japanese National Science Fiction Convention, the Donbura Con L attendees will vote on the Japanese equivalent of the international Hugo Awards. Vying for the Best Media Award are the following titles:
In the Comic category, the following are nominees:
The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer (Hoshi no Samidare)
Natsu no Arashi!
Mark Millar (writer), John Romita, Jr. (artist), Mitsuko Mitsuoka (translator)
SF Taishō Special Edition: Banbutsu Riron (Perfect Edition)
In the Free Entry category, the following are nominees:
- Hayabusa space probe's return to Earth
- Confirmation of Ikaros solar sail demonstrator spacecraft's acceleration via solar rays
- "ROBOTS and the ARTS: Visual Images in the 20th Century Japan" museum exhibition
- SF Magazine's 50th Anniversary Anthology
- Live feed of Hayabusa's return by Wakayama University's Institute for Education on Space
- iPad launch in Japan
In the Long Fiction category, The Tatami Galaxy creator Tomihiko Morimi earned a nomination for his Penguin Highway novel. Studio Nue illustrator Naoyuki Kato (Starship Troopers, Legend of the Galactic Heroes) and Masaru Ohishi (Aqua Planet Chronicle) are among the nominees in the art category.
Donbura Con L will take place in Shizuoka during the September 3-4 weekend. The late Kaoru Kurimoto's Guin Saga novel series, Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars anime film, Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka's Pluto manga, Sunrise's 1/1-scale Gundam statue, Kato, and the late editor/"science-fiction researcher" Takumi Shibano picked up Seiun Awards last year.
Source: Anime Anime Japan
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