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Japanese Science Fiction Con's Seiun Nominees Posted

posted on by Egan Loo
FMA, Tatami Galaxy, Natsu no Arashi!, Kamen Rider, Space Show, Shinkenger, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Uchū Inu Sakusen, The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer among nominees

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:

District 9
The Tatami Galaxy (Yojō-Han Shinwa Taikei)
Kamen Rider W
Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (live-action)
Uchū Inu Sakusen

In the Comic category, the following are nominees:

Fullmetal Alchemist
Hiromu Arakawa
The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer (Hoshi no Samidare)
Satoshi Mizukami
Natsu no Arashi!
Jin Kobayashi
Rosuke Nishikawa
Daisuke Igarashi
Mark Millar (writer), John Romita, Jr. (artist), Mitsuko Mitsuoka (translator)
Bentoraā Bentoraā
Ryōma Nomura
SF Taishō Special Edition: Banbutsu Riron (Perfect Edition)
Miki Tori

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 Katō (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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