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42nd Seiun Awards Nominees Announced Anime and manga nominees include Fullmetal Alchemist, Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei and more.
The nominees for the 42nd Seiun Awards have been announced. The Seiun Awards begain in 1970 with science fiction fans wanting to show their appreciation for science fiction pieces they felt were interesting. The winners are chosen by the participants of the annual Japan SF Convention via voting. The categories for the awards are: Japanese Long Novel Category, Japanese Short Novel Category, Overseas Long Novel Category, Overseas Short Novel Category, Media Category, Comic Category, Art Category, Non-Fiction Category and Free Category. There were around 60 nominees across the 9 categories. All nominees were opened, sold or completed within 2010.
Here are the nominees for the Media Category and Comic Category.Media Category
- District 9
- Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
- Kamen Rider W
- Uchuu Show e Youkoso
- Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
- Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo (Live-action)
- Uchuu Inu Sakusen
- Fullmetal Alchemist by Arakawa Hiromu
- Hoshi no Samidare by Mizukami Satoshi
- Natsu no Arashi! by Kobayashi Jin
- Heikikyoku Hijoushiki Kizai Kanren Kaihatsushitsu Wunderkammer by Nishikawa Rosuke
- SARU by Igarashi Daisuke
- Kick Ass by Mike Miller and John Romita Jr.
- Bentoraa Bentoraa by Nomura Ryouma
- SF Taishou Tokubetsuhen Banbutsu Riron [Kanzenban] by Tori Miki
Last year, at the 41st Seiun Awards, Hosoda Mamoru's "Summer Wars" and Urasawa Naoki and Tezuka Osamu's "Pluto" picked up the awards in the Media and Comic Categories respectively, while Sunrise's life-size "Gundam 30th Anniversary Project Real G the Statue of Gundam" also picked up a prize in the free category. This year, the 50th Japan SF Convention will be held on the 3rd and 4th of September in Shizuoka, and the winners for the 42nd Seiun Awards will be decided then.original source
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