Black Jack, Clannad movie director also given posthumous award.
The Judging committee of the 16th Animation Kobe Awards has announced on Friday this year’s winners.
The winners of the prestigious award-giving body was announced on Friday on its official website.
Notable winners include Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa which was given the Theatrical Film Award, and the Television Awards was given to the popular anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Meanwhile, the Individual Award was given to writer Mari Okada, who have been involved in popular anime series, such as Toradora!, Gosick, and Hanasaku Iroha.
Special awards was given posthumously to the late Osamu Dezaki, who had directed works, such as Black Jack OVA & Black Jack the Movie, five Lupin III specials, and Clannad the Movie. The award was also given to the Detective Conan Production Team.
The Animation Kobe was an event created by Kobe City in 1996 to promote anime and other media. The judging committee is composed of people who are a part of the industry, which includes editors of anime publications like Animage, Animedia, Newtype and Weekly ASCII.
The awarding ceremony for this year’s winners will happen on October 16.
List of 16th Animation Kobe Award winners:
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: Mari Okada
SPECIAL AWARDS: Ozamu Dezaki, Detective Conan Production Team
BEST PICTURE (THEATRICAL FILM): Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa
BEST PICTURE (TV): Puella Magi Madoka Magica
BEST PICTURE (NETWORK): Hetalia: World Series
ANIMATION KOBE THEME SONG AWARD (Radio Kansai Award): “Shinryaku no Susume☆” by ULTRA-PRISM with Ika Musume (voiced by Hisako Kanemoto)
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