SPJA Opens Up for Award Nominations

Topic started by gia on Feb. 10, 2009. Last post by gia 6 years, 1 month ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (the organization that runs Anime Expo) has announced that it's accepting nominations for the 2009 SPJA Industry Awards. There are a lot of categories this year...here they are:

* Best Voice Actor (Japanese)

* Best Voice Actor (English)

* Best Voice Actress (Japanese)

* Best Voice Actress (English)

* Best Casting Director

* Best Character Design

* Best Mechanical Design

* Best Male Character

* Best Female Character

* Best Mascot Character

* Best Background Design

* Best Original Video Animation

* Best Feature Film

* Best Television Series

* Best Original Score

* Best Original Song

* Best Director (Japanese)

* Best Director (American)

* Best Manga-Action

* Best Manga-Comedy

* Best Manga-Drama

* Best Publication

* Best Full-Motion Video in Video Game

So, who would you nominate? Go ahead, offer up your thoughts on as many of these categories as you want. I'll toss mine in the comments too.

Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Let's see...
- Voice Actor (JP) - Hmm, Jun Fukuyama for Spice and Wolf's Craft Lawrence, maybe, or Hiroshi Kamiya for Itoshiki-sensei in Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
- Voice Actress (JP) - Ohhh, Ami Koshimizu for Spice and Wolf's Horo, definitely. I loved her highly stylized speech patterns.
- Voice Actress (EN) - Caitlin Glass impressed me with Ouran Host Club's Haruhi, actually.
- Best Male Character - I'm leaning towards Darker than Black's Hei on this one, unless by some act of god Kaiba's Warp stands a chance.
- Best Female Character - I'm back with Horo here. <3
- Best Mascot Character - Does Darker than Black's gruff cat Mao count?
- Best Feature Film - I haven't even seen it but I want the first Gurren Lagann flick to win. (Or if it's based on US releases, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, definitely)
- Best TV Series - That's a toughie. I'd like to give it to Kaiba myself, but as with before, I'm not sure how practical that is.
- Best Original Score - Again, if US releases are the key here, Ghost Hunt has a phenomenal soundtrack. If Japanese, then Darker than Black.

Just a few of my thoughts-- how about you guys?
Post by Lunarmoth (193 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Well if your going to twist my arm about it...
Best Male Character - If it counts Casshern

Best Female Character - Holo from spice and wolf (and I didn't even look at yours gia)

Best Original Video Animation - Kaiba going here too

Best Television Series - agree gia, I'm putting Kaiba

Best Original Score - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, be afraid

Best Original Song - "Daydream Rumba" (空想ルンバ Kūsō Runba) by Kenji Ōtsuki
Best Manga-Action - I can't think of a series but if they going by volume then Hellsing 9
Best Manga-Comedy - Yotsuba&!

Best Full-Motion Video in Video Game - the left4dead begining; only because I can't think of any thing else

That all I can think of.

Post by Kuro (559 posts) See mini bio Level 6


 Best Voice Actor (English): Chris Patton for Welcome to the NHK's Sato

* Best Voice Actress (English): Maryke Hendrikse for Black Lagoon's Revy

* Best Female Character: Black Lagoon's Revy

* Best Male Character: Lelouch vi Britannia from Code Geass

* Best Background Design: Makoto Shinkai's 5cm Per Second

* Best Original Video Animation:  Genshiken OVA (sadly)

* Best Feature Film: The Girl Who Lept Through Time

* Best Television Series: Gurren Lagann or Code Geass, too tough to choose

* Best Original Score: Afro Samurai Resurrection

* Best Original Song: Libera Me/ From Hell

* Best Director (Japanese): Goro Taniguchi

* Best Director (American): James Corrigal for Black Lagoon

* Best Manga-Action: Gantz by Hiroya Oku

* Best Manga-Comedy: Love*com - By Aya Nakahara (maybe)

* Best Manga-Drama: Nana by Ai Yazawa

* Best Publication: Yen Plus

* Best Full-Motion Video in Video Game: Metal Gear Solid 4

Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Ahh, Kuro's so much more on the pulse of the American stuff than I am!
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