Tuesday, February 24

8th Tokyo Anime Awards goes to.....

Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo grabbed 5 wins including best picture and director (with reported box office profit of 15.5 billion yen which roughly translates into cool 164 million USD) . Best TV shared by 2 major 2008 mecha/drama seinen animes, Code Geass Season 2 and Macross Frontier.

What heartens me most is winner for OVA section is Detroit Metal City, one of surprise hit for me since I never heard of it before but now one of the better offering from 2008 in my consideration.

The list compiled here:

Best Director: Miyazaki, H. (Ponyo)
Best movie: Ponyo (Miyazaki, H.)
Best Original Story: Ponyo (ibid)
Best Screenplay: Code Geass S2 (Ichiro Okuchi)
Best Art Direction: Ponyo (Yoshida Noburo)
Best Character Design: Sky Crawlers (Nishio Tetsuya)
Best Voice Actor: Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass S2)
Best Music: Macross Frontier (Yoko Kanno)
Best TV series: Code Geass S2 and Macross Frontier
Best OVA: Detroit Metal City
Best Foreign Animated Movie: Kung Fu Panda
Open Entry: Descendants (Heiko von der Scherm)




Psike81 said...

seriously .. Mac Frontier + Geass for best TV ? Must've been the best out of bad selections .

Stormy001 said...

Bear in mind too, these 2 have very healthy DVD sales. The selection criteria is also look into how many copies of DVD it sell in domestic market.

Macross Frontier vol 1 for example, sold about 60,000 plus copies which a remarkable considering most anime series will settle for 3000 copies as success story.