The judging committee of the 16th Animation Kobe Awards announced this year’s award winners on Friday. The awards are among the most prestigious industry accolades in Japanese animation and media.
Mari Okada (writer)
- Osamu Dezaki (director)
- Detective Conan Production Team
Theatrical Film Award
Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Hetalia World Series
Theme Song Award
“Shinryaku no Susume☆” by ULTRA-PRISM with Ika Musume (Hisako Kanemoto)
The 16th Annual Animation Kobe event will hold an awards ceremony on October 16 in the city of Kobe in western Japan. The judging committee is composed of experts in the industry — notably the editors of animation and media magazines such as Animage, Animedia, Newtype and Weekly ASCII.
Previous winners have included Mamoru Hosoda, Kunio Katō, Mitsuo Iso, Hideaki Anno, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Hatsune Miku, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, Ghost in the Shell, Paprika, Princess Mononoke, K-ON!!, Eden of the East, Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Key the Metal Idol, Voices of a Distant Star, Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya, Phantasy Star Online, Final Fantasy XI, Second Life, Fujiko F. Fujio, Leiji Matsumoto, and the theme songs to the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, K-On! Fruits Basket, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Macross Frontier television series.