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The SPJA, Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, presented a list of winners on Anime Expo 2009. The SPJA is a non-profit organization which purpose is to bring good anime into the light of the American public. The presented list bears similarities to The Oscars with similar categories. The titles are as follows:

Anime Winners

Death Note:
- Best Voice Actor (Japanese): Kappei Yamaguchi as “L
- Best Character Designs: Masaru Kitaru from Madhouse.
- Best Male Character: “L
- Best Original Score created by Yoshihisa Hirano and Hideki Taniuchi
- Best Director (Japanese): Tetsuro Araki
- Best Director (American): Karl Willems

Gurren Lagann:
- Best Voice Actor (English): Kyle Hebert as “Kamina
- Best Mechanical Designs: Yoh Yoshirari
- Best Television Series

Naruto:
- Best Voice Actress (Japanese): Junko Takeuchi as “Naruto Uzumaki

Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody:
- Best Voice Actress (English): Michelle Ruff as “Rukia Kuchiki
- Best Female Character: “Rukia Kuchiki

Bleach:
- Best Casting Director: Jaime Simone
- Best Background Design: Minoru Nakamura
- Best Original Song: “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” from Beat Crusaders.

xxxHOLIC:
- Best Mascot Character: “Mokona

Lucky Star OVA:
- Best Original Video Animation

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time:
- Best Feature Film


Manga Winners

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle:
- Best Manga - Action

Fairy Tail:
- Best Manga – Comedy

Monster:
- Best Manga – Drama


Other Winners

- Best Publication: Shonen Jump by Viz Media
- Best Full Motion Video in Video Game: Final Fantasy IV created by Square Enix


Sources: ANN, SPJA
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*lol* Best Mascot Character... what a category^^

btw good to see Monster
 
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In a way, their picks are sad options.
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Apparently, anime in America = Naruto/Bleach...
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'sigh' all mainstream. Not surprised actually. I think death note is great of course. TTGL is way to overated in my opinion though. As well as Bleach, Naruto and Lucky star. Glad the girl who leapt through time got the best film award at least.
 
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lol, the best Japanese voice actress voices a guy. Talk about a popularity vote.
 
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This whole list is just one big fail. Let me guess, it's probably very similar to the past one and the next one...
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Fairy Tail for best comedy? TRC for best action? .... I just don't get it. -___-'


 
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Jul 5, 2009 6:51 AM

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Zirgo said:
The SPJA is a non-profit organization which purpose is to bring good anime into the light of the American public.


Because the US anime fans most certainly have no idea of the existance of those titles, I bet. Unless their intent is to target "fans" that know only 1-5 anime and manga titles, then it's not even worth saying this list is awful.
 
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Haha, I like "Best Mascot". Very overrated as usual. I'm happy for Junko, Kappei, and Kyle...I guess.
 
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Fairy Tail for best comedy? TRC for best action? .... I just don't get it. -___-'


Me too. I find it hard to imagine a CLAMP work to equated to best "action"..
 
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oh no.
 
Jul 5, 2009 7:19 AM

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Seems like "good anime" = "hyped / totally overrated anime".
Just my opinion, though...
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kuroshiroi said:
lol, the best Japanese voice actress voices a guy. Talk about a popularity vote.

In my opinion Junko Takeuchi really is a great voice actress, she can voice different kinds of characters
from a baby (Lambo from KHR) to a guy (Naruto) to a girl (Rin from Precure)

it really isn't because she voices the character from a mainstream anime
 
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Terrible
 
Jul 5, 2009 7:33 AM

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I'm glad Mokona got an award! :D

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yunadestined said:
Apparently, anime in America = Naruto/Bleach...


Newsflash, most anime here is watched by kids. Drawn images will never be taken seriously as a good medium to portray good stories, despite most anime being much better then ANY movie i've ever seen.
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Terrible
 
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rhapsodic said:
kuroshiroi said:
lol, the best Japanese voice actress voices a guy. Talk about a popularity vote.

In my opinion Junko Takeuchi really is a great voice actress, she can voice different kinds of characters
from a baby (Lambo from KHR) to a guy (Naruto) to a girl (Rin from Precure)

it really isn't because she voices the character from a mainstream anime
She won for Naruto, not anything else. It obviously helps to voice a mainstream anime, which is ridiculous.

I guess I shouldn't complain too much, last year Haruhi won almost everything, lol


Kira said:
yunadestined said:
Apparently, anime in America = Naruto/Bleach...


Newsflash, most anime here is watched by kids. Drawn images will never be taken seriously as a good medium to portray good stories,[...]
Up, Toy Story, Lion King, Wall-E and some others would like to have a word with you. The problem isn't the drawn images, it's the anime.
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Jul 5, 2009 8:26 AM

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This list is no good.
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We all shouldn't be surprised at this.
 
Jul 5, 2009 9:42 AM

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This is a BS list in so many ways. I hope that this isn't a serious organization.
Likely run by a bunch of Narutards.

Plus, Kyle Herbert's Kamina over Stephen Blum's Leeron? Like I said, BS list.
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I lol'ed at best mascot character, though I am happy Mokona got an award XD

But I got to disagree that Tsubasa should had best action since many part of the art were quiet confusing to even see the great action into it <.<'
And Fairy Tail for comedy is even weird...
And Naruto shouldn't won more than it's need to...
 
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Antanaru said:
This whole list is just one big fail. Let me guess, it's probably very similar to the past one and the next one...


Couldn't find 2007 (if it even existed), but here's 2008: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2008-07-04/anime-expo-2008-announces-the-2008-spja-award-winners

Actually rather agreeable.
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The list and last years list are completely ridiculous. I thought the American Anime Awards (what ever happened to that?) would be a popularity contest but compared to this, they even had a bit more of a healthy mix. This is a shameless example of why I don't really like viewer-choice awards.

Only real worthy one is The Girl Who Leapt Through Time though why has it won twice? Same with Tsubasa, why are so many of these wining twice? One win should be enough.
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Jul 5, 2009 11:50 AM

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Why is it a bunch of anime from 2006-07?

"The SPJA is a non-profit organization which purpose is to bring good anime into the light of the American public." Yea, they might want to rethink their purpose. All they are doing is awarding series that have been popular for quite some time.
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I'm loving all of the awards given to Gurren Lagann and the "Best Male Character" award. (lol, I'm biased)

I have a few problems otherwise, but not because the awards were given to truly bad contenders -- I just think there were better picks out there.

But aren't some of these series a tad old to be getting awards...? Or is this the first time this set of awards have been done?



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Well, I'm not surprised at all. But this is 2009 vote right? So why da hell it's mostly 2007 animes? Anyway, Death Note earned all hype, so I don't see nothing wrong with it.

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Su said:
Death Note? That's SO 2007.


In my opinion there has yet to come an anime/manga that can beat Death Note.


I wonder when. :D To be honest, I still can't find anything better than "Death Note".
 
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2009?
 
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Terrible
 
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Motoyama said:
DaeScope said:
Soulstrider said:
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Terrible
 
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Out of the stuff I know, only Monster deserved to win.
As much as I love TRC, Action? lol
I haven't seen The Girl Who Leapt Through Time yet, but that's probably another good winner.

Other than that...

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Terrible

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Nostalgia said:
Su said:
Death Note? That's SO 2007.


In my opinion there has yet to come an anime/manga that can beat Death Note.


well, code geass is bettre than death note for me. :)
 
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NGE should be up there, its a heck of a lot better than deathnote
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Awful :(
 
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I'm disappointed. These awards mean nothing to me.
 
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Zirgo said:
Death Note:
- Best Voice Actor (Japanese): Kappei Yamaguchi as “L


What? Yamaguchi was good but Mamoru Miyano was one hundred times better.

2008 Awards said:
Best Voice Actor (English)
Alessandro Juliani – DEATH NOTE – L


EHHH!?!? Yet another popularity vote. If you voice L, you win.
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Terrible
 
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I love Death Note, but putting some anime that aired during the last year would have been a little better still.

Bleach: Memories of Nobody was the only recent series/OVA/movie (not including bleach, naruto, and one piece which have been around for a long time in America and Japan)
 
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I'm disappointed. These awards mean nothing to me.


And they shouldn't. Individual opinion != majority.
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Torisunanohokori said:
This is a BS list in so many ways. I hope that this isn't a serious organization.
Likely run by a bunch of Narutards.

Plus, Kyle Herbert's Kamina over Stephen Blum's Leeron? Like I said, BS list.
I haven't even seen TTGL dubbed and I know that Steve Blum's VAing would be the best in the entire show.

And terrible list.
 
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Zirgo said:
Gurren Lagann:
- Best Voice Actor (English): Kyle Hebert as “Kamina
Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody:
- Best Female Character: “Rukia Kuchiki”]

no
this award is a troll
 
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Lol weird awards... thou I'm happy for TRC (lol TRC as action XD) and Mokona, more for Mokona :P... But damn... These animes are good, but there are better.... Well I guess you gotta start with something new and proved before in the original country... but.. Oh well enough..

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Mokona from Tsubasa gets no love while Mokona from xxxholic gets it all

this is dramatic.
 
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velcom said:
'sigh' all mainstream. Not surprised actually. I think death note is great of course. TTGL is way to overated in my opinion though. As well as Bleach, Naruto and Lucky star. Glad the girl who leapt through time got the best film award at least.


you're talking about overrated, and then you praise Death Note?

Dooooohohoho
 
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'sigh' all mainstream. Not surprised actually. I think death note is great of course. TTGL is way to overated in my opinion though. As well as Bleach, Naruto and Lucky star. Glad the girl who leapt through time got the best film award at least.


you're talking about overrated, and then you praise Death Note?

Dooooohohoho


haha yea i can't blame you there. I will agree it's overrated but it's still a really well done series. It's just been blown out of proportion. Then again there's a ton of series that are good/great that are like that.
 
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Lets see the only anime that i've seen aired regularly is on AdultSwim in U.S. there are some channels such as spike or the sci fi i think that have some mecha animes on occasion... Adult swim usually just has bleach (almost every weekend from what i remember), Naruto most of the time, Inuyasha, Death Note, ... Code Geass R2 just started up again on Adult Swim. I think thats all I've seen as far as anime goes on television here in the states.

Oh wait .. of course your Dragonball, and One Piece on the occasion. Then your simple Pokemon and other shows like that.
 
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Terrible

LoL! Actually Naruto's voice is annoying...
 
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lol, that's one of the most screwed up lists I've ever seen here. U.S. manga Charts included.
Stone Ocean adaption when?
 
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