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Moribito Honored with Batchelder Award

by Isambard
Jan 27, 2009 7:42 AM | 9 Comments
This morning, at the midwinter conference of the American Library Association in Denver, Nahoko Uehashi’s Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, the first novel in her popular series of fantasy novels, won the Mildred L. Batchelder Award for outstanding translated work. The winning novel was adapted into a 26 episode television series that aired in Japan in the spring of 2007 and was later broadcast as part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim late night programming block. It was pulled from their lineup earlier this month.

Source: Publishers Weekly

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This makes me want to watch this anime series even more :D.

Jan 27, 2009 11:52 PM by Toddler_Naruto

Awesome!! this is one of my favorite anime so i'm glad to see the author's novel receive this award.

Jan 27, 2009 9:40 PM by Juiceman3024

Woohoo! Congrats to the author! I've been meaning to grab the first book on Amazon, and I'm looking forward to book 2 (which continues where the anime left off) in May!

Jan 27, 2009 3:34 PM by Susan

whoa, i had absolutely no idea the novel was translated. definitely need to read it as well as watch it. grats to uehashi nahoko-sensei!!

Jan 27, 2009 2:56 PM by windy

i havent watch the anime yet, guess i will download it and see how great it is

Jan 27, 2009 2:45 PM by GrumpyFelo

Hooray for Uehashi-san~

Jan 27, 2009 2:31 PM by OverChasm

I wasn't planning on watching or reading either anytime soon, but now maybe I'll get around to it. :)

Congrats to the author!

Jan 27, 2009 2:10 PM by Neko-Hoshishima

Both the novel and the anime were awesome, it is a well deserved award for the author!

Jan 27, 2009 11:40 AM by mrSmiles

That's cool for the author. I haven't gotten to read it yet, but no doubt with awards like this, it shouldn't be hard to find for much longer. I don't know what Adult Swim's problem was: it would have attracted more viewers if they had it on at a decent time of night...

Jan 27, 2009 11:33 AM by MotokoAramaki