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Winners of 2009 Japan Expo Awards

by dtshyk
Jul 2, 2009 7:01 PM | 26 Comments
Japan Expo 2009 started in Paris on July 2nd. The winners of 2009 Japan Expo Awards are as follows:

Manga
Best Shounen: Fairy Tail
Best Shojo: Vampire Knight
Best Seinen: Detroit Metal City
Best Edition: Blackjack-Deluxe Edition

Anime
Best Series Adopted from a Manga: Death Note
Best Original Series: Elfen Lied
Best Edition: Death Note Limited Integral Edition

Music
Best Group/Artist: Tsuchiya Anna
Best Album: GIMMICAL★IMPACT!! by LM.C (includes "Katekyo Hitman Reborn!" songs)
Best Original Soundtrack: Nana Best ("NANA")

The nominee were chosen from the titles licensed in France and the winners were determined by online public votes.

Japan Expo official website
Source: Nikkei BP

20 of 26 Comments Recent Comments

Yays for DMC and Death Note XD
Yeah I disagree on the Vampire Knight thing too

Jul 6, 2009 1:07 PM by HikiganeYubi

How in the hell does Fairy Fail get best shounen?

Jul 6, 2009 1:05 PM by Hakumen

Don't forget :

The nominee were chosen from the titles licensed in France and the winners were determined by online public votes.


That means it's a popularity contest. Not everyone visits sites like MAL, most people that read mangas or watch animes only know about the things everyone and their mother read/watch. I live here in France so I'm not surprised at these results, though I didn't know that there were that many people who like DMC. I don't care about the anime/manga distribution in France anyway. x)

Jul 4, 2009 9:33 AM by Alexstratz

Splitter said:
lol @ Elfen Lied being original anime.

Good anime though, but lol "original"


more original than "moe-blobs" ... i.e. k-on

Jul 3, 2009 8:59 PM by Lvhina

Lol, French people are weird, at least they had Makino Yui over =(

Jul 3, 2009 12:41 PM by BasakaNZ

lol @ Elfen Lied being original anime.

Good anime though, but lol "original"

Jul 3, 2009 9:19 AM by Splitter

I wonder what the other nominated Manga/Anime were.
I haven't read Vampire knight so far, but I know Fairy Tail and... honestly there are besser Shonen Mangas out there. What where they thinking? O_o

Jul 3, 2009 6:18 AM by kennikitty

dtshyk said:

Best Shojo: Vampire Knight
Best Series Adopted from a Manga: Death Note
Best Original Series: Elfen Lied

wtf?

Jul 3, 2009 5:07 AM by moedea

LolitaDecay said:
Mari-chan said:
Vampire Knight as Best Shoujo bothers me...
This. But NANA winning something is awesome.


I agree. It's a shame Ai Yazawa's sick at the moment too. :(

I think the Best Shoujo category imploded on itself, no wai should Vampire Knight have won that <.<

Jul 3, 2009 3:57 AM by Snowflakes

Mari-chan said:
Vampire Knight as Best Shoujo bothers me...
This. But NANA winning something is awesome.

Jul 3, 2009 1:32 AM by LolitaDecay

BigSimo said:
Metroid_Ex said:
dtshyk said:

Anime
Best Series Adopted from a Manga: Monster


fixed
yes
Mhm

Jul 3, 2009 1:29 AM by Carp

I like DMC, but i think Saint Young Men is better, such a pity.

Jul 3, 2009 1:17 AM by player88

Shojos (or girls?) are really going down on quality.

Jul 2, 2009 9:10 PM by kyon91

Vampire Knight as Best Shoujo bothers me...

Jul 2, 2009 9:09 PM by CreamyVelvet

wtf happened in the shoujo category :/

Loverhina said:

dtshyk said:
The nominee were chosen from the titles licensed in France
Makes sense.

Edit: I wonder if the titles licensed in France is limited.

Actually, I've noticed a number of impressive titles not available in US that are out in France. I don't think that's it.

Jul 2, 2009 9:09 PM by shinkeikaku

rostern said:
Yay! DMC.

Jul 2, 2009 9:08 PM by Maora

dtshyk said:

Best Album: GIMMICAL★IMPACT!! by LM.C (includes "Katekyo Hitman Reborn!" songs)


<3 Yay LM.C!~

Jul 2, 2009 9:00 PM by chocolate4ev

Metroid_Ex said:
dtshyk said:

Anime
Best Series Adopted from a Manga: Monster


fixed
yes

Jul 2, 2009 8:45 PM by simo000

dtshyk said:
Best Shojo: Vampire Knight

What? Possibly one of the worst shoujo I've ever had the displeasure of reading. Nice to see DMC up there though. Can't say as I agree with any of the other choices.

Jul 2, 2009 8:36 PM by LucySky

wait... wut, France?

Jul 2, 2009 8:35 PM by shadowraze

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