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SPJA announces 2009 winners.

by Zirgo
Jul 5, 2009 5:10 AM | 84 Comments
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

- 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

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

- 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

- 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

20 of 84 Comments Recent Comments

Tsubasa Chronicles is already amazing , and it can be much more amazing with/if ever , a further sequel . and hurray they got their award =D

Dec 18, 2012 1:26 AM by Sebastian333

No Animation needs an award IMO. But that's just me...

Jun 15, 2010 2:03 PM by Angra-Mainyu

Why Death Note??? Deathnote is sucks....
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.
Nostalgia said:
Su said:
Death Note? That's SO 2007.

There are many Anime<<< better than death Note.. T_T..

May 21, 2010 10:19 PM by arden_ruales

In America, Naruto/Bleach/One Piece=Anime!

May 18, 2010 11:40 PM by cr4sian_phil

Awesome, Death Note and Lucky Star.

May 18, 2010 11:22 PM by AlexSadist-sama

Cookie-chan said:
I'm glad Mokona got an award! :D

May 18, 2010 10:01 PM by noir_reves

Zirgo said:

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle:
- Best Manga - Action

Well done to Clamp.
TRC deserved this.

Apr 8, 2010 12:21 PM by Gonee

Death Note, so typical (but I still love it ^^)
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles was purty good too
But Tonight Tonight Tonight as the best theme song? REALLY? Bleach has done better. That song must be the worst. Not only does it make 0 sense watsoever, it's song in English
Don't get me wrong. I love English. I speak it and all. But I like it when it's pronounced properly and when I can actually understand it.

Apr 1, 2010 2:39 PM by FAErieWINGS

Fairy Tail :)

Apr 1, 2010 1:42 PM by diamond9393anda

FAIL list

Feb 28, 2010 2:10 PM by Chai_

Cookie-chan said:
I'm glad Mokona got an award! :D

i agree

Jan 14, 2010 11:55 PM by noir_reves

Death Note won a lot.....


Dec 30, 2009 2:45 PM by fluxin42

NoyaChan said:
Fairy Tail for best comedy? TRC for best action? .... I just don't get it. -___-'

welcome to the club dude

Dec 14, 2009 6:43 AM by Mr_Gutts

Terrible List. I can think of some better ones and Death Note is so not 2009.

Dec 13, 2009 11:22 PM by rron1993

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.

gurren lagann beats death note anyday

Dec 13, 2009 10:56 PM by j0x

Wow, I'm seeing this now, but I'm just laughing all over the places. Seriously. WTF. Bleach and Naruto's there? They are NO WHERE NEAR the bests... Deathnote, Gurren Lagann? They are from 2007 and this is FREAKIN 2009 AWARD. Two CLAMP stuff at once? WTH.

This is why I hate saying about anime to my friends. They only know about mainstream bleach naruto shits.

Dec 11, 2009 2:22 AM by ringoo4

And yet another reason to assume that most people are mindless idiots without taste.

Dec 4, 2009 12:02 PM by Nidhoeggr

wow not bad
thanks for butting this in

Oct 26, 2009 11:19 AM by Kannei

Pathetic choices

Oct 7, 2009 12:45 PM by Dr_Jan_Itor_List

Death Note and Bleach...really, people? I'd rag on Naruto, too, but it only got *one*, and I *do* enjoy Junko Takeuchi's voice acting...

Sep 1, 2009 3:31 PM by Shinja-chan