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Winners of the 20th Animation Kobe Awards

by arsonal
Nov 9, 2015 10:04 AM | 36 Comments
The committee of the Animation Kobe Awards announced on Monday the winners of the 20th edition. The awards were created by the city of Kobe in 1996 in order to promote anime and other visual media. An award ceremony will be held on December 6, 2015, at Design and Creative Center Kobe, also known as KIITO.

Individual Award
Awarded to an individual involved in animation production between September 2014 and July 2015 whose innovative expressions enrich the creative activities of animation.
Seiji Mizushima, for work in Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise

Special Award
Awarded to individuals and organizations who have contributed to the Japanese animation industry in their lifetime.
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, for work in Mobile Suit Gundam

Animation Work Award
Awarded to television, theatrical, or online works (including but not limited to cel animation, clay animation, and 3D CG animation), published between September 2014 and July 2015, for their novelty, originality, and creativity.
Shirobako
Ghost in the Shell (2015)

Theme Song Award (Radio Kansai Award)
Awarded to a theme song published between July 2014 and June 2015 which has high synergistic value with its associated animation work.
"JoJo - Sono Chi no Kioku: end of THE WORLD" by JO☆STARS~TOMMY, Coda, JIN~ (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season OP)

Source: Official press release

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Nice to see Shirobako there..
I really like it.. ^^

Nov 10, 2015 6:55 PM by Plutia

Happy to see Shirabako and JoJos opening.

Nov 10, 2015 6:09 PM by DeusExMavro

Ghost in the Shell <3

Nov 10, 2015 4:01 PM by FireEmblemIke24

Hummm really need to watch Shirobako soon!

Nov 10, 2015 7:21 AM by Ritshiro

Though Shirobako is good, it is just like award shows to award something that pats themselves on the back XD.

Nov 10, 2015 7:10 AM by Hibbington

You deserve to be happy Aoi.



Also give applause for the team and their real life counterpart.



Nov 10, 2015 3:31 AM by NeoAnkara

Shirobako deserves that award, best anime of 2014, Still hoping for 2nd season, please make that happen P.A.

Nov 10, 2015 3:21 AM by Mizunashi

Happy for Shirobako~

Nov 10, 2015 2:06 AM by Samii

Yay~ Shirobako deserved this one.

Nov 10, 2015 1:05 AM by Kotarou_

Happy for Shirobako and JoJo

Nov 10, 2015 12:13 AM by Rayrin

Shirobako deserves it, it is the best anime of 2015 after all.

Nov 9, 2015 11:29 PM by alpha_shadow

Congrats to Shirobako! Well deserved! =D

Nov 9, 2015 11:28 PM by Meta_Yoshi

happy about Shirobako! it deserves recognition for sure.

Nov 9, 2015 8:57 PM by Bird

Ehhhhhhhh

Nov 9, 2015 7:55 PM by Protaku

YES! Shirobako. Awesome. Congratulation. Shirobako is one of the best anime from 2014. Well deserve. Nice to see my favourite anime win award and is considered great by Japan.

Nov 9, 2015 7:47 PM by Zapredon

arsonal said:
novelty, originality, and creativity.

arsonal said:
Shirobako

Uh, okay.

Nov 9, 2015 6:18 PM by Nanaca

arsonal said:

Individual Award
Awarded to an individual involved in animation production between September 2014 and July 2015 whose innovative expressions enrich the creative activities of animation.
Seiji Mizushima, for work in Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise


It's not like Kobe animation award is known for rewarding those who have exceptional artistic or technological achievements, it gave LoveLive! The Best TV anime last year for god's sake, go check its wiki and you'll know it's more about influent and popularity, and sometimes just outright nonsense.

With that said I still have to disagree with the Individual Award, you thought if the person is really have that kind of passion and involvement his efforts would at least be present on the screen, yet for 90 minutes all I can feel is someone staying at the corner quietly nodding to whatever Urobutcher's saying and too afraid to make recommdations or question his script, and speeding up the animation isn't what you call 'innovative expressions that enrich the creative activities of animation'.

Nov 9, 2015 4:46 PM by raveninthemuddle

Nightwing said:
Another reminder i gotta watch Expelled from Paradise :/


Don't, watch Madoka or Gargantia instead.

Nov 9, 2015 4:39 PM by Matoro_Mahri

ichii_1 said:
arsonal said:

Individual Award
Awarded to an individual involved in animation production between September 2014 and July 2015 whose innovative expressions enrich the creative activities of animation.
Seiji Mizushima, for work in Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise




+1

Nov 9, 2015 3:06 PM by lubryka

Shirobako :)

Nov 9, 2015 2:59 PM by Wintovisky