The winners of the 14th Animation Kobe Awards (Wikipedia
) are as follows:
Individual Award: Kato Kunio
("La Maison en Petits Cubes
Special Award: Yukimuro Shun-ichi (script of "Sazae-san
Feature Film Award: WALL-E
TV Feature Award: Higashi no Eden
Network Media Award: The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya
& Nyoro-n Churuya-san
Theme Song Award: Don't say “lazy” ("K-ON!
The chief judge Matsushita Shun-ya said the judges got into an imbroglio over whether they should choose the foreign anime Wall-E since the objective of Animation Kobe is to promote of the anime industry in Japan. They finally reached the agreement because Wall-E's harmony between the animation and the digital technique was noteworthy.
Source: Animation Kobe official website