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Kyoto Animation Launches a Creation Award

by dtshyk
Oct 2, 2009 7:26 AM | 40 Comments

Anime production studio Kyoto Animation launched "Kyoto Animation Award", an award for the original creations of novels, manga and scripts. Winners of the award will have a chance to get an anime adaptation by Kyoto Animation if the works receive high esteem.

Anyone can participate in the competition and the winners of the first year will be announced next Spring.

Official Website of Kyoto Animation Award

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Blasphemy! for what reason are they doing this while Little Busters remains unanimated?

Oct 7, 2009 4:34 PM by MasterOot

AnimeGURU475 said:
Westlo said:
FMP 2nd Raid still hasn't been surpassed in regards to mecha series since it aired.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Watch it.
disagreeee

Oct 6, 2009 5:37 AM by simo000

Kyoto animating new minori's visual novel? FUCK YEAH.

Maybe we will get 2 versions: SHAFT's and KyoAni's.

Oct 6, 2009 1:03 AM by zeroj

ShadowAlex said:
If it were 4*C it would be only fugly art. Sorry just wanted to get off the "it will be just moe blob" crap.

You haven't seen much of Studio 4c's work, have you? 00;

Anyways, that's cool that KyoAni is taking suggestions from the fans. It'll be interesting to see what the end result is.

Oct 5, 2009 11:40 PM by ForlornHope

Westlo said:
FMP 2nd Raid still hasn't been surpassed in regards to mecha series since it aired.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Watch it.

Oct 5, 2009 7:20 PM by AnimeGURU475

oznot said:
Dblitzer said:
Where is my proper Haruhi sequel or where is Little Busters that seems to have so much support or maybe a K-On season 2, why is this needed?

^^
This

Oct 4, 2009 3:59 AM by chibuki

chinlamp said:
flygon250 said:
Knowing Kyoto Animation, they will probably pick generic moeblob shows ahead of anime with genuinely good plots and characters, but ther may also be the chance that they could pick better material to adapt from that genre as well.

I haven't read any of their manga, but I prefered Manabi Straight!, Kamichu!,and Ichigo Mahimaro to K-ON!, Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star even though I would conider all of them to be moeblob anime.


They'd do those anyway, I'm seeing this as an opportunity for them to pick up more serious works.


then someone trolls Kyoani by doing a manga based on little busters (though it;s already in progress)

Oct 3, 2009 6:43 PM by Vin-nii

This sounds interesting.

Oct 2, 2009 6:20 PM by Sylpheed

kyoani should animate the real season 2 of Haruhi

Oct 2, 2009 6:05 PM by Sealkid

That's a good one.
It gives motivation =3

Oct 2, 2009 6:03 PM by Shinocchi

This will be interesting either way. I imagine something whould have to be REALLY spectacular to get a longer adaption so I'm expecting an interesting short work out of this.

Oct 2, 2009 5:58 PM by internetotaku

oznot said:
Dblitzer said:
Where is my proper Haruhi sequel or where is Little Busters that seems to have so much support or maybe a K-On season 2, why is this needed?

^^
This

Fuck that, I've been waiting for the conclusion to the FMP series for far too long.

Oct 2, 2009 5:20 PM by simo000

Bluesnow said:
asandari said:
dtshyk said:
Anyone can participate in the competition and the winners of the first year will be announced next Spring.


I wonder what they would think about english entries... :p


Looked through the rules and it does say japanese only xP
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kyotoanimation.co.jp%2Fkyoani_award%2Findex.html

Yes, you can join but your work should be written in Japanese.

Oct 2, 2009 4:55 PM by dtshyk

moe~ moe~ shit.

i don't care if characters look moe, but i like my Dramatic Romance in animes. :<

Oct 2, 2009 4:28 PM by Maora

flygon250 said:
Knowing Kyoto Animation, they will probably pick generic moeblob shows ahead of anime with genuinely good plots and characters.


exactly my thoughts. If this was any other company I would actually be interested.

Oct 2, 2009 4:13 PM by velcom

If it were 4*C it would be only fugly art. Sorry just wanted to get off the "it will be just moe blob" crap.

Oct 2, 2009 3:51 PM by ShadowBlazer3000

asandari said:
dtshyk said:
Anyone can participate in the competition and the winners of the first year will be announced next Spring.


I wonder what they would think about english entries... :p


Looked through the rules and it does say japanese only xP
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kyotoanimation.co.jp%2Fkyoani_award%2Findex.html

Oct 2, 2009 3:26 PM by Bluesnow

Edgey said:
Write moeblob
Get Anime.

$$$

Oct 2, 2009 3:16 PM by LucySky

KyoAni giving out an award for the creation of something original is hilarious. Seriously they're bloody good at what they do, FMP 2nd Raid still hasn't been surpassed in regards to mecha series since it aired. But they can't do an original production period, lol @ Munto, how terrible.

I'll never regard them as being in Bones, I.G and Madhouses's league until they can produce something original that's actually good.

Oct 2, 2009 3:02 PM by Westlo

No more moeblob please

Oct 2, 2009 2:44 PM by StriderMS