The Japanese Association for Gender, Fantasy & Science Fiction announced the winners of Sense of Gender Awards 2011 in Varicon 2012 (the 51st Japan SF Convention) on July 7. Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV anime was one of the two Sisterhood Prize winners. Another winner was Chise Kasuya's novel Owaritsuzukeru Sekai no naka de. And the Grand Prix winner was Yumiko Kawahara's manga series Naname no Ongaku volume 1 and 2.
The awards started as the Japanese counterpart of James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 2001 for the Japanese science/fantasy fictions which expand or explore readers' understanding of the concept of gender. Sisterhood Prize is a newly established prize this year. It is given to the fictions which develop a new kind of relationship between women which may not have been noticed or told before.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV series PV
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