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Naruto Wins 2006 Quill Award!
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Naruto Wins 2006 Quill Award
Oct 11 2006
*VIZ MEDIA'S MANGA SHONEN JUMP™ NARUTO™ NAMED WINNER *
**OF 2006 QUILL AWARD**_
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Volume 7 Of Hit Manga Series Declared A Winner Of "Consumer's Choice"
Literary Award
To Honor Excellence In Writing And Publishing*

San Francisco, CA, October 11, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one
of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive
publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that Shonen
Jump NARUTO Vol. 7 has won the 2006 Quill Award for Best Graphic Novel, a
first for any manga.

The Quills Award is an initiative launched with the combined support of
Reed Business Information and NBC, and is designed to act as an
industry qualified "consumers choice" program to honor excellence in writing
and publishing, recognizing the creators of great literature, and
promoting reading and literacy initiatives. The Quill Awards celebrates the
best books of the year in nineteen popular categories, ranging from
romance to biography to graphic novels. The winners were announced at the
Quill Awards Ceremony last night in New York City.

NARUTO has become one of VIZ Media's most successful manga properties
in terms of sales. The series, by creator Masashi Kishimoto, depicts
the adventures of a young boy who trains to become a ninja and has sold
more than 66 million copies in Japan since Shueisha Inc began publishing
the manga in 1999. In North America, the massive amount of fan interest
in the brand continues to build.

NARUTO has emerged as one of the best selling and most popular manga
series throughout North America, regularly placing in both Graphic Novel
and Overall General Fiction categories on noted literary sales rosters
including BookScan and the USA Today Top 150. Momentum for the property
has persisted as the NARUTO anime counterpart (also distributed by VIZ
Media) continues to captivate millions of viewers on Cartoon Network.

“We are extremely pleased to have been honored with the 2006 Quill
Award in the Graphic Novel category for NARUTO,” states Hidemi
Fukuhara, CEO, VIZ Media. “The Quill Award is very special to us as it is a
consumer voted award and reflects fan favorites as well as buying trends
and also serves as an accolade for the manga genre as a whole and
NARUTO specifically."

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one
of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of
manga publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese
content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga
and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan Production
Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and
distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North
America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The
company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as
SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs, audio soundtracks
and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial
production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and
promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages.


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2006-10-11/naruto-wins-2006-quill-award
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Posted 12/25/06
There are a lot better anime then naruto, like bartender, or other somewhat related movies
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Posted 12/25/06
The "singer" Cher has an Oscar Award for best actress. That's all I have to say.
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Posted 12/25/06
I like Naruto, but I wonder why bleach didn't win...
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Posted 12/25/06
who knows??
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Posted 12/25/06
No way One piece should have won
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Posted 12/25/06
im surprised naruto won with all the shitty fillers this year
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bleach aint in the mainstream...i can go down to every book store and buy NaErUotoooo merc :/..my guess
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Posted 12/25/06
there r plenty others that deserved it more
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Posted 12/25/06
naruto does deserve it..with all its fillers i guess...damn too much advertisement.!
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If you notice, there wasn't any real mention of merit on Naruto's part anywhere in the article. It won because of sales figures, not because it's actually good.
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duh, but people will watch it because it is good, right?

people dont say "this is a really shitty show. im gonna watch it"
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punkfilter wrote:

duh, but people will watch it because it is good, right?

people dont say "this is a really shitty show. im gonna watch it"


I think reality TV shows contradict what you just said.

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Damn naruto's got nothing but fillers this year.Bleach's got a whooping 50+ episodes of fillers too(the bounto storyline) but at least the story goes deeper and have better character development than Naruto.If Naruto is on its right track I'd say it definitely deserves the award but damn it,how the hell did those fillers get the award!!!
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Posted 12/27/06
Why didn't BLEACH get the award?Naruto is nothing more than an amateurish anime,and the MC(main character) has the same goal as other cartoon and anime characters;To be the leader/to be king of pirates(OP)/To be the best of all!!Dang...BLEACH has a more developed story line and characters..it's drama makes you cry too.UNLIKE NARUTO DRAMA.I'm a HUGE Naruto-hater.
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