Online voting has begun for the 2nd annual Sugoi Japan Awards, which seek to celebrate the works of anime, manga, light novels, and entertaining novels that Japan wishes to share with the rest of the world. Hit the jump to learn more.
While Attack on Titan was recognized for Best American Edition of Foreign Material in the 2014 Harvey Awards, a North American prize given for achievement in comic books, named for writer-artist Harvey Kurtzman and founded by Gary Groth, president of the publisher Fantagraphics, no manga was among its 2015 nominees. More after the jump.
The North American comic industry has presented the winner of its prestigious Eisner Awards during a gala ceremony on Friday, July 10 at Comic-Con International: San Diego. The prize of the manga-dominated (and this year manga-exclusive) Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category went to Drawn & Quarterly's release of Showa 1939–1943 and Showa 1944–1953: A History of Japan, by Shigeru Mizuki.
Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's The Tale of The Princess Kaguya took its first major English language award of the season courtesy of The Los Angeles Film Critics Association. The LEGO Movie was runner-up for their top animated film of 2014. More after the jump.
The Newtype Anime Awards of 2014 have concluded and the winners have been announced as of the Machi Asobi event on Saturday. Hit the jump for more!
The comic industry's Harvey Awards have announced their final nominee ballot. Named for Mad Magazine's legendary Harvey Kurtzman, the awards are distinguished by Comic-Book creators. Kodansha's release of Attack on Titan competes with Drawn and Quarterly's release of Shigeru Mizuki's Showa: A History of Japan, and Viz's release of Taiyo Matsumoto's Sunny compete with two European comics for Best American Edition of Foreign Material. More after the jump.
Selections for this year's 45th Seiun Awards have been announced. Anime titles Gargantia, Space Battleship Yamato 2199, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Psycho-Pass, Girls und Panzer and Patema Inverted will be competing against the movies Gravity and Pacific Rim for the media award. More after the jump.
Nahoko Uehashi, author of anime-adapted novel series Moribito and Erin, has won the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award, the children's literature equivalent of the Nobel Prize. More after the jump.
A Ceremony was held today announcing the major category winners in the 7th annual Seiyu Awards, recognizing outstanding outstanding voice performance in anime and other Japanese media. Yuuki Kaji and Kana Asumi took home top male and female honors. See who else won after the jump.
The 16th annual DICE Awards have come and gone, and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has named the year's best of the best. Not surprisingly, critical favorites like TellTale Games' The Walking Dead and thatgamecompany's Journey came out with a bunch of awards, with the latter nabbing Game of the Year. Full list past the jump!
Japan's MPTE awards were announced recently. Several anime- and manga-related projects got awards! The winners after the jump.
This year, no anime was among the list 18 animated features submitted for Oscar consideration. What's more surprising, however, is that Pixar was left out for a change, and The Adventures of Tintin didn't make the cut either. See what was selected after the jump.