"Shin Godzilla" and "Ultraman F" Recognized in 48th Annual Seiun Awards

Japanese speculative fiction awards presented by Japan Science Fiction Convention.


Hideaki Anno's Shin Godzilla continues to clean up when it comes to recognition -- this time taking home an award from the Japan Science Fiction Convention's 48th annual Seiun Awards. The ceremony, created in 1970 by the Federation of Science Fiction Fan Groups of Japan, celebrates achievement in speculative fiction across media.


Awards are presented across eight categories, including both Japanese and foreign literature, media, art, and nonfiction. There is also a free nomination category for any work that doesn't fit into one of the prescribed categories, but is still seen by the judges as meriting recognition.



Shin Godzilla conquered the Media category, with light novel Ultraman F winning in the Japanese fiction category. A complete list of winners follows:


Japanese Novel

Ultraman F

Author: Yasumi Kobayashi / Publisher: Hayakawa S


Japanese Short Fiction

"Last and First Idol"

Author: Gengen Kusano


Translated Novel

United States of Japan

Author: Peter Tieryas / Translator: Naoya Nakahara


Translated Short Fiction (two-way tie)

"Backward, Turn Backward"

Author: James Tiptree, Jr. / Translator: Kazuko Onoda



Author: Ken Ryou / Translator: Yoshimichi Furusawa



Shin Godzilla

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi




Creator: Osamu Akimoto



Naoyuki Kato



SF no S wa, Suteki no S

Author: Haruna Ikezawa


Free Category

The naming of Nihonium, element 113 -- the first time an Asian country has been represented on the Periodic Table of Elements.


Source: Anime! Anime!




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