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25 February 2007 @ 07:54 am
The First American Anime Awards!  
The first ever American Anime Awards were held at the New Yorker Hotel's Crystal Ballroom on Feb 24. The first ever awards honored voice actors, directors and producers of American anime. Even thoug just under an hour it was a marking point in recognition of Anime and the people behind it in America.

And the winners are…

Best Cast: Fullmetal Alchemist

Best Manga: Fruits Basket

Best Actor in a Comedy: Dave Wittenberg (Parco Folgore in Zatch Bell)

Best Actor in a Comedy: Debbi Derryberry (Zatch Bell in Zatch Bell)

Best Anime Theme Song: "Rewrite," Asian Kung Fu Generation (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Best Anime Feature: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Best Package Design: Fullmetal Alchemist

Best Anime Comedy: FLCL

Best Actress: Mary Elizabeth (Maj. Motoko Kusinagi in Ghost in the Shell: 2nd Gig)

Best Actor: Vic Mignogna (Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist)

Best Short Series: FLCL

Best Long Series: Fullmetal Alchemist

Congrats to all the winners and may they share in the glow of being the heros to crazy otakus everywhere!!!

Fullmetal Alchemist won every award they were nominated for!!!
Ebil Oberlady in the makingpervert_bitch on February 25th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
YAY! Good for FMA! Totally deserve it!
Dayxxdarzie on February 25th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
awesome! Fullmetal Alchemist deserve it!!
Luna, Mei or Rei take your pickunmei_no_laluna on February 25th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)
That's not totally true... they Lost the Animated Feature Award to Advent Children. So they won ALMOST every award they where nominated for.
alchemy_girlalchemy_girl on February 25th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
Yes, Sorry. I forgot abot that one. Advent Children was an excellent movie and I'm glad that it won anyway
Ketitaketita on February 25th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
XD and FMA totally deserves every award it won!
I'm really not clear on why Fruits Basket won Best Manga. It's cute, but not much more than that, in terms of everything from storytelling to technique. In my humble opinion, at least
It's in the trees! It's coming!: FURUBA Being God by selfdestructthickets on February 25th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
Oh good god, no -- with respect you are so wrong about Fruits Basket. I'm just getting close to the end (Chapter 120) and it is seriously one of the most amazing/fucked up series ever. It's ... deceptively cute. And then comes all of the violence, abuse, mindfuckery, twisted love affairs, genderbending, etc.
Ketita: axel-peaceketita on February 25th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
I'm not disputing that Fruits Basket is a good series - I've read most of the manga myself, and it's a very intriguing story, with good characters. For me, though, it's lacking some things to be considered a really amazing series. I think the pacing isn't so good - too many volumes before the plot actually starts (or, for the people who would argue that those are important stories and such, I would say that if they give the impression of being extraneous, it means they might be. You could easily start reading the series from volume 3 or 4, and even skip around some after that, and follow the storyline fairly well, unlike some other series where something meaningful happens almost every chapter)
Some of the character development didn't ring too true to me either...and overall I felt that the technical details of drawing and frame-distribution could have been better.
It's a good series, I just personally wouldn't have given it a 'best manga' prize. :)
NOT A NORSE MYTHOLOGY BLOG: FMAkuridee on February 26th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
I liked it well enough, but I also wouldn't have given it "best manga," though that it IS pretty good from what I've read. I stopped reading around volume 11--my friend read on and told me allll about the "mindfuckery." ^^;
alexis | lexiboblexibob on February 25th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Best Long Series: Fullmetal Alchemist

Totally. :D
cofiecofie on February 25th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yay but...
The first ever awards honored voice actors, directors and producers of American anime.

Amrican Dubbings of Animes.

"American-Anime" would mean: 'anime-styled cartoon made in america' and as we know it is far from the same thing.
Still Naive, Not Photogenic: Hmmsliefoxx on February 25th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, like Totally Spies and Code Lyoko. I'm afraid "American-Anime" has a long way to go before anyone is even remotely interested in awards for those. Avatar is about the only American-Anime worth mentioning.
alchemy_girlalchemy_girl on February 25th, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
I don't think that they mean it that way. I think they just mean in "American Anime Awards" by honoring the great anime from Japan that has been dubbed for American audiences.
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Still Naive, Not Photogenic: Boredsliefoxx on February 26th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Oh okay, I didn't realize that! Thank you for correcting me *is a little less ignorant*
Sarah: edogundamnook on February 25th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
Does anyone know where I could get a copy of all nominees? I can't remember who I all voted for in some of these categories and it would be nice to go back and see which series/actors the winners were up against.
NOT A NORSE MYTHOLOGY BLOG: FMAkuridee on February 26th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
Best Anime Theme Song: "Rewrite," Asian Kung Fu Generation (Fullmetal Alchemist)

♌ sudama, corrupter of peppers.su_dama on February 26th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
that's a lot of fma...
ᶜ ᵃ ˡ ᵉ: [ed] In Gold and Lace.tumut on February 26th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
Best Package Design: Fullmetal Alchemist

This is true, as I am always staring at my packaging.
mikkeneko on February 26th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
I spend more of my time staring at Ed's package.
buzzing just like neon: hustlecrazyloststar on February 26th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
very awesome. thanks for posting the results!! :D
Tiffany: winryeaglesspirit on February 26th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
Mika: Hliberty_witch on February 26th, 2007 09:47 am (UTC)