Animation Kobe

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The animation Kobe ( Japanese ア ニ メ ー シ ョ ン 神 戸 , Animēshon Kobe ) is an annual event since 1996 in Kobe , Japan . As part of this event, which was created to promote anime and other visual media, the Animation Kobe Awards ( ア ニ メ ー シ ョ in 神 戸 賞 , Animēshon Kobe shō ) are also presented in various categories.


Right in the picture: Rokkō Island

In 1995 the event was founded by a committee headed by Yasuki Hamano , whose mission it was to promote the entertainment industry along with the culture of animation. Since 1996 the event has been held every year in Kobe over a longer period of time with individual, specially designed offers.

The first Kobe animation took place on December 8, 1996 at Kobe Fashion Mart , located on Rokkō Island . There, Hideaki Anno was honored with the award for the best individual performance directing Neon Genesis Evangelion , with the series also being recognized as the best series. The award for the best film went to Ghost in the Shell . The special prize went to Fujiko Fujio , who, among other things, created Doraemon as a mangaka . However, he died a month before he could receive the award, but the award was given to him anyway. Other awards went to Naomi Tamura for the theme song Yuzurenai Negai by Magic Knight Rayearth , Key the Metal Idol (an OVA by Studio Pierrot ) and to Jungle Park by developer DIGITALOGUE for the best interactive software.

The Kobe International Conference Center in Kobe

The second event relocated to the Kobe Portopia Hotel on the man-made island of Port Island and was held on November 24, 1997. There were only changes to the extent that no theme song was awarded. Instead, Shiro Sagisu received the award for best composition. Next to him were Hayao Miyazaki as the director of Princess Mononoke as well as the film itself and the series Utena. Revolutionary Girl awarded by JCStaff . The network media award went to the computer game Shin Seiki Evangelion: Kōtetsu no Girlfriend by Gainax . The special award went to the Seiyū Masako Nozawa .

Finally, from 1998 to 2002 inclusive, five more events followed at the Kobe International Conference Center . In addition, since the third event, there has been a chair for the evaluation, which is determined by the jury. The jury itself consists mainly of the editors-in-chief of the major magazines, such as Newtype , Animedia or Animage , and is expanded to include an employee from the city. For the first time this was Nobuo Oda , the editor-in-chief of Animedia. Likewise, after the change in 1998, the price for music and 1998–1999 the network media price were dropped.

Animation Kobe Awards winner

Individual award

According to the participation criteria, the award for the outstanding person relates to the activities from September of the previous year to August of the current year. Particular emphasis is placed on honoring new talents who are expected to perform well in the future.

No. year winner task
01 1996 Hideaki Anno Director ( Neon Genesis Evangelion )
02 1997 Hayao Miyazaki Director ( Princess Mononoke )
03 1998 Shin'ichi Watanabe Director ( Hare Tokidoki Buta ) (a1)
04th 1999 Akitaro Daichi Director ( Ojaru Maru , Jūbei-chan )
05 2000 Hiroyuki Okiura Director ( Jin-Roh ) (a1)
06th 2001 Hiroyuki Kitakubo Director ( Blood - The Last Vampire )
07th 2002 Keiichi Hara Director ( Crayon Shin-Chan , series and film)
08th 2003 Yosuke Kuroda Screenwriter ( Rikujō Bōetai Mao-chan , Onegai Twins )
09 2004 Kenji Kamiyama Director ( Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd GIG )
10 2005 Ken'ichi Yoshida Animator (for the character design of Eureka Seven )
11 2006 Hiroshi Nagahama Director ( Mushishi ) (a1)
12 2007 Hiroyuki Imaishi Director ( Gurren Lagann )
13 2008 Mitsuo Iso Director ( Dennō Coil ) (a1)
14th 2009 Kunio Kato Director ( Tsumiki no Ie ) (a1)
15th 2010 Mamoru Hosoda Director ( Summer Wars )
16 2011 Mari Okada Screenwriter (including Hanasaku Iroha , Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. )
17th 2012 Noriyasu Agematsu Music producer, composer, lyricist
(a1) Were honored as a director for their first film in the role.

Movie Award

Just like individuals, the films will also be appraised from August last year and a winner will be chosen. The candidates come not only from Japanese production, but also from other countries, although it was also stated that a focus is on domestic productions, since the creative people of Japan are to be advertised.

No. year Movie Studio
01 1996 Ghost in the Shell Production IG
02 1997 Princess Mononoke Studio Ghibli
03 1998 Pokémon - The Movie: Mewtwo vs. Mew Oriental Light and Magic
04th 1999 Cardcaptor Sakura - The trip to Hong Kong Madhouse
05 2000 Cardcaptor Sakura - The Sealed Card Madhouse
06th 2001 Spirited Away Studio Ghibli
07th 2002 The kingdom of cats Studio Ghibli
08th 2003 Millennium Actress Madhouse
09 2004 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Production IG
10 2005 Kidō Senshi Z Gundam: Hoshi o Tsugu Mono Sunrise
11 2006 The girl who jumped through time Madhouse
12 2007 paprika Madhouse
13 2008 Evangelion: 1.01 - You are (not) alone. Studio Khara
14th 2009 WALL · E - The last one is cleaning up the earth Pixar
15th 2010 Suzumiya Haruhi no Shōshitsu Kyōto animation
16 2011 Gekijōban Macross Frontier - Sayonara no Tsubasa Satelight
17th 2012 Eiga K-On! Kyōto animation

Television award

The rating includes series that were shown on Japanese television from September of the previous year to August of the current year. Repetitions are excluded. As with the films, foreign productions are also included, but here, too, the focus is on domestic works.

No. year plant Studio Director Screenwriter
01 1996 Neon Genesis Evangelion Gainax and Tatsunoko Productions Hideaki Anno Hideaki Anno
02 1997 Utena. Revolutionary girl JCStaff Kunihiko Ikuhara Yōji Enokido
03 1998 Cowboy bebop Sunrise Shin'ichirō Watanabe Keiko Nobumoto
04th 1999 Turn A Gundam Sunrise Yoshiyuki Tomino Yoshiyuki Tomino
05 2000 Mugen no Ryvius Sunrise Gorō Taniguchi Yosuke Kuroda
06th 2001 Angelic Layer Bones Hiroshi Nishikiori Ichirō Ōkouchi
07th 2002 RahXephon Bones Yutaka Izubuchi Chiaki J. Konaka
08th 2003 Gundam Seed Sunrise Mitsuo Fukuda Yoshiyuki Tomino
09 2004 Fullmetal alchemist Bones Seiji Mizushima Shō Aikawa
10 2005 Gankutsuō Gonzo Mahiro Maeda Natsuko Takahashi
11 2006 The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Kyōto animation Tatsuya Ishihara Yutaka Yamamoto
12 2007 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch Sunrise Gorō Taniguchi Ichirō Ōkouchi
13 2008 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 Sunrise Gorō Taniguchi Ichirō Ōkouchi
14th 2009 Higashi no Eden Production IG Kenji Kamiyama Kenji Kamiyama
15th 2010 K-On !! Kyōto animation Naoko Yamada Reiko Yoshida
16 2011 Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika Shaft Akiyuki Shimbo Gen Urobuchi
17th 2012 Yuru Yuri Dōgakōbō Masahiko Ōta Takashi Aoshima

Price for directly published works

Publications that found their way directly onto the market, i.e. that were not previously seen in the cinema or on television, are awarded in the same way as the television series. This means in particular original video animations (OVA) and computer games. No prizes have been awarded in this category since 2008.

No. year plant Developer / animation studio Art
01 1996 Key the metal idol Studio Pierrot OVA
02 1997 Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Sunrise OVA
03 1998 Sakura Taisen 2 - Kimi, Shinita mō Koto Nakare Sega Computer game for Sega Saturn
Sakura Taisen: Ōka Kenran Radix OVA
04th 1999 Blue Submarine No. 6th Gonzo OVA
05 2000 Shenmue Sega-AM2 Computer game for Sega-AM2
06th 2001 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec Polyphony Digital Computer game for PlayStation 2
07th 2002 Voices of a Distant Star Makoto Shinkai OVA
08th 2003 Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze Gonzo OVA
09 2004 Haré + Guu FINAL Bandai Visual OVA
10 2005 Top o Nerae 2! Gainax OVA
11 2006 Rīn no Tsubasa Sunrise OVA
12 2007 Ghost in the Shell: SAC Solid State Society Production IG TV movie

Network media price

The price initially included all interactive media related to anime . In the years 1998–1999 the prize was no longer awarded. The award has been continued since 2000, from then onwards referring to media that used the network (not necessarily the Internet) for dissemination and interaction. New publications from September of the previous year to August of the current year are also allowed to be evaluated.

No. year plant Developer / animation studio Art
01 1996 Jungle Park DIGITALOGUE
02 1997 Shin Seiki Evangelion: Kōtetsu no Girlfriend Gainax Computer game for Microsoft Windows 95
03 1998 not forgiven
04th 1999
05 2000 Pokémon Golden and Silver Editions Nintendo Computer game for Game Boy Color
06th 2001 Phantasy Star Online Sega MMORPG for Dreamcast
07th 2002 Final Fantasy XI Square MMORPG for PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows 95
08th 2003 Grand-Ma
09 2004 Ski jumping pairs Riichiro Mashima Interactive animation
10 2005 Mayutoro: The Toons XeNN STUDIOS Computer animated anime
11 2006 Yawaraka Sensha RAREKO Flash anime
12 2007 Second life Linden Lab Virtual internet-based world
13 2008 Miku Hatsune Crypton Future Media Vocaloid singing voice and character
14th 2009 Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yūutsu and Nyorōn Churuya-san Kyōto animation Web anime and parody of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
15th 2010 Miku no Hi Kanshasai 39's Giving Day Sega , Crypton Future Media First solo live concert by Miku Hatsune
16 2011 Hetalia: World Series Studio Deen Web anime
17th 2012 Osawari Tantei: Nameko Saibai Kit Bee Works iOS / Android game

Special Price

The price is aimed at people or groups who have successfully contributed to the production of animes over a long period of time.

No. year winner annotation
01 1996 Fujiko Fujio Mangaka and creator of Doraemon and other works
02 1997 Masako Nozawa Seiyū , among others by Son Goku from Dragonball
03 1998 Yasuo Ōtsuka Animator, created among others Lupine III and The Castle of Cagliostro
04th 1999 Takao Koyama Screenwriter, wrote for Dragon Ball , Saint Seiya and Sailor Moon , among others
05 2000 Shigeharu Shiba Sound director, e.g. B. from The Castle in Heaven , Nausicaä from the Valley of the Winds and Ranma ½
06th 2001 Kunio Okawara Designer of mechanical units from Gundam, among others
07th 2002 Masao Maruyama Producer of Madhouse
08th 2003 Leiji Matsumoto Mangaka, created among others Uchū Senkan Yamato , Ginga Tetsudō 999 and The adventures of the fantastic space pirate Captain Harlock
09 2004 Shigeru Watanabe Bandai Visual producer
10 2005 Ippei Kuri (Toyoharu Yoshida) Founder of Tatsunoko Productions , recognized for his work as a producer
11 2006 Group TAC Animation studio
Nobuyo Ōyama
Noriko Ohara
Michiko Nomura
Kazuya Tatekabe
Kaneta Kimotsuki
The seiyūs of the main characters of Doraemon (1979-2005)
12 2007 Isao Takahata Director of Studio Ghibli
13 2008 Masaki Tsuji Screenwriter
14th 2009 Shun'ichi Yukimuro author
15th 2010 Studio Biho A studio specialized in creating background graphics for anime
16 2011 Osamu Dezaki Director († April 17, 2011)
Production team of Detective Conan on the occasion of the 15th anniversary
17th 2012 Sanzigen Studio specialized in 3D CG animation

Theme Music Prize

This award is given to the theme songs of anime. After his first two awards, with the second one being a general music award with which one person was awarded, he was suspended for a year, then sponsored by Radio Kobe from 1999 to 2003 and since 2004 by AM Kobe.

No. year Theme song Singer Anime
01 1996 Yuzurenai Negai Naomi Tamura Magic Knight Rayearth
02 1997 Shirō Sagisu (music producer, composer)
03 1998 not forgiven
04th 1999 Ojamajo Carnival! Maho-do DoReMi
05 2000 We are! Hiroshi Kitadani One piece
06th 2001 W-Infinity Hitomi Mieno with Hironobu Kageyama Gear Fighter Dendo
07th 2002 For Fruits Basket Ritsuko Okazaki Fruits Basket
08th 2003 Asu e brilliant road angela Uchu no Stellvia
09 2004 Dance! Futari wa PreCure Mayumi Gojō Pretty cure
10 2005 Happy material Mahora Gakuen Joshi Chūtōbu 2-A (b1) Mahō Sensei Negima!
11 2006 Hare Hare Yukai Aya Hirano , Minori Chihara , Yūko Gotō The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
12 2007 Motteke! Sailor-fuku Aya Hirano, Emiri Katō , Kaori Fukuhara , Aya Endō Lucky Star
13 2008 Triangler Maaya Sakamoto Macross Frontier
14th 2009 Don't say "lazy" Sakurakō Keionbu (b2) K-On!
15th 2010 only my railgun fripSide To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
16 2011 Shinryaku no Susume ULTRA-PRISM with Ika Musume ( Kanemoto Hisako ) Shinryaku! Ika Musume
17th 2012 Taiyō Iwaku Moeyo Chaos Ushiro kara Haiyori Tai G (b3) Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
(b1) Music group for this anime consisting of the 31 speakers.
(b2)Music group for this anime consisting of Aki Toyosaki , Yōko Hikasa , Satomi Satō and Minako Kotobuki .
(b3)Music group for this anime consisting of Kana Asumi , Miyu Matsuki and Yuka Ōtsubo .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. 第 3 回 ア ニ メ ー シ ョ ン 神 戸 (The 3rd. ANIMATION KOBE). (No longer available online.) Kobe animation, archived from the original on September 27, 2007 ; Retrieved October 15, 2010 (Japanese). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. 無 題 ド キ ュ メ ン ト . (No longer available online.) Kobe animation, archived from the original on September 27, 2007 ; Retrieved October 15, 2010 (Japanese). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. a b c d e f ア ワ ー ド の 審査 基準 . (No longer available online.) Kobe animation, archived from the original on September 27, 2007 ; Retrieved October 16, 2010 (Japanese). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. a b c d e f ア ニ メ ー シ ョ ン 神 戸 賞 . Animation Kobe, accessed October 16, 2010 (Japanese).