SPJA AX2008 Awards

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 Los Angeles, California (July 4, 2008)


At approximately 7:45 pm on July 3,2008 Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Chief Executive Officer Ms. Trulee Karahashi announced the winners of the fan voted SPJA Awards for

2008 at the Wachovia VIP Lounge at the Nokia Theatre Live L.A. Anime Expo®

2008 will be held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information can be found on the website



www.anime-expo.org <http://www.anime-expo.org

> . 

Winners of the 2008 Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Awards



Best Voice Actor (Japanese)

Tomokazu Sugita The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Kyon


Best Voice Actor (English)

Alessandro Juliani DEATHNOTE L


Best Voice Actress (Japanese)

Aya Hirano The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya


Best Voice Actress (English)

Laura Bailey Shin-chan Shin-chan


Best Casting Director

Kaeko Sakamoto The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


Best Character Design

Shoko Ikeda The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


Best Mechanical Design

Eureka 7 (Staff includes Shoji Kawamori)


Best Male Character

Ichigo Kurosaki Bleach


Best Female Character

Haruhi Suzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


Best Mascot Character

Mokona Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles


Best Background Design

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Sunrise


Best Original Video

Hellsing Ultimate Geneon Entertainment


Best Feature Film

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Bandai Entertainment


Best Television Series



Best Original Score

Naruto Toshio Masuda & Musashi Project Aniplex


Best Original Song

³Hare Hare Yukai² (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara, and Yuko Goto Lantis


Best Director

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn Naruto


Best Manga – Action

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles CLAMP Del Rey Manga


Best Manga – Comedy

Negima! Ken Akamatsu Del Rey Manga


Best Manga – Drama

Eureka Seven Jinsei Kataoka / Kazuma Kondou Bandai Entertainment


Best Publication

Newtype Kadokawa Shoten


AXBackstage offers visitors an insider¹s look at the hottest anime/manga titles, exclusive interviews with Guests attending this year¹s hottest convention, video coverage of convention activities, attendee and convention photos/images, news and related peripherals. In addition, visitors can download up to date information and change/corrections in scheduled events, activities and much more. AXBackstage has launched on the world wide web at




The full list of official Anime Expo® 2008 Guests of Honor include up and coming director Masahiro Ando, legendary American voice actor David Hayter, famed POKEMON director Masamitsu Hidaka, the dynamic duo known as Jyukai, renowned animator Hiromi Kato, celebrated veteran voice actor Toshihiko Seki, the new Japanese ³It-Girl² Shokotan and the legendary character designer Takada Akemi.


Attendees that have pre-registered can also update their information and add on orders for main event tickets via the Anime Expo® 2008 Online Registration Area at



www.anime-expo.org <http://www.anime-expo.org

> . 

Free shuttle services for all hotel attendees will be provided. Regular non-hotel attendees will have access to utilize the free shuttle services during designated hours as well. All schedules and routes will be posted in the lobby of each shuttle hotel. Frequency of service is pending local traffic, road conditions and can change without notice. Also, no shuttle service provided to the Holiday Inn City Center and the Figueroa Hotel (both are within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center).


Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video coverage site of the 2007 convention at



www.AXBackstage.org <http://www.AXBackstage.org

> . 

This year¹s Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television.

Platinum Sponsor is Imagi Studios. Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online. Patron Sponsors are Central Park Media and COPIC Markers.


About Anime Expo®

Located in Los Angeles, California – Anime Expo®, the nation¹s largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2008 will be held July 3 July 6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (





About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property Anime Expo®. More information can be found at its website (



www.spja.org <http://www.spja.org> ).

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