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Eureka 7 Wins Two SPJA Awards

Bandai Ent.s series EUREKA 7, a co-production with mega animation house Studio BONES, won two SPJA Awards at the 2006 Anime Expo, held annually in the U.S. The series won for Best TV Series and Best Female Character (Eureka) for the USA release. EUREKA 7 airs on Cartoon Networks Adult Swim block, is on DVD by Bandai Ent. and is available for streaming and download at Bandai Ent.ts Animevillage.com.

Located in Anaheim, California, Anime Expo is the North Americas largest anime/manga convention. 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. More information can be found at www.spja.org.

The complete list of winners include:

Best Male Character: Japanese ReleaseSagara Sousuke [FULL METAL PANIC: THE SECOND RAID Kyoto Animation]

Best Male Character: USA ReleaseAoyagi Ritsuka [LOVELESS Media Blasters]

Best Female Character: Japanese ReleaseChidori Kaname [FULL METAL PANIC: THE SECOND RAID Kyoto Animation]

Best Female Character: USA ReleaseEureka [EUREKA 7 Bandai Ent.]

Best Non-Human Character: Japanese ReleaseBun Bun [Ouran High School Host Club]

Best Non-Human Character: USA ReleaseTachikoma [GHOST IN THE SHELL Bandai Ent.]

Best Manga: Japanese ReleaseTHE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZMIYA [Kadokawa Shoten]

Best Manga: USA ReleaseFULLMETAL ALCHEMIST [Viz Media]

Best Publication: Japanese-LanguageNEWTYPE JAPAN

Best Publication: English-LanguageNEWTYPE USA (ADV Films)

Best TV Series: USA ReleaseEUREKA 7 [Bandai Ent.]

Best TV Series: Japanese ReleaseFULL METAL PANIC: THE SECOND RAID [Kyoto Animation]

Best Film: Japanese ReleaseNARUTO MOVIE 2 [Studio Pierrot]

Best OVA: Japanese ReleaseTHE PRINCE OF TENNIS: THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT [M.S.C]

Best OVA: USA ReleaseHELLSING ULTIMATE [Geneon Ent.]

Best Music Album: Japanese ReleaseAh! My Goddess OST [Geneon Ent.]

Best Film Debut at Anime ExpoFINAL FANTASY: ADVENT CHILDREN

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