FFVII: Advent Children declared best anime

By Spencer . February 27, 2007 . 2:20pm

 

The first ever American Anime awards were held at New York Comic Con this past weekend and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children won the award for best anime feature. It beat out Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa, Inuyasaha the Movie 4: Fire on Mystic Island, Pokemon Movie 8: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and Akira for the title. Square-Enix had this to say on reception of their award:

 

"Thanks to the dedication of our loyal fans, Final Fantasy VII has come to enjoy 10 years of undying popularity,” said Shinji Hashimoto, Producer, “Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, a direct sequel in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII series, brings the series into the next century with today’s state-of-the-art CG, and we’re sure fans enjoyed seeing old friends brought to new life on the screen. As creators, we are very proud of the finished product, and as developers, it is truly an honor to receive an award of this magnitude. We hope for your continued support as the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII delves deeper into this exciting world. Thank you.”

 

Delving deeper into the world of Final Fantasy VII? Are there going to be more products beyond Crisis Core and the infinitely delayed mobile phone game Before Crisis? Hmm…

 

Other big winners at the American Anime awards were FLCL (won best comedy anime and short series) and Fullmetal Alchemist which was awarded: best cast, best DVD package design, best long series, best anime theme song and Vic Mignogna, Edward’s voice actor, took home the best actor award.


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  • the_importer

    Awards on Anime that have been dubbed in English = Very low tastes period and very limited selection.

    Also, FFVII AC?!?! It wasn’t terrible, but I wouldn’t call it a prize winning film nor would I consider it an anime anymore than I would Finding Nemo or Toy Story. Guess there must have been a lot of FFVII fans that voted for this.

  • Pichi

    What on earth is wrong with an American Anime awards?! If you want more selection, then watch for an Japanese Anime awards. This is for anime that’s been licensed for America, so of course its to let people vote for anime brought here only.

  • Icupnimpn2

    the_importer took the words straight out of my fingertips. And FLCL? How old is that anime, anyway? Akira? It just seems strange to pit shows from different years up against eachother.

  • the_importer

    What on earth is wrong with an American Anime awards?! If you want more selection, then watch for an Japanese Anime awards. This is for anime that’s been licensed for America, so of course its to let people vote for anime brought here only.

    Do you see the oxymoron in your reply?

  • Pichi

    I honestly fail to see an oxymoron with my statement.

  • cesca

    I guess they mixed up shows from different years because of the lack of R1 selection available…..though I don’t think FF7AC is the best feature of the selection…..Akira and FMA probably beat it….have to hand it down to FMA for all the awards it’s won, it deserved each and everyone of them….with my interest in anime dwindling in the past few months, shows like FMA remind me of all the good things in the medium.

  • Ruroni Otaku

    the FMA animated series and the movie deviate so much from the manga, however it’s still a nice story they found. too sad they didn’t stick with the original storyline.
    so that, plus dubbed in English… my my my… anyhow, the animation sequences are good, so i guess it diserved something at least… I’m real curious to what was the full selection to be voted for, must have been poor as hell.

  • the_importer

    I honestly fail to see an oxymoron with my statement.

    I’ll give you a hint, you’ll find the same one in the name of that award ceremony :P

  • Icupnimpn2

    Akira is certainly a more historically significant feature than Advent Children. It’s considered a classic by most people. As mentioned, one could argue that Advent Children is not even anime at all.

    How does this competition define anime? Apparently anime can be either hand-drawn or CG rendered. In that case, why aren’t Pixar movies and shows like Fantastic Four or Ben 10 included in the competition?

    If you want to expand the definition of anime to include CG, but don’t want to include shows from outside of Japan, why not call it a Japanese Animation Awards ceremony?

  • Pichi

    Still not seeing it. The Japanese have their own Japanese Anime Awards show. Like many other counties have their own Oscar awards on the likes.

  • http://y trvll

    advent childern scuk DIKE

  • Hidden

    Best Cast: Fullmetal Alchemist
    Best Male Actor: Vic Mignogna (Ed, from Fullmetal Alchemist)
    Best Theme Song: Rewrite (from Fullmetal Alchemist)
    Best DVD Package Design: Fullmetal Alchemist
    Best Anime Long Series: Fullmetal Alchemist

    :B Despite that, FMA still won a lot.

  • Nasima

    advent children is da best. i watched it and it roxs

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