2020 Seiun Awards

The 2020 Seiun Award winners were announced August 22 by the Japan Science Fiction Convention “F-con”. The presentation ceremony will be held at the convention, now postponed to March 13-14, 2021 because of COVID-19.

The award has nine categories. The English titles and names come from a press release sent on behalf of the Chairperson of “F-con” and are noted as “subject to correction/revision.”

BEST JAPANESE LONG STORY

“Signpost to the Stars”,
by ISSUI OGAWA
(HAYAKAWA PUBLISHING,INC.)

BEST JAPANESE SHORT STORY

“Mizu No Tsuki (Invisible moon)”,
by Hiroe Suga
(HAYAKAWA PUBLISHING,INC.)

BEST TRANSLATED LONG STORY

“The Three-Body Problem”,
by Liu Cixin
translated by Nozomi Ohmori, Toya Tachihara, Sakura Mitsuyoshi and Wan Zai
(HAYAKAWA PUBLISHING,INC.)

BEST TRANLATED SHORT STORY

“Uncanny Valley”,
by Greg Egan
translated by Makoto Yamagishi
(HAYAKAWA PUBLISHING,INC.)

BEST MEDIA (TV, CINEMA, VIDEO GAME, ENTERTAINMENT)

“ASTRA LOST IN SPACE”,
directed by Masaomi Ando
created by Lerche
Original comic by Kenta Shinohara

BEST COMIC

[TIE]

“How many light-years to Babylon?”,
by Dowman Sayman
(AKITA PUBLISHING CO.,LTD.)

“BATMAN NINJA”
by Masato Hisa
Characters&Supervision DC COMICS
(HERO’S INC.)

BEST ARTIST

Yuko Shiraishi

BEST NON-FICTION (RELATED WORK)

“NHK’s Hyappun De Meicho (“100 minutes on a famous book”):
Sakyo Komatsu Special “Mythology in the Age of Godlessness””
,
by Tetsuya Miyazaki
(NHK Publishing, Inc.)

NON CATEGORY (EVERYTHING THAT FEELS SENSE OF WONDER)

The first-ever image of a black hole,
by EHT (Event Horizon Telescope) collaboration

[Thanks to Hirohide (Jack R.) Hirai, International Liaison, Science Fiction Fangroup’s Association of Nippon (SFFAN), for the story.]

3 thoughts on “2020 Seiun Awards

  1. Astra: Lost in Space was really good, and I think, of recent anime series, it’s probably the one I would most strongly recommend to fellow Filers.

  2. I love their category: NON CATEGORY (EVERYTHING THAT FEELS SENSE OF WONDER)

    Might be something to think about for the Hugos to have someplace to put things like AO3 or the Mexicanx Initiative, while keeping Best Related Work for non-fiction books, biographies, documentaries, etc…

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