2019 Seiun Award Nominees

The 2019 Seiun Award nominees were announced April 7. The award has nine categories. Below are the categories for translated works, and a few other categories of international interest.

The awards will be presented July 27 at the 57th national Japan SF Convention.


  • Mecha Samurai Empire by Peter Tieryas. Translated by Naoya Nakahara
  • Artemis by Andy Weir. Translated by Kazuko Onoda
  • We Are Legion by Dennis E. Taylor. Translated by Hiroshi Kaneko
  • Provenance by Ann Leckie. Translated by Hideko Akao
  • Walking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel. Translated by Chiori Sada
  • Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty. Translated by Takeshi Mogi
  • Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. Translated by Masamichi Higurashi


  • “The Circle” by Liu Cixin. Translated by Naoya Nakahara
  • “The Martian Obelisk” by Linda Nagata. Translated by Naoya Nakahara
  • “Liar’s House” by Lucius Shepard. Translated by Masayuki Uchida
  • “Monster in the Midest” by Julio Toro San Martin. Translated by Yoshio Nomura
  • “P?evychování” by Jan Barda. Translated by Kiyomi Hirano
  • “Between Nine and Eleven” by Adam Roberts. Translated by Masayuki Uchida
  • “Cybertank vs. Megazillus” by Timothy J Gawne. Translated by Akinobu



Editor’s Note: I have followed the translations shown in the Wikipedia article for the first two categories.

4 thoughts on “2019 Seiun Award Nominees

  1. “Working Cells” was localized in the US as “Cells at Work” an anime about a red blood cell and a white blood cell in a person’s body. It got licensed for international release and is streaming on Crunchyroll.

    Some of the other anime have also been licensed for international streaming – is it okay if I post links legal streaming options for those who want to check it out?

  2. Great!

    S.S.S.S Gridman (sequel to both the Japanese Tokusatsu series Gridman and the American adaptation Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad): Available on Crunchyroll (Sub only), and on Funimation (Sub & Dub).

    Working Cells – localized in the West as Cells at Work: Crunchyroll

    Beatless: Amazon Prime

    Hisone and Masotan – Localized as Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan: Netflix Original

    Planet With: Crunchyroll

    Penguin Highway: This was a movie – which is not yet available for streaming, but that’s okay because it’s getting a roadshow release! Check your local theaters.

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