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Shigemi Ikeda Wins Emmy for Afro Samurai: Resurrection
Posted by OminousCloud in News Articles August 29, 2009 at 12:56:53 AM

Art Director, Shigemi Ikeda has received a Prime Time Emmy Award, for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation, for his work in the film; Afro Samurai: Resurrection. This is the first Emmy ever for Japanese-animated Production

The Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation is a juried award category, where there are no nominations; however, all entrants are evaluated and those worthy of an Emmy are recognised. These awards will be presented at the 2009 Creative Arts Awards on Saturday, September 12, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

The film produced by Studio Gonzo in association with Spike TV, UppiTV and FUNimation Entertainment, is the first Japanese-animated project to receive an Emmy nomination (Outstanding Animated Program) and the first Emmy awarded for work on a Japanese-animated production.

Sources: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
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