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And the Winner Is... 2005 Anime Award Show

Who will pick up the "Ani" this year?

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Updated March 03, 2005
Well, the voting turnout for the 2005 Anime Awards was absolutely astounding! After tallying thousands of votes, we've finally come to the moment we've all been waiting for...

While an ongoing series earns our loyalties over time, a movie must grab our attention immediately if it wants to succeed. This year's nominations did just that. In the category of Best New Anime Movie, the nominees were Ghost in the Shell 2: The Innocence, DBGT:Hero's Legacy and Inuyasha: Affections Touching Across Time. And the winner is...

Dragonball GT:Hero's Legacy

Dragonball GT:Hero's Legacy is the story of Goku, Jr's quest to discover his saiyan self and is his first movie appearance. You can read more about Hero's Legacy here.

What's your favorite anime series? Ask any anime fan you know and they're sure to have an answer. Our affection for that long-standing favorite is both unwavering and eternal. But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy something new. This year's new anime series brought us action, adventure and a new appreciation for the art itself. The nominees for Best New Anime Series were Fullmetal Alchemist, Ghost in the Shell: SAC and Megaman NT Warrior. And the winner is...

Fullmetal Alchemist

From FUNimation, Fullmetal Alchemist is the story of a young alchemist genius and his brother on their quest to find the ever elusive philosopher's stone. To learn more about Fullmetal Alchemist, click here.

Strong. Brave. Adventurous. These are just a few of the qualities we demand of our leading man and this year's nominees went well beyond the call. The nominees for Best Lead Male Character were Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop), Goku (Dragonball Z), Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho) and Kiba (Wolf's Rain). And the winner is...

Goku from Dragonball Z

This is Goku's first Anime Award from About.com. His list of credits include all of the Dragonball sagas: Dragonball, Dragonball Z and Dragonball GT.

They say that a leading man is only as good as his leading lady. One thing's for sure: these ladies definitely know how to stand on their own. The nominees for Best Lead Female Character are Megumi Takane (Rurouni Kenshin), Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop) and Robin Sena (Witch Hunter Robin). And the winner is...

Megumi Takane from Rurouni Kenshin

This is Megumi's first Anime Award from About.com. She first appeared in the Rurouni Kenshin series in episode 8, entitled "A Beautiful Girl From Nowhere".

What makes a good supporting character? How about someone who stays with you even if they're not always in the spotlight. This year's nominees certainly fit that bill, and will stay with us for years to come. The nominees for Best Supporting Male Character are Gohan (Dragonball Z), Jet Black (Cowboy Bebop) and Yoko Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho). And the winner is...

Yoko Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho.

Kurama is a 300 year old Fox Demon in human form. Yu Yu Hakusho can be seen on Cartoon Network.

As the anime genre continues to grow, we're seeing a much wider variety of character and scenarios. But regardless of who might come along in the future, they'll have a difficult time following in the footsteps of these great anime divas. The nominees for Best Supporting Female Charater were Misato Katsuragi (Evangelion), Genkai (Yu Yu Hakusho) and Rachel Moore (Case Closed). And the winner is...

Rachel Moore from Case Closed

Rachel Moore is the intelligent and independent daughter of Inspector Richard Moore. She's also one of Conan Edogawa's best friends.

In order for the good guys to really look good, you need a villian who can really look bad. Luckily, this year's candidate were happy to step in and fill the spot. The nominees for Best Anime Villian are Knives (Trigun), Cell (Dragonball Z) and Vicious (Cowboy Bebop). And the winner is....

Cell from Dragonball Z

Cell is most popular for his arrogant disposition and maniacal laugh. He was a primary character throughout the Android saga of the Dragonball Z series.

Is it romantic and sweet or intensely scary? The music behind the anime can make or break the show's ability to convey emotion. What's been the Best Anime Soundtrack through 2004? The nominees are Hellsing, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie and Princess Mononoke. And the winner is...

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke is the story of a young girl raised by wolves and their attempt to keep Man from destroying their natural and magical world.

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