Animage

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Animage
アニメージュ
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September 1997 cover, featuring the artwork of the Studio Ghibli film, Princess Mononoke.
Editor Toshiya Matsushita (since 2005)
Former editors Hideo Ogata (founding)
Toshio Suzuki
Mikio Takeda
Susumu Arakawa
Takashi Watanabe
Toshiya Matsushita
Shūichi Ōno (2002-2005)
Categories Anime, manga, voice acting
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 65,660[1]
First issue 26 May 1978 (July issue)
Company Tokuma Shoten
Country Japan
Based in Tokyo
Language Japanese
Website Official site

Animage (アニメージュ Animēju?) is a Japanese anime and entertainment magazine which Tokuma Shoten began publishing in July 1978. Hayao Miyazaki's internationally renowned manga, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, was serialized in Animage from 1982 through 1994. Other titles serialized in Animage include Ocean Waves (1990-1995), a novel by Saeko Himuro, which was later made into a television movie by the same title.

History[edit]

  • July 1978: First issue
  • January 1980: First Annual Anime Grand Prix
  • July 1982: 50th issue
  • June 1983: 5th anniversary
  • September 1986: 100th issue
  • June 1988: 10th anniversary
  • November 1990: 150th issue
  • June 1993: 15th anniversary
  • January 1995: 200th issue
  • June 1998: 20th anniversary, changed to A4 size for magazine, changed title to English Animage instead of アニメージュ
  • March 1999: 250th issue
  • June 2002: Beginning with July issue, changed title back to katakana アニメージュ
  • May 2003: 300th issue
  • June 2003: 25th anniversary
  • June 2008: 30th anniversary

Anime Grand Prix[edit]

The Anime Grand Prix is annual prize decided by the readers' votes to the anime of the year. The Anime Grand Prix started in 1979, and the first prize was announced at the issue 1980 January, generally announced at the next year's June issue every year. It’s the Animage's Anime Grand Prix Magazine Reader’s Choice too.[2]

Title[edit]

No. Year Title
(1st Position)
Studio Type Title
(2nd Position)
Studio Type
1 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam [2] Sunrise TV series Bonjour Galaxy Express 999 Toei Animation Movie
2 1980 1st half Mobile Suit Gundam [3] Sunrise TV series Toward the Terra Toei Animation Movie
3 1980 2nd half Space Runway Ideon [4] Sunrise TV series Cyborg 009 Toei Animation & Sunrise TV series
4 1981 Adieu Galaxy Express 999 [5] Toei Animation Movie Warring Demon God Goshogun Ashi Productions TV series
5 1982 Six God Combination Godmars [6] Tōkyō Movie Shinsha TV series Combat Mecha Xabungle Sunrise TV series
6 1983 Crusher Joe [7] Studio Nue & Sunrise Movie Super Dimension Fortress Macross Studio Nue, Artland & Tatsunoko TV series
7 1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind [8] Topcraft Movie Do You Remember Love? Studio Nue, Artland & Tatsunoko Movie
8 1985 Dirty Pair [9] Sunrise TV series Zeta Gundam Sunrise TV Series
9 1986 Castle in the Sky [10] Studio Ghibli Movie Gundam ZZ Sunrise TV Series
10 1987 Saint Seiya [11] Toei Animation TV series Red Photon Zillion Tatsunoko & Production I.G. TV Series
11 1988 My Neighbor Totoro [12] Studio Ghibli Movie Saint Seiya Toei Animation TV series
12 1989 Kiki's Delivery Service [13] Studio Ghibli Movie Legend of Heavenly Sphere Shurato Tatsunoko TV Series
13 1990 Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water [14] Gainax & Group TAC TV series Mashin Hero Wataru 2 Sunrise TV series
14 1991 Future GPX Cyber Formula [15] Sunrise TV series Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water Gainax & Group TAC TV series
15 1992 Sailor Moon [16] Toei Animation TV series Yu Yu Hakusho Studio Pierrot TV series
16 1993 Yu Yu Hakusho [17] Studio Pierrot TV series Sailor Moon R Toei Animation TV series
17 1994 Yu Yu Hakusho [18] Studio Pierrot TV series Sailor Moon S Toei Animation TV series
18 1995 Neon Genesis Evangelion [19] Gainax & Tatsunoko TV series Gundam Wing Sunrise TV series
19 1996 Neon Genesis Evangelion [20] Gainax & Tatsunoko TV series Slayers Next J.C. Staff TV series
20 1997 The End of Evangelion [21] Gainax & Production I.G. Movie Slayers Try J.C. Staff TV series
21 1998 Prince of Darkness Nadesico [22] Production I.G. Movie Cowboy Bebop Sunrise TV Series
22 1999 Cardcaptor Sakura [23] Madhouse TV series Cowboy Bebop Sunrise TV Series
23 2000 Saiyuki [24] Studio Pierrot TV series Cardcaptor Sakura Madhouse TV series
24 2001 Fruits Basket [25] Studio Deen TV series InuYasha Sunrise TV series
25 2002 Gundam SEED [26] Sunrise TV series Azumanga Dai-Oh J.C.Staff TV series
26 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist [27] Bones TV series Gundam SEED Sunrise TV series
27 2004 Gundam SEED Destiny [28] Sunrise TV series Fullmetal Alchemist Bones TV series
28 2005 Gundam SEED Destiny [29] Sunrise TV series Kyō Kara Maō Studio Deen TV series
29 2006 Code Geass Sunrise TV series Gundam SEED Destiny Sunrise TV series
30 2007 Code Geass Sunrise TV series Gundam 00 Sunrise TV series
31 2008 Code Geass R2 Sunrise TV series Kuroshitsuji A-1 Pictures TV series
32 2009 K-On! Kyoto Animation TV series Gin Tama Sunrise TV series
33 2010 Inazuma Eleven OLM TV series Durarara!! Brain's Base TV series
34 2011 Inazuma Eleven GO [30] OLM TV series Inazuma Eleven OLM TV series
35 2012 IInazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stone OLM TV series Kuroko's Basketball Production I.G TV series
36 2013 Attack on Titan Wit Studio TV series Inazuma Eleven GO: Galaxy OLM TV series

Episode[edit]

No. Year Series EP Episode
1 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam [31] 24 Black Tri-Star
Galaxy Express 999 [32] 55 The Story of Endless Summer - Part 2
2 1980 1st half Mobile Suit Gundam [33] 43 Escape
3 1980 2nd half Lupin III 2 [34] 155 Farewell My Beloved Lupin
4 1981 Sengoku Majin GōShōgun [35] 26 Hateshinaki Tabidachi
5 1982 Urusei Yatsura [36] 67 Kimi sarishi ato
6 1983 Super Dimension Fortress Macross [37] 27 Ai wa nagareru
7 1984 Galactic Drifter Vifam [38] 46 Itsumademo 13 nin
8 1985 Zeta Gundam [39] 36 Forever Four
9 1986 Gundam ZZ [40] 36 Puru Two's Descent
10 1987 Gundam ZZ [41] 47 Warrior, Again...
11 1988 Maison Ikkoku [42] 96 As Long as this Love Lasts! Ikkoku-kan is Forever...!!
12 1989 Dragon Ball Z [43] 28 Ferocity of the Saiyans! Kami-sama and Piccolo Both Die!
13 1990 Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water [44] 22 Uragiri no Electra
14 1991 Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water [45] 39 Hoshi wo Tsugumono
15 1992 Sailor Moon [46] 31 Loved and Chased! Luna's Worst Day Ever
16 1993 Sailor Moon [47] 45 The Sailor Warriors Die! The Tragic Final Battle
17 1994 Sailor Moon S [48] 21 Death of Uranus and Neptune!? Talismans Appear
18 1995 Magic Knight Rayearth 2 [49] 29 The Road to Victory: The Tomorrow that the Believing Heart Opens!
19 1996 Neon Genesis Evangelion [50] 24 Knockin' on Heaven's Door
20 1997 Slayers Try [51] 26 TRY Again! When All Returns to White!
21 1998 Lost Universe [52] 26 Sohite...Koujin kagayaku
22 1999 Cardcaptor Sakura [53] 46 Sakura and the Final Judgement
23 2000 Cardcaptor Sakura [54] 70 Sakura and Her True Feelings
24 2001 Saiyuki [55] 50 Alone to west
25 2002 Gundam SEED [56] 1 False Peace
26 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist [57] 7 Night of the Chimera's Cry
27 2004 Fullmetal Alchemist [58] 51 Laws and Promises
28 2005 Gundam SEED Destiny [59] 50 The Final Power
29 2006 Gundam SEED Destiny 51 Final Plus: The Chosen Future
30 2007 Code Geass 25 Zero
31 2008 Code Geass 2 25 RE;
32 2009 K-On! 12 Light Music!
33 2010 K-On!! 24 Graduation Ceremony!
34 2011 Inazuma Eleven 127 Kick-off to Tomorrow!

Character[edit]

No. Year Character Title Voice actor
1 1979 Captain Harlock [60] Space Pirate Captain Harlock Makio Inoue
2 1980 1st half Char Aznable [61] Mobile Suit Gundam Shūichi Ikeda
3 1980 2nd half Joe Shimamura [62] Cyborg 009 Kazuhiko Inoue
4 1981 Takeru Myoujin [63] Six God Combination Godmars Yū Mizushima
5 1982 Takeru Myoujin [64] Six God Combination Godmars Yū Mizushima
No. Year Male character Female character
Character Title Voice actor Character Title Voice actor
6 1983 Chirico Cuvie [65] Armored Trooper Votoms Hozumi Gōda Misa Hayase [66] Super Dimension Fortress Macross Mika Doi
7 1984 Daba Myroad [67] Heavy Metal L-Gaim Hirokazu Hiramatsu Nausicaä [68] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Sumi Shimamoto
8 1985 Tatsuya Uesugi [69] Touch Yūji Mitsuya Four Murasame [70] Zeta Gundam Saeko Shimazu
9 1986 Kamille Bidan [71] Zeta Gundam Nobuo Tobita Elpeo Puru [72] Gundam ZZ Chieko Honda
10 1987 J.J. [73] Red Photon Zillion Toshihiko Seki Madoka Ayukawa [74] Kimagure Orange Road Hiromi Tsuru
11 1988 Ryo Saeba [75] City Hunter Akira Kamiya Anise Farm [76] Sonic Soldier Borgman Yoshino Takamori
12 1989 Ryo Saeba [77] City Hunter 2 Akira Kamiya Kiki [78] Kiki's Delivery Service Minami Takayama
13 1990 Ryo Saeba [79] City Hunter 3 Akira Kamiya Nadia [80] Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water Yoshino Takamori
14 1991 Hayato Kazami [81] Future GPX Cyber Formula Junichi Kanemaru Nadia [82] Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water Yoshino Takamori
15 1992 Hiei [83] Yū Yū Hakusho Nobuyuki Hiyama Ami Mizuno [84] Sailor Moon Aya Hisakawa
16 1993 Kurama [85] Yū Yū Hakusho Megumi Ogata Belldandy [86] Oh My Goddess! Kikuko Inoue
17 1994 Kurama [87] Yū Yū Hakusho Megumi Ogata Haruka Ten'ō [88] Sailor Moon S Megumi Ogata
18 1995 Duo Maxwell [89] Gundam Wing Toshihiko Seki Rei Ayanami [90] Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Hayashibara
19 1996 Shinji Ikari [91] Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Ogata Rei Ayanami [92] Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Hayashibara
20 1997 Shinji Ikari [93] The End of Evangelion Megumi Ogata Lina Inverse [94] Slayers Try Megumi Hayashibara
21 1998 Spike Spiegel [95] Cowboy Bebop Kōichi Yamadera Ruri Hoshino [96] Martian Successor Nadesico Omi Minami
22 1999 Spike Spiegel [97] Cowboy Bebop Kōichi Yamadera Sakura Kinomoto [98] Cardcaptor Sakura Sakura Tange
23 2000 Genjo Sanzo [99] Saiyuki Toshihiko Seki Sakura Kinomoto [100] Cardcaptor Sakura Sakura Tange
24 2001 Inu Yasha [101] Inu Yasha Kappei Yamaguchi Tōru Honda [102] Fruits Basket Yui Horie
25 2002 Kira Yamato [103] Gundam SEED Sōichirō Hoshi Lacus Clyne [104] Gundam SEED Rie Tanaka
26 2003 Edward Elric [105] Fullmetal Alchemist Romi Park Riza Hawkeye [106] Fullmetal Alchemist Michiko Neya
27 2004 Athrun Zala [107] Gundam SEED Destiny Akira Ishida Lacus Clyne [108] Gundam SEED Destiny Rie Tanaka
28 2005 Kira Yamato [109] Gundam SEED Destiny Sōichirō Hoshi Lacus Clyne [110] Gundam SEED Destiny Rie Tanaka
29 2006 Lelouch Vi Britannia Code Geass Jun Fukuyama Lacus Clyne Gundam SEED Destiny Rie Tanaka
30 2007 Lelouch Vi Britannia Code Geass Jun Fukuyama C.C. Code Geass Yukana
31 2008 Lelouch Vi Britannia Code Geass 2 Jun Fukuyama C.C. Code Geass 2 Yukana
32 2009 Gintoki Sakata Gin Tama Tomokazu Sugita Yui Hirasawa K-On! Aki Toyosaki
33 2010 Ichirōta Kazemaru Inazuma Eleven Yuka Nishigaki Yui Hirasawa K-On!! Aki Toyosaki
34 2011 Ranmaru Kirino Inazuma Eleven GO Yū Kobayashi Haruna Otonashi Inazuma Eleven GO Hinako Sasaki
35 2012 Ranmaru Kirino IInazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stone Yū Kobayashi Kinako Nanobana IInazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stone Aoi Yūki
36 2013 Levi Attack on Titan Hiroshi Kamiya Kinako Nanobana IInazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stone Aoi Yūki

Voice acting[edit]

Megumi Hayashibara won 12 times and Akira Kamiya won 11 times. In 1994, Megumi Ogata won the voice actress, the Male character (Kurama) and the Female character (Haruka Tenoh).

No. Year Voice actor Voice actress
Voice actor Notable character Title Voice actress Notable character Title
1 1979 Akira Kamiya [111] Akira Hibiki Brave Raideen Noriko Ohara [112] Nobita Nobi Doraemon
2 1980 1st half Akira Kamiya [113] Arthur King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Noriko Ohara [114] Nobita Nobi Doraemon
3 1980 2nd half Akira Kamiya [115] Arthur King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Noriko Ohara [116] Nobita Nobi Doraemon
4 1981 Akira Kamiya [117] Shuutarou Mendou Urusei Yatsura Mami Koyama [118] Arare Norimaki Dr. Slump
5 1982 Toshio Furukawa [119] Ataru Moroboshi Urusei Yatsura Mami Koyama [120] Minky Momo Magical Princess Minky Momo
6 1983 Akira Kamiya [121] Claude Mizusawa Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman Mami Koyama [122] Minky Momo Magical Princess Minky Momo
7 1984 Akira Kamiya [123] Kenshiro Fist of the North Star Sumi Shimamoto [124] Nausicaä Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
8 1985 Akira Kamiya [125] Kenshiro Fist of the North Star Saeko Shimazu [126] Four Murasame Zeta Gundam
9 1986 Kazuki Yao [127] Judau Ashta Gundam ZZ Mayumi Tanaka [128] Pazu Castle in the Sky
10 1987 Akira Kamiya [129] Kenshiro Fist of the North Star 2 Sumi Shimamoto [130] Kyoko Otonashi Maison Ikkoku
11 1988 Akira Kamiya [131] Kenshiro Fist of the North Star 2 Sumi Shimamoto [132] Kyoko Otonashi Maison Ikkoku
12 1989 Akira Kamiya [133] Ryo Saeba City Hunter 2 Megumi Hayashibara [134] Ranma Saotome (female) Ranma ½
13 1990 Akira Kamiya [135] Ryo Saeba City Hunter 3 Megumi Hayashibara [136] Ranma Saotome (female) Ranma ½
No. Year Voice actor Notable character(s) Title(s)
14 1991 Megumi Hayashibara [137] Ranma Saotome (female) Ranma ½
Minky Momo Magical Princess Minky Momo
15 1992 Megumi Hayashibara [138] Ranma Saotome (female) Ranma ½
Minky Momo Magical Princess Minky Momo
16 1993 Megumi Hayashibara [139]
Aki Tekkaman Blade
17 1994 Megumi Ogata [140] Kurama YuYu Hakusho
Haruka Tenoh Sailor Moon S
18 1995 Megumi Hayashibara [141] Rei Ayanami Neon Genesis Evangelion
Lina Inverse Slayers
19 1996 Megumi Hayashibara [142] Rei Ayanami Neon Genesis Evangelion
Lina Inverse Slayers Next
20 1997 Megumi Hayashibara [143] Rei Ayanami The End of Evangelion
Lina Inverse Slayers Try
21 1998 Megumi Hayashibara [144] Faye Valentine Cowboy Bebop
22 1999 Megumi Hayashibara [145] Faye Valentine Cowboy Bebop
23 2000 Megumi Hayashibara [146] Haruka Urashima Love Hina
24 2001 Megumi Hayashibara [147] Anna Kyoyama Shaman King
25 2002 Sōichirō Hoshi[148] Kira Yamato Gundam SEED
26 2003 Romi Park [149] Edward Elric Fullmetal Alchemist
27 2004 Akira Ishida [150] Athrun Zala Gundam SEED Destiny
28 2005 Sōichirō Hoshi [151] Kira Yamato Gundam SEED Destiny
29 2006 Sōichirō Hoshi Kira Yamato Gundam SEED Destiny
30 2007 Jun Fukuyama Lelouch Lamperouge Code Geass
31 2008 Jun Fukuyama Lelouch Lamperouge Code Geass 2
32 2009 Aki Toyosaki Yui Hirasawa K-On!
33 2010 Daisuke Ono Sebastian Michaelis Black Butler II
34 2011 Mamoru Miyano Tokiya Ichinose Uta no Prince-sama
35 2012 Yūki Kaji Alibaba Saluja Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
36 2013 Yūki Kaji Eren Yeager Attack on Titan

Song[edit]

No. Year Song Type Singer Title
1 1979 Kita no okami, minami no tora [152] OP Mitsuko Horie Yakyuu-kyo no Uta (野球狂の詩)
2 1980 1st half Fukkatsu no Ideon [153] OP Isao Taira Space Runaway Ideon
3 1980 2nd half Cosmos ni kimi to [154] ED Keiko Toda Space Runaway Ideon
4 1981 Lum no Love Song [155] OP Yuko Matsutani Urusei Yatsura
5 1982 Macross [156] OP Makoto Fujiwara Super Dimension Fortress Macross
6 1983 HELLO VIFAM [157] OP TAO Ginga Hyōryū Vifam
7 1984 Ai Oboeteimasuka? [158] BGM Mari Iijima (Lynn Minmay) Do You Remember Love?
8 1985 Ro Ro Ro Russian roulette [159] OP Meiko Nakahara Dirty Pair
9 1986 Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa [160] OP Yuki Saito Maison Ikkoku
10 1987 Get Wild [161] ED TM Network City Hunter
11 1988 BEYOND THE TIME [162] ED TM Network Char's Counterattack
12 1989 Yasashisa ni Tsutsumaretanara [163] ED Yumi Matsutoya Kiki's Delivery Service
13 1990 Blue Water [164] OP Miho Morikawa Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water
14 1991 Winners [165] ED G-Grip Future GPX Cyber Formula
15 1992 Moonlight Densetsu [166] OP DALI Sailor Moon
16 1993 Moonlight Densetsu [167] OP DALI Sailor Moon
17 1994 Yuzurenai Negai [168] OP Naomi Tamura Magic Knight Rayearth
18 1995 Zankoku na Tenshi no These [169] OP Yoko Takahashi Neon Genesis Evangelion
19 1996 Zankoku na Tenshi no These [170] OP Yoko Takahashi Neon Genesis Evangelion
20 1997 Rondo–Revolution [171] OP Masami Okui Revolutionary Girl Utena
21 1998 Dearest [172] ED Yumi Matsuzawa Prince of Darkness Nadesico
22 1999 Platinum [173] ED Maaya Sakamoto Cardcaptor Sakura
23 2000 Platinum [174] OP Maaya Sakamoto Cardcaptor Sakura
24 2001 For Fruits Basket [175] OP Ritsuko Okazaki Fruits Basket
25 2002 Anna ni Issho Datta no ni [176] ED See-Saw Gundam SEED
26 2003 Melissa [177] OP Porno Graffitti Fullmetal Alchemist
27 2004 Ignited [178] OP T.M.Revolution Gundam SEED Destiny
28 2005 Kimi wa Boku ni Niteiru [179] ED See-Saw Gundam SEED Destiny
29 2006 COLORS OP FLOW Code Geass
30 2007 Take It! Sailor Uniform OP Aya Hirano, Emiri Katō, Kaori Fukuhara, and Aya Endo Lucky Star
31 2008 Monochrome no Kiss OP SID Black Butler
32 2009 Don't Say "Lazy" ED Yōko Hikasa with Aki Toyosaki, Satomi Satō, and Minako Kotobuki K-On!
33 2010 Bokura no Goal OP T-Pistonz+KMC Inazuma Eleven

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Japanese Anime/Game Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 19, 2010. Archived from the original on 22 January 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]

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