Seiun Award

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Seiun Award
Takeshi Ikeda handling the Seiun Award prize to Takayuki Tatsumi, at the Hugo Awards Ceremony 2017 at Worldcon in Helsinki.jpg
Takeshi Ikeda handing the Seiun Award prize to Takayuki Tatsumi, at the Hugo Awards Ceremony 2017 at Worldcon in Helsinki
Awarded forScience fiction works and achievements of previous year
First awarded1970

The Seiun Award (星雲賞, Seiunshō) is a Japanese speculative fiction award given each year for the best science fiction works and achievements during the previous calendar year. Organized and overseen by the Science Fiction Fan Groups’ Association of Nihon (SFFAN; 日本SFファングループ連合会議, Nihon SF Fan Group Rengō Kaigi), the awards are given at the annual Japan Science Fiction Convention.[1] It is the oldest SF award in Japan, being given since the 9th Japan Science Fiction Convention in 1970.

"Seiun", the Japanese word for "nebula", was taken from the first professional science fiction magazine in Japan, which had a short run in 1954.[2] The award is not related to the American Nebula Award.

It is similar to the Hugo Award, which is presented by the members of the World Science Fiction Society, in that all of the members of the presenting convention are eligible to participate in the selection process, though it is not a one-on-one comparison as the Hugo Awards are open to works from anywhere in any language, while the Seiun is implicitly limited to works released in Japan and written in or translated to Japanese.

Eligibility and the selection process[edit]

A professional work or achievement which appeared for the first time in the previous calendar year may be considered eligible. The eligibility of magazines is determined via nominal publication date, which often tend to be a month or two ahead of the actual date due to Japanese publication customs.

There are no written rules about word count for literary fiction categories, so that the decision of eligibility in that regard is left up to the voters.

Usually in spring, SFFAN issues reference nominee lists for reference in each category, which is chosen by the preliminary vote of their member groups. However, voters can cast their ballots for any eligible works outside of the list in the final ballot.

With consideration for voters' availability, a work which appears in a magazine (such as a part of serialized works or short story) or released as audio-visual media (such as a TV show or film) but wasn't chosen for the reference nominee lists may be eligible again if published as a book or released in any other media format.[1]


There are effectively no official English names for categories, so they vary depending on translators. For example, "Long Work" may be written as "Long Story", "Long Form", or "Novel"; "Short Story" may be referred to as "Short Form" and so on.

Current categories Year started Current description
Best Japanese Long Work
(日本長編, Nihon Chōhen)
1970 Science fiction novels and stories which appear or are translated for the first time during the eligible year. Serialized works on magazines may be eligible when they are finished; other works may be eligible when they get published as a book. A multi-volume work may also be eligible as a whole series when it concludes.
Best Japanese Short Story
(日本短編, Nihon Tanpen)
Best Translated Long Work
(海外長編, Kaigai Chōhen)
Best Translated Short Story
(海外短編, Kaigai Tanpen)
Best Dramatic Presentation
(メディア, Media)
1970 Films, plays, and any other audio-visual works. As is the case with Long Works, serial dramatic works can be nominated as a single entity upon their conclusion.
Note: The name was changed from "Best Film & Play" (映画・演劇, Eiga Engeki) in 1980.
Best Comic
(コミック, Comic)
1978 Manga. Serial works may be nominated upon completion as is the case with Long Works.
Best Artist
(アート, Art)
1978 Artists with notable achievements.
Best Nonfiction
(ノンフィクション, Nonfiction)
1985 Nonfiction works about SF such as studies and critiques, including translated ones. Serial nonfiction can be nominated upon completion as is the case with Long Works.
Free Nomination
(自由, Jiyū)
2002 Any events which do not fit in other categories, such as "things," phenomena, or feats of science and technology.

Winners and candidates[edit]

Best Japanese Long Work[edit]

  *   Winners and joint winners   +   No winner selected

Year Work Author(s) Publisher or publication
1970[3] Primates Go South (霊長類南へ, Reichōrui Minami e) Yasutaka Tsutsui Kodansha
1971[3] Who Will Take Over? (継ぐのは誰か?, Tsugu no wa Dare ka?) Sakyo Komatsu Sekai SF Zenshū Vol.29: Sakyo Komatsu, Hayakawa Publishing
1972[3] The Bloodline of the Stone (石の血脈, Ishi no Ketsumyaku) Ryō Hanmura Nihon SF Novels, Hayakawa Publishing
1973[3] Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (鏡の国のアリス, Kagami no Kuni no Alice) Tadashi Hirose Kawade Shobō Shinsha
1974[3] Japan Sinks (日本沈没, Nihon Chinbotsu) Sakyo Komatsu Kappa Novels, Kōbunsha
1975[3] My Blood Is Someone Else's Blood (おれの血は他人の血, Ore no Chi wa Tanin no Chi) Yasutaka Tsutsui Kawade Shobō Shinsha
1976[3] Nanase Once More (七瀬ふたたび, Nanase Futatabi) Yasutaka Tsutsui Shinchōsha
1977[3] Dice Suicide Corps (サイコロ特攻隊, Saikoro Tokkōtai) Musashi Kanbe Nihon SF Novels, Hayakawa Publishing
1978[3] Earth - The Record of Psychoanalyzation: Eld Analusis (地球・精神分析記録 (エルド・アナリュシス), Chikyū Seishin Bunseki Kiroku: Eld Analusis) Masaki Yamada Tokuma Shoten
1979[3] The Aureole of Vanishment (消滅の光輪, Shōmetsu no Kōrin) Taku Mayumura SF Magazine Feb 1976 - Oct 1978
1980[3] Jewel Thief (宝石泥棒, Hōseki Dorobō) Masaki Yamada SF Magazine Dec 1977 - Aug 1979
1981[3] Martian's Prehistory (火星人先史, Kaseijin Senshi) Chiaki Kawamata SF Magazine Jul 1979 - Oct 1980
1982[3] Kirikiri People (吉里吉里人, Kirikirijin) Hisashi Inoue Shinchosha
1983[3] Bye-bye, Jupiter (さよならジュピター, Sayonara Jupiter) Sakyo Komatsu Sankei Shuppan
1984[3] The Enemy Is Pirates: Pirates Edition (敵は海賊 海賊版, Teki wa Kaizoku: Kaizokuban) Chōhei Kanbayashi Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
1985[3] Yukikaze (戦闘妖精・雪風, Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze) Chōhei Kanbayashi Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
1986[3] The Dirty Pair Strike Again (ダーティ・ペアの大逆転, Dirty-Pair no Daigyakuten) Haruka Takachiho Hayakawa Publishing
1987[3] Prism (プリズム) Chōhei Kanbayashi Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
1988[3] Legend of the Galactic Heroes (銀河英雄伝説, Ginga Eiyū Densetsu) (10 books) Yoshiki Tanaka Tokuma Novels, Tokuma Shonten
1989[3] Babylonia Wave (バビロニア・ウェーブ) Akira Hori Tokuma Shoten
1990[3] The Lion Witch Eats Waxing Moon (上弦の月を喰べる獅子, Jōgen no Tsuki o Taberu Shishi) Baku Yumemakura Hayakawa Publishing
1991[3] Hybrid Child (ハイブリッド・チャイルド) Mariko Ōhara Hayakawa Publishing
1992[3] The Boy in Mersas (メルサスの少年, Mersas no Shōnen) Hiroe Suga Shinchō Bunko, Shinchōsha
1993[3] Venus City (ヴィーナス・シティ) Gorō Masaki Hayakawa Publishing
1994[3] Endless Reconing (終わりなき索敵, Owarinaki Sakuteki) Kōshū Tani Hayakawa Publishing
1995[3] The Machine Gods Corp (機神兵団, Kishin Heidan) (10 books) Masaki Yamada C Novels, Chūōkōronsha
1996[3] The Time of Ebbing Tide (引き潮のとき, Hikishio no Toki) (5 books) Taku Mayumura Hayakawa Publishing
1997[3] Crest of the Stars (星海の紋章, Seikai no Monshō) trilogy Hiroyuki Morioka Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
1998[3] The Enemy Is Pirates: A-rank Enemy (敵は海賊 A級の敵, Teki wa Kaizoku: A-kyū no Teki) Chōhei Kanbayashi Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
1999[3] Comet Hunting (彗星狩り, Suiseigari) Yūichi Sasamoto Sonorama Bunko, Asahi Sonorama
2000[3] Good Luck, Yukikaze (グッドラック 戦闘妖精・雪風, Good Luck: Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze) Chōhei Kanbayashi Hayakawa Publishing
2001[3] Forever Forest (Museum Planet) (永遠の森 博物館惑星, Eien no Mori, Hakubutsukan Wakusei) Hiroe Suga Hayakawa Publishing
2002[3] The Fountain of fluffy (ふわふわの泉, Fuwafuwa no Izumi) Hōsuke Nojiri Famitsu Bunko, Enterbrain
2003[3] Usurper of the Sun (太陽の簒奪者, Taiyō no Sandatsusha) Hōsuke Nojiri Hayakawa SF Series J collection, Hayakawa Publishing
2004[3] The Next Continent (第六大陸, Dai Roku Tairiku) Issui Ogawa Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
2005[3] ARIEL (エリアル) Yūichi Sasamoto Sonorama Bunko, Asahi Sonorama
2006[3] Summer/Time/Traveler (サマー/タイム/トラベラー) Kazuma Shinjō Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
2007[3] Japan Sinks: Part 2 (日本沈没 第二部, Nihon Chinbotsu Dai ni bu) Sakyo Komatsu Shogakukan
Kōshū Tani
2008[3] The Library War (図書館戦争, Toshokan Sensō) (4 books) Hiro Arikawa ASCII Media Works
2009[3] Harmony (ハーモニー) Keikaku Itō Hayakawa SF Series J Collection, Hayakawa Publishing
2010[4] Guin Saga (グイン・サーガ) (130 books) Kaoru Kurimoto Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
2011[5] Last Year Willl be Good One (去年はいい年になるだろう, Kyonen wa Ii Toshi ni Narudarō) Hiroshi Yamamoto PHP Institute
2012[6] Heaven and Hell (天獄と地国, Tengoku to Jigoku) Yasumi Kobayashi Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
2013[7] The Empire of Corpses (屍者の帝国, Shisha no Teikoku) Keikaku Itō Kawade Shobō Shinsha
Toh Enjoe
Kiryū Police: Dark Market (機龍警察 暗黒市場, Kiryū Keisatsu: Ankoku Shijō) Ryōe Tsukimura Hayakawa Publishing
Books Also Have Male and Female (本にだって雄と雌があります, Hon ni datte Osu to Mesu ga Arimasu) Masakuni Oda Shinchosha
BEATLESS (ビートレス) Satoshi Hase Kadokawa Shoten
Grimm Fragments (断章のグリム, Danshō no Grimm) (17 books) Gakuto Kōda Dengeki Bunko, ASCII Media Works
Delivery (デリバリー) Masayoshi Yasugi Hayakawa SF Series J Collection, Hayakawa Publishing
The Law of Hundred Years (百年法, Hyakunen Hō) Muneki Yamada Kadokawa Shoten
2014[8] From Kororogi Range To Jupiter Trojan (コロロギ岳から木星トロヤへ, Kororogi-dake kara Jupiter Trojan e) Issui Ogawa Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
Know (ノウ) Mado Nozaki Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
Gene Mapper -full build- (ジーン・マッパー フル・ビルド) Taiyō Fujii Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
Sisyphean (皆勤の徒, Kaikin no To) Dempow Torishima Sogen Nihon SF Selection, Tokyo Sogensha
Crimson Epigraph (深紅の碑文, Shinku no Hibun) Sayuri Ueda Hayakawa SF Series J Collection, Hayakawa Publishing
The Fish in Chryse (クリュセの魚, Chryse no Sakana) Hiroki Azuma NOVA Collection, Kawade Shobō Shinsha
Black Rider (ブラックライダー) Akira Higashiyama Shinchosha
2015[9] Orbital Cloud (オービタル・クラウド) Taiyō Fujii Hayakawa Publishing
The Cataclysmic World (突変, Toppen) Hiroyuki Morioka Tokuma Bunko, Tokuma Shoten
Nobody’s Son (誰の息子でもない, Dare no Musuko demo Nai) Chōhei Kanbayashi Kodansha
To Future (未来へ……, Mirai e...) Motoko Arai Kodansha
Humanity Has Declined (人類は衰退しました, Jinrui wa Suitaishimashita) (9 books) Romeo Tanaka Gagaga Bunko, Shogakukan
The King of Deer (鹿の王, Shika no Ō) Nahoko Uehashi KADOKAWA / Kadokawa Shoten
2016[10] The Resentment Star Zone (怨讐星域, Onshū Seiiki) (3 books) Shinji Kajio Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
When the Letter of Waves Echoes (波の手紙が響くとき, Nami no Tegami ga Hibiku Toki) Takehiko Oxi Hayakawa SF Series J Collection, Hayakawa Publishing
Exodus Syndrome (エクソダス症候群, Exodus Shōkōgun) Yūsuke Miyauchi Sogen Nihon SF Selection, Tokyo Sogensha
Apocalypse of Gallows (絞首台の黙示録, Kōshudai no Mokushiroku) Chōhei Kanbayashi Hayakawa Publishing
Tytania (タイタニア) (5 books) Yoshiki Tanaka Tokuma Novels, Tokuma Shoten & Kodansha Novels, Kodansha
The Novel of the Lunar World (月世界小説, Gessekai Shōsetsu) Osamu Makino Hayakawa Bunko JA, Hayakawa Publishing
Underground Market (アンダーグラウンド・マーケット) Taiyō Fujii Asahi Shinbun Shuppan
Epilogue (エピローグ) Toh Enjoe Hayakawa Publishing
Canopeum in Fragrance (薫香のカナピウム, Kunkō no Canopeum) Sayuri Ueda Bungeishunjū
2017[11] Ultraman F (ウルトラマンF) Yasumi Kobayashi Hayakawa Publishing
When She Was an Esper (彼女がエスパーだったころ, Kanojo ga Esper datta Koro) Yūsuke Miyauchi Kodansha
The Cataclysmic World: The Aquapolis in the Strange Land (突変世界 異境の水都, Toppen Sekai: Ikyō no Suito) Hiroyuki Morioka Tokuma Shoten
The Spaceport on Blue Ocean (青い海の宇宙港, Aoi Umi no Utyūkō) (2 books) Hiroto Kawabata Hayakawa Publishing
Kameri (カメリ) Yūsaku Kitano Kawade Shobō Shinsha
Not To Be Spirited Away by the Big Bird (大きな鳥にさらわれないよう, Ōkina Tori ni Sarawarenaiyō) Hiromi Kawakami Kodansha
The Way of Finance in Space (スペース金融道, Space Kin'yūdō) Yūsuke Miyauchi Kawade Shobō Shinsha
Bibibi Be-Bop (ビビビ・ビ・バップ) Hikaru Okuizumi Kodansha
2018[12] What Happens Afterwards Is of No Concern to Japanese Beauty (あとは野となれ大和撫子, Ato ha No to Nare Yamatonadeshiko) Yūsuke Miyauchi KADOKAWA
Architectural elements (構造素子, Kōzō Soshi) Kyōsuke Higuchi Hayakawa Publishing
The Kingdom of Games (ゲームの王国, Game no Ōkoku) (2 books) Satoshi Ogawa Hayakawa Publishing
The Plastic Lover (プラスチックの恋人, Plastic no Koibito) Hiroshi Yamamoto Hayakawa Publishing
The Mailbox on Mt. Olympus (オリンポスの郵便ポスト, Olympus no Yūbin Post) Tamao Mono Dengeki Bunko, KADOKAWA
Yokohama Station SF: National Ver. (横浜駅SF 全国版, Yokohama Eki SF: Zenkoku Ban) Yuba Isukari KADOKAWA
Nogray the Space Detective (宇宙探偵ノーグレイ, Uchū Tantei Nogray) Hirofumi Tanaka Kawade Bunko, Kawade Shobō Shinsha
The Heroic Legend of Arslan (アルスラーン戦記, Arslan Senki) (16 books) Yoshiki Tanaka Kappa Novels, Kōbunsha
2019[13] Harp Number Zero (零號琴, Reigōkin) Hirotaka Tobi Hayakawa Publishing
Outside of the Planetarium (プラネタリウムの外側, Planetarium no Sotogawa) Kō Hayase Hayakawa Publishing
Hello, World (ハロー・ワールド) Taiyō Fujii Kodansha
World Insurance (ワールド・インシュランス) (3 books) Katsuie Shibata Seikaisha Fictions, Kodansha
Landscape and the Summer Theorem (ランドスケープと夏の定理, Lansdcape to Natsu no Teiri) Yūya Takashima Tokyo Sogensha
The Second Job Is a Space Pirate (再就職先は宇宙海賊, Saishūshokusaki ha Utyū Kaizoku) Kazuyuki Takami Hayakawa Publishing
The Cock Travels with the Weird Wok (厨師、怪しい鍋と旅をする, Chūshi, Ayashii Nabe to Tabi o Suru) Umiyuri Katsuyama Tokyo Sogensha
2020[14] Signposts to the Stars (天冥の標, Tenmei no Shirube series) (17 books) Issui Ogawa Hayakawa Publishing
Long Dream of One Night/Human World (ヒト夜の永い夢, Hitoyo no Nagai Yume) Katsuie Shibata Hayakawa Publishing
The Hermitage (宿借りの星, Yadokari no Hoshi) Dempow Torishima Tokyo Sogensha
Tokyo Nipper (東京の子, Tokyo no Ko) Taiyō Fujii KADOKAWA
The Ones Who Go Ahead (先をゆくもの達, Saki o Yukumonotachi) Chōhei Kanbayashi Hayakawa Publishing
HELLO WORLD (HELLO WORLD) Mado Nozaki Shueisha
Great Extinction Dinosaur Time Wars (大絶滅恐竜タイムウォーズ, Daizetsumetsu Kyoryu Time Wars) Gengen Kusano Hayakawa Publishing
2021[15] Military Logistics of Star System Izumo (星系出雲の兵站, Seikei Izumo no Heitan) (9 books) Jōji Hayashi Hayakawa Publishing
One More Nuke (ワン・モア・ヌーク) Taiyō Fujii Shinchosha
I Didn’t Know the End (その果てを知らず, Sono Hate wo Shirazu) Taku Mayumura Kodansha
Titan (タイタン) Mado Nozaki Kodansha
The Irregular at Magic High School (魔法科高校の劣等生, Mahōkakōkō no Rettōsei) (32 books) Tsutomu Satō KADOKAWA
Ode to Joy (Museum Planet vol.3) (歓喜の歌 博物館惑星III, Kanki no Uta, Hakubutsukan Wakusei 3) Hiroe Suga Hayakawa Publishing
The Horse of Shuri (首里の馬, Shuri no Uma) Haneko Takayama Shinchosha
The Complete Manual of How to Get One Billion Yen by Artificial Intelligence (人工知能で10億ゲットする完全犯罪マニュアル, Jinkōchinō de 10oku get suru kanzen hanzai manual) Jinzō Takeda Hayakawa Publishing
Rail Wars! (Rail Wars!) (20 books) Takumi Toyoda Sōgeisha & Jitsugyō no Nihonsha
2022[16][17] A Situation Beyond Statistics (統計外事態, Tōkeigai Jitai) Yūri Shibamura Hayakawa Publishing
Space Battleship Yamato: Dawn Chapter, Aquarius Algorithm (宇宙戦艦ヤマト 黎明篇 アクエリアス・アルゴリズム, Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Reimei-hen Aquarius Algorithm) Yūya Takashima KADOKAWA
What Will You Be Doing at the End? Can I See You Just One More Time? (終末なにしてますか? もう一度だけ、会えますか?, Shūmatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Mō Ichido dake, Aemasu ka?) (11 books) Akira Kareno Sneaker Bunko, KADOKAWA
The Youngest Princess in Blue (蒼衣の末姫, Sōi no Suehime) Mitsuhiro Monden Tokyo Sogensha
JAGAE Eccentric Legend of Oda Nobunaga (JAGAE織田信長伝奇行, JAGAE Oda Nobunaga Denkikou) Baku Yumemakura Shodensha
Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut (月とライカと吸血姫, Tsuki to Raika to Nosferatu) (7 books) Keisuke Makino Gagaga Bunko, Shogakukan
Kiryū Police: White Bone Road (機龍警察 白骨街道, Kiryū Keisatsu: Hakkotsu Kaidō) Ryōe Tsukimura Hayakawa publishing
Man Kind (マン・カインド) Taiyō Fujii S-F Magazine, Hayakawa Publishing

Best Japanese Short Story[edit]

Year Winner
1970 "Full Nelson" (フル・ネルソン) by Yasutaka Tsutsui
1971 "Vitamin" (ビタミン) by Yasutaka Tsutsui
1972 "The Letter on the White Wall Is Beautiful at Sunset" (白壁の文字は夕日に映える, Shirakabe no Moji wa Yūhi ni Haeru) by Yoshio Aramaki
1973 "Crystal Star Cluster" (結晶星団, Kesshō Seidan) by Sakyo Komatsu
1974 "Everywhere But Japan Sinks" (日本以外全部沈没, Nippon Igai Zenbu Chinbotsu) by Yasutaka Tsutsui
1975 "God Hunting" (神狩り, Kamigari) by Masaki Yamada
1976 "Vomisa" (ヴォミーサ) by Sakyo Komatsu
1977 "Metamorphoses Archipelago" (メタモルフォセス群島, Metamorphoses Guntō) by Yasutaka Tsutsui
1978 "Gordian Knot" (ゴルディアスの結び目, Gordian no Musubime) by Sakyo Komatsu
1979 "Earth is Plain Yogurt" (地球はプレイン・ヨーグルト, Chikyū wa Plain Yogurt) by Shinji Kajio
1980 "The Dirty Pair's Great Adventures" (ダーティ・ペアの大冒険, Dirty Pair no Daibōken) by Haruka Takachiho
1981 "Green Requiem" (グリーン・レクイエム) by Motoko Arai
1982 "Neptune" (ネプチューン) by Motoko Arai
1983 "Languagemancer" (言葉使い師, Kotobazukaishi) by Chōhei Kanbayashi
1984 "Super Phoenix" (スーパー・フェニックス) by Chōhei Kanbayashi
1985 (No award)
1986 "Lemon Pie, 0th Oyashiki Row" (レモンパイ、お屋敷横町0番地, Lemon Pie, Oyashiki Yokochō Zero Banchi) by Masahiro Noda
1987 "Martian Railroad Nineteen" (火星鉄道一九) by Kōshū Tani
1988 "The Symphony at the Mountain Top" (山の上の交響楽, Yama no Ue no Kōkyō-gaku) by Norio Nakai
1989 "The Day of Jellyfish" (くらげの日, Kurage no Hi) by Jin Kusakami
1990 "Aqua Planet" (アクア・プラネット) by Mariko Ōhara
1991 "The Boarlion Who Suffered Upper Botte" (上段の突きを喰らう猪獅子, Jōdan no Tsuki o Kurau Inoshishi) Baku Yumemakura
1992 "Dinosaur Laurentiis's Vision" (恐竜ラウレンティスの幻視, Kyōryū Laurentiis no Genshi) by Shinji Kajio
1993 "Freckled Figure" (そばかすのフィギュア, Sobakasu no Figure) by Hiroe Suga
1994 "Kuruguru Wirepuller" (くるぐる使い, Kuruguru Tsukai) by Kenji Ōtsuki
1995 "Resentment Zigzig of Nonoko" (のの子の復讐ジグジグ, Nonoko no Fukushū Zigzig) by Kenji Ōtsuki
1996 "Experience Points in a Summer" (ひと夏の経験値, Hitonatsu no Keikenchi) by Kō Hiura
1997 "Dieting Equitation" (ダイエットの方程式, Diet no Hōteishiki) by Jin Kusakami
1998 "Independence Day in Osaka (Capitalism, Even Without Love)" (インディペンデンス・デイ・イン・オオサカ(愛はなくとも資本主義), Independence Day in Ōsaka (Ai wa Nakutomo Shihonshugi)) by Mariko Ōhara
1999 "The Terrorist in Dawn" (夜明けのテロリスト, Yoake no Terrorist) by Hiroyuki Morioka
2000 "Usurper of the Sun" (太陽の簒奪者, Taiyō no Sandatsusha) by Hōsuke Nojiri
2001 "Ashibiki Daydream" (あしびきデイドリーム) by Shinji Kajio
2002 "Even Koubou of the Galactic Empire Makes Mistakes" (銀河帝国の弘法も筆の誤り, Ginga Teikoku no Kōbō mo Fude no Ayamari) by Hirofumi Tanaka
2003 "I'm Missile" (おれはミサイル, Ore wa Missile) by Mizuhito Akiyama
2004 "Author Unknown/Undead" (黄泉びと知らず, Yomibito Shirazu) by Shinji Kajio
2005 "The Emblematized Power" (象られた力, Katadorareta Chikara) by Hirotaka Tobi
2006 "The Man Who Drifted" (漂った男, Tadayotta Otoko) by Issui Ogawa
2007 "A Pipe Dream and Spider’s Thread" (大風呂敷と蜘蛛の糸, Ōburoshiki to Kumo no Ito) by Hōsuke Nojiri
2008 "Silent Flyby" (沈黙のフライバイ, Chinmoku no Flyby) by Hōsuke Nojiri
2009 "Pia-Pia Douga at the South Poll" (南極点のピアピア動画, Nankyokuten no Pia Pia Dōga) by Hōsuke Nojiri
2010 "Autogenic Dreaming: Interview with the Columns of Clouds" (自生の夢, Jisei no Yume) by Hirotaka Tobi
2011 "An Evil Creature Which Was Loved by King Arisuma" (アリスマ王の愛した魔物, Arisuma Ō no Aishita Mamono) by Issui Ogawa
2012 "The Singing Submarine and Pia-Pia Douga" (歌う潜水艦とピアピア動画, Utau Sensuikan to Pia Pia dōga) by Hōsuke Nojiri
2013 "Collective Unconscious Now," (いま集合的無意識を、, Ima Shūgōteki Muishiki o,) by Chōhei Kanbayashi
2014 "The Men Who Make Stars" (星を創る者たち, Hoshi o Tsukuru Monotachi) by Kōshū Tani
2015 "Sea Fingers" (海の指, Umi no Yubi) by Hirotaka Tobi
2016 "Tatara Island Again" (多々良島ふたたび, "Tatarajima Futatabi") by Hiroshi Yamamoto
"The Man Who Made the Cast of Monster Rukusubigura's Foot" (怪獣ルクスビグラの足型を取った男, Kaijū Rukusubigura no Ashigata o Totta Otoko) by Hirofumi Tanaka
2017 "Last and First Idol" (最後にして最初のアイドル, Saigo ni shite Saisho no Idol) by Gengen Kusano
2018 "A Usage Example of VR technology in Su Tribe in Yunnan State" (雲南省スー族におけるVR技術の使用例, Yunnan Shō Sū zoku ni okeru VR Gijutsu no Shiyōrei) by Katsuie Shibata
2019 "Dark Voice Actor" (暗黒声優, Ankoku Seiyū) by Gengen Kusano
2020 "Unseen Moon" (不見の月, Mizu no Tsuki) by Hiroe Suga (SF Magazine 2/19)
2021[15] "Orbital Christmas" (オービタル・クリスマス) by Haruna Ikezawa (Nova Summer '21), based on the movie by Mitsuyasu Sakai
"American Buddha" (アメリカン・ブッダ) by Katsuie Shibata (American Buddha)

Best Translated Long Work[edit]

  *   Winners and joint winners   +   No winner selected

Year Work Author(s) Translator(s) Publisher or publication
1970[3] The Crystal World J. G. Ballard Yasuo Nakamura Tokyo Sogensha
1971[3] The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton Hisashi Asakura Hayakawa Publishing
1972[3] Nightwings Robert Silverberg Takako Satō Hayakawa Publishing
1973[3] The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Hisashi Asakura Hayakawa Publishing
1974[3] Dune Frank Herbert Tetsu Yano Hayakawa Publishing
1975[3] Up the Line Robert Silverberg Yasuo Nakamura Tokyo Sogensha
1976[3] ...And Call Me Conrad Roger Zelazny Fusa Obi Hayakawa Publishing
1977[3] The Dragon Masters Jack Vance Hisashi Asakura Hayakawa Publishing
1978[3] I Will Fear No Evil Robert A. Heinlein Tetsu Yano Hayakawa Publishing
1979[3] Ringworld Larry Niven Rei Kozumi Hayakawa Publishing
1980[3] Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke Hiroshi Minamiyama Hayakawa Publishing
1981[3] Inherit the Stars James P. Hogan Hiroaki Ike Tokyo Sogensha
1982[3] The Genesis Machine James P. Hogan Hiroaki Ike Tokyo Sogensha
1983[3] Dragon's Egg Robert L. Forward Akira Yamataka Hayakawa Publishing
1984[3] The Garments of Caean Barrington J. Bayley Wataru Fuyukawa Hayakawa Publishing
1985[3] The Zen Gun Barrington J. Bayley Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
1986[3] Elric saga Michael Moorcock Hitoshi Yasuda Hayakawa Publishing
Akemi Itsuji
1987[3] Neuromancer William Gibson Hisashi Kuroma Hayakawa Publishing
1988[3] Norstrilia Cordwainer Smith Hisashi Asakura Hayakawa Publishing
1989[3] Footfall Larry Niven Akinobu Sakai Tokyo Sogensha
Jerry Pournelle
1990[3] Collision with Chronos Barrington J. Bayley Nozomi Ohmori Tokyo Sogensha
1991[3] The Uplift War David Brin Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
1992[3] The McAndrew Chronicles Charles Sheffield Akinobu Sakai Tokyo Sogensha
1993[3] Tau Zero Poul Anderson Hisashi Asakura Tokyo Sogensha
1994[3] Entoverse James P. Hogan Hiroaki Ike Tokyo Sogensha
1995[3] Hyperion Dan Simmons Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
1996[3] The Fall of Hyperion Dan Simmons Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
Timelike Infinity Stephen Baxter Kazuko Onoda Hayakawa Publishing
King of Morning, Queen of Day Ian McDonald Yoshimichi Furusawa Hayakawa Publishing
The Renegades of Pern Anne McCaffrey Fusa Obi Hayakawa Publishing
Voyage to the Red Planet Terry Bisson Tōru Nakamura Hayakawa Publishing
Doomsday Book Connie Willis Nozomi Ohmori Hayakawa Publishing
A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge Naoya Nakahara Tokyo Sogensha
Dead Girls Richard Calder Mamoru Masuda Treville
1997[3] End of an Era Robert J. Sawyer Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
The Memory of Whiteness Kim Stanley Robinson Masayuki Uchida Tokyo Sogensha
The Einstein Intersection Samuel R. Delany Norio Itō Hayakawa Publishing
Twistor John Cramer Rei Kozumi Hayakawa Publishing
Ayako Ogiso
The Hacker and the Ants Rudy Rucker Nozomi Ohmori Hayakawa Publishing
The Vor Game Lois McMaster Bujold Ayako Ogiso Tokyo Sogensha
Mother of Storms John Barnes Naoya Nakahara Hayakawa Publishing
The Color of Disaster Amy Thomson Kazue Tanaka Hayakawa Publishing
1998[3] Fallen Angels Larry Niven Osamu Asai Tokyo Sogensha
Jerry Pournelle
Michael F. Flynn
Sunglasses After Dark Nancy A. Collins Yōko Miki Hayakawa Publishing
Jumper Steven Gould Shigeyuki Kude Hayakawa Publishing
Desolation Road Ian McDonald Yoshimichi Furusawa Hayakawa Publishing
Feersum Endjinn Ian M. Banks Mamoru Masuda Hayakawa Publishing
Little, Big John Crowley Katsumasa Suzuki Kokusho Kankōkai
Moving Mars Greg Bear Kazuko Onoda Hayakawa Publishing
The Terminal Experiment Robert J. Sawyer Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
1999[3] The Time Ships Stephen Baxter Naoya Nakahara Hayakawa Publishing
Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson Yutaka Ōshima Tokyo Sogensha
Dydeetown World F. Paul Wilson Hisashi Asakura Hayakawa Publishing
The Bohr Maker Linda Nagata Naoya Nakahara Hayakawa Publishing
Wielkość urojona Stanisław Lem Kazuo Hasemi Kokusho Kankōkai
Mitsuyoshi Numano
Masahiko Nishi
When Worlds Collide Philip Wylie Tatsuo Satō Tokyo Sogensha
Edwin Balmer
Slow River Nicola Griffith Yōko Miki Hayakawa Publishing
Snow Crash Neal Stephenson Masamichi Higurashi ASCII Corporation
2000[3] Kirinyaga Mike Resnick Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
Endymion / The Rise of Endymion Dan Simmons Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
Starplex Robert J. Sawyer Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
One of Us Michael Marshall Smith Yooichi Shimada Sony Magazines
Quarantine Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi Tokyo Sogensha
Forever Peace Joe Haldeman Naoya Nakahara Tokyo Sogensha
Permutation City Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi Hayakawa Publishing
The Immortality Option James P. Hogan Rei Kozumi Tokyo Sogensha
2001[3] The Positronic Man Isaac Asimov Tōru Nakamura Tokyo Sogensha
Robert Silverberg
Ender's Shadow Orson Scott Card Kazue Tanaka Hayakawa Publishing
Simulacron-3 Daniel F. Galouye Tōru Nakamura Tokyo Sogensha
The Light of the Other Days Arthur C. Clarke Wataru Fuyukawa Hayakawa Publishing
Stephen Baxter
All Tomorrow's Parties William Gibson Hisashi Asakura Kadokawa Shoten
Darwin's Radio Greg Bear Nozomi Ohmori Sony Magazines
Barrayar Lois McMaster Bujold Ayako Ogiso Tokyo Sogensha
The Moon and the Sun Vonda N. McIntyre Yōko Miki Hayakawa Publishing
2002[3] There and Back Again Pat Murphy Hisashi Asakura Hayakawa Publishing
Children of the Mind Orson Scott Card Kazue Tanaka Hayakawa Publishing
Orgasmachine Ian Watson Yutaka Ōshima Core Magazine
Green Mars Kim Stanley Robinson Yutaka Ōshima Tokyo Sogensha
The Player of Games Ian M. Banks Hisashi Asakura Kadokawa Shoten
Cetaganda Lois McMaster Bujold Ayako Ogiso Tokyo Sogensha
The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson Masamichi Higurashi Hayakawa Publishing
Flashforward Robert J. Sawyer Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
Brightness Reef David Brin Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
All the Weyrs of Pern Anne McCaffrey Fusa Obi Hayakawa Publishing
2003[3] Illegal Alien Robert J. Sawyer Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson Naoya Nakahara Hayakawa Publishing
Gloriana Michael Moorcock Keisuke Ōtaki Tokyo Sogensha
Davy Edgar Pangborn Hiroaki Endō Fusosha Publishing
Freeware Rudy Rucker Nozomi Ohmori Hayakawa Publishing
The Telling Ursula K. Le Guin Fusa Obi Hayakawa Publishing
Passage Connie Willis Nozomi Ohmori Sony Magazines
A Deepness in the Sky Vernor Vinge Naoya Nakahara Tokyo Sogensha
The Reefs of Earth R.A. Lafferty Kiichirō Yanashita Kawade Shobō Shinsha
Thraxas Martin Scott Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
2004[3] Heaven's Reach David Brin Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
The Impossible Bird Patrick O'Leary Naoya Nakahara Hayakawa Publishing
Leviathan James Byron Huggins Tōru Nakamura Tokyo Sogensha
The Drive-In Joe R. Lansdale Kōji Onoue Tokyo Sogensha
The Other Wind Ursula K. Le Guin Masako Shimizu Iwanami Shoten
Das Jesus Video Andreas Eschbach Yoshio Hirai Hayakawa Publishing
Ethan of Athos Lois McMaster Bujold Ayako Ogiso Tokyo Sogensha
Fastwalker Jacques Vallée Tsuyoki Isobe Tokyo Sogensha
2005[3] Distress Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi Tokyo Sogensha
To Say Nothing of the Dog Connie Willis Nozomi Ohmori Hayakawa Publishing
The Prestige Christopher Priest Yoshimichi Furusawa Hayakawa Publishing
The Fifth Head of Cerberus Gene Wolfe Kiichirō Yanashita Kokusho Kankōkai
The Physiognomy Jeffrey Ford Yūko Yamao Kokusho Kankōkai
Mizuto Kanehara
Akemi Tanigaki
The Embedding Ian Watson Hiroo Yamagata Kokusho Kankōkai
Down the Bright Way Robert Reed Norio Itō Hayakawa Publishing
2006[3] Diaspora Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi Hayakawa Publishing
Revelation Space Alastair Reynolds Naoya Nakahara Hayakawa Publishing
Space Chantey R.A. Lafferty Kiichirō Yanashita Kokusho Kankōkai
Tuf Voyaging George R. R. Martin Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
The Neanderthal Parallax trilogy Robert J. Sawyer Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
Venus Plus X Theodore Sturgeon Yuzuru Ōkubo Kokusho Kankōkai
The Swords of Lankhmar Fritz Leiber Hisashi Asakura Tokyo Sogensha
2007[3] Mortal Engines Phillip Reeve Rei Anno Tokyo Sogensha
Singularity Sky Charles Stross Hiroshi Kaneko Hayakawa Publishing
Mars Crossing Geoffrey A. Landis Kazuko Onoda Hayakawa Publishing
Ilium Dan Simmons Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
The Collapsium Wil McCarthy Yooichi Shimada Hayakawa Publishing
Chasm City Alastair Reynolds Naoya Nakahara Hayakawa Publishing
2008[3][18] Brightness Falls from the Air James Tiptree, Jr. Hisashi Asakura Hayakawa Publishing
Olympos Dan Simmons Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
The Separation Christopher Priest Yoshimichi Furusawa Hayakawa Publishing
Old Man's War John Scalzi Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
Kiln People David Brin Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
Camouflage Joe Haldeman Tsukasa Kaneko Hayakawa Publishing
The Golden Oecumene trilogy John C. Wright Masamichi Higurashi Hayakawa Publishing
Golem100 Alfred Bester Sachie Watanabe Kokusho Kankōkai
The Atrocity Archives Charles Stross Hiroshi Kaneko Hayakawa Publishing
2009[3][19] Spin Robert Charles Wilson Takeshi Mogi Tokyo Sogensha
The Ghost Brigades John Scalzi Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
Redemption Ark Alastair Reynolds Naoya Nakahara Hayakawa Publishing
Light M. John Harrison Naoya Nakahara Kokusho Kankōkai
The Urth of the New Sun Gene Wolfe Hiroyuki Okabe Hayakawa Publishing
Sun of Suns Karl Schroeder Naoya Nakahara Hayakawa Publishing
Seeker Jack McDevitt Hiroshi Kaneko Hayakawa Publishing
2010[3][4] The Last Colony John Scalzi Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
Accelerando Charles Stross Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
Rainbows End Vernor Vinge Hideko Akao Tokyo Sogensha
Perdido Street Station China Miéville Masamichi Higurashi Hayakawa Publishing
Probability trilogy Nancy Kress Tsukasa Kaneko Hayakawa Publishing
The Yiddish Policemen's Union Michael Chabon Toshiyuki Kurohara Shinchosha
2011[5] Eifelheim Michael F. Flynn Yooichi Shimada Tokyo Sogensha
World War Z Max Brooks Akio Hamano Bungeishunjū
Small Change trilogy Jo Walton Takeshi Mogi Tokyo Sogensha
El Mapa del Tiempo Felix J. Palma Maki Miyazaki Hayakawa Publishing
Hunter's Run George R. R. Martin Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
Gardner Dozois
Daniel Abraham
Un Lun Dun China Miéville Masayuki Uchida Kawade Shobō Shinsha
Genesis Bernard Beckett Kazuko Onoda Hayakawa Publishing
2012[6] The Windup Girl Paolo Bacigalupi Kazue Tanaka Hayakawa Publishing
Hiroshi Kaneko
The City & the City China Miéville Masamichi Higurashi Hayakawa Publishing
The Chronoliths Robert Charles Wilson Takeshi Mogi Tokyo Sogensha
Dhalgren Samuel R. Delany Yuzuru Ōkubo Kokusho Kankōkai
Little Brother Cory Doctorow Hiroshi Kaneko Hayakawa Publishing
Millennium People J. G. Ballard Mamoru Masuda Tokyo Sogensha
2013[7][20] The Android's Dream John Scalzi Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
The Quantum Thief Hannu Rajaniemi Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
Vortex Robert Charles Wilson Takeshi Mogi Tokyo Sogensha
Blackout Connie Willis Nozomi Ohmori Hayakawa Publishing
Leviathan trilogy Scott Westerfeld Miyuki Kobayashi Hayakawa Publishing
2014[8][21] Blindsight Peter Watts Yooichi Shimada Tokyo Sogensha
Incandescence Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi Hayakawa Publishing
Serpent's Egg R. A. Lafferty Hiroshi Inoue Seishinsha
Embassytown China Miéville Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
Kraken China Miéville Masamichi Higurashi Hayakawa Publishing
The Islanders Christopher Priest Yoshimichi Furusawa Hayakawa Publishing
All Clear Connie Willis Nozomi Ohmori Hayakawa Publishing
2015[9][22] The Martian Andy Weir Kazuko Onoda Hayakawa Publishing
Pathfinder Orson Scott Card Naoya Nakahara Hayakawa Publishing
Ready Player One Ernest Cline Makiko Ikeda SB Creative
The Dervish House Ian McDonald Masaya Shimokusu Tokyo Sogensha
Redshirts John Scalzi Masayuki Uchida Hayakawa Publishing
Among Others Jo Walton Takeshi Mogi Tokyo Sogensha
2016[10][23] Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie Hideko Akao Tokyo Sogensha
Zendegi Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi Hayakawa Publishing
Ack-Ack Macaque Gareth L. Powell Kazuyo Misumi Tokyo Sogensha
The Water Knife Paolo Bacigalupi Naoya Nakahara Hayakawa Publishing
The Violent Century Lavie Tidhar Takeshi Mogi Tokyo Sogensha
Vulcan's Hammer Philip K. Dick Tatsuo Satō Tokyo Sogensha
2017[11] United States of Japan Peter Tieryas Naoya Nakahara Hayakawa Publishing
Jack Vance Treasury 1: Magnus Ridolph Jack Vance Hisashi Asakura Kokusho Kankōkai (Japanese original collection)
Akinobu Sakai
The Grace of Kings Ken Liu Yoshimichi Furusawa Hayakawa Publishing
Roderick John Sladek Kiichirō Yanashita Kawade Shobō Shinsha
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Claire North Hiromi Amagai KADOKAWA / Kadokawa Shoten
Imperial Radch trilogy Ann Leckie Hideko Akao Tokyo Sogensha
Enchanted Night Steven Millhauser Motoyuki Shibata Hakusuisha
2018[12] Sleeping Giants Sylvain Neuvel Chiori Sada Tokyo Sogensha
The Adjacent Christopher Priest Yoshimichi Furusawa Hayakawa Publishing
Yōko Miki
A Borrowed Man Gene Wolfe Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
My Real Children Jo Walton Takeshi Mogi Tokyo Sogensha
Blue Mars Kim Stanley Robinson Yutaka Ōshima Tokyo Sogensha
The History of Soviet Fantastika (История советской фантастики) Roman Arbitman (Роман Арбитман) as Rustam Katz (Рустам Кац) Hiroaki Umemura Kyōwakoku
Jack Vance Treasury 3: Space Opera Jack Vance Hisashi Asakura Kokusho Kankōkai (Japanese original collection)
Rō Shiraishi
2019[13] Mecha Samurai Empire Peter Tieryas Naoya Nakahara Hayakawa Publishing
Artemis Andy Weir Kazuko Onoda Hayakawa Publishing
We Are Legion Dennis E. Taylor Hiroshi Kaneko Hayakawa Publishing
Provenance Ann Leckie Hideko Akao Tokyo Sogensha
Waking Gods Sylvain Neuvel Chiori Sada Tokyo Sogensha
Six Wakes Mur Lafferty Takeshi Mogi Tokyo Sogensha
Seveneves Neal Stephenson Masamichi Higurashi Hayakawa Publishing
2020[14] The Three-Body Problem (三体) Cixin Liu (劉慈欣) Tōya Tachihara Hayakawa Publishing
Nozomi Ohmori
Sakura Mitsuyoshi
Chai Wang
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Becky Chambers Yōko Hosomi Tokyo Sogensha
The Paradox Men Charles L. Harness Tōru Nakamura Takeshobo
Jade City Fonda Lee Mayumi Ohtani Hayakawa Publishing
Only Human Sylvain Neuvel Chiori Sada Tokyo Sogensha
A Man Lies Dreaming Lavie Tidhar Shingo Oshino Takeshobo
The Murderbot Diaries [All Systems Red, Artificial Condition, Rogue Protocol, and Exit Strategy] Martha Wells Naoya Nakahara Tokyo Sogensha
2021[15] The Dark Forest (三体II: 黒暗森林) Cixin Liu Tōya Tachihara Hayakawa Publishing
Nozomi Ohmori
Kaori Uehara
Kō Tomari
All the Birds in the Sky Charlie Jane Anders Izumi Ichida Tokyo Sogensha
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter Theodora Goss Jun Suzuki Hayakawa Publishing
Fumiyo Harashima
Mayumi Ohtani
Izumi Ichida
The Fifth Season N.K. Jemisin Kazuko Onoda Tokyo Sogensha
The Calculating Stars Mary Robinette Kowal Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
Ninefox Gambit Yoon Ha Lee Hideko Akao Tokyo Sogensha
The Psychology of Time Travel Kate Mascarenhas Takeshi Mogi Tokyo Sogensha
Embers of War Gareth L. Powell Kazuyo Misumi Tokyo Sogensha
Avengers of the Moon Allen Steele Tōru Nakamura Tokyo Sogensha
2022[16][17] Network Effect Martha Wells Naoya Nakahara Tokyo Sogensha
The Man with the Compound Eyes (複眼人) Wu Ming-yi (呉明益) Satoshi Oguriyama KADOKAWA
The Fated Sky Mary Robinette Kowal Akinobu Sakai Hayakawa Publishing
Death’s End (三体III: 死神永生) Cixin Liu Nozomi Ohmori Hayakawa Publishing
Chai Wang
Sakura Mitsuyoshi
Kō Tomari
No Enemy But Time Michael Bishop Yutaka Ōshima Takeshobo
Project Hail Mary Andy Weir Kazuko Onoda Hayakawa Publishing
This Is How You Lose the Time War Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone Kazuko Yamada Hayakawa Publishing
Children of Time Adrian Tchaikovsky Masayuki Uchida Takeshobo

Best Translated Short Story[edit]

  *   Winners and joint winners   +   No winner selected

Year Work Author(s) Translator(s) Publisher or publication
1970[3] "The Squirrel Cage" Thomas M. Disch Norio Itō SF Magazine
1971[3] "The Poems" Ray Bradbury Norio Itō SF Magazine
1972[3] "The Blue Bottle" Ray Bradbury Norio Itō SF Magazine
1973[3] "The Black Ferris" Ray Bradbury Norio Itō Dark Carnival, Hayakawa Publishing
1974[3] "A Meeting with Medusa" Arthur C. Clarke Norio Itō SF Magazine
1975[3] "Eurema's Dam" R. A. Lafferty Norio Itō SF Magazine
1976[3] "Wet Paint" A. Bertram Chandler Masahiro Noda SF Magazine
1977[3] "Rozprawa" Stanisław Lem Tadashi Fukami SF Magazine
1978[3] (No award)
1979[3] "Inconstant Moon" Larry Niven Rei Kozumi SF Magazine
1980[3] (No award)
1981[3] "A Relic of the Empire" Larry Niven Rei Kozumi SF Magazine
1982[3] "The Brave Little Toaster" Thomas M. Disch Hisashi Asakura SF Magazine
1983[3] "Nightflyers" George R. R. Martin Hitoshi Yasuda SF Magazine
1984[3] "Unicorn Variation" Roger Zelazny Jun Kazami SF Magazine
1985[3] (No award)
1986[3] (No award)
1987[3] "Press Enter■" John Varley Jun Kazami SF Magazine
1988[3] "The Only Neat Thing To Do" James Tiptree, Jr. Hisashi Asakura SF Magazine
1989[3] "Eye for Eye" Orson Scott Card Mariko Fukamachi SF Magazine
1990[3] "Think Blue, Count Two" Cordwainer Smith Norio Itō SF Magazine
1991[3] "Schrödinger's Kitten" George Alec Effinger Hisashi Asakura SF Magazine
1992[3] "Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo" John Varley Hisashi Asakura SF Magazine
1993[3] "Groaning Hinges of the World" R. A. Lafferty Hisashi Asakura SF Magazine
1994[3] "Tangents" Greg Bear Akinobu Sakai Tangents: Greg Bear's New Collection, Hayakawa Publishing
1995[3] "The Planet Named Shayol" Cordwainer Smith Norio Itō The Planet Named Shayol, Hayakawa Publishing
1996[3] "Robot Visions" Isaac Asimov Norio Itō SF Magazine
1997[3] "Heads" Greg Bear Kazuko Onoda SF Magazine
1998[3] "The Death of Captain Future" Allen Steele Masahiro Noda SF Magazine
1999[3] "This Year's Class Picture" Dan Simmons Yooichi Shimada SF Magazine
2000[3] "Out of the Everywhere" James Tiptree, Jr. Norio Itō Out of the Everywhere, Hayakawa Publishing
2001[3] "Oceanic" Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi SF Magazine
2002[3] "Story of Your Life" Ted Chiang Shigeyuki Kude SF Magazine
"Reasons to be Cheerful" Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi 20-seiki SF vol. 6 [The 20th Century SF vol. 6], Kawade Shobō Shinsha
2003[3] "Luminous" Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi 90-nendai SF Kessaku-sen: the Second Volume [The Best SF of Nineties: the Second Volume], Hayakawa Publishing
2004[3] "Hell Is the Absence of God" Ted Chiang Makoto Yamagishi Story of Your Life, Hayakawa Publishing
2005[3] "And Now the News..." Theodore Sturgeon Nozomi Ohmori SF Magazine
2006[3] "The Human Front" Ken MacLeod Yooichi Shimada SF Magazine
2007[3] "The Astronaut from Wyoming" Adam-Troy Castro Hisashi Asakura SF Magazine
Jerry Oltion
2008[3] "Weather" Alastair Reynolds Naoya Nakahara Great Wall of Mars, Hayakawa Publishing
2009 "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Ted Chiang Nozomi Ohmori SF Magazine
2010[3] "Dark Integers" Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi SF Magazine
2011[5] "Carry the Moon in My Pocket" James Lovegrove Tōru Nakamura The Astronaut from Wyoming: The Best Space Exploration SF, Hayakawa Publishing (Japanese original anthology)
"Exhalation" Ted Chiang Nozomi Ohmori SF Magazine
"The Ray-Gun: A Love Story" James Alan Gardner Hiroshi Kaneko SF Magazine
"Crystal Nights" Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi SF Magazine
"Pump Six" Paolo Bacigalupi Naoya Nakahara SF Magazine
"The Man in the Mirror" Geoffrey A. Landis Kazuko Onoda SF Magazine
"The Beloved Time of Their Lives" Ian Watson Nozomi Ohmori SF Magazine
Robert Quaglia
2012[6] "The Lifecycle of Software Objects" Ted Chiang Nozomi Ohmori SF Magazine
"The Pelican Bar" Karen Joy Fowler Wataru Ishigame SF Magazine
"The Gambler" Paolo Bacigalupi Yoshimichi Furusawa SF Magazine
"The People of Sand and Slag" Paolo Bacigalupi Naoya Nakahara SF Magazine
"Troika" Alastair Reynolds Naoya Nakahara SF Magazine
"The Little Goddess" Ian McDonald Hitomi Nakamura SF Magazine
2013[7][20] "Pocketful of Dharma" Paolo Bacigalupi Hiroshi Kaneko Pump Six and Other Stories, Hayakawa Publishing
"The Emperor of Mars" Allen M. Steele Yoshimichi Furusawa SF Magazine
"The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen's Window" Rachel Swirsky Eiko Kakinuma SF Magazine
"The Tamarisk Hunter" Paolo Bacigalupi Naoya Nakahara Pump Six and Other Stories, Hayakawa Publishing
"With Unclean Hands" Adam-Troy Castro Kazuko Onoda SF Magazine, Hayakawa Publishing
"Vishnu at the Cat Circus" Ian McDonald Masaya Shimokusu Cyberabad Days, Hayakawa Publishing
2014[8][21] "The Paper Menagerie" Ken Liu Yoshimichi Furusawa SF Magazine
"Palimpsest" Charles Stross Hiroshi Kaneko SF Magazine
"Vacuum Lad" Stephen Baxter Satoru Yaguchi SF Magazine
"Christopher Raven" Theodora Goss Jun Suzuki SF Magazine
"The Man Who Bridged the Mist" Kij Johnson Kazuyo Misumi SF Magazine
"Final Exam" Megan Akenberg Jun Suzuki SF Magazine
2015[9][22] "The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi" Pat Cadigan Yooichi Shimada SF Magazine
"The Negation" Christopher Priest Yoshimichi Furusawa SF Magazine
"Hunter Come Home" Richard McKenna Tōru Nakamura Black Destroyer and Other Stories, Tokyo Sogensha (Japanese original anthology)
"Water" Ramez Naam Naoya Nakahara SF Magazine
"For Want of a Nail" Mary Robinette Kowal Fumiyo Harashima SF Magazine
"Year of the Rat" Qiufan Chen Naoya Nakahara SF Magazine
"War 3.01" Keith Brooke Masato Naruniwa SF Magazine
2016[10][23] "Good Hunting" Ken Liu Yoshimichi Furusawa The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, Hayakawa Publishing (Japanese original collection)
"The Road of Needles" Caitlín R. Kiernan Jun Suzuki SF Magazine
"White Sin, Now" Tanith Lee Izumi Ichida SF Magazine
"Mask" Stanisław Lem Kōichi Hisayama Fantstyczny Lem: Antologia według czytelników, Kokusho Kankōkai
"Relays and Roses" Gene Wolfe Takao Miyawaki Gene Wolfe's Book of Days, Kokusho Kankōkai (Japanese original collection)
"Alfred's Ark" Jack Vance Tōru Nakamura The Bookshop and Other Stories, Tokyo Sogensha (Japanese original anthology)
"Beautiful Boys" Theodora Goss Jun Suzuki SF Magazine
2017[11] "Backward, Turn Backward" James Tiptree, Jr. Kazuko Onoda Crown of Stars, Hayakawa Publishing
"Simulacrum" Ken Liu Yoshimichi Furusawa SF Magazine
"Seventh Sight" Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi SF Magazine
"The Day the World Turned Upside Down" Thomas Olde Heuvelt Jun Suzuki SF Magazine
"The Guiding Nose of Ulfänt Banderōz" Dan Simmons Akinobu Sakai SF Magazine
"The Deathbird" Harlan Ellison Norio Itō The Deathbird and Other Stories, Hayakawa Publishing (Japanese original collection)
2018[12] "Folding Beijing" (北京折叠) Hao Jingfang (郝景芳) Mayumi Ōtani SF Magazine
Ken Liu (as the English translator)
"The New Guys Always Work Overtime" David Erik Nelson Jun Suzuki SF Magazine
"An Advanced Reader's Picture Book of Comparative Cognition" Ken Liu Izumi Ichida Memories of My Mother, Hayakawa Publishing (Japanese original collection)
"Healing Benjamin" Dennis Danvers Makoto Yamagishi Neko ha Utyū de Marukunaru [Cats Curling Up in Space], Takeshobo (Japanese original anthology)
"Travel Diary" Alfred Bester Akinobu Sakai Adam and No Eve, Tokyo Sogensha (Japanese original collection)
"Knotting Grass, Holding Ring" Ken Liu Yoshimichi Furusawa Memories of My Mother, Hayakawa Publishing (Japanese original collection)
2019[13] "The Circle" (円) Liu Cixin (劉慈欣) Naoya Nakahara Invisible Planets, Hayakawa Publishing
Ken Liu (as the English translator)
"The Martian Obelisk" Linda Nagata Naoya Nakahara SF Magazine
"Liar's House" Lucius Shepard Masayuki Uchida The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule, Takeshobo (Japanese original collection)
"Monster in the Midest" Julio Toro San Martin Yoshio Nomura FUNGI: The Second Colony, P-vine ele-king books
"Převychování" Jan Barda Kiyomi Hirano Czech SF Collection, Heibonsha (Japanese original collection)
"Between Nine and Eleven" Adam Roberts Masayuki Uchida SF Magazine
"Cybertank vs. Megazillus" Timothy J. Gawne Akinobu Sakai SF Magazine
2020[14] "Uncanny Valley" Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi Bit Players and Other Stories, Hayakawa Publishing (Japanese original collection)
Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom Ted Chiang Nozomi Ohmori Exhalation, Hayakawa Publishing
Omphalos Ted Chiang Nozomi Ohmori Exhalation, Hayakawa Publishing
"Memorials" Aliette de Bodard Yutaka Ohshima The Tea Master and the Detective, Takeshobo (Japanese original collection)
"Bit Players" Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi Bit Players and Other Stories, Hayakawa Publishing (Japanese original collection)
"The Caretaker" Ken Liu Mayumi Ohtani The Reborn and Other Stories, Hayakawa Publishing (Japanese original collection)
"The Secret Life of Bots" Suzanne Palmer Naoya Nakahara SF Magazine
2021[15] "Zima Blue" Alastair Reynolds Naoya Nakahara Best SF of the 2000s, Hayakawa Publishing (Japanese original anthology)
"Our Science Fiction World" Baoshu (宝树) Kōsaku Ai SF Magazine
"This is Not the Way Home" Greg Egan Makoto Yamagishi SF Magazine
"About My Space Hero" Cho-yeop Kim (김초엽) Bang-hwa Kan If We Cannot Move at the Speed of Light, Hayakawa Publishing
"The Weight of Memories" Cixin Liu Kō Tomari SF Magazine
"The Snow of Jinyang" (晋阳三尺雪) Zhang Ran (張冉) Naoya Nakahara Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation, Hayakawa Publishing
"My Crappy Autumn" Nitay Peretz Masami Uekusa Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature, Takeshobo
"The Syllables of Silence" Zhou Wen (昼温) Masami Asada The Stairway of the Time, Shinkigensha (Japanese original anthology)
2022[16][17] “Yakiniku Planet” (烤肉自助星) Liang Qingshan (梁清散) Keita Kojima Chinese&American Enigmatic SF, Hakusuisha (Japanese original anthology)
“Mother Tongues” S. Qiouyi Lu Umiyuri Katsuyama Shimi no Techō vol.02, Tokyo Sogensha
“Nomad” Karin Lowachee Naoya Nakahara Armored, Tokyo Sogensha
“The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary” Ken Liu Yoshimichi Furusawa Spring of the Universe, Hayakawa Publishing (Japanese original collection)
“Power Armor: A Love Story” David Barr Kirtley Naoya Nakahara Armored, Tokyo Sogensha
“The King of Time” (时间之王) Baoshu (宝树) Kōsaku Ai SF Magazine
“A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies” Alix E. Harrow Fumiyo Harashima SF Magazine
“The One With the Interstellar Group Consciousnesses” James Alan Gardner Chiori Sada Federations, Tokyo Sogensha

Best Dramatic Presentation[edit]

  *   Winners and joint winners   +   No winner selected Japan Denotes a Japanese work

Year Work Japanese title Media type
1970[3] The Prisoner プリズナーNo.6 TV series
Charly まごころを君に film
A Thousand and One Nights Japan 千夜一夜物語 animated film
1971[3] UFO 謎の円盤UFO TV series
Marooned 宇宙からの脱出 film
Beneath the Planet of the Apes 続・猿の惑星 film
1972[3] The Andromeda Strain アンドロメダ… film
1973[3] A Clockwork Orange 時計じかけのオレンジ film
1974[3] Soylent Green ソイレント・グリーン film
1975[3] Space Battleship Yamato Japan 宇宙戦艦ヤマト animated TV series
1976[3] Star Japan スタア theatrical play
1977[3] (no award)
1978[3] Solaris 惑星ソラリス film
1979[3] Star Wars スター・ウォーズ film
1980[3] Alien エイリアン film
Silent Running サイレント・ランニング film
Galaxy Express 999 Japan 銀河鉄道999 animated film
The Man Who Stole the Sun Japan 太陽を盗んだ男 film
Superman ハロウィン film
Nanase Once More [jp] Japan 七瀬ふたたび TV series
Halloween スーパーマン film
The Lord of the Rings 指輪物語 animated film
The China Syndrome チャイナ・シンドローム film
Heaven Can Wait 天国から来たチャンピオン film
1981[3] The Empire Strikes Back スター・ウォーズ/帝国の逆襲 film
Mobile Suit Gundam Japan 機動戦士ガンダム animated TV series
Star Trek: The Motion Picture スター・トレック film
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage コスモス(宇宙) TV program
Virus Japan 復活の日 film
Toward the Terra Japan 地球(テラ)へ… animated film
The Final Countdown ファイナル・カウントダウン film
Panorama Solar System [jp] Japan パノラマ太陽系 TV program
Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur Japan ドラえもん/のび太の恐竜 animated film
All That Jazz オール・ザット・ジャズ film
1982[3] (no award)
Excalibur エクスカリバー film
Time After Time タイム・アフター・タイム film
Altered States アルタード・ステーツ/未知への挑戦 film
Superman II スーパーマンII film
Somewhere in Time ある日どこかで film
Scanners スキャナーズ film
Escape from New York ニューヨーク1997 film
Flash Gordon フラッシュ・ゴードン film
Samurai Reincarnation Japan 魔界転生 film
Stalker ストーカー film
1983[3] Blade Runner ブレードランナー film
1984[3] The Dark Crystal ダーククリスタル film
Crusher Joe Japan クラッシャージョウ animated film
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Japan 時をかける少女 film
Time Bandits バンデットQ film
Urusei Yatsura: Only You Japan うる星やつら/オンリー・ユー animated film
Return of the Jedi スター・ウォーズ/ジェダイの復讐 film
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan スター・トレック2/カーンの逆襲 film
Airplane II: The Sequel フライングハイ2/危険がいっぱい月への旅 film
Okay, My Friend [jp] Japan だいじょうぶマイ・フレンド film
Ginga Hyōryū Vifam Japan 銀河漂流バイファム animated TV series
1985[3] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Japan 風の谷のナウシカ animated film
Gremlins グレムリン film
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer Japan うる星やつら2/ビューティフル・ドリーマー animated film
Ghostbusters ゴーストバスターズ film
NHK Special:
"The World's Scientists Predict - Earth after Nuclear War" Japan
NHK特集「世界の科学者は予見する―核戦争後の地球―」 TV program
Bye-Bye Jupiter Japan さよならジュピター film
The Return of Godzilla Japan ゴジラ film
Armored Trooper VOTOMS Japan 装甲騎兵ボトムズ animated TV series
Ginga Hyōryū Vifam Japan 銀河漂流バイファム animated TV series
Macross: Do You Remember Love? Japan 超時空要塞マクロス/愛・おぼえていますか animated film
1986[3] Back to the Future バック・トゥ・ザ・フューチャー film
The Terminator ターミネーター film
Night on the Galactic Railroad Japan 銀河鉄道の夜 animated film
Angel's Egg Japan 天使のたまご OVA
Urusei Yatsura Japan うる星やつら animated TV series
Dune 砂の惑星 film
2010: The Year We Make Contact 2010年 film
Ladyhawke レディホーク film
Sukeban Deka Japan スケバン刑事 TV series
Dirty Pair Japan ダーティペア animated TV series
Yamata no Orochi no Gyakushū Japan 八岐之大蛇の逆襲 film
Electric Dreams エレクトリック・ドリーム film
Super Mario Bros. Japan スーパーマリオブラザーズ video game
Fight! Iczer One 戦え!!イクサー1 OVA
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Japan 機動戦士Zガンダム animated TV series
Kyodai Ken Byclosser Japan 兄弟拳バイクロッサー TV series
The Tower of Druaga Japan スーパーマリオブラザーズ video game
1987[3] Brazil 未来世紀ブラジル film
Stonehenge (trilogy) [jp] Japan 《石舞台星七変化》三部作 theatrical play
The Red Spectacles Japan 紅い眼鏡 film
Aliens エイリアン2 film
Vampire Hunter D Japan 吸血鬼(バンパイアー)ハンターD animated film
Super Kabuki: "Yamato Takeru" [jp] Japan スーパー歌舞伎「ヤマトタケル」 theatrical play
1988[3] Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise Japan 王立宇宙軍/オネアミスの翼 animated film
Dragon Quest (I and II) Japan ドラゴンクエスト video game
The Fly ザ・フライ film
Tokyo Blackout Japan 首都消失 film
The Witches of Eastwick イーストウィックの魔女たち film
Innerspace インナースペース film
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home スター・トレック4/故郷への長い道 film
Little Shop of Horrors リトルショップ・オブ・ホラーズ film
1989[3] My Neighbor Totoro Japan となりのトトロ animated film
RoboCop ロボコップ film
Star Trek: The Next Generation: "Encounter at Farpoint" スター・トレック'88 新・宇宙大作戦 TV series episode
Spaceballs スペースボール film
Willow ウィロー film
Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis Japan 帝都物語 film
Akira Japan AKIRA animated film
Mobile Police Patlabor Japan 「機動警察パトレイバー」VOL.1~6 OVA series
Summer Vacation 1999 Japan 1999年の夏休み film
Shigatsu Kaidan [jp] Japan 四月怪談 film
Dragon Quest III Japan ドラゴンクエストIII そして伝説へ… video game
1990[3] Gunbuster Japan トップをねらえ! OVA series
1991[3] NHK Special:
"A Galactic Odyssey [jp]" Japan
NHKスペシャル「銀河宇宙オデッセイ」 TV program
Back to the Future Part III バック・トゥ・ザ・フューチャーPART3 film
Total Recall トータル・リコール film
Godzilla vs. Biollante Japan ゴジラVSビオランテ film
Ghost ゴースト/ニューヨークの幻 film
Tokyo Heaven [jp] Japan 東京上空いらっしゃいませ film
La Belle Fille Masquée Poitrine Japan 美少女仮面ポワトリン TV series
1992[3] Terminator 2: Judgment Day ターミネーター2 film
Edward Scissorhands シザーハンズ film
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Japan ゴジラVSキングギドラ film
Otaku no Video Japan おたくのビデオ OVA
Armored Police Metal Jack Japan 機甲警察(アーマードポリス)メタルジャック animated TV series
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Japan ふしぎの海のナディア animated TV series
1993[3] Mama wa Shōgaku 4 Nensei Japan ママは小学4年生 animated TV series
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country スター・トレックVI/未知の世界 film
Bram Stoker's Dracula ドラキュラ film
Godzilla vs. Mothra Japan ゴジラVSモスラ film
Naked Lunch Japan 裸のランチ film
Romancing SaGa Japan ロマンシング サ・ガ video game
Freejack フリージャック film
Batman Returns バットマン リターンズ film
1994[3] Jurassic Park ジュラシック・パーク film
Patlabor 2: The Movie Japan 機動警察パトレイバー2 the Movie animated film
The Ultraseven I Loved [jp] Japan 私が愛したウルトラセブン TV series
Torneko no Daibōken: Fushigi no Dungeon Japan トルネコの大冒険 不思議のダンジョン video game
Forever Young フォーエヴァー・ヤング/時を越えた告白 film
NIGHT HEAD [jp] Japan NIGHT HEAD TV series
1995[3] Zeiram 2 Japan ゼイラム2 film
Dirty Pair Flash Japan ダーティ・ペアFLASH OVA series
Demolition Man デモリションマン film
Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Brilliantly Shining Heresy Japan 装甲騎兵ボトムズ 赫奕たる異端 OVA series
Star Trek: The Next Generation: "Unification" スター・スポックを救出せよ!
TV series episode
The Nightmare Before Christmas ナイトメアー・ビフォア・クリスマス animated film
Timecop タイムコップ film
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Japan 時をかける少女 TV series
1996[3] Gamera: Guardian of the Universe Japan ガメラ 大怪獣空中決戦 film
Apollo 13 アポロ13 film
Ghost in the Shell Japan 攻殻機動隊 GHOST IN THE SHELL animated film
Johnny Mnemonic JM film
Star Trek Generations スター・トレック ジェネレーションズ film
Village of the Damned 光る眼 film
The Mask マスク film
Memories Japan MEMORIES animated film
1997[3] Gamera 2: Attack of Legion Japan ガメラ2 レギオン襲来 film
The Outer Limits: "The Sandkings" 新アウター・リミッツ/サンドキングス TV series episode
Toy Story トイ・ストーリー animated film
12 Monkeys 12モンキーズ film
Escape from L.A. エスケープ・フロム・L.A. film
The Vision of Escaflowne Japan 天空のエスカフローネ animated TV series
Choukou Senshi Changéríon Japan 超光戦士シャンゼリオン TV series
4th Super Robot Wars Scramble Japan 第4次スーパーロボット大戦S video game
1998[3] Ultraman Tiga Japan ウルトラマンティガ TV series
Revolutionary Girl Utena Japan 少女革命ウテナ animated TV series
Contact コンタクト film
The Fifth Element フィフス・エレメント film
Mars Attacks! マーズ・アタック! film
Star Trek: First Contact スター・トレック ファースト・コンタクト film
Independence Day インデペンデンス・デイ film
The Lost World: Jurassic Park ロスト・ワールド/ジュラシック・パーク film
1999[3] Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture – Prince of Darkness Japan 劇場版 機動戦艦ナデシコ animated film
Serial Experiments Lain Japan lain animated TV series
Generator Gawl Japan ジェネレイターガウル animated TV series
Ring Japan リング film
Starship Troopers スターシップ・トゥルーパーズ film
Alien Resurrection エイリアン4 film
Deep Impact ディープ・インパクト film
Nanase Once More [jp] Japan 七瀬ふたたび TV series
Trigun Japan トライガン animated TV series
2000[3] Cowboy Bebop Japan カウボーイビバップ animated TV series
Space Pirate Mito Japan 宇宙海賊ミトの大冒険 animated TV series
Red Dwarf 宇宙船レッド・ドワーフ号 TV series
Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris Japan ガメラ3 邪神〈イリス〉覚醒 film
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace スター・ウォーズ
Star Trek: Insurrection スター・トレック/叛乱 film
Digimon Adventure Japan 劇場版デジモンアドベンチャー animated short film
The Matrix マトリックス film
2001[3] Gunparade March Japan 高機動幻想ガンパレード・マーチ video game
The Iron Giant アイアン・ジャイアント animated film
Bicentennial Man アンドリューNDR114 film
X-Men X-メン film
Sakuya Yōkai-den [jp] Japan さくや 妖怪伝 film
Juvenile Japan Juvenile ジュブナイル film
Digimon Adventure: Our War Game! Japan デジモンアドベンチャー02
animated short film
October Sky 遠い空の向こうに film
Blood: The Last Vampire Japan BLOOD the Last Vampire animated film
Infinite Ryvius Japan カウボーイビバップ animated TV series
2002[3] Kamen Rider Kuuga Japan 仮面ライダークウガ TV series
Avalon Japan Avalon(アヴァロン) film
Princess Arete Japan アリーテ姫 animated film
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Japan COWBOY BEBOP 天国の扉 animated film
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars Japan 学園戦記ムリョウ animated TV series
Galaxy Quest ギャラクシー・クエスト film
Crayon Shin-chan: Fierceness That Invites Storm! The Adult Empire Strikes Back Japan クレヨンしんちゃん
animated film
Transparent: Tribute to a Sad Genius [jp] Japan サトラレ film
Z.O.E. Dolores, I Japan Z.O.E Dolores, i animated TV series
2003[3] Voices of a Distant Star Japan ほしのこえ OVA short
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones スター・ウォーズ
RahXephon Japan ラーゼフォン animated TV series
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ロード・オブ・ザ・リング film
Kamen Rider Agito Japan 仮面ライダーアギト TV series
Haibane Renmei Japan ラーゼフォン animated TV series
Shaolin Soccer 少林足球 film
2004[3] The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ロード・オブ・ザ・リング/二つの塔 film
Stellvia Japan 宇宙のステルヴィア animated TV series
RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio Japan ラーゼフォン 多元変奏曲 animated film
NHK Drama Love Poem: "Like an Angel" [jp] Japan NHKドラマ愛の詩「天使みたい」 TV series
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen リーグ・オブ・レジェンド/時空を超えた戦い film
Dokkoida?! Japan 住めば都のコスモス荘・スットコ大戦ドッコイダー animated TV series
Overman King Gainer Japan OVERMAN キングゲイナー animated TV series
2005[3] Planetes Japan プラネテス animated TV series
The Place Promised in Our Early Days Japan 雲のむこう、約束の場所 animated film
Tetsujin 28-gō Japan 鉄人28号 animated TV series
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Japan イノセンス animated film
Fullmetal Alchemist Japan 鋼の錬金術師 animated TV series
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ロード・オブ・ザ・リング/王の帰還 film
Astro Boy Japan ASTRO BOY 鉄腕アトム animated TV series
2006[3] Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger Japan 特捜戦隊デカレンジャー TV series
Genesis of Aquarion Japan 創聖のアクエリオン animated TV series
Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean Japan ローレライ film
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG Japan 攻殻機動隊
animated TV series
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Japan 魔法少女リリカルなのはA's animated TV series
Pani Poni Dash! Japan ぱにぽにだっしゅ! animated TV series
2007[3] The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Japan 時をかける少女 animated film
Zegapain Japan ゼーガペイン animated TV series
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Japan 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 animated TV series
Paprika Japan パプリカ animated film
Nihon Igai Zenbu Chinbotsu Japan 日本以外全部沈没 film
2008[3] Den-noh Coil Japan 電脳コイル animated TV series
Gurren Lagann Japan 天元突破グレンラガン animated TV series
Transformers トランスフォーマー film
Oh! Edo Rocket Japan 大江戸ロケット animated TV series
Pan's Labyrinth パンズ・ラビリンス film
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers Japan 魔法少女リリカルなのはStrikerS animated TV series
2009[3] Macross Frontier Japan マクロス FRONTIER animated TV series
Real Drive Japan RD 潜脳調査室 animated TV series
Kamen Rider Den-O Japan 仮面ライダー電王 TV series
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Japan コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュR2 animated TV series
The Dark Knight ダークナイト film
Fireball Japan ファイアボール animated TV series
Library War Japan 図書館戦争 animated TV series
2010[3] Summer Wars Japan サマーウォーズ animated film
Avatar アバター film
Star Trek スター・トレック film
Watchmen ウォッチメン film
Terminator Salvation ターミネーター4 film
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen トランスフォーマー/リベンジ film
Fresh Pretty Cure! The Kingdom of Toys has Lots of Secrets!? Japan フレッシュプリキュア!
animated film
Jin Japan 日曜劇場「JIN―仁―」 TV series
2011[3] District 9 第9地区 film
The Tatami Galaxy Japan 四畳半神話大系 animated TV series
Kamen Rider W Japan 仮面ライダーW TV series
Welcome to the Space Show Japan 宇宙ショーへようこそ animated film
Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Japan 侍戦隊シンケンジャー TV series
Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Japan 時をかける少女 film
Operation Space Dog [jp] Japan 宇宙犬作戦 TV series
2012[3] Puella Magi Madoka Magica Japan 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ animated TV series
Paul 宇宙人ポール film
Penguindrum Japan 輪るピングドラム animated TV series
Steins;Gate Japan アニメSteins;Gate animated TV series
Tiger & Bunny Japan TIGER & BUNNY animated TV series
Real Steel リアル・スティール film
2013[3] Bodacious Space Pirates Japan モーレツ宇宙海賊 animated TV series
Iron Sky アイアン・スカイ film
The Avengers アベンジャーズ film
009 Re:Cyborg Japan 009 RE:CYBORG animated film
Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo Japan 巨神兵東京に現わる short film
Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne Japan 輪廻のラグランジェ animated TV series
Eureka Seven: AO Japan エウレカセブンAO animated TV series
2014[3] Pacific Rim パシフィック・リム film
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Japan 翠星のガルガンティア animated TV series
Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Japan 宇宙戦艦ヤマト2199 animated TV series
Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- Japan 蒼き鋼のアルペジオ
animated TV series
Psycho-Pass Japan PSYCHO-PASS サイコパス animated TV series
Gravity ゼロ・グラビティ film
Patema Inverted Japan サカサマのパテマ animated film
Girls und Panzer Japan ガールズ&パンツァー animated TV series
2015[3] Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark Japan 宇宙戦艦ヤマト2199 星巡る方舟 animated film
Expelled from Paradise Japan 楽園追放 -Expelled from Paradise- animated film
Space Dandy Japan スペース☆ダンディ animated TV series
Interstellar インターステラー film
Big Hero 6 ベイマックス animated film
Kill la Kill Japan キルラキル animated TV series
Mysterious Transfer Student [jp] Japan なぞの転校生 TV series
2016[3] Girls und Panzer der Film Japan ガールズ&パンツァー劇場版 animated film
Mad Max: Fury Road マッドマックス 怒りのデス・ロード film
Star Wars: The Force Awakens スターウォーズ フォースの覚醒 film
Chappie チャッピー film
The Congress コングレス未来学会議 film
Wish Upon the Pleiades Japan 放課後のプレアデス animated TV series
The Empire of Corpses Japan 屍者の帝国 animated film
Psycho-Pass: The Movie Japan 劇場版 PSYCHO-PASS サイコパス animated film
2017[3] Shin Godzilla Japan シン・ゴジラ film
Your Name Japan 君の名は。 animated film
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Japan 甲鉄城のカバネリ animated TV series
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ローグ・ワン/スター・ウォーズ・ストーリ film
Concrete Revolutio Japan コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~ animated TV series
Zegapain Adaptation Japan ゼーガペインADP animated film
Look Who's Back 帰ってきたヒトラー film
Kuromukuro Japan クロムクロ animated TV series
2018[3] Kemono Friends Japan けものフレンズ animated TV series
Arrival メッセージ film
Blade Runner 2049 ブレードランナー2049 film
ID-0 Japan ID-0 animated TV series
Kado: The Right Answer Japan 正解するカド animated TV series
Re:Creators Japan Re:CREATORS animated TV series
Kubo and the Two Strings KUBO/クボ 二本の弦の秘密 animated film
Passengers パッセンジャー film
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ミス・ペレグリンと奇妙なこどもたち film
2019[3] SSSS.Gridman Japan SSSS.GRIDMAN animated TV series
Ready Player One レディ・プレーヤー1 film
Cells at Work! Japan はたらく細胞 animated TV series
Beatless Japan BEATLESS animated TV series
Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan Japan ひそねとまそたん animated TV series
Planet With Japan プラネット・ウィズ animated TV series
Penguin Highway Japan ペンギン・ハイウェイ animated film
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (uncut version) バーフバリ 王の凱旋 完全版 film
Pacific Rim: Uprising パシフィック・リム アップライジング film
2020[3] Astra Lost in Space Japan 彼方のアストラ animated TV series
Hello World Japan HELLO WORLD animated film
Godzilla: King of the Monsters ゴジラ キング・オブ・モンスターズ film
Promare Japan プロメア animated film
Weathering with You Japan 天気の子 animated film
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Japan 十三機兵防衛圏 video game
Fly Me to the Saitama Japan 翔んで埼玉 film
Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Movie: The Mythically Fast ALFA-X That Came From The Future Japan 劇場版「新幹線変形ロボ シンカリオン 神速のALFA-X」 animated film
2021[3] Ultraman Z Japan ウルトラマンZ TV series
Deca-Dence Japan デカダンス animated TV series
NHK Drama: Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan Japan NHKドラマ「岸辺露伴は動かない」 TV series
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Japan 映像研には手を出すな! film
Id – Invaded Japan ID:INVADED イド:インヴェイデッド animated TV series
BNA: Brand New Animal Japan BNA ビー・エヌ・エー animated TV series
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train Japan 劇場版「鬼滅の刃」 無限列車編 animated film
Pretty Cure Miracle Leap: A Wonderful Day with Everyone Japan 映画 プリキュアミラクルリープ みんなとの不思議な1日 animated film
Drifting Dragons Japan 空挺ドラゴンズ animated TV series
Project Dreams: How to Build Mazinger Z's Hangar [jp] Japan 前田建設ファンタジー営業部 film
2022[17] Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song Japan Vivy -Flourite Eye's Song- animated TV series
Godzilla Singular Point Japan ゴジラ S.P <シンギュラポイント> animated TV series
Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars Japan シドニアの騎士 あいつむぐほし animated film
Dune DUNE film
Sing a Bit of Harmony Japan アイの歌声を聴かせて animated film
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Japan シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版 𝄇 animated film
Japan Sinks: People of Hope Japan 日本沈没ー希望のひとー TV series
The Door into Summer Japan 夏への扉 -キミのいる未来へ- film

Best Comic[edit]

Year Work Author/Artist Publisher or Publication
1978[3] Toward the Terra (地球へ…, Tera e...) Keiko Takemiya Gekkan Manga Shonen, since Jan 1977
1979[3] Absurdity Diary (不条理日記, Fujōri Nikki) Hideo Azuma Bessatsu Kisotengai No. 6, “SF Manga Compendium Part 2”, Dec 1978
1980[3] Star Red (スター・レッド, Sutā Reddo) Moto Hagio Weekly Shōjo Comic, 1978 (No. 23) to 1979 (No. 3)
Cobra (コブラ, Kobura) Buichi Terasawa Weekly Shōnen Jump, since 1978
Legends of the Enchantress: Moon Dream (月夢―妖女伝説―, Getsumu -Yōjo Densetsu-) Yukinobu Hoshino Young Jump, 1979 (No. 5)
Fireball (Fire-ball) Katsuhiro Otomo Action Deluxe, Jan 27, 1979 (No. 5)
Juma (樹魔) Wakako Mizuki Bouquet, Dec 1979
Methyl Metaphisik (メチル・メタフィジーク, Mechiru Metafijīku) Hideo Azuma SF Magazine, Oct 1979 - Jun 1980
Absurdity Diary (不条理日記, Fujōri Nikki) (collected edition) Hideo Azuma Kisotengaisha
Kisotengai Comics
Insane Nebula Chronicles (狂乱星雲記, Kyōran Seiun Ki) Hideo Azuma Comic Again, May - Nov 1979
Doraemon (ドラえもん) Fujiko Fujio Shogakukan
Tentomushi Comics
Ring ni Kakero (リングにかけろ) Masami Kurumada Shueisha
Jump Comics
1981[3] Densetsu (伝説) Wakako Mizuki Bouquet, May to June 1980
Domu: A Child's Dream (童夢, Dōmu) Katsuhiro Otomo Action Deluxe, since Jan 19, 1980
Patalliro! Stardust (パタリロ!スターダスト, Patariro! Sutādasuto) Mineo Maya Hakusensha
Hana to Yume Comics
Lunatic (るなてっく, Runatekku) Hideo Azuma Gekiga Alice Oct 1979 - Apr 1980
Anesa & Oji (アネサとオジ, Anesa to Oji) Fumiko Takano Manga Kisotengai SF Manga Daizenshuu No. 1, Apr 1980
Star Wankers (スターアホーズ, Star Ahōzu) Shintaro Koh Kisotengai, Sept 1980
City of Bliss (至福の街, Shihuku no Machi) Jun Ishikawa Manga Kisotengai SF Manga Daizenshuu No. 1, Apr 1980
Katsuhiro Otomo's Nutritious! (大友克洋の栄養満点!, Ōtomo Katsuhiro no Eiyō Manten!) Katsuhiro Otomo Rocking On, May 1979 - May 1980.
She... Noma Sabea Light Blue Page, Kisotengaisha
Ship of Fools (阿呆船, Ahōsen) Shio Satō SF Manga Taizenshuu Part 4 No. 9, Jan 1980
1982[3] Already Feels Like War (気分はもう戦争, Kibun wa Mō Sensō) Toshihiko Yahagi and Katsuhiro Otomo Weekly Manga Action, Apr 1980 to Nov 1981
The Mask of Ongoro (オンゴロの仮面, Ongoro no Kamen) Daijiro Morohoshi Akita Shoten
Shonen Champion Comics
A, A′ Moto Hagio Princess, Aug 1981
Winter Planet (冬の惑星, Fuyu no Wakusei) Yukinobu Hoshino Kekkan Starlog, May/June 1981 issue
The Mysterious Person Ackerman (怪人アッカーマン, Kaishin Akkaman) Takako Nitta Comic Gang and Bessatsu Manga Action
Dream Garden (夢庭園, Yume Teien) Akeru Toto Kisotenkaisha
Legend of the Flute Player (笛吹伝説, Usui Densetsu) Mineko Yamada Ryu, Mar and May 1981 issues
The Promised Land (約束の地, Yakuzoku no Chi) Jun Ishikawa Kodansha
Young Magazine KC
Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow Again (明日も、明日も、また明日も, Ashita mo, Ashita mo, Mata Ashita mo) Yōko Kondō Kaisotengai, Jun 1981
Dokkiri Doctor (どっきりドクター) Fujihiko Hosono Shogakukan
Shōnen Sunday Comics
1983[3] Silver Triangle (銀の三角, Gin no Sankaku) Moto Hagio SF Magazine, Dec 1980 to Jun 1982
1984[3] Domu: A Child's Dream (童夢, Dōmu) Katsuhiro Otomo Futabasha
1985[3] X + Y by Moto Hagio
1986[3] Appleseed by Masamune Shirow
1987[3] Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi
1988[3] Kyūkyoku Chōjin R by Masami Yūki
1989[3] Mermaid Saga by Rumiko Takahashi
1990[3] So What? by Megumi Wakatsuki
1991[3] Uchū Daizakka by Eiji Yokoyama
1992[3] Yamataika by Yukinobu Hoshino
1993[3] OZ by Natsumi Itsuki
1994[3] Dai-Hon'ya by Miki Tori
Grant Leauvas Monogatari by Kyōko Shitō
1995[3] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki
1996[3] Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki
1997[3] Ushio & Tora by Kazuhiro Fujita
1998[3] SF Taishō by Miki Tori
1999[3] Runnahime Hourouki by Eiji Yokoyama
2000[3] Itihaasa by Wakako Mizuki
2001[3] Cardcaptor Sakura by Clamp
2002[3] Planetes by Makoto Yukimura
2003[3] Chronoeyes by Yūichi Hasegawa
2004[3] From Far Away by Kyōko Hikawa
2005[3] Bremen II by Izumi Kawahara
2006[3] Onmyōji by Reiko Okano
2007[3] Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō by Hitoshi Ashinano
2008[3] 20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki[24]
2009[3] Trigun Maximum by Yasuhiro Nightow
2010[3] Pluto by Naoki Urasawa, Osamu Tezuka, Takashi Nagasaki, Macoto Tezka and Tezuka Productions[25]
2011[3] Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
2012[3] Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
2013[3] Inherit the Stars by Yukinobu Hoshino
2014[3] The World of Narue by Tomohiro Marukawa
2015[3] Moyasimon by Masayuki Ishikawa
2016[3] Knights of Sidonia by Tsutomu Nihei
2017[3] Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo by Osamu Akimoto
2018[3] And Yet the Town Moves by Masakazu Ishiguro
2019[3] Girls' Last Tour by Tsukumizu
2020[3] How Many Light-Years to Babylon? by Seiman Douman
Batman Ninja by Masato Hisa
2021[3] Hozuki's Coolheadedness by Natsumi Eguchi
Kimi o Shinasenai tame no Storia by Toriko Gin

Best Artist[edit]

Year Work
1979 Naoyuki Kato
1980 Noriyoshi Ohrai
1981 Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
1982 Shusei Nagaoka
1983 Yoshitaka Amano
1984 Yoshitaka Amano
1985 Yoshitaka Amano
1986 Yoshitaka Amano
1987 Michiaki Satō
1988 Jun Suemi
1989 Hiroyuki Katō & Keisuke Gotō
1990 Katsumi Michihara
1991 Eiji Yokoyama
1992 Masamune Shirow
1993 Keinojō Mizutama
1994 Hitoshi Yoneda
1995 Keinojō Mizutama
1996 Akihiro Yamada
1997 Yuji Kaida
1998 Shigeru Mizuki
1999 Takami Akai
2000 Kenji Tsuruta
2001 Kenji Tsuruta
2002 Katsuya Terada
2003 Makoto Shinkai
2004 Daisuke Nishijima
2005 Makoto Shinkai
2006 Range Murata
2007 Yoshitaka Amano
2008 Naoyuki Kato
2009 Naoyuki Kato
2010 Naoyuki Kato
2011 Naoyuki Kato
2012 Naohiro Washio
2013 Kenji Tsuruta
2014 Naoyuki Kato
2015 Keinojō Mizutama
2016 Noriyoshi Ohrai
2017 Naoyuki Kato
2018 Noriko Nagano
2019 Naoyuki Kato
2020 Yūko Shiraishi
2021 Yūko Shiraishi

Best Nonfiction[edit]

Year Work
1985 Kōseiki no Sekai (光世紀の世界) by Fujio Ishihara
1986 Tokusatsu Hero Retsuden (特撮ヒーロー列伝) by Noriaki Ikeda
1987 Ishihara Hakase no SF Kenkyūshitsu (石原博士のSF研究室) by Fujio Ishihara
1988 Wizardry Nikki (ウィザードリィ日記) by Tetsu Yano
1989 Space Opera no Kakikata (スペース・オペラの書き方) by Masahiro Noda
1990 Future Magic by Robert L. Forward
1991 SF Handbook (SFハンドブック), edited by Hayakawa Publishing Editorial Office
1992 TV Series "Denshi Rikkoku Nippon no Jijoden" (電子立国日本の自叙伝) by NHK
1993 The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes
1994 Yasashii Uchū Kaihatsu Nyūmon (やさしい宇宙開発入門) by Masahiro Noda
1995 Itoshino Wonderland: Space Opera no Yomikata (愛しのワンダーランド――スペース・オペラの読み方) by Masahiro Noda
1996 Tondemo-bon no Sekai (トンデモ本の世界), edited by Togakkai
1997 Tondemo-bon no Gyakushū (トンデモ本の逆襲), edited by Togakkai
1998 Walking Humanoid Robot P2 by Honda
1999 Uchū o Kūsōshitekita Hitobito (宇宙を空想してきた人々) by Masahiro Noda
2000 AIBO by Sony
2001 Motto Sugoi Kagaku de Mamorimasu! (もっとすごい科学で守ります!) by Yūichi Hasegawa
2002 NHK Shōnen Drama Series no Subete (NHK少年ドラマシリーズのすべて) by Hisaaki Masuyama
2003 Uchū eno Passport (宇宙へのパスポート) by Yūichi Sasamoto
2004 Uchū eno Passport 2 (宇宙へのパスポート 2) by Yūichi Sasamoto
2005 Maeda Kensetsu Fantasy Eigyobu (前田建設ファンタジー営業部) by Maeda Corporation
2006 Disappearance Diary (失踪日記) by Hideo Azuma
2007 Uchū eno Passport 3 (宇宙へのパスポート 3) by Yūichi Sasamoto
2008 Hoshi Shinichi: 1001 Wa o Tsukutta Hito (星新一 一〇〇一話を作った人) by Hazuki Saishō
2009 Sekai no SF ga Yattekita! Nippon Con File 2007 (世界のSFがやってきた!!――ニッポンコン・ファイル2007) edited by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan
2010 Nihon SF Seishinshi (日本SF精神史) by Yasuo Nagayama
2011 Sa wa Science no Sa (サはサイエンスのサ) by Tsukasa Shikano
2012 Azuma Hideo Sōtokushū: Bishōjo, SF, Fujōri Gag, Soshite Shissō (吾妻ひでお〈総特集〉――美少女・SF・不条理ギャグ、そして失踪), edited by Kawade Shobō Shinsha
2013 Offprint of "The Present and Future of CGM: The World Opened Up by Hatsune Miku, Nico Nico Douga, and PIAPRO" from the May 2012 issue of IPSJ Magazine, published by Information Processing Society of Japan
2014 Utyū he Ikitakute Ekitai Nenryō Rocket o DIY shitemita (宇宙へ行きたくて液体燃料ロケットをDIYしてみた) by Yoshitoo Asari
2015 Sanrio SF Bunko Sōkaisetsu (サンリオSF文庫総解説) edited by Shinji Maki and Nozomi Ohmori
2016 SF made 10,000 Kōnen (SFまで10,000光年) and SF made 100,000 Kōnen Ijō (SFまで100,000光年以上) by Keinojō Mizutama
2017 SF no S ha Suteki no S (SFのSは、ステキのS) by Haruna Ikezawa
2018 Arienakunai Kagaku no Kyōkasho (アリエナクナイ科学ノ教科書 〜空想設定を読み解く31講〜) by Kurare, collaborated with Yakuri Kyōshitsu
2019 Tsutsui Yasutaka Jisaku o Kataru (筒井康隆、自作を語る) by Yasutaka Tsutsui, edited by Sanzō Kusaka
2020 NHK's 100 minutes on a famous book: Sakyo Komatsu Special "Mythology in the Age of Godlessness" (NHK 100分de名著『小松左京スペシャル 「神」なき時代の神話』, NHK Hyappun De Meicho: Komatsu Sakyō Special "Kami" naki Jidai no Shinwa) by Tetsuya Miyazaki (NHK Publishing, Inc.)
2021[26] NHK's 100 minutes on a famous book: Arthur C. Clarke Special "Not Just Imagination" (NHK 100分de名著『アーサー・C・クラークスペシャル ただの「空想」ではない』, NHK Hyappun De Meicho: Arthur C. Clarke Special Tada no "Kūsō" deha nai) by Hideaki Sena (NHK Publishing, Inc.)

Free Nomination[edit]

Year Work
2002 H-IIA Rocket Test Flight 1, by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
2003 Humanoid Robot HRP-2 Promet, by Yutaka Izubuchi and Kawada Industries
2004 Toy The Royal Museum of Science series one, supervised by Toshio Okada, manufactured by Takara and Kaiyodo
2005 Japan Pavilion of the 9th Venice Biennale of Architecture, by Japan Foundation, Kaichirō Morikawa, and participating artists
2006 Landing on the asteroid Itokawa by the asteroid sample return mission MUSES-C "Hayabusa", by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
2007 M-V Rocket, by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
2008 Hatsune Miku, by Crypton Future Media Co.
2009 (No award)
2010 Gundam 30th Anniversary Project Real G the Statue of Gundam, built by Sunrise Inc. and Nomura Co., Ltd.
2011 Return of Hayabusa probe (the 20th Science Satellite MUSES-C) to Earth, operated by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
2012 (No award)
2013 iPS cells, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
2014 NOVA original anthology series, edited by Nozomi Ohmori
2015 TV drama Aoi Honō
2016 Publication of the 500th volume of Perry Rhodan series in Japan
2017 Formal designation of element 113 as Nihonium
2018 The tribute project to the 50th anniversary of Locke the Superman
2019 MINERVA-II-1 landed on the surface of asteroid Ryugu (the world's first man-made object to explore movement on an asteroid surface), Hayabusa2 Project
2020 The first-ever image of a black hole, by Event Horizon Telescope collaboration
2021[26] Amabie, a Japanese monster that wades off an epidemic

Special Award[edit]

SFFAN may give out special awards, which are not voted on. They are regarded as official Seiun Awards. All but one, Uchūjin, of them were given posthumously for people who contributed Japanese SF fandom.

Year Winner
1980 Motoichirō Takebe, artist
1982 Uchūjin as Japanese oldest Sci-Fi fanzine
1989 Osamu Tezuka, comic artist
2005 Tetsu Yano, translator/author
2007 Yoshihiro Yonezawa, manga critic/author/Comiket's co-founder and president
2008 Kōichirō Noda (Masahiro Noda), translator/author
2010 Takumi Shibano (Rei Kozumi), translator/author
2011 Sakyo Komatsu, author

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