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Madoka Magica Sweeps Newtype Anime Award 2011

by Naruleach
Oct 10, 2011 5:19 PM | 78 Comments
According to GIGAZINE, the winners of Newtype Anime Award 2011 are as follows:Best TV Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★MagicaBest Film: Macross Frontier: Sayonara no TsubasaBest Male Character: Okabe RintaroBest Female Character: Akemi HomuraBest Mascot Character: KyuubeyBest Leading Actor: Miyano MamoruBest Leading Actress: Yuki AoiBest Supporting Actor: Fujiwara KeijiBest Supporting Actor: Saito ChiwaBest Theme Song: "connect" (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)Best BGM: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★MagicaBest Director: Shinbo AkiyukiBest Scenario: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★MagicaBest Character Design: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★MagicaBest Mecha Design: Tiger & BunnyBest Filming: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★MagicaBest Art: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★MagicaBest Color Design: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★MagicaBest Effect: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★MagicaBest TV Ad: The iDOLM@STER
The winners were selected based on the poll conducted on Newtype official website and Newtype magazine. The entries were restricted within the anime titles aired this winter, spring, and summer.

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...Theme song?
Come on.
aoumi said:
He is cute yo, why u no love kyubey :<

/人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\ "That's right! I am cute! Now form a contract so you can wish that everyone loved kyuubey, and then-" *shot by Homura*

Mar 24, 2012 9:01 PM by darkevangel31

It really doesn't come as any surprise. It was decided by a popularity poll and Madoka probably sold like 10 times what most other series did around the same time. It's not that it's overrated, Madoka just has a fanbase that's exponentially larger than the vast majority of other series. Thus it appears over-represented.

Mar 24, 2012 8:47 PM by removed-user

OKARIN! Well deserved for Steins;Gate.

And no contest, Platinum Disco is the best song in 2012.

Mar 24, 2012 8:13 PM by whoahyuu

He is cute yo, why u no love kyubey :<

Mar 24, 2012 7:11 PM by insoo

Yankun said:
I mean, Kyuubey is cute and all but, he wants to you make a contract with him. @@

Did we watch the same show? ;) Where exactly is it cute? Because the moment I saw it, I thought it was creepy and indeed, it was even more creepy as the episodes commenced. Actually, till the 3rd episode where the big "wham!" occurs, it was pretty much the only thing in the anime that was out of place for me. These eyes and face, and all... It just wasn't right. ;)

Mar 24, 2012 11:13 AM by Xupicor

I don't agree with anything on that list. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica is good but not THAT good. Everyone can have different taste but i think it is a insanely overrated show.

Mar 18, 2012 3:18 AM by Hellhammar

Homura-chan congrats! :D

Mar 18, 2012 12:47 AM by CrimsonMidnight

Not exactly surprising...
I loved Madoka but thats more than it really deserves tbh. Steins Gate should have gotten more.

Oct 30, 2011 12:08 AM by removed-user

id rather have my kurisuchan as top female character

Oct 29, 2011 11:46 PM by BritishPie21

I liked Connect, but it is not best theme song this year.

Oct 13, 2011 9:40 AM by Hikarusuke

Seriously, F**K Kyuubei, you can go to hell!!! But the rest of the Madoka was okay but I don't think it deserves all those awards but congrats anyways. Also I think Connect is quite good.
But for best lead male : Okabe-san :)

Oct 13, 2011 6:31 AM by SayaViking

madoka everywhere. EVERYWHERE!

Oct 13, 2011 4:12 AM by tembikai

As for the actual awards, I think it's done by a fairly well known magazine albeit for the first time, so the actual voters itself are limited to followers and subscribers. I'm pretty sure there are other award giving bodies in Japan, let's see how Madoka Magica will fair, if the same thing is repeated then I guess there is no question to the success of Madoka Magica.

Also, Madoka Magica already won the TV Feature award of the Animation Kobe 2011 (considered among the most prestigious industry accolades in Japanese animation and media) with the following statement:

"...and so, since you all will soon become majo (witches), you should be called mahou shoujo." At the moment I heard this dialogue, I felt that I could finally see the world of this work. One young girl embraced hope but soon enough she was engulfed by despair. And to save such a young girl, it could be the wish of yet another young girl.... This world of "mahou shoujo" which could not be covered with just dreams or hopes -- haven't many anime fans been riveted by it? We must also not forget the competent skills from Director Akiyuki Shinbo and Shaft that managed to harmoniously blend the contributions from three sources with strong characters: Screenplay by Gen Urobuchi, Original Character Design by Ume Aoki, and Manifestation of the Bewitched Worlds by Gekidan Inu-Curry; and sublimate it into a solidly substantial animation. While incorporating freshness into the story as well as video expression, this anime provided the perfect taste of the real charm of an anime that could only be found in a TV series where every week you really cannot wait to watch what happens next. Thus we believe this anime is best suited for the TV Feature Award.

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Oct 13, 2011 3:58 AM by Ghostalker

I'm really dissapointed with this. Madoka was good but not anything amazing IMO. Glad to see Okabe on there though, but he wouldn't be on there if Madoka had some male characters...

Oct 13, 2011 3:08 AM by NekoMeau

Well, Madoka was very great, although getting 2/3 of awards (and the rest of awards aren't available for madoka, since Madoka didn't have anything like...say, male characters or robots) is a bit overkill.

I'm sad there's no mention of Usagi Drop, or no Steins;Gate in best show nomination (Although Okarin still Rocks!)

Oct 12, 2011 9:28 PM by zeroyuki92

I saw some of categories...... Were they purely made up so madoka can have it?

Oct 12, 2011 4:45 PM by GodlyKyon

IMO it's not surprising that 2/3 of the awards go to Madoka, gonna celebrate tonight. xD

Kinda disappointed to see no Penguin Drum though...

Also good for Mamoru Miyano and Okabe^^

Oct 12, 2011 3:28 PM by insoo

Owned! Madoka was definitely one of my top animes this year.

Oct 11, 2011 9:19 PM by ofx360

Sadness that this godly opening didn't even get nominated:
For that matter, Nichijou ought to have won something... I guess there was no best comedy category. x_x

Oct 11, 2011 8:15 PM by Cho_Desu

^It is not a matter of liking the song. I also like it, but it is nonetheless pretty generic and nothing out of ordinary. Meaning, Connect is no different than many songs that were played this year, so it's extremely obvious that it is there just because it is Madoka's op. If it were an above-average traditional song, than perhaps it wouldn't be seen as such a poor choice, but since it doesn't stand out in any way, this choice can't be taken seriously.

Oct 11, 2011 7:57 PM by AiNoHikariToKage

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