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Winners of Newtype Anime Award 2012

by dtshyk
Oct 7, 2012 4:11 AM | 155 Comments
The winners of Newtype Anime Award 2012 were announced in Machi Asobi vol.9. The winners were selected by fans' poll from TV and anime movies aired from Autumn 2011 - Summer 2012.

Best TV Anime (Top 10)
*1, Fate/Zero
*2, The iDOLM@STER
*3, Nisemonogatari
*4, Tari Tari
*5, Hyouka
*6, Mouretsu Pirates
*7, Sword Art Online
*8, Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
*9, Kuroko no Basket
10, Mawaru Penguindrum

Best Movie (Top 3)
1, K-On! Movie
2, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 2nd A's
3, Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

Best Director (Top 3)
1, Nishigori Atsushi (The iDOLM@STER)
2, Aoki Ei (Fate/Zero)
3, Shinbo Akiyuki (Nisemonogatari)

Best Script Writer (Top 3)
1, Machida Tohko (The iDOLM@STER)
2. ufotable (Fate/Zero)
3, Hashimoto Masakazu (Tari Tari)

Best Character Designer
1, Nishigori Atsushi (The iDOLM@STER)
2, Sudoh Tomonori and Ikariya Atsushi (Fate/Zero)
3, Nishiya Futoshi (Hyouka)

Best Theme Song (Top 3)
1, "Ready!!" (The iDOLM@STER)
2, "to the beginning" (Fate/Zero)
3, "Change!!!!" (The iDOLM@STER)

Best Studio (Top 3)
1, ufotable
2, A-1 Pictures
3, Kyoto Animation

Best Actor (Top 3)
1, Ohtsuka Akio
2, Kamiya Hiroshi
3, Koyama Rikiya

Best Actress
1, Nakamura Eriko
2, Sawashiro Miyuki
3, Hanazawa Kana

Best Mecha Design (Top 3)
1, Mouretsu Pirates
2, Eureka Seven AO
3, Aquarion Evol

Best Sound Effect (Top 3)
1, Kajiura Yuki (Fate/Zero)
2, Takada Ryuichi (The iDOLM@STER)
3, Hamaguchi Shiro (Tari Tari)

Best Female Character (Top 3)
1, Amami Haruka
2, Saber
3, Chitanda Eru

Best Male Character (Top 3)
1, Rider
2, Araragi Koyomi
3, Emiya Kiritsugu

Best Mascot Character (Top 3)
1, Hamuzo (The iDOLM@STER)
2, Rinon
3, Shantak-kun

Sources: Niconico Live, Famitsu

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Damonashu said:
Isn't this a bit too early? I mean come on, the fall season just started and the winter season is far off.

The next season is even part of 2012, and this poll was from the shows between Autumn 2011 and summer 2012(which was mentioned in the OP).

Nov 18, 2012 4:29 PM by rederoin

RyanSaotome said:
edl01 said:
I guess it was just me then who didn't really like the idolm@ster anime. Honestly I do thnk fans have clearly blindly voted it in some catagories though like for the sound track which really had nothing stand out about it in the slightest other than the few vocal tracks, and even then they weren't no K-ON.


Are you joking? Idolmaster would be very little of what it was without the music... its what the entire franchise is about. Its easily the best music of any show this year in my opinion, and its most important scenes were the concert scenes.


In contrary, I have to agree that except of few tracks, Idolmaster's music isn't really special for me (Well, in the very beginning I never have a knack for idol-ish songs, so it was expected). What made the idolmaster anime really stand out in my eyes is how the anime went all out in presenting the story, avoiding the easy way of adapting it. It's one of the most pleasant surprise for the last year, for sure.

Nov 18, 2012 1:00 PM by zeroyuki92

Yes, Yuki Kajiura is incredible however the best track of Fate/Zero (Battle is to the Strong) is just a remix of Magia and on top of that, gets used too often. Her music in general might feel repetitive at times. She also missed the golden chance to use Emiya Time Alter in anime which would easily crush any other track in the OST. F/Z is far from her best.
Really, I liked iM@S OST much more. I'm perfectly okay with Sound Effect award going to F/Z though, fights sounded really well.

Nov 18, 2012 12:56 PM by Progeusz

edl01 said:
I guess it was just me then who didn't really like the idolm@ster anime. Honestly I do thnk fans have clearly blindly voted it in some catagories though like for the sound track which really had nothing stand out about it in the slightest other than the few vocal tracks, and even then they weren't no K-ON.


Are you joking? Idolmaster would be very little of what it was without the music... its what the entire franchise is about. Its easily the best music of any show this year in my opinion, and its most important scenes were the concert scenes.

Nov 18, 2012 11:17 AM by RyanSaotome

edl01 said:
Let me just ask, how does Idol Master win for best character designs when the show didn't even design the characters but use pre-existing ones from the games?

Outside of original stories, anime never uses pre-existing character designs exactly. That's impossible, because games, manga, novels have to be modified in some way through the effort of animation. There is always credited an "original" character designer, and an "adaptation" character designer.

Really, just compare the game designs and the anime designs, and it's obvious there are basic differences between media. They're not completely different, else they wouldn't be the same characters anymore, but they've been adapted for animation. Same for Fate/Zero. Hyouka is a bit more like original designing in that the characters had to be almost entirely recreated because no detailed designs existed.

Nov 18, 2012 10:28 AM by jmal

I guess it was just me then who didn't really like the idolm@ster anime. Honestly I do thnk fans have clearly blindly voted it in some catagories though like for the sound track which really had nothing stand out about it in the slightest other than the few vocal tracks, and even then they weren't no K-ON.
But then again I am admitably a bit of a fanboy of Yuki Kajura so I would be flipping tables if Fate/Zero wasn't the best soundtrack of the year.

Let me just ask, how does Idol Master win for best character designs when the show didn't even design the characters but use pre-existing ones from the games?

Nov 18, 2012 9:22 AM by edl01

Rider was well deserved, although 2011-2012 did have a bunch of other great male characters. But he was pretty much the reason I rated F/Z a 8 instead of a 7.

Nov 12, 2012 2:18 PM by rederoin

Downgrade355 said:
I wouldn't say it's aimed at women (One of the last animes i'd expect to be aimed at women, actually), but it has a good amount of female fans.


fable said:
Sure the audience for Fate/Zero is fairly mixed. Yes, there are a few things thrown in for the female audience. I can't imagine that in any reality they were the main targets though.


Ufotable was looking to appeal women since the beginning (they had polls for women and men, they promoted in male and female magazines). It's in one of their interviews, just to clarify, that was always the demographic they wanted to drag in (women and Saber fanboys). Judging by their events (and Zero cafe) which had a majority of female presence...it worked. Even the main promo for FZ second Boxset on store stands was giant naked Gilgamesh telling the buyers that why don't they buy the blurays so they can gaze at him and have products like Diarmuid's love mole choco, things like that. Furthermore, Ufo called the highlight of the series as the relationship between Gilgamesh and Kirei (what a coincidence that's the fan preferred pairing in Fate fanbase since the anime). If ufotable cared about male audience with Zero more, they would have said "it's Saber". She was very sidelined to favor Kiritsugu within the show (who is also very popular among female fans). Though, she's still used to drag in the otaku, it's plenty clear that (as far Zero goes), ufotable sold it to the female audience. Even their staff is fully aware of it. Nasu is too, he plays with it in those specials he wrote (the Consultation Room).

With a cast of bishounens plus Saber who is designed to look like a "young boy" in F/Z, it's hard to sell it to the otaku who bought FSN anime of Deen (not the VN, mind you), aside of die hard fans of TM. They did the smart thing to avoid a commercial suicide.

While it's a prequel to an eroge, now the said clean version of eroge is adding Zero stuff to sell in the Vita Port to the new fanbase (even with Gen writing a scenario for Tokiomi, Kirei and Gilgamesh). Current TM products of Zero are also Girl-Oriented (like exclusive anthology manga). It's a shift to other demographics. With more Prototype stuff getting produced (Fate was originally a female-oriented franchise which was changed, let's remember how easy is to change back when the premise can be reworked easily) and Extra getting unisex treatment (now introducing new female hikki Master with hot ambiguous looking bishounen Servant), this is good business for Type Moon and Nasu.

Gilgamesh also appeared in the top ten (eight I think?) from this list.

Nov 12, 2012 1:20 PM by Thess

Solid sweep with Fate/Zero!

Oct 11, 2012 6:18 PM by riots

So...
F/Z got 5 awards (including the most important one) and iM@S got 7 awards.
F/Z got 8 "nominations", iM@S got 4 "nominations".

There were also other anime.

Oct 11, 2012 5:05 PM by Progeusz

Gilgamesh was better than Rider in almost every aspect and yet rider made it to the list and that too at the no. 1 spot..

I am utterly disappointed...

Oct 11, 2012 5:50 AM by D-gen-X

Damonashu said:
Isn't this a bit too early? I mean come on, the fall season just started and the winter season is far off.


Its between Fall 2011 to Summer 2012

Oct 9, 2012 9:44 AM by RyanSaotome

Isn't this a bit too early? I mean come on, the fall season just started and the winter season is far off.

Oct 9, 2012 9:11 AM by Damonashu

Random45 said:
The list was for BEST female characters, right? This girl nearly ruined the damn show for me.

Maybe stop and consider that if your opinion were the common one, the show never would have been popular in the first place? Most shows don't go very far if the heroine "ruins the show" for most people. So you don't have to like her, but I don't see why you're surprised she's popular. She ranked very highly in all the monthly Newtype female character rankings as well. So did Houtarou in the male rankings.

ShootingK said:
As much as I find Idolm@ster endearing, I'm surprised to see it so highly ranked. I guess the rankings are based on how large the fanbase is?

This is a poll voted on by the readers of Newtype. So yes, shows that more people like will get more votes. What else would it be based on?

Oct 9, 2012 2:56 AM by jmal

As much as I find Idolm@ster endearing, I'm surprised to see it so highly ranked. I guess the rankings are based on how large the fanbase is?

Oct 9, 2012 12:43 AM by ShootingK

Random45 said:
Best Female Character
3, Chitanda Eru

WAT.

The list was for BEST female characters, right? This girl nearly ruined the damn show for me. I don't understand how she managed to get into the top female character list, let alone in the top 3.

I guess people really dig Mary-sue characters who are perfect in every way.



Best Female Character. Best is subjective. Many but not all thought she was best, so she got in. It's really more on popularity than "best".

Oct 8, 2012 11:20 PM by HauntingShock

Random45 said:
Best Female Character
3, Chitanda Eru

WAT.

The list was for BEST female characters, right? This girl nearly ruined the damn show for me. I don't understand how she managed to get into the top female character list, let alone in the top 3.


She's a popular waifu from a popular show. Not really surprising.

Oct 8, 2012 11:19 PM by RyanSaotome

Best Female Character
3, Chitanda Eru

WAT.

The list was for BEST female characters, right? This girl nearly ruined the damn show for me. I don't understand how she managed to get into the top female character list, let alone in the top 3.

I guess people really dig Mary-sue characters who are perfect in every way.

Other than that, I've only seen two animes in the top 10 list, so I can't really speak for the rest of the list, since it seems like Idolm@ster and Fate/Zero both dominated the list in every category.

Oct 8, 2012 11:17 PM by Random45

Guess I might try iDOLM@STER myself.

Also approve of Rider's placing. He basically made the show for me.

Oct 8, 2012 10:44 PM by Complexity

Yuki Kajiura, first as should be.

Oct 8, 2012 10:23 PM by Ardamaeus

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