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Winners of Newtype Anime Awards 2013

by Wind_Sr
Oct 13, 2013 9:35 PM | 214 Comments
The winners of the 2013 Newtype Anime Awards were announced at the Machi Asobi Vol.11 event. The winners were selected by fans in magazine and online polls. The participants were anime and anime movies that aired or opened between October 2012 and September 2013.

Best TV Anime (Top 10)
1. Shingeki no Kyojin
2. Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince
3. Girls und Panzer
4. Psycho-Pass
5. Love Live! School Idol Project
6. Free!
7. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
8. Suisei no Gargantia
9. Hataraku Maou-sama!
10. Sword Art Online

Best Movie (Top 3)
1. Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu
2. Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning
3. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. Movie

Best Director (Top 3)
1. Tetsurou Araki (Shingeki no Kyojin)
2. Keitarou Motonaga (Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince)
3. Tie between Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer) and Naoyoshi Shiotani (Psycho-Pass)

Best Script Writer (Top 3)
1. Yasuko Kobayashi (Shingeki no Kyojin)
2. Reiko Yoshida (Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince)
3. Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass)

Best Character Designer (Top 3)
1. Asako Nishida and Yuhei Murota (Love Live! School Idol Project)
2. Kenji Hayama and Tokuhiro Itagaki (Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning)
3. Hisashi Hirai (Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince)

Best Theme Song (Top 3)
1. "Guren no Yumiya" by Linked Horizon (Shingeki no Kyojin)
2. "Linear Blue wo Kiki Nagara" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning)
3. "Bokura wa Ima no Naka de" by μ's (Love Live! School Idol Project)

Best Studio (Top 3)
1. Wit Studio
2. Doga Kobo x Orange
3. ufotable

Best Voice Actor (Top 3)
1. Tomokazu Sugita
2. Hiroshi Kamiya
3. Mamoru Miyano

Best Voice Actress (Top 3)
1. Miyuki Sawashiro
2. Asami Imai
3. Kana Hanazawa

Best Mecha Design (Top 3)
1. Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince
2. Kakumeiki Valvrave
3. Suisei no Gargantia

Best Soundtrack (Top 3)
1. Shingeki no Kyojin
2. Girls und Panzer
3. Love Live! School Idol Project

Best Female Character (Top 3)
1. Mikasa Ackerman (Shingeki no Kyojin)
2. Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu)
3. Akane Tsunemori (Psycho-Pass)

Best Male Character (Top 3)
1. Rintaro Okabe (Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu)
2. Koyomi Araragi (Monogatari Series Second Season)
3. Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning)

Best Mascot Character (Top 3)
1. Chamber (Suisei no Gargantia)
2. Monokuma (Danganronpa - The Animation)
3. Kyuubey (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari)

Source: Gigazine

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el psy congroo

Oct 17, 2013 12:44 PM by D1UTURNUS

No Shinsekai yori? *sigh*

Oct 17, 2013 3:41 AM by xchee

moomoonya1 said:
SwiftKilla said:
Minagatachi said:
moomoonya1 said:
I'm not saying other people have bad taste. I heard the manga/novel adaption or whatever is much better. I've watched SAO. the first 2-3 episodes were good. Then it went down hill.I mean it freaking rolled down face first. It's just a case of a shitty anime adaption.
If you haven't even read the light novel then I don't think you are in a position to say whether or not it was better; you're basing your opinion on hearsay.

XiPwnUX99 said:
SAO beat out Accel World? I quit.


I hated both, but I loathe Accel World far more.

AnasDLuffy said:
Come on guys, what's so good about Maou-sama? I've watched it all, but never thought it would be as popular as it is now. I mean, it's just like any other anime, the story is more like Beelzebub with different characters,there's nothing special about it. -.-"/

How the hell is Hataraku anything like Beelzebub?


Everyone keeps saying the light novel is better blah blah blah. Of course it is in terms of story-telling. But people don't realise that the anime stayed true to it's source material. The light novel still had the same problem, a major timeskip, even if they didn't include side stories, the chapters started with kirito vs the lizard monster at floor 74. Then it went to episode 1, and back to floor 74.

So you're saying the Light Novel is shitty too?


The depth put in the light novel is great, but the direction/pacing is the same as the anime without all the side stories. Other then the depth, light novel is as shit as the anime.

Oct 16, 2013 8:21 PM by SwiftKilla

I'd certainly consider myself a fan of SnK overall but series is still too overrated, especially with some of the worst characters I've come across (that is, while in a good storyverse). It's "fresh" take by splattering the screen with death and gore seems to have given the masses some kind of pseudo high over far better properties. Psycho-Pass was easily the best anime QQ. Oh well.

Oct 16, 2013 8:11 PM by LuciferIAm

IZEROII said:
Suzumichan said:
Love Live? really?

I'm with you. Wasn't terrible but wtf is it doing in top10.

Don't underestimate Love Live's popularity ヘ( ̄ー ̄ヘ)
It shouldn't be a surprise to a lot people, don't know why it's being picked on as well.

Oct 16, 2013 12:25 AM by MagicFlier

Glad to see Akane Tsunemori on the top 3 for female characters. She was the part of Psycho Pass I enjoyed the most!

Oct 15, 2013 6:46 PM by hiromee

mayukachan said:
moomoonya1 said:
Wind_Sr said:
Minagatachi said:
Am I the only one who thinks Mikasa is terribly overrated?


I wouldn't say overrated because I definitely think she is a bad ass character, but to be #1? I don't know about that...


No, she is terribly overrated. Seriously. She's plain. I've seen much more badass and fleshed out female characters.

Yeah this.

At first, when I started watching SnK, she was decent for me. I thought she was an interesting character but the thing is, we didn't get to see much from her. It was always everything revolving around Eren. She's powerful and badass, but I'm prefer the type of character that would have inner conflicts and insecurities about themselves instead of her, the emotionless character that only shows faces when it's about Eren. (Note: This only applies to how I view female characters; I judge male characters a bit differently)


Yes. All she thinks about is Eren. She's basically just a puppet, and it's like Eren controls her somehow. She hardly has a mind of her own, and does she have dreams of her own? "I want Eren's dream to come true" isn't a dream. Why does she want to kill the titans? Is it the same reason as Eren? Or is it different? She has to have a reason. Not just, "Eren wants to kill them, so I want to kill them too."

Oct 15, 2013 4:41 PM by SnazzGary

grumpytoast said:
Progeusz said:
symbv said:
Then you were actually saying "the anime was good to me only because of...". I do not believe everyone who reads your original post would consider you were making the judgement based on a standard that you now agree could be quite different from what others use to judge the anime.
Somewhat. As I explained later, I think some people give too much credit to few individual scenes and forget too easily about everything else, I refuse to mimic such selective mindset. If I'm talking about quality of animation, I'm talking about all of it, therefore I can't praise SnK for this aspect, it would be simply unfair.


e, @up: Annie is a bitch, Mikasa, Sasha, Hanji and Christa are much better.


Thank you. I'm not the only one who thinks Annie is a much more enjoyable character.
Annie isn't a bitch.. This is a mistake on the anime's part because she was out of character a majority of the Anime so people perceive her as a bitch when she isn't... She is much more complex than Mikasa and the other girls in snk and I found her way more enjoyable also.. Annie is one of my favorite characters so it makes me upset when she is perceived wrongly

Hanji, christa, and Sasha and the other girls get much less screen time and development than the others to really even be considered.

Oct 15, 2013 4:38 PM by SnazzGary

moomoonya1 said:
Wind_Sr said:
Minagatachi said:
Am I the only one who thinks Mikasa is terribly overrated?


I wouldn't say overrated because I definitely think she is a bad ass character, but to be #1? I don't know about that...


No, she is terribly overrated. Seriously. She's plain. I've seen much more badass and fleshed out female characters.

Yeah this.

At first, when I started watching SnK, she was decent for me. I thought she was an interesting character but the thing is, we didn't get to see much from her. It was always everything revolving around Eren. She's powerful and badass, but I'm prefer the type of character that would have inner conflicts and insecurities about themselves instead of her, the emotionless character that only shows faces when it's about Eren. (Note: This only applies to how I view female characters; I judge male characters a bit differently)

Oct 15, 2013 3:40 PM by Mayuka

Progeusz said:
symbv said:
Then you were actually saying "the anime was good to me only because of...". I do not believe everyone who reads your original post would consider you were making the judgement based on a standard that you now agree could be quite different from what others use to judge the anime.
Somewhat. As I explained later, I think some people give too much credit to few individual scenes and forget too easily about everything else, I refuse to mimic such selective mindset. If I'm talking about quality of animation, I'm talking about all of it, therefore I can't praise SnK for this aspect, it would be simply unfair.


e, @up: Annie is a bitch, Mikasa, Sasha, Hanji and Christa are much better.


Annie isn't a bitch.. This is a mistake on the anime's part because she was out of character a majority of the Anime so people perceive her as a bitch when she isn't... She is much more complex than Mikasa and the other girls in snk and I found her way more enjoyable also.. Annie is one of my favorite characters so it makes me upset when she is perceived wrongly

Hanji, christa, and Sasha and the other girls get much less screen time and development than the others to really even be considered.

Oct 15, 2013 3:26 PM by grumpytoast

I'm disappointed that Chihayafuru 2 is not on the list. One of the best sport anime of all time


XiPwnUX99 said:
SAO beat out Accel World? I quit.


What is good about Accel World ? I watched 7 episodes of it and it is very boring. It is overrated.

Oct 15, 2013 1:14 PM by thepath

Suzumichan said:
Love Live? really?

I'm with you. Wasn't terrible but wtf is it doing in top10.

mistress_kisara said:
Why am I not surprised with the comments here!?..typical MAL when a show you like is not included people get pissy

I think it has less to do with MY show didn't make the list and more to do with why the hell is THAT show on the list. It's a top10. I'm not complaining too much as I did enjoy most of the shows in that list so maybe ordering and of course absence of titles is still a gripe.

Oct 15, 2013 1:09 PM by IZEROII

9. Hataraku Maou-sama!
1. Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu

Oct 15, 2013 11:11 AM by Mr_Gutts

SAWASHIRO MIYUKI BANZAI

Oct 15, 2013 9:34 AM by Dipro

Mrameez said:
Psycho-pass!!!
Anyway sad there isn't shinsekai yori and monogatari second season, but it's still running so i guess next year it'll get something.


Yes! I was hoping awards for Shinsekai Yori :|
Yay for Kana-chwuan! <3

Oct 15, 2013 5:07 AM by CrescentYozora25

Why am I not surprised with the comments here!?..typical MAL when a show you like is not included people get pissy

Oct 15, 2013 4:23 AM by mistress_kisara

SwiftKilla said:
Minagatachi said:
moomoonya1 said:
I'm not saying other people have bad taste. I heard the manga/novel adaption or whatever is much better. I've watched SAO. the first 2-3 episodes were good. Then it went down hill.I mean it freaking rolled down face first. It's just a case of a shitty anime adaption.
If you haven't even read the light novel then I don't think you are in a position to say whether or not it was better; you're basing your opinion on hearsay.

XiPwnUX99 said:
SAO beat out Accel World? I quit.


I hated both, but I loathe Accel World far more.

AnasDLuffy said:
Come on guys, what's so good about Maou-sama? I've watched it all, but never thought it would be as popular as it is now. I mean, it's just like any other anime, the story is more like Beelzebub with different characters,there's nothing special about it. -.-"/

How the hell is Hataraku anything like Beelzebub?


Everyone keeps saying the light novel is better blah blah blah. Of course it is in terms of story-telling. But people don't realise that the anime stayed true to it's source material. The light novel still had the same problem, a major timeskip, even if they didn't include side stories, the chapters started with kirito vs the lizard monster at floor 74. Then it went to episode 1, and back to floor 74.

So you're saying the Light Novel is shitty too?

Oct 15, 2013 4:15 AM by SnazzGary

Minagatachi said:
moomoonya1 said:
I'm not saying other people have bad taste. I heard the manga/novel adaption or whatever is much better. I've watched SAO. the first 2-3 episodes were good. Then it went down hill.I mean it freaking rolled down face first. It's just a case of a shitty anime adaption.
If you haven't even read the light novel then I don't think you are in a position to say whether or not it was better; you're basing your opinion on hearsay.

XiPwnUX99 said:
SAO beat out Accel World? I quit.


I hated both, but I loathe Accel World far more.

AnasDLuffy said:
Come on guys, what's so good about Maou-sama? I've watched it all, but never thought it would be as popular as it is now. I mean, it's just like any other anime, the story is more like Beelzebub with different characters,there's nothing special about it. -.-"/

How the hell is Hataraku anything like Beelzebub?


Everyone keeps saying the light novel is better blah blah blah. Of course it is in terms of story-telling. But people don't realise that the anime stayed true to it's source material. The light novel still had the same problem, a major timeskip, even if they didn't include side stories, the chapters started with kirito vs the lizard monster at floor 74. Then it went to episode 1, and back to floor 74.

Oct 15, 2013 3:06 AM by SwiftKilla

I have a question, is Majestic Prince more popular in Japan than its sales might suggest? I mean, it's sales were okay I guess, but I don't think they indicated that it would be ranked in polls as the 2nd best anime of 2013...Not that I hate it (haven't finished it yet, but after dropping it early on then picking it back up, I actually like it), but it's kind of surprising to see it have such a high ranking based on votes. Also for Mecha, Valvrave and Gargantia had much higher sales I thought, so that's somewhat surprising as well. Perhaps a lot of non buying watchers liked MJP? Anyone know?

Oct 15, 2013 2:05 AM by Hahalollawl

no Shinsekai Yori
no Aku no Hana
I'm out

Oct 15, 2013 1:36 AM by bambuzz