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Sugoi Japan Award 2017 Winners Announced

by tsubasalover
Mar 15, 2017 9:02 PM | 38 Comments
Winners of the third Sugoi Japan Award were announced at a ceremony in Tokyo on Thursday. Entries include anime which began broadcasting from July 2015, along with manga, light novels, and entertainment novels which began publishing from January 2013. Nominees were chosen by Japanese fans and experts who believe that these series have the potential to become global hits. Voting took place between November 16, 2016, and January 3, 2017.

Sugoi Japan Award is co-organized by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, the Association of Manga Publishers, and Tokyo Otaku Mode.

Anime
1. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
2. Boku dake ga Inai Machi
3. Joker Game
4. One Punch Man
5. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai

Manga
1. Boku no Hero Academia
2. Golden Kamuy
3. Ten Count
4. Dagashi Kashi
5. Mahoutsukai no Yome

Light Novels
1. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
2. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
3. Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka
4. Qualidea Code Series
5. Kamisama no Goyounin

Entertainment Novels
1. Kimi no Na wa. (Novelization)
2. Danganronpa Kirigiri
3. Konbini Ningen
4. Shinjitsu no 10 Meter Temae
5. Hitsuji to Hagane no Mori

Source: Official site

20 of 38 Comments Recent Comments

>Joker Game
>global hit

Lol, Japan no.
Ten Count being there is quite surprising, but I'm happy about that.

Mar 19, 2017 11:25 AM by Naerys

"It wuz overrated and shiet"

Mar 19, 2017 7:22 AM by Waterbowser

Mahoutsukai no Yome totally deserved it, can't say anything about the rest tbh.

Mar 18, 2017 6:21 AM by Ridleys

>Dagashi Kashi
Noice.

Mar 16, 2017 9:16 PM by SeijiroUshio

-Mahesvara said:
Happy with the results and the salt in this thread kek
You and me both lol, especially from Salty Fai xD

Mar 16, 2017 8:54 PM by Tokoya

I really need to read Golden Kamuy...

Btw...

Mar 16, 2017 3:58 PM by Hitsusen

Happy with the results and the salt in this thread kek

Mar 16, 2017 2:56 PM by -Mahesvara

Nothing extraordinary nevertheless, except for that ten count manga (⊙…⊙ )

Mar 16, 2017 11:35 AM by draco6

Hahaha good choices, gotta love dem butthurt comments

Mar 16, 2017 10:57 AM by Robiiii

Nothing sugoi about the choices there...

Mar 16, 2017 7:38 AM by OppaiSugoi

Rei366 said:

About Re:zero, despite how well made it looks (and how much I despise it), I fail to see how it could gather attention of the masses with all its typical "otaku-stream" elements, even more on an international level.


Because those "otaku-stream" elements are relatively minor and more blown up out of proportion due stereotypes of LN medium in general. Re:Zero also one most popular shows in Asia, being the number one most watched and talked about show in China and had a strong following in Korea during it's airtime. That's not including the West were is among the top. I mean one of appeals to the general audience is that isn't fill with the regular LN cheese, (battle harem, school setting, OP protagonist, game mechanics etc). If one were looking for all that were shows airing that year better aligned those tastes. Whether you like the series or not you don't get kind of notoriety Re:Zero has by adhering to the typical medium standards.

Surprised about at Joker Game being on there though. But it did sell pretty well and in fairness spy fiction is a rare genre in anime.

Mar 16, 2017 7:25 AM by Jagd84

Japan with the shit taste, as is tradition. Nothing new here.

Mar 16, 2017 6:36 AM by Wintovisky

Another popularity poll? Another Popularity Poll.
Really wish the people organize these various awards would stop calling them awards tbqh.

Mar 16, 2017 6:35 AM by Ahenshihael

Aww, I wish Diamond is Unbreakable was in top 3. Grats to ReZero though!

Also really happy to see Golden Kamuy rank so high on the list. I can't wait for an anime adaptation someday (it's going to happen)

Mar 16, 2017 5:19 AM by Stark700

lel "global hits"

Mar 16, 2017 5:10 AM by Ramkec

Man, Golden Kamuy is getting so much awards since the beginning of 2016
Anime adaptation when ?

Mar 16, 2017 5:09 AM by DatRandomDude

Golden Kamui got a good rank, I really want to start it... too bad I chose to put my manga money mostly on finished titles to avoid disappointments.
Funny to see that something featuring Ainu so heavily is well regarded in Japan.

To the ones doubting about Joker game: if by global hit potential, they mean something susceptible to succeed globally and outside of the restrictive animation clientele, it certainly is.
The biggest problems of this series were the failed attempts at building a red line between the various short stories of the anthology it adapted and at cramming each of them in 20minutes.

About Re:zero, despite how well made it looks (and how much I despise it), I fail to see how it could gather attention of the masses with all its typical "otaku-stream" elements, even more on an international level.


Is this Sugoi Award linked to the yearly professional selections called "Kono XXXXX wa sugoi"?



edit @Jagd84 Thanks. ^^

Mar 16, 2017 4:37 AM by Rei366

Woaaah is nice to see Ten Count there!

Mar 16, 2017 3:53 AM by Ritshiro

YES TO THESE!!!

Anime
1. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
2. Boku dake ga Inai Machi


Manga

3. Ten Count
4. Dagashi Kashi
5. Mahoutsukai no Yome

Light Novels
1. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
2. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

Entertainment Novels
1. Kimi no Na wa. (Novelization)

Mar 16, 2017 3:40 AM by Machination

>Anime
1. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
>Light Novels
1. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

:---DDD

Mar 16, 2017 3:40 AM by Surf_rock