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Winners of the Newtype Anime Awards 2017

by Sakana-san
Oct 7, 2017 12:45 PM | 107 Comments
Winners of the 2017 Newtype Anime Awards were announced at the Machi★Asobi 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 2016 and September 2017.

Best TV Anime
Fate/Apocrypha
Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season
Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu
Kemono Friends
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
Yuri!!! on Ice
Kakegurui
Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2
Re:Creators
Isekai Shokudou

Best Picture (Film)
Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale
Koe no Katachi
Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen
Kuroko no Basket: Last Game
Kuroshitsuji Movie: Book of the Atlantic
Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi
Free!: Timeless Medley
No Game No Life: Zero
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya Movie: Sekka no Chikai

Best Male Character
Kazuto Kirigaya (Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale)
Osamu Dazai (Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season)
Chuuya Nakahara (Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season)
Victor Nikiforov (Yuri!!! on Ice)
Levi (Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2)
Yuuri Katsuki (Yuri!!! on Ice)
Tatsuya Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Movie: Hoshi wo Yobu Shoujo)
Izuminokami Kanesada (Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu)
Koyomi Araragi (Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen)
Sanosuke Oda (Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season)

Best Female Character
Asuna Yuuki (Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale)
Serval (Kemono Friends)
Kyouka Izumi (Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season)
Mikasa Ackerman (Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2)
Tsubasa Hanekawa (Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen)
Shinobu Oshino (Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen)
Shouko Nishimiya (Koe no Katachi)
Akiko Yosano (Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season)
Selesia Upitiria (Re:Creators)
Ruler (Fate/Apocrypha)

Best Mascot Character
Konnosuke (Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu)
Lucky Beast (Kemono Friends)
Makkachin (Yuri!!! on Ice)
Madara (Natsume Yuujinchou Roku)
Elizabeth (Gintama.)
Yui (Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale)
Iwatobi-chan (Free!: Timeless Medley)
Benippo (Tsuki ga Kirei)
Chomusuke (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2)
Inu (Aho Girl)

Best Male Seiyuu
Yuuichirou Umehara
Miyu Irino
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Soma Saito
Hiroshi Kamiya
Mamoru Miyano
Yuki Kaji
Jun Fukuyama
Junichi Suwabe
Takuya Eguchi

Best Female Seiyuu
Miyuki Sawashiro
Kana Hanazawa
Saori Hayami
Aoi Yuuki
Haruka Tomatsu
Yuka Ozaki
Maaya Uchida
Inori Minase
Maaya Sakamoto
Sumire Morohoshi

Best Theme Song
"Youkoso Japari Park e" by Doubutsu Biscuits (Saki Ono, Yuka Ozaki & Kana Monomiya) x PPP (Aina Aiba, Ikuko Chikuta, Mikoi Sasaki, Ruka Nemoto & Kyouka Tamura) (Kemono Friends)
"Catch the Moment" by LiSA (Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale)
"History Maker" by Dean Fujioka (Yuri!!! on Ice)
"TRASH CANDY" by GRANRODEO (Bungou Stray Dogs)
"Kaze ga Fuku Machi" by Luck Life (Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season)
"Eiyuu Unmei no Uta" by EGOIST (Fate/Apocrypha)
"Hikari Tatsu Ame" by Soma Saito (Katsugeki / Touken Ranbu)
"Shinzou wo Sasageyo!" by Linked Horizon (Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2)
"Reason Living" by SCREEN mode (Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season)
"There is a Reason" by Konomi Suzuki (No Game No Life: Zero)

Best Soundtrack
Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale
Kemono Friends
Bungou Stray Dogs
Yuri!!! On Ice
Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2
Katsugeki / Touken Ranbu
Fate/Apocrypha
No Game No Life Zero
Koe no Katachi
Re:Creators

Best Director
Takuya Igarashi (Bungo Stray Dogs 2)
Yoshiyuki Asai (Fate/Apocrypha)
Tatsuki (Kemono Friends)
Tomohiko Itou (Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale)
Yuuichirou Hayashi (Kakegurui)
Sayo Yamamoto Yuri!!! on Ice)
Ei Aoki (Re:Creators)
Toshiyuki Shirai (Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu)
Masato Jinbo (Isekai Shokudou)
Yoshiyuki Fujiwara (New Game!!)

Best Screenplay
Yuichiro Higashide (Fate/Apocrypha)
Youji Enokido (Bungou Stray Dogs)
Reki Kawahara, Tomohiko Itou (Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale)
Tatsuki (Kemono Friends)
Yasuko Kobayashi (Kakegurui)
Sayo Yamamoto, Mitsurou Kubo (Yuri!!! on Ice)
Ei Aoki, Rei Hiroe (Re:Creators)
Masato Jinbo (Isekai Shokudou)
ufotable (Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu)
Fumihiko Shimo (New Game!!)

Best Character Design
Nobuhiro Arai, Harukawa35 (Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season)
Yuukei Yamada, Ototsugu Konoe (Fate/Apocrypha)
Mine Yoshizaki (Kemono Friends)
Touko Nakamura, Moe Tsuzuku, Miyuki Ishizuka, Rio Shinzato, Yuka Shiojima, Miki Yamazaki, Kayo Onizawa, Yukako Serai (Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu)
Shingo Adachi, abec (Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale)
Tadashi Hiramatsu, Mitsurou Kubo (Yuri!! On Ice)
Manabu Akita, Tooru Naomura (Kakegurui)
Ryuuichi Makino, Rei Hiroe (Re:Creators)
Takao Sano, Keiichi Sano, Katsumi Enami (Isekai Shokudou)
Ai Kikuchi, Shoutarou Tokunou (New Game!!)

Best Mechanical Design
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Re:Creators
Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale
Knight's & Magic
Made in Abyss
Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi
No Game No Life Zero
Fate/Apocrypha
Atom: The Beginning
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

Best Studio
Bones
A-1 Pictures
MAPPA
Yaoyorozu
ufotable
Kyoto Animation
Wit Studio
Madhouse
Silver Link.
Shaft

Nogizaka46 Award (Monthly Newtype Joint Special Award)
Eromanga-sensei

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20 of 107 Comments Recent Comments

Don't you think the list was little subjective even though most of the mentioned were pretty decent.

Jan 10, 6:40 AM by Alex_Lee

Dazai is expected among best male characters, Odasaku is not, it was a pleasant surprise.

Jan 5, 5:55 AM by CG

It’s funny all these SAO/Fate haters getting triggered with this ranking. Both animes are popular, deal with it

Jan 4, 3:56 AM by Anowser

TahZin said:
Is Fate/Apo really that much popular in Japan???

I know the Fate fandom is pretty huge, but outside Japan the Fate fans are almost shitting on the show with every new episode.

I guess it's a different story in Japan.


it's all about the trap and moe selling points. i don't even think the fans recall what the story was about. assuming this is even a legit vote and the writers of this magazine don't do what the emmys do and just pick something to make better sells. i find it hard to believe Nasu for all his talent would even think apocrypha was this note worthy.

Dec 31, 2017 5:52 AM by Fu-reiji

Hatsuyuki said:
Oh god... this list can't get any worse


i don't really take these magazine polls seriously since they're just like the emmys. all fake since it's not influenced by fan bases.

Dec 31, 2017 5:50 AM by Fu-reiji

Im planning to watch SAO ordinal scale bit this list is just dumb as fuck.Where is madre in abyss,one of the best shows of the year,how the hell levi managed to top the best male characters,in the second season he has less than 10min of screen time,in glad that Re:creatore and obviously Bongou Stray Dogs made in the top because thisbanime is good as fuck the opening and characters are awsome ti prove this se have Dazai and Oda in the top list of best male characters,bit Japan pur your shit together pls!!!

Nov 27, 2017 8:09 AM by TheStantrix98

For those of you that ask why certain anime continue to get made, this is why

Nov 25, 2017 8:50 AM by 84DaysWithout

Dab1za9 said:
Busujima_Saeko said:

well some SAO otaku group do like abusing popularity poll like this, if you want to see the real popularity poll you should go for manga sales or TV animation ranking, From there you will see that SAO is nowhere to be found LMAO


A LN series airing after midnight is not selling manga and its TV ranking are weak ? who would have thought that, If you want to see SAO popularity check how the movie did (2.5 Billion Yen in Japanese Cinemas)

Only 2.5 billion? wow that was sad, even Gintama could get more then that.

Nov 25, 2017 6:26 AM by Busujima_Saeko

Busujima_Saeko said:
EngravedinDeath said:
I understand where you're coming from, But this time I couldn't hold back from japans fuckery, I was cool with most of the list (Even though I disagreed strongly with it), But the movie list got me good....Just couldn't hold back without writing a few lines.

well some SAO otaku group do like abusing popularity poll like this, if you want to see the real popularity poll you should go for manga sales or TV animation ranking, From there you will see that SAO is nowhere to be found LMAO


A LN series airing after midnight is not selling manga and its TV ranking are weak ? who would have thought that, If you want to see SAO popularity check how the movie did (2.5 Billion Yen in Japanese Cinemas)

Nov 12, 2017 6:38 AM by Dab1za9

How Made in Abyss dosnt make the list amazes me. Ehh oh well, cool to see Stray Dogs winnings some awards I really need to watch that.

Nov 11, 2017 8:02 PM by awal

Busujima_Saeko said:
EngravedinDeath said:
I understand where you're coming from, But this time I couldn't hold back from japans fuckery, I was cool with most of the list (Even though I disagreed strongly with it), But the movie list got me good....Just couldn't hold back without writing a few lines.

well some SAO otaku group do like abusing popularity poll like this, if you want to see the real popularity poll you should go for manga sales or TV animation ranking, From there you will see that SAO is nowhere to be found LMAO
SAO do normally get a lot of LN sales though, I do know that they get shat on, on the TV animation rankings though. Thats a + point atleast :P

Nov 11, 2017 8:19 AM by EngravedinDeath

EngravedinDeath said:
AmyTwo said:

Again, I do have disagreements, but it's not something to take that seriously imo, since that's just them and not me. Different tastes and amount of people liking the sort of thing over there than over here. There's no need to let it get to you that much.
I understand where you're coming from, But this time I couldn't hold back from japans fuckery, I was cool with most of the list (Even though I disagreed strongly with it), But the movie list got me good....Just couldn't hold back without writing a few lines.

well some SAO otaku group do like abusing popularity poll like this, if you want to see the real popularity poll you should go for manga sales or TV animation ranking, From there you will see that SAO is nowhere to be found LMAO

Nov 11, 2017 8:06 AM by Busujima_Saeko

This poll is broken
- Anything but SAO: Ordinal Scale is best film
- Anything but Fate/Apocrypha is best series
- Anyone but Kirito is best male character
- Anyone but Asuna is best female character
and for fuck sake, A-1 PICTURES ARE NOT SECOND BEST STUDIO, THEY ARE CANCER. CANCER IS FAR LESS DESIRABLE THAN KYOTO ANIMATION.

Though, I must say. Props to Tatsuki for getting third best director on the budget he was working with. He deserved first place though.

Oct 28, 2017 6:35 AM by Tenderizer17

Japan As Amusing as ever sword art online Kazuto Kirigaya #1 and Captain Levi ?? Pffftt...

Oct 18, 2017 6:06 PM by Raffr0

JudoJD said:
AmyTwo said:
Bungou Stray Dogs, Re:Creators, Isekai Shokudou, and Kakegurui? Awesome. :D Kind of wish Made in Abyss was also included, but oh well.







Hm... I don't know. It's numerous comments like these that make me feel like people take lists too seriously these days. It's fine to disagree (I also disagree with some of the things here), but still... Well, I agree with Romandy about Levi though. It's pretty funny, since what he said is true. Levi barely appeared and he's one of the best males? Well alright then. ( ^_^ ')


I've seen a most of the people love that one. Gets REALLY loud hate, but still. Pretty much like Kakegurui.

What I would say as the ones that are probably the most unappreciated of the season are either Isekai Shokudou or Princess Principal.


Nah..but I do agree they are super underrated
The thing with Princess Principal and Isekai Shokudou is they were way less popular which let people they were meant for appreciate what was good about them so in their cases most of what people see is praise as they have people who get the heart of stories that were created

Re:CREATORS on the other hand (despite the original synopsis giving off its intent) was immediately downgraded to a Fate/Battle royale type series which is so far from its aim..Even the director had to clear up that it basically wasn't focusing on its battles.. It's basically a commentary on the highs and lows of the creative process as well as its impact on creators and their audiences.and unfortunately a lot of hate comes from it doing exactly what its meant to do rather than plainly being the edgy action story most other people seem to think it is so the beauty of the show was lost in pointless conversations about non-existent problems
(e.g You don't see someone who understands the point of steins;gate complaining about the characters discussing time travel...or heck same thing with the anime that's actually the closest to re:creators..Shirobako...you don't see complaints about how someone went 2 episodes without a fight scene in Shirobako)
This extended to the point where people who saw the intent of the anime and mentioned it were being maliciously shot down . If you've seen mother's basement video on it and read the comments you get what I mean..even though everything he said was stuff I had noticed before he made a video on it..It wasn't made up..that stuff is actually there but sigh...

There are so many aspects about Re:CREATORS someone can go into but the damage has been done already

The only problem Princess Principal faced was it was at first it was written off by some people as "looks like moe trash"..an opinion which didn't stick..the general response now is it's a really GREAT anime for what it's brought to the table

I know other shows like Sakurada Reset were downplayed like hell so I should change the statement to "one of"

Perhaps it's just me cause I see good stuff about like everything I watch plus I still enjoy watching anime and re:creators was what gave me that package written "this is about the stories you love"
so I guess I became salty over the lack of appreciation it got compared to other anime ..then again I have like zero taste in anime and just enjoy everything (aside from actually getting into anime like a year ago) so what do I know

TMI..but after seeing how re:creators got tossed to the sidelines.. I've gained a deeper appreciation for how toxic the anime community is... been so enjoying seeing shows certain people connect with and love being torn to SHREDS by everyone else who doesn't get it (thank you Black Clover for the entertainment lol),,The fan's despair!! It's amazing!! Someone somewhere knows the feeling XD

Hm. That is true what you've said about stuff like Princess Principal and Isekai Shokudou. I guess I was more focused on how much attention that have compared to how much praise they get.

I never realized Re: Creators went through that much. That's such a shame. I mainly just go to wherever discussion, comment about what I've seen recently (which has mostly been enjoyable or some stupidly exaggerated comment I post at times at how much I am into whatever I'm watching. :P), and just leave. After reading your comment about it, it reminded me about what Kakegurui went through that I read about not long ago. There are numerous people that others like to call "gambling elitists", who take everything about it so seriously when it was never meant to be taken that much (like they call every little aspect very unrealistic like it's supposed to be realistic in the first place when it's not), and were disgusted with the series that they call the anime "terrible" when compared to works like Kaiji when it was never meant to be like Kaiji at all (plus Kakegurui's a shounen, with Kaiji being a seinen). Like for instance, quite a number of people call the series terrible due to the gambling aspect when there actually isn't anything wrong with the gambling, but that in actuality people call it terrible due to the gambling not being nearly as complex as Kaiji or having anywhere near as depth as Kaiji's, since they're all mainly short, ordinary gambling plays. I can definitely agree and understand that the gambling isn't as complex, but stuff like Kaiji isn't without major faults too (numerous ones that people complained that Kakegurui has, Kaiji actually has too), and the type of people say what they say about Kakegurui to the point of calling it a mockery in gambling in general even though there's mostly isn't anything (if not literally anything) actually legitimately wrong about it. It reminds me of numerous people calling other 2D fighters crap and a mockery of fighters just because it's not like Street Fighter. xD

I suppose it goes to show how toxic the anime community and so, so many fan communities in general are indeed. It's not like I actually mind negativity at all. There's a good amount I actually find valid or understandable (like regarding Black Clover, MANY people watching it being very annoyed with Asta's voice, which I am unfortunately annoyed with as well. It's not to the point of dropping it altogether or already writing up a negative review about it, but I can understand how they feel. I actually feel like I want to wait for the dub more and more. I also was recently disappointed with the second episode, but I still think that there's potential in the series), but stuff like people believing the directors/creators' intention of whatever series even when clearly shown otherwise sooner or later (if not outright from the get-go), all I can do is sadly smh.

Btw, it's not like I'm generally making myself look any better than anyone else, since we all have our own ways of expressing our opinions and dealing with other people's views, but yeah. Just being honest here.

EngravedinDeath said:
AmyTwo said:

Again, I do have disagreements, but it's not something to take that seriously imo, since that's just them and not me. Different tastes and amount of people liking the sort of thing over there than over here. There's no need to let it get to you that much.
I understand where you're coming from, But this time I couldn't hold back from japans fuckery, I was cool with most of the list (Even though I disagreed strongly with it), But the movie list got me good....Just couldn't hold back without writing a few lines.

I see. A shame that you feel that way though. Don't get me wrong that I actually do understand some of your gripes, like with what you've said about Kirito, but it's the kind of stuff that a ton people love to swallow up, which I can understand why even if I am not in the same boat.

Oct 15, 2017 3:49 PM by AmyTwo

AmyTwo said:
EngravedinDeath said:
All these SAO fucks can be happy with a list made by a country which's favorite anime's are Love Live and Tiger n Bunny. If you have the capability to believe that SAO should be above Koe no Katachi and Your Name then there is no point here in speaking a single word, Even Kirito getting the #1 position for best male character, Where he does these dumb sh*ts without any explanation.

Again, I do have disagreements, but it's not something to take that seriously imo, since that's just them and not me. Different tastes and amount of people liking the sort of thing over there than over here. There's no need to let it get to you that much.
I understand where you're coming from, But this time I couldn't hold back from japans fuckery, I was cool with most of the list (Even though I disagreed strongly with it), But the movie list got me good....Just couldn't hold back without writing a few lines.

Oct 15, 2017 1:49 PM by EngravedinDeath

I will take a print out of this list.
Then, I will tear it into two pieces.
For the first piece, I will to my shit on it.
For the second one, I will wipe my ass with it.

Oct 15, 2017 11:48 AM by AhmedHan

AmyTwo said:
Bungou Stray Dogs, Re:Creators, Isekai Shokudou, and Kakegurui? Awesome. :D Kind of wish Made in Abyss was also included, but oh well.

EngravedinDeath said:
Japan at it again with the bizzare lists. SAO almost top everywhere, idk how they just don't get over the same shitty plot every time with these dull characters ffs. Like it bothers me even to take the damn animes name.


Romandy said:
Geez. Yuri on Ice gets all the categories. -_-

Also, best male character this year is Levi?! He wasn't even in season 2 for more than 1% of the show!

And who the hell voted for Eromanga-sensei? XD!!!


Roloko said:
The only thing I like about this list is the fact that Sanosuke Oda made it to best male character list and Yuri!!! on Ice making best anime. Not really surprising about the seiyuus, but the rest of the results are pure bullshit honestly lol. xD


Hm... I don't know. It's numerous comments like these that make me feel like people take lists too seriously these days. It's fine to disagree (I also disagree with some of the things here), but still... Well, I agree with Romandy about Levi though. It's pretty funny, since what he said is true. Levi barely appeared and he's one of the best males? Well alright then. ( ^_^ ')

JudoJD said:
Re:CREATORS is like the most underappreciated anime this year so..thank you

I've seen a most of the people love that one. Gets REALLY loud hate, but still. Pretty much like Kakegurui.

What I would say as the ones that are probably the most unappreciated of the season are either Isekai Shokudou or Princess Principal.


Nah..but I do agree they are super underrated
The thing with Princess Principal and Isekai Shokudou is they were way less popular which let people they were meant for appreciate what was good about them so in their cases most of what people see is praise as they have people who get the heart of stories that were created

Re:CREATORS on the other hand (despite the original synopsis giving off its intent) was immediately downgraded to a Fate/Battle royale type series which is so far from its aim..Even the director had to clear up that it basically wasn't focusing on its battles.. It's basically a commentary on the highs and lows of the creative process as well as its impact on creators and their audiences.and unfortunately a lot of hate comes from it doing exactly what its meant to do rather than plainly being the edgy action story most other people seem to think it is so the beauty of the show was lost in pointless conversations about non-existent problems
(e.g You don't see someone who understands the point of steins;gate complaining about the characters discussing time travel...or heck same thing with the anime that's actually the closest to re:creators..Shirobako...you don't see complaints about how someone went 2 episodes without a fight scene in Shirobako)
This extended to the point where people who saw the intent of the anime and mentioned it were being maliciously shot down . If you've seen mother's basement video on it and read the comments you get what I mean..even though everything he said was stuff I had noticed before he made a video on it..It wasn't made up..that stuff is actually there but sigh...

There are so many aspects about Re:CREATORS someone can go into but the damage has been done already

The only problem Princess Principal faced was it was at first it was written off by some people as "looks like moe trash"..an opinion which didn't stick..the general response now is it's a really GREAT anime for what it's brought to the table

I know other shows like Sakurada Reset were downplayed like hell so I should change the statement to "one of"

Perhaps it's just me cause I see good stuff about like everything I watch plus I still enjoy watching anime and re:creators was what gave me that package written "this is about the stories you love"
so I guess I became salty over the lack of appreciation it got compared to other anime ..then again I have like zero taste in anime and just enjoy everything (aside from actually getting into anime like a year ago) so what do I know

TMI..but after seeing how re:creators got tossed to the sidelines.. I've gained a deeper appreciation for how toxic the anime community is... been so enjoying seeing shows certain people connect with and love being torn to SHREDS by everyone else who doesn't get it (thank you Black Clover for the entertainment lol),,The fan's despair!! It's amazing!! Someone somewhere knows the feeling XD

Oct 15, 2017 10:39 AM by JudoJD

EngravedinDeath said:
All these SAO fucks can be happy with a list made by a country which's favorite anime's are Love Live and Tiger n Bunny. If you have the capability to believe that SAO should be above Koe no Katachi and Your Name then there is no point here in speaking a single word, Even Kirito getting the #1 position for best male character, Where he does these dumb sh*ts without any explanation.

Again, I do have disagreements, but it's not something to take that seriously imo, since that's just them and not me. Different tastes and amount of people liking the sort of thing over there than over here. There's no need to let it get to you that much.

Oct 15, 2017 9:12 AM by AmyTwo

All these SAO fucks can be happy with a list made by a country which's favorite anime's are Love Live and Tiger n Bunny. If you have the capability to believe that SAO should be above Koe no Katachi and Your Name then there is no point here in speaking a single word, Even Kirito getting the #1 position for best male character, Where he does these dumb sh*ts without any explanation.

Oct 15, 2017 8:59 AM by EngravedinDeath

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