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Voting Begins for Yomiuri Shimbun's Sugoi Japan Awards 2017

posted on by Eric Stimson
20 nominees each in anime, manga, light novel, and entertainment novel categories

Voting has begun for the 2017 Sugoi Japan Awards, a project by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper to promote pop cultural works that fans feel are most deserving of foreign attention. Divided into four categories — anime, manga, light novels, and "entertainment novels" — the awards promote the works that have the "universality," "originality" and "potential" to be big international hits. The time frame is the last 3.5 years, except for anime, which is only from the past year (since July 2015). While the 80 works below were chosen by fans and "experts" in July, the top 10 in each category will be chosen by vote, which will last until January 3. The winners shall be announced on March 16.

The candidates are:

ANIME

  • Girls und Panzer der Film (November 2015)
  • Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu (January 2016)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (October 2015)
  • KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm (January 2016)
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (April 2016)
  • Anthem of the Heart (September 2015)
  • Empire of Corpses (October 2015)
  • Charlotte (July 2015)
  • Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū (January 2016)
  • Joker Game (April 2016)
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (April 2016)
  • Doukyusei -Classmates- (February 2016)
  • 91 Days (July 2016)
  • New Game! (July 2016)
  • High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- (December 2015)
  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (January 2016) (pictured)
  • ERASED (January 2016)
  • Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World (April 2016)
  • Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade (October 2015)
  • One-Punch Man (October 2015)

MANGA

  • My Brother's Husband, Gengoroh Tagame (May 2015)
  • Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni ("Land of Gold, Land of Water"), Nao Iwamoto (July 2016)
  • Golden Kamuy, Satoru Noda (January 2015)
  • Sabishisugite Les Fūzoku ni Ikimashita Repo ("A Report of How I Went Lesbian Out of Loneliness"), Kabi Nagata (June 2016)
  • G no Samurai, Keiichi Tanaka (April 2016)
  • Sensei no Shiroi Uso ("Teacher's White Lie"), Akane Torikai (2014)
  • Dagashi Kashi, Kotoyama (2014)
  • Designs, Daisuke Igarashi (February 2016)
  • Interviews with Monster Girls, Petos (March 2015) (pictured)
  • Ten Count, Rihito Takarai (2014)
  • Nami Yo, Kiite Kure ("Wave, Listen to Me"), Hiroaki Samura (May 2015)
  • Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu ("Running Away is Shameful Yet Useful"), Tsunami Umino (2013)
  • Platinum End, Tsugumi Ohba (February 2016)
  • Princess Maison, Aoi Ikebe (May 2015)
  • Blue Giant, Shinichi Ishizuka (2013)
  • My Hero Academia, Kōhei Horikoshi (November 2014)
  • Machida-kun no Sekai ("Machida's World"), Yuki Andō (July 2015)
  • The Ancient Magus' Bride, Kore Yamazaki (2014)
  • Mushinuyun, Daisaku Tsuru (2014)
  • Yomawari Neko ("The Night Watchman Cat"), Kaoru Fukaya (July 2016)

LIGHT NOVELS

  • Assassin's Pride, Kei Amagi (January 2016)
  • Adachi to Shimamura ("Adachi and Shimamura"), Hitoma Iruma (2013)
  • Yes Ka No Ka Hanbun Ka ("Is It Yes, No, or Somewhere in Between?"), Michi Ichiho (November 2014)
  • Nobu, Natsuya Semikawa (2014)
  • Ideologue!, Jūsan Shiida (March 2015)
  • Imōto Sae Ireba Ii ("If Only I Had a Little Sister"), Yomi Hirasaka (March 2015)
  • Kabukibu! ("Kabuki Club!"), Yuuri Eda (2013)
  • Kami-sama no Goyōnin ("God's Servant"), Natsu Asaba (2013)
  • Qualidea Code, Speakeasy (January 2015)
  • Kumo Desu Ga, Nanika? ("So What If I'm a Spider?"), Okina Baba (December 2015)
  • Gamers!, Sekina Aoi (March 2015)
  • Kōka Kōkyū Monogatari ("Story of the Inner Palace of the Crimson Mist"), Kana Yukimura (May 2015) (pictured)
  • Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Natsume Akatsuki (2013)
  • Goblin Slayer, Kumo Kagyū (February 2016)
  • Zarusoba (Kawaii) ("Zarusoba (Cute)"), Yosohachi Tsuchise (December 2015)
  • Hakosoko no Elpis ("Elpis at the Bottom of the Box"), Takehiko Okishi (December 2014)
  • Vorpal Bunny, Mitsunori Enami (September 2015)
  • Mushokutensei ("Unemployed Transmigration"), Rifujin na Mago no Te (2014)
  • Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World, Tappei Nagatsuki (2014)
  • Ryūō no O-shigoto! ("The Dragon King's Job!"), Shirow Shiratori (September 2015)

ENTERTAINMENT NOVELS

  • Uzugamori Kyōko wa Uchū ni Kitai Shinai ("Kyōko Uzugamori Doesn't Expect Much of Space"), Tahi Saihate (March 2016)
  • Life on Mars?, Kōtarō Isaka (February 2015)
  • The Novel of the Lunar World, Osamu Makino (July 2015)
  • Conveni Ningen ("Convenience Store Human"), Sayaka Murata (July 2016)
  • your name., Makoto Shinkai (June 2016)
  • Shinjitsu no 10 Meter Temae ("10 Meters Away from the Truth"), Honobu Yonezawa (December 2015)
  • Sekai Chizu no Shitagaki ("Rough Draft of a World Map"), Ryō Asai (2013)
  • Armed with Skillets, Nowaki Fukamidori (August 2015)
  • Sono Kanōsei wa Sude ni Kangaeta ("I've Already Thought of That Possibility"), Magi Inoue (September 2015)
  • Daitai ("Body Change"), Muneki Yamada (May 2016)
  • Danganronpa Kirigiri, Takekuni Kitayama (2013)
  • Tokyo Ketsugō Ningen ("Tokyo Combined Human"), Tomoyuki Shirai (September 2015)
  • Knockin' on Locked Door, Yūgo Aosaki (April 2016)
  • Baraka, Natsuo Kirino (February 2016)
  • Hicky Hicky Shake, Yasumi Tsuhara (May 2016) (pictured)
  • Hitsuji to Hagane no Mori ("The Forest of Sheep and Steel"), Natsu Miyashita (September 2015)
  • BBB Be-bop, Hikaru Okuizumi (June 2016)
  • Black Rider, Akira Higashiyama (2013)
  • Bogiwan ga, Kuru ("The Bogiwan is Coming"), Ichi Sawamura (October 2015)
  • Johannesburg no Tenshi-tachi ("The Angels of Johannesburg"), Yūsuke Miyauchi (2013)

The winners of last year's awards in the anime, manga, light novel and entertainment novel categories, respectively, were Your Lie in April, One-Punch Man, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and The Empire of Corpses.

Source: Sugoi Japan Award 2017


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