Sugoi Japan® Awards 2016

Japan's Greatest Pop Culture Award

Manga first prize goes to “One Punch-Man”while “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?”grasps light novel grand prix

April13, 2016 (JST)

Tokyo, Japan ---The results of SUGOI JAPAN®, the Japan's nationwide vote for Manga, Anime, Ranobe (light novel) and entertaining novelworks, were announced on March 22, and “One Punch-Man,”a story of a hero who beats any enemy with a single punch,won the Manga genre while the first prize of Anime genre went to “Your Lie in April,”a boy-meets-girl story with great classicalmusic. The Ranobe winner is 2 million selling adventure/fantasy “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?”and the Japan SF Award winner “The Empire of Corpses”which fictionalized 19 century world in which the technology to resurrect corpses has been put to practical usegrasped the entertaining novel genre.

SUGOI JAPAN® is an initiative to select the Japanese pop culture works that the fans want the world to know about, that they feel certain will be a global hit. The open vote in the secondyear was held on the official web site of SUGOI JAPAN® from November16, 2015to January3, 2016, attracting 65,294votes.

Results SUGOI JAPAN Award2016for further details, please visit http://sugoi-japan.jp/en/

Manga
Winner: One-Punch Man
Runner-up: Tokyo Ghoul
3: Haikyu!!
4: Twittering birds never fly
5: Everday Life with Monster Girls

Anime
Winner: Your Lie in Aprl
Runner-up: SHIROBACKO
3: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!
4: Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
5: PSYCHO-PASS

Ranobe
Winner: Is it Wrong to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?
Runner-up: Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata
3: Amagai Brilliant Park
4: OVERLOAD
5: SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist

Novels
Winner: The Empire of Corpses
Runner-up: Kaidantou Series
3: The Murder of Alice
4: A Vow Fulfilled
5: BEATLESS

Conceptof SUGOI JAPAN
Japan is blessed with a set of cultural assets that, as we well know, have the potential to be beloved the world over. We particularly feel strongly about manga and anime, as well as ranobe and entame shosetsu. We are passionately enthusiastic about the amazing best-selling works in the four genres, and we want the rest of the world to know about them! Therefore, we have launched a one-of-a-kind project called “Sugoi Japan®”.

Short lists
Manga http://sugoi-japan.jp/en/nominees/manga.html
Anime http://sugoi-japan.jp/en/nominees/anime.html
Ranobe http://sugoi-japan.jp/en/nominees/ranove.html
Entame shosetsu http://sugoi-japan.jp/en/nominees/entame.html

Target period of nomination
Manga, Ranobe and Entame shosetsu:
published between January 1, 2012, and July 31, 2015
Anime: broadcast or screened between July 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015

Event schedule
Voting: November 16, 2015 –January 3, 2016
Announcement of the result: March 22, 2016, at Yomiuri Otemachi Hall in Tokyo also on the website

The SUGOI JAPAN Award2016 projectis organized by the SUGOI JAPAN Committee and The Yomiuri Shimbun, supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs;Ministryof Economy, Trade and Industry;the Association ofJapanese Animations;the Association of Manga Publishers;and Tokyo Otaku Mode in cooperation with Nakano Boardway;Osu Shopping District;and Miss SAKEAssociation;and sponsored by Tanita Corporation; and Nikon Imaging.Japan Inc

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