Manga, Anime, Ranobe and Novels - Sugoi Japan Award2017 Vote
Special Interview: Makoto Shinkai on his NOVEL 'Your Name.'
contributed for the launch of Japan's greatest pop-culture award SUGOI JAPAN
November 15, 2016 (JST)
Tokyo, Japan -- The SUGOI JAPAN Award2017, the Japan's nationwide vote for manga, anime, ranobe* (light novel) and entertaining novel works is going to start voting on November 16th. Eighty outstanding works, selected through recommendations by fans and experts, are shortlisted. The poll will be closed on January 3rd, 2017, and the results will be announced on March 16th at the SUGOI JAPAN Award2017 ceremony in Tokyo. Along with the launch of the ballot, a special interview with Makoto Shinkai, the author of a novel 'Your Name.' which is nominated in the award, will be posted on the web site.
'One Punch-Man,' originally a web manga that came to be mainstream hit, was awarded the last year's Manga genre, while 'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?' won the Ranobe genre. SUGOI JAPAN Award2016 attracted 65,294 votes in total.
* Ranobe (light novels) = A type of novel mainly targeting relatively younger readers. It usually spotlights unique characters and is often published with an anime-like illustrated cover. Doug Liman's film “Edge of Tomorrow,” for instance, is based on the ranobe “All You Need is Kill.”
Concept of 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 entertaining novels. 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®”.
Target period of nomination
Manga, Ranobe and Entertaining novels: published between January 1, 2013, and July 31, 2016
Anime: broadcast or screened between July 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016
Voting: November 16, 2016 – January 3, 2017
Announcement of the result:
March 16, 2017, at Yomiuri Otemachi Hall in Tokyo also on the website
SUGOI JAPAN Award 2016 voting results