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Re:ZERO, Kabaneri, your name. sweep victories in Newtype Anime Awards

The Machi Asobi anime, manga and game event held its 17th run this past weekend, at studio ufotable’s home of Tokushima. There, this year’s results of Newtype magazine’s Anime Awards were announced, as voted by fans. Their top picks from anime released between October 2015 and September 2016 were as follows:

Best TV Broadcast

  1.  Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  2. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
  3. Macross Delta
  4. High School Fleet
  5. Gintama
  6. Bungo Stray Dogs
  7. Monogatari Series
  8. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
  9. Durarara!!×2
  10. KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!

Best Picture

  1. your name.
  2. Kizumonogatari I/II
  3. Girls und Panzer der Film
  4. The Anthem of the Heart
  5. High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-
  6. planetarian: Hoshi no Hito
  7. KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm
  8. The Empire of Corpses
  9. Ajin
  10. Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin

Best Male Character

  1. Subaru Natsuki (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)
  2. Ikoma (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
  3. Koyomi Araragi (Monogatari)
  4. Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)
  5. Allen Walker (D.Gray-man Hallow)

Best Female Character

  1. Rem (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)
  2. Mumei (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
  3. Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade/Shinobu Oshino (Monogatari)
  4. Kagura (Gintama)
  5. Akeno “Mike” Misaki (High School Fleet)

Best Mascot Character

  1. Puck (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)
  2. Tippy (Is the order a rabbit??)
  3. Isoroku (High School Fleet)
  4. Tim-canpy (D.Gray-man Hallow)
  5. Timothy (Anne-Happy)

Best Voice Actor

  1. Hiroshi Kamiya
  2. Yuusuke Kobayashi
  3. Daisuke Ono
  4. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
  5. Tasuku Hatanaka

Best Voice Actress

  1. Inori Minase
  2. Kana Hanazawa
  3. Rie Kugimiya
  4. Saori Hayami
  5. Miyuki Sawashiro

Best Theme Song

  1. ‘High Free Spirits’ by TrySail (High School Fleet)
  2. ‘Zen-Zen-Zense.’ by RADWIMPS (your name.)
  3. ‘Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress’ by EGOIST (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
  4. ‘Paradisus-Paradoxum’ by MYTH&ROID (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)
  5. ‘Re:Re:’ by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (ERASED)

Best Soundtrack

  1. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  2. your name.
  3. Girls und Panzer der Film
  4. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
  5. Kizumonogatari I/II
  6. The Anthem of the Heart
  7. High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-
  8. Doukyusei -Classmates-
  9. Fafner EXODUS
  10. D.Gray-man Hallow

Best Director

  1. Masaharu Watanabe (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)
  2. Tetsuro Araki (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
  3. Makoto Shinkai (your name.)
  4. Chief Director: Shoji Kawamori, Director: Kenji Yasuda (Macross Delta)
  5. Chizuru Miyawaki (Gintama)

Best Screenplay

  1. Ichiro Okouchi (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
  2. Masahiro Yokotani (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)
  3. Toshizo Nemoto (Macross Delta)
  4. Makoto Shinkai (your name.)
  5. Michiko Yokote, Tatsuto Higuchi, Kenichi Yamashita (Gintama)

Character Design Award

  1. Original: Haruhiko Mikimoto, Animation: Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
  2. Original: Atto, Naoto Nakamura (High School Fleet)
  3. Original: Shinichirou Otsuka, Animation: Kyuta Sakai (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)
  4. Original: Chisato Mita (CAPCOM), Animation: Majiro (Macross Delta)
  5. Original: Katsura Hoshino, Animation: Yousuke Kabashima (D.Gray-man Hallow)

Mecha Design

  1. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Naohiro Washio, Kanetake Ebikawa, Ippei Gyoubu, Kenji Teraoka, Tamotsu Shinohara
  2. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Ippei Gyoubu
  3. Macross Delta: Stanislas Brunet
  4. High School Fleet: Takaaki Suzuki
  5. Fafner EXODUS: Naohiro Washio

Studio Award

  1. WIT STUDIO
  2. SHAFT
  3. WHITE FOX
  4. Satelight
  5. David Production
  6. Kyoto Animation
  7. BONES
  8. Sunrise
  9. Production IMS
  10. A-1 Pictures

Nogizaka46 Award (Monthly Newtype Joint Special Award)

Joker Game

We’re very happy to see Re:ZERO so many times on that list, but a little shocked it got shunted down to second-best anime after Kabaneri. At least ERASED was remembered, if only for its theme song. That was a fantastic way to start the show, don’t you think?

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