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Re:ZERO nominated twice in Sugoi Japan Awards 2017

Anime, manga and light novel fans in The Land of the Rising Sun are now casting their votes in the 2017 Sugoi Japan Awards. This recognition of works deserving of appreciation overseas was a project kicked off by The Yomiuri Shumbun newspaper, showcasing manga, light novels and ‘entertainment novels’ from the last 3.5 years, and anime from the past year (in this case since July 2015). Of course, Re:ZERO is continuing its trend of appearing in all the awards mentions.

And so the 80 works below, chosen in July by fans and experts, were considered universal and original enough to have international hit potential. The top 10 titles in each category will be voted for until January 3rd, and the winners will be announced on March 16th.

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)
  • 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)
  • Kane 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), Kahoru 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)
  • 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 titles that reached the top in last year’s awards were the anime Your lie in April, the manga One Punch Man, the light novel Is It Wrong to try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and the entertainment novel The Empire of Corpses. Which ones have your vote for this year? Where anime is concerned, as much as we enjoyed watching Re:ZERO, we think Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju deserves bonus originality points.

4 Comments on Re:ZERO nominated twice in Sugoi Japan Awards 2017

  1. Pretty surprised Joker Game is in this list. It started off pretty well, and had a very unique setting, but ultimately it unfortunately did live up to expectations. The story just didn’t go anywhere, and at the end of the series, pretty much nothing was accomplished. I am currently watching Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and highly enjoying it so far. Erased is next on my list, and looking through the above series, there is still way too much I have to watch lol😂 For now though Kabaneri has my vote 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Elisabeth O'Neill // November 22, 2016 at 4:54 pm // Reply

      The premise of Joker Game didn’t grab us from the start, so we didn’t end up watching it. We will pick something up if people whose opinions we trust are raving about it, but we didn’t hear much about that show once it started. Ahh, Erased is beautiful, you’re in for a tear jerker there.

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