Sugoi Japan Awards 2016 Results Announced

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The Sugoi Japan Awards have determined the top 5 anime, light novels, manga and entertainment novels that should receive more foreign attention, the results likely being influenced overwhelmingly by popularity and unsurprisingly containing only modern titles.

The top 5 anime:


1. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

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2. Shirobako

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3. Oregairu

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4. Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun

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5. Psycho-Pass movie

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The top 5 manga:

1. One-Punch Man

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2. Tokyo Ghoul

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3. Haikyu!!

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4. Twittering Birds Never Fly

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5. Monster Musume

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The top 5 light novels:

1. Danmachi

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2. Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata

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3. Amagi Brilliant Park

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4. Overlord

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5. Shimoseka

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The top 5 entertainment novels:

1. The Empire of Corpses by Project Itoh and Toh Enjoe
2. Kaidantō (“Step Island”) by Yutaka Kōno
3. Alice Koroshi (“Killing Alice”) by Yasumi Kobayashi
4. Man-Gan (“Fulfilled Vow”) by Honobu Yonezawa
5. BEATLESS by Satoshi Hase


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    Avatar of Brosuke
    Comment by Brosuke
    10:51 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No Hibike! Euphonium!? Booo it's easily the most underated kyo-ani shows

    Avatar of #28 Savage
    Comment by #28 Savage
    23:59 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be fair, the story is a bit niche. Keep in mind that popularity != quality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:25 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Overlord only in one of those lists :(

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:40 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, Overlord is one of the best anime ever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:35 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    have u actually seen other animes? one of the best? in what ways? please elaborate.

    Avatar of Chen-04
    Comment by Chen-04
    04:42 26/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I currently know about nine thousand anime. Overlord is one of the best.

    What makes it better than the rest is that the villains are likable. It's not like you're rooting for the protagonist and are led to hate the bad guys, which always sucks. In Overlord the bad guys are cool, too. Then the protagonist is absolutely overpowered which is awesome. I'm tired of evenly matched fights. Those get boring quickly. Especially if they take forever to conclude the obvious outcome: protagonist is gonna survive and evantually kicking everyones ass. Geez, wouldn't it be cool to see the protagonist die within the first couple of episodes? Like TTGL, only with a surviving cast that can actually compensate for the death.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 26/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see what you are getting at but the protagonist is such a dull character. It's refreshing to see an overpowered character as the protagonist however he doesn't do much besides being super OP and helping NPCs. His monologues are just plain annoying and all he talks about are based off his experience from playing the game. That is the only link to him being stuck in the game, it really didn't seem necessary for him to be stuck in the game as that doesn't play much of a role in the whole anime.
    I personally fancy the evenly matched fights between the good vs bad as wheres the thrill if an action anime doesn't have it?

    Comment by Anonymous

    overlord is so boring, why r u surprised?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Only the LN is good, the anime is mediocre at best. Of course it's only in the LN list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Not sugoi in the least.

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    Comment by #28 Savage
    19:35 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Project Itoh's 'Empire of Corpses' movie was pretty legit and offered something different for a change.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:42 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    "legit".. you mean 100% cliché with a little boys love mixed in? That movie was such a waste of time.

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    Comment by #28 Savage
    23:44 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    And you're a waste of space, you low-energy loser.

    Avatar of Chen-04
    Comment by Chen-04
    04:35 26/03/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I'll take that as a compliment. You should check out some good movies, though. Maybe you never saw one and thus mistakenly think bad movies are good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:00 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd say that these have more than enough attention in the West already. How about something a bit more obscure or pride-worthy?

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    Comment by Neku
    09:26 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't think you win a popularity contest by being "obscure".

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    indeed

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yrah, but you know, saying MonMusu needs more popularity in the west when every single volume has topped the US sale charts is kinda... Retarded.
    Really, it only shows their ignorance, not knowing what has already gone out of their islands and it's working even better than there. It's talking about novelties of western food that the japs should try and answering "mayonnaise".

    Avatar of #28 Savage
    Comment by #28 Savage
    19:37 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    What Neku said. I know as otaku we feel offended or ostracized when our personal faves are left out. However, the purpose of this is to engage the widest demographic possible, then once people are engaged, maybe they'll look into the more obscure series on their own accord.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:47 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Obscure stuff doesn't get obscure by being good. It gets there by being bad. But once it's there the hipster come around and like it for being bad, telling everyone it is good, even though it isn't.

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    Comment by #28 Savage
    23:57 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Obscure stuff doesn't get obscure by being good. It gets there by being bad.
    Or, or it lacks the aggressive marketing campaigns and tie-ins to every commercial product you'd find at your local Wal-Mart.

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    Comment by #28 Savage
    20:29 26/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Really good stuff needs no marketing.

    Tell that to Disney, Pixar or Marvel Studios.

    Avatar of Chen-04
    Comment by Chen-04
    04:45 26/03/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Really good stuff needs no marketing. You're thinking of the average stuff that is kinda cool, but nobody knows about. Like Gallery Fake.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:47 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not a bad list... i agree with it

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:57 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    yea me too... weird.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:19 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    all this stuff is pretty popular overseas afaik
    its just that people just pirate all the anime, translated ln's and manga

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:54 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the published translation is shit, the dvds don't offer anything special, then no wonder it's going around.
    Don't know about your country but at my place some manga is so badly translated, I can't lay my eyes on it.

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    Comment by #28 Savage
    19:34 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sucks for you, fam. :-(

    Avatar of Chen-04
    Comment by Chen-04
    04:45 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Translations everywhere are bad. Translators are taught at school to do it in a bad way. Like changing the Japanese name order and replacing cultural references. Rice balls become hamburgers.. ludicrous.

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    Comment by #28 Savage
    23:47 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Que?

    Avatar of Chen-04
    Comment by Chen-04
    04:47 26/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    See Otakings rant against fansubbing. He wants everything that is bad about official translations.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Hestia is one fat bitch for a midget

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember, oppai lolis count as lolis.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In math, we call that a contradiction

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:12 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Contradictions imply mistakes - this would be better expressed as the Busty Loli Paradox.
    It doesn't exist but it does, confusing as all get out.

    But no less enjoyable :)

    Comment by Anonymous

    One Punch Man should be on the top of every list. Even the ones where it isn't present in the medium. I mean, if this is talking about stuff that would appeal to a wide Western Demographic, I can tell you right now that from my anecdotal experiences, even people that are normally not into anime much have expressed interest (and even some have watched) in OPM.

    There's even an OPM-based Diablo 3 build:
    http://www.diablofans.com/builds/69922-one-punch-monk-t10-speed

    Other than that, I have no freaking clue what their criteria are. I'd say I disagree with the #1 anime as I found it to be horribly overrated, but it did have pretty good animation. I think a lot of the list should be flipped around a bit. Like Psycho Pass should be higher; it has guns, action, dystopian setting... it's like it came out of Hollywood.

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    Comment by #28 Savage
    23:47 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, do you even read. If its already so popular to the point of ubiquity, then how can you manage to 'recommend' it any further?
    Jeez, this is why shounen fanbases are so damn annoying.

    Comment by Anonymous

    >Pychopass
    OK.

    >movie
    Hell no

    Avatar of Chen-04
    Comment by Chen-04
    04:49 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Both were equally bad.

    Avatar of #28 Savage
    Comment by #28 Savage
    23:49 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    from now onward, I'm just gonna reflexively downvote everything you say.

    Avatar of Chen-04
    Comment by Chen-04
    04:33 26/03/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    You should join the club then. Assuming there is such a club. But there's a bunch of people who think exactly like you, so you should make a club if there isn't one.

    Avatar of #28 Savage
    Comment by #28 Savage
    23:59 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Nah, movie was pretty damn legit. S2 was anti-climactic. S1 was phenomenal.

    Comment by Anonymous

    No game No life?
    Sword Art online?
    Durarara?
    Steins Gate?
    Boku dake Ga inai Machi?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:46 24/03/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    its for stuff from 2015 lol

    Comment by Anonymous

    it doesn't say they have to be from 2015 anywhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:55 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    its a yearly award so is it not obvious to have stuffs only from 2015?

    its just like the oscars, its yearly. They don't give award for the same movie every year now do they?

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    Comment by #28 Savage
    19:40 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    And yet they all were indeed from 2015, incidentally. Boku Dake Ga inai Machi is of the current year FYI, so maybe it'll make the next list. :)

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:50 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    To be fair, every movie that gets an oscar kinda feels like most of those other movies that get oscars.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:35 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    SAO, really? You don't think that got enough undeserved attention already?

    Avatar of #28 Savage
    Comment by #28 Savage
    19:41 24/03/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I think most people who look at these lists completely ignore the criteria and assume it's just "Best Animus of all Time According to Me."

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    agreed but i dont think sao is even close to the best anime ever. The first arc did look promising, however everything from then was just meh.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:51 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    SAO hasn't gotten any undeserved attention. Steins;Gate has.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:32 26/03/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why can't I be both?

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    Comment by #28 Savage
    23:55 25/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yep, confirmed troll or too dense to digest anything deeper than lolicon fanservice or your run-of-the-mill generic-MC-stuck-in-a-game story.

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    Comment by #28 Savage
    20:33 26/03/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Name "deeper" stuff? Yeah take most seinen material as your general example. Naoki Urusawa's Monster, Ghost In The Shell, Death Parade, Texhnolyze, Serial Experiments Lain, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Death Note, etc. Anime as a medium, has provided a host of thought-provoking material.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:48 26/03/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Besides, can you even name deeper stuff? Anime ain't exaclty experimental french films..




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