Monday, October 10, 2011

NewType Anime Awards -- Madoka Magika, Miyano Mamoru, Yuuki Aoi

Madoka Magica was the top show of 2011, and Yuuki Aoi and Miyano Mamoru the top seiyuus, according to readers of NewType magazine.

The NewType anime awards were announced over the weekend, and Madoka Magica ran away with the lion's share of the awards. The show won twelve awards, ranging from best anime and best director (Akiyuki Shinbou) through best OP, best music, best character design, and best colour, to awards for three of its seiyuus: Yuuki Aoi as best leading female, Saitou Chiwa as best supporting female, and Katou Emiri for best mascot character (is Kyuube a "mascot," lol?).

The awards were voted on by NewType readers, and through NewType's website. There was a total of over 6000 votes. NewType tends to cover shounen shows and has a readership split between male and female. Looking at the full voting results, the second-most popular anime was Tiger & Bunny. Mawaru Penguin Drum, AnoHana, and The Idolm@ster also show up several times each.

There were awards for the season's top characters, and Homura of MadoMagi (played by Saitou Chiwa) won for female character, while Okabe Rentarou of Steins;Gate (played by Mamo-chan) won for male character.


Miyano Mamoru
Yuuki Aoi
Ao-chan probably benefited from the fact that MadoMagi was the top show. People might have made Chiwa the top seiyuu, except that her role was formally a supporting role, while Ao-chan's was formally the lead role -- despite the fact that Chiwa's Homura felt more like a main character. Ao-chan expressed surprise at winning the award, and Chiwa echoed her.

Here are full results:

Leading role female:
1  Yuuki Aoi
2  Hanazawa Kana
3  Kayano Ai
4  Sawashiro Miyuki
5  Sakamoto Maaya

Saitou Chiwa
Supporting role female:
1  Saitou Chiwa
2  Hanazawa Kana
3  Kitamura Eri
4  Toyosaki Aki
5  Katou Emiri

Leading role male:
1  Miyano Mamoru
2  Kamiya Hiroshi
3  Okamoto Nobuhiko
4  Hirata Hiroaki
5  Shimono Hiro

Fujiwara Keiji
Supporting role male
1  Fujiwara Keiji
2  Okamoto Nobuhiko
3  Sakurai Takahiro
4  Fukuyama Jun
5  Seki Tomokazu
-- ballots indicate the gender of the voter, and Fujiwara Keiji apparently got a lot of female votes.

Note: results from here on are in countdown order:

Katou Emiri (Kyuube)
Mascot character
4  Kuro (Ao no Exorcist)
3  Sakamoto-san (Nichijou)
2  Penguin #2 (Mawaru Penguin Drum)
1  Kyuube (MadoMagi)

Male character
5  Kyousuke (OreImo)
4  Touma (Index)
3  Jinta (AnoHana)
2  Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (Tiger + Bunny)
1  Okabe Rentarou (Steins;Gate)

Female character
5 Ika Musume
4 Menma (AnoHana)
3 Kuroneko (OreImo)
2 Madoka (MadoMagi)
1 Homura (MadoMagi)

Background music
5 Uta no Prince-sama (Elements Garden)
4 Idolmaster (Takada Ryuuichi)
3 Tiger and Bunny (Ike Yoshihiro)
2 AnoHana (Remedios)
1 MadoMagi (Kajiura Yuki)

OP
5 Ready!!  (The Idolm@ster)
4 secret base (AnoHana)
3 Orion wo Nazoru (Tiger and Bunny)
2 Aoi Shiori (AnoHana)
1 Connect (MadoMagi)

Anime films
10 Soukyuu no Fafner
9 Towa no Kuon
8 Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo
7 Sengoku Basara
6 Sora no Otoshimono
5 Kokurikozaka kara
4 Gundam00 – Awakening of the Tralblazer
3 Gundam UC
2 Fullmetal Alchemist- Star of Milos
1 Macross Frontier – Sayonara no Tsubasa

Script
5 Mawaru Penguin Drum
4 Steins;Gate
3 Tiger & Bunny
2 AnoHana
1 MadoMagi

Character design
5 Hanasaku Iroha
4 Idolmaster
3 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
2 Tiger and Bunny
1 MadoMagi
note: One of my favorite animators, Nishida Asako, not only did the character design for the #3 show, but did key animation for the #2 show.

Mecha design
3 IS – Infinite Stratos
2 Gundam UC
1 Tiger and Bunny

Photography
3 Tiger and Bunny
2 AnoHana
1 MadoMagi

Art direction
3 Mawaru Penguin Drum
2 Hanasaku Iroha
1 MadoMagi

Colour
3 AnoHana
2 Mawaru Penguin Drum
1 MadoMagi

Special effects
3 Mawaru Penguin Drum
2 Tiger and Bunny
1 MadoMagi

Commercial message
5 Fate/Zero
4 AnoHana
3 Tiger and Bunny
2 MadoMagi
1 Idolm@ster

Game OP animation
3 Sengoku Basara
2 Idolm@ster
1 Tales of Xillia

Director
5 Nishigori Atsushi (The Idolm@ster)
4 Satou Keiichi (Tiger & Bunny )
3 Ikuhara Kunihiko (Mawaru Penguin Drum)
2 Nagai Tatsuyuki (AnoHana)
1 Shinbou Akiyuki (MadoMagi)

Top anime
10 Natsume Yuujinchou
9 Gintama
8 IS – Infinite Stratos
7 OreImo
6 Mawaru Penguin Drum
5 Star Driver
4 The Idolm@ster
3 Tiger & Bunny
2 AnoHana
1 Madoka Magica

3 comments:

abandonedfactory said...

That's actually a strong showing for Mawaru Penguin Drum, given that it hasn't finished yet. It typically placed 3rd behind finished series in the 1st and 2nd slots.

Yoshii-kun said...

And Galactic Pretty Boy claims No.1 :D

shizuo said...

Kana Hanazawa <3

Mascot character: Sakamoto-san... Ahaahaha Hail Neko!

Character design: Hanasaku Iroha and Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, both of them EPIC design!