Voting for "SUGOI JAPAN Award 2017" Opens on November 16, 2016
Soon Japanese fans will be able to cast their online ballots for the “SUGOI JAPAN Award 2017”, an industry award that seeks to recognize excellence in anime, manga, light novels, and entertaining novels. A total of eighty works (20 in each of the 4 categories) have been short-listed for consideration.
To be eligible for the contest, the printed works (manga, light novels, and entertaining novels) must have been published between January 01, 2013 – July 31, 2016. Works of animation must have been broadcast or screened between January 01, 2015 – July 31, 2016. Voting lasts from November 16, 2016 – January 03, 2017. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony at Yomiuri Otemachi Hall in Tokyo on March 16, 2017.
The English language website for the “SUGOI JAPAN Award 2017” contest is currently still under construction, but it has also published an exclusive interview with Makoto Shinkia, director of the critically acclaimed theatrical anime film Your Name. Check out part 1 of the interview here.
The SUGOI JAPAN Award2017 initiative is organized by the SUGOI JAPAN Committee and The Yomiuri Shimbun, supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, The association of Manga Publishers and Tokyo Otaku Mode.
Official Sugoi Japan 2017 home page (English version)
Official press release