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OtapediaNewtype Anime Awards - Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer)

The Demon Slayer series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge made an appearance in the awards for the Kadokawa Monthly Newtype magazine, one of the most important publications in Japan. In October 27, 2019 the results of the 2018-2019 Newtype Anime Awards at the Machi Asobi Vol. 23 event were announced.

In addition to the animated film Promare, Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) achieved great success within these awards. Among other categories, this anime series received the award for the Best Broadcast Series, along with the first position in most categories, such as Best Male Character, Best Female Character, Best Voice Actor and Actress, among other awards.

Although the winners were chosen via fans vote, it should also be taken into consideration that Hikaru Kondo, the president of the Ufotable animation studio, the one responsible for animating Demon Slayer, also organized the Machi Asobi event. Still, the anime series won thanks to the votes of its fans, there are not real suspicions that the results could have been rigged. The anime series that were allowed to aim for the awards must have been released between Summer 2018, that is, July 2018, until Spring 2019, which means, June 2019.

Here are the official results of the top 10 positions in the ranking. Even though Demon Slayer and Promare took the vast majority of the awards, there are also other popular anime series that received various awards such as Banana Fish, Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online: Alicization.

Best Anime (TV Broadcasting and Streaming)

In the Best Anime category, Demon Slayer received the first position, sharing ranking with other greatly popular series such as Bungo Stray Dogs and the third season of the Attack on Titan series.

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  2. Bungo Stray Dogs
  3. Banana Fish
  4. Sarazanmai
  5. Persona 5
  7. Toaru Majutsu on Index III
  8. Attack on Titan (Season 3)
  9. Sword Art Online Alicization
  10. Kemurikusa

Best Anime Movie

In this category, Demon Slayer did not win any awards, since the successes have been granted above all to its animated series, and the Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) movie is yet to released..

  1. Promare
  2. Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. Lost butterfly
  3. Uta at Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom
  4. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re; surrection
  5. Weathering With You
  6. Re: ZERO: Starting Life in Another World. Memory Snow
  7. Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System
  8. Sound! Euphonium The Movie - Our Promise: A Brand New Day
  9. My Hero Gym: Two Heroes
  10. Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl

Best Male Anime Character

In the Best Male Anime Character category, Tanjiro Kamado, the main character of the Demon Slayer series, received first place, followed by characters from other different series such as Banana Fish, Sword Art Online or Code Geass.

  1. Tanjiro Kamado (Demon Slayer)
  2. Ash Lynx (Banana Fish)
  3. Kirito (Sword Art Online: Alicization)
  4. Chuya Nakahara (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  5. Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re; surrection)
  6. Lio Fotia (Promare)
  7. Osamu Dazai (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  8. Rooster Thymos (Promare)
  9. Wakaba (Kemurikusa)
  10. Shiro Emiya (Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. Lost butterfly)

Best Female Anime Character

In this category, Nezuko(/otapedia/anime/kimetsu_no_yaiba_demon_slayer/nezuko_kamado), Tanjiro’s sister and whom he always tries to protect, reached the top position and shares a ranking with two Fate/stay night characters, Lucia Fex from Promare and Sakura Kinomoto, from the popular Cardcaptor Sakura series.

  1. Nezuko Kamado (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  2. Sakura Mato (Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. Lost butterfly)
  3. Kyoka Izumi (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  4. Asuna (Sword Art Online: Alicization)
  5. Saber (Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. Lost butterfly)
  6. CC (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re; surrection)
  7. Lucia Fex (Promare)
  8. Rin (Kemurikusa)
  9. Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card)
  10. Alice Synthesis Thirty (Sword Art Online Alicization)

Best Mascot Anime Character

  • Vinny (Promare)

Best Male Voice Actor

In both the category of Best Male and Female dubbing, the voice actors of the main characters received awards for their performance.

Best Female Voice Actor

Best Theme

In the Best Theme category, the opening song of the first season of the animated series received a top placing.

Best Anime Soundtrack

  • Elements Garden (Uta at Prince Sama)

Best Director

In this category, Haruo Sotozaki, the director of the anime adaptation of Demon Slayer, was awarded.

  • Haruo Sotozaki (Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Best Screenplay

  • Kazuki Nakashima (Promare)

Best Anime Character Designer

Koyoharu Gotouge, who wrote and illustrated Demon Slayer’s original manga, was awarded within the subcategory of Original design.

  • Akira Matsushima, Yoko Kajiyama, Miyuki Sato, Mika Kikuhi. Original design: Koyoharu Gotouge (Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Best Mechanical Designer

  • Shigeto Koyama (Promare)

Nogizaka46 Award

  • The Promised Neverland


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