Monday, 13 October 2014
NEWS: KIRITO WINS AT NEWTYPE AWARDS!
He may be OP and a major Gary Stu in-universe, but that hasn't stopped Kirito from winning the best male character of 2014 category in the Newtype Anime Awards.
Ironically, Kirito took away the male category slot for his inclusion in Sword Art Online II, despite playing as a female-type avatar after his account encountered a bug. Despite still being male, the character for most of the Gun Gale Online arc looked awfully female to the audience and the in-universe characters.
Most of the other awards were scooped up by either Kill la Kill or THE IDOLM@STER Movie. A complete rundown of the category winners looks like:
Best Movie: THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE
Best Director: Atsushi Nishigori, THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE
Best Mascot: Yotaro, Arpeggio of Blue Steel
Best Character [Male]: Kirito, Sword Art Online II
Best Character [Female]: Haruka Amami, THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE
Best Picture [TV]: Kill la Kill
Mecha Design: Takehiko Matsumoto, Arpeggio of Blue Steel
Sound: Kill la Kill
Studio Award: A-1 Pictures
Screenplay: Kazuki Nakashima, Kill la Kill
Theme Song: “M@STERPIECE,” THE IDOLM@STER MOVIE
Voice Actor Award [Male]: Yuuki Kaji
Voice Actor Award [Female]: Eriko Nakamura