Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun has now formally launched Sugoi Japan and it aims to spread Japanese works like anime, mangas, and light novels to the world. Sugoi Japan aims to increase worldwide attention to Japanese works and have anime, mangas, and light novels be distributed to a wider audience. Here is the outline for Sugoi Japan which also has an English translation:

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Basically, what Sugoi Japan aims for is to have Japanese works be acknowledged and noticed by the rest of the world and it has launched an online poll for people to vote which manga, light novel, entertainment novel or anime is their favorite work and would want to introduce to the world. Each media has about 50 nominees and each one of these nominees have been chosen by “experts” in the field.

The nominated works have to have been made from the period of January 1, 2005 until July 31, 2014 so newer works such as Gundam Reconguista in G won’t be included in the poll. This also means that older works such as Yu Yu Hakusho and Sailor Moon are also not included.

The anime nominees include a variety of familiar names from various anime genres like Sword Art Online, Darker Than Black, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, A Certain Magical Index, Aoi Hana, Lucky Star, Gundam UC, Gundam 00, Macross Frontier, Kill la Kill, Attack on Titan, Nagi no Asukara, Clannad, Free!, Aldnoah.Zero, Fate/ Zero, Madoka Magica, and many many more. For a larger image, left click on the image and then open in a new tab.

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The mangas meanwhile include Toriko, Kimi ni Todoke, The Seven Deadly Sins, Blue Exorcist, Haikyuu!, One Punch Man, Magi, Yowamushi Pedal, Vinland Saga, Silver Spoon, Kuroko’s Basketball, To Love-Ru, and many many more.

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Finally, the light novels include Oregairu/ My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Spice and Wolf, Aria The Scarlet Ammo, Sword Art Online, Haganai, Fate/ Zero, OreImo, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Date A Live, Toradora, No game No Life, Baka and Test, The Irregular At Magic High School, etc.

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You can vote for your favorites through this link. The language is in Japanese however, but you can choose up to three for each media.Voting period will only be until December 31, 2014.

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Source: Sugoi Japan

 

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