On October 9 2016, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (Koutetsu-jou no Kabaneri) was crowned the winner of five categories at the Newtype Anime Award. The awards were announced at ufotable’s Machi★Asobi event in Tokushima City. The categories were: Best TV Anime, Best Soundtrack, Best Character Design, Best Screenplay, and Best Studio.
At the Newtype Anime Awards Ceremony: At ‘The Moving Picture Festival 2016’, held at the 17th Machi★Asobi in Tokushima on October 9, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress was highly praised for its world-shaping setting, its screenplay and its soundtrack.
Any animated TV show or movie that was released between October 2015 and September 2016 was eligible for the awards. The winners were chosen by the readers of the anime magazine Newtype over a one-year period and via votes cast between August 20 2016 – September 14 2016 on the website, Web Newtype.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress’ series creator Ichiro Okochi accepted the award. The director of the winner of Best Animated Movie (Kimi no Na wa), Makoto Shinkai , also made an appearance on the podium.
Newtype Anime Award Ceremony ‘The Moving Picture Festival 2016’
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress won awards in the following 10 categories:
★ Best TV Anime: Winner
★ Best Soundtrack: Winner
★ Best Character Design: Winner
★ Best Screenplay: Winner
★ Best Studio: Winner
★ Best Male Character: 2nd Place (Ikoma)
★ Best Female Character: 2nd Place (Mumei)
★ Best Theme Song: 3rd Place
★ Best Director: 2nd Place
★ Best Mecha Design: 2nd Place
Screenshots from Recap: Part 1
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Recap Screening Information
Part 1: 31st December 2016 ( Sat) Playing in theatres across Japan for two weeks
Part 2: 7th January 2017 (Sat) Plating in theatres across Japan for two weeks