Cover of the November 2018 issue
CategoriesAnime, manga, tokusatsu, Japanese science fiction, and video games
First issueMarch 8, 1985; 39 years ago (1985-03-08)
CompanyKadokawa Shoten
Based inTokyo

Newtype (ニュータイプ, Nyūtaipu) is a monthly magazine originating from Japan covering anime and, to a lesser extent, manga, seiyū, science fiction, tokusatsu, and video games. It was launched by publishing company Kadokawa Shoten on March 8, 1985, and has since been released in Japan on the 10th of every month.

Newtype Korea is published in Korea. Spin-off publications of Newtype also exist in Japan, such as Newtype Hero and Newtype the Live, which are dedicated to tokusatsu, and NewWORDS, which is geared toward a more adult market, as well as numerous limited-run versions such as Clamp Newtype. An English language version, Newtype USA, was published in North America between 2002 and 2008.[2]

The magazine's name comes from the "Newtypes" in the Universal Century timeline of the Gundam series, specifically Mobile Suit Gundam (1979) and its sequel Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985). Newtype launched a week after Zeta Gundam began airing on March 2, 1985.



Newtype runs several columns per month, typically written by creators within the anime and manga industries. Past and current contributors include Satsuki Igarashi (of Clamp), Mahiro Maeda, and Gilles Poitras. Newtype USA included columns from more history-minded writers (such as Jonathan Clements) as well as individuals involved in the US anime industry (such as Monica Rial).


Newtype usually contains a center insert with regularly serialized manga (often to be later published in tankōbon form by Kadokawa). The magazine is perhaps best known in Japan for serializing Mamoru Nagano's The Five Star Stories.

Manga serialized in Newtype USA varied due to licensing reasons. They had included Full Metal Panic!, Angel/Dust, Chrono Crusade, Lagoon Engine Einsatz, Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days, the Aoi House 4-koma, Angel/Dust Neo, and Kobato. only several of which actually appeared in the Japanese Newtype.


Light novels have also been serialized within the Japanese version of the magazine in the past: these have included "For the Barrel" (an abstract adaptation of the Mobile Suit Gundam novel trilogy); a novelization of Overman King Gainer (accompanied by illustrations from the show's character designer, Kinu Nishimura); and the Yoshiyuki Tomino story "Gaia Gear", set in the far future of Gundam's Universal Century timeline.

Television schedule

A large insert within the magazine usually contains a television schedule for anime and tokusatsu programs set to run on various Japanese networks throughout the coming month, accompanied by synopses for each aired episode and network ratings for each show from the previous month.

Art-related material

Newtype contains a tip column for working with computer graphics in manga-style illustration, written by a different guest illustrator (or group of illustrators, in some cases) each month. The column generally centers around working with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.

In the Japanese version (and in the early months of the American version), the last page of Newtype is usually reserved for one of a series of art pieces or illustrations (accompanied by comment or short column) from a known anime illustrator. Perhaps the best known of these is the "GUNDAM FIX" illustration series by Hajime Katoki, which placed mecha from the Gundam franchise within real-world photographic contexts. Other illustrators who have contributed to this back page in the past include Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (who ran a series of illustrations devoted to Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin) and Hisashi Hirai (who ran a series devoted to his designs for Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, titled "Gundam SEED RGB").

International versions

Newtype USA included both translated Japanese content and original U.S. material. Content included anime, manga, music, game, toy and model reviews, director interviews, artist profiles, and regular columns by industry experts, tastemakers and deep-cover insiders. Newtype USA also included bonus content, such as posters, postcards, a centerfold spread, serialized manga, and a DVD insert. Newtype USA was published by A.D. Vision, parent company of the anime distributor ADV Films and manga publisher ADV Manga, but the magazine still featured content and promotional material from properties distributed by competing publishers. About 70% of the material is translated from the Japanese release, including matching cover and front story, and articles from American writers. Subscriptions on initial release were expected to hit 50,000.[3]

The first Newtype USA issue was published in November 2002 (a preview issue of Newtype USA featuring RahXephon was distributed selectively at anime and comic conventions in the late summer of 2002).[4] and ended publication after the February 2008 issue.[2] After its initial print run, sealed polybagged back issues of Newtype USA are considered highly collectible. It was replaced in 2008 with PiQ magazine, which ceased publication after four issues.[5][6]

Newtype was also published in South Korea by Daiwon C.I. under the name Newtype Korea. The first issue was released in July 1999, and the magazine lasted until June 2015 when the last issue was published.[7] The magazine included translated Japanese content, with added emphasis on domestic Korean animation projects. Daiwon C.I. also used the Newtype branding for a line of imported Japanese animation DVDs and light novels, called Newtype DVD and Newtype Light Novel, respectively. Both the original Japanese and English editions used the "right-to-left" format while the Korean edition is reversed.

Newtype Anime Awards

List of award winners
Year Best TV Anime Best Anime Film Best Director Best Actor Best Supporting Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actress Best Male Character Best Female Character Ref.
2011 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings of Goodbye Akiyuki Shinbo Mamoru Miyano Keiji Fujiwara Aoi Yūki Chiwa Saitō Rintaro Okabe Homura Akemi [8]
Best Actor Best Actress
2012 Fate/Zero K-On! the Movie Atsushi Nishigori Akio Ōtsuka Eriko Nakamura Rider Haruka Amami [9]
2013 Attack on Titan Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu Tetsurō Araki Tomokazu Sugita Miyuki Sawashiro Rintaro Okabe Mikasa Ackerman [10]
2014 Kill la Kill The Idolmaster Movie: Beyond the Brilliant Future! Atsushi Nishigori Yūki Kaji Eriko Nakamura Kazuto Kirigaya Haruka Amami [11]
2015 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Psycho-Pass: The Movie Takahiro Miura Takuya Eguchi Kana Hanazawa Hachiman Hikigaya Yukino Yukinoshita [12]
2016 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Your Name Masaharu Watanabe Hiroshi Kamiya Inori Minase Subaru Natsuki Rem [13]
2017 Fate/Apocrypha Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale Takuya Igarashi Yūichirō Umehara Miyuki Sawashiro Kazuto Kirigaya Asuna Yuuki [14]
2018 The Idolmaster SideM Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple Takuya Igarashi Mamoru Miyano Kana Hanazawa Teru Tendo Kyōka Izumi [15]
2019 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Promare Haruo Sotozaki Natsuki Hanae Akari Kitō Tanjiro Kamado Nezuko Kamado [16]
2020 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War? KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson Mamoru Hatakeyama Makoto Furukawa Aoi Koga Miyuki Shirogane Kaguya Shinomiya [17]
2021 Jujutsu Kaisen Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train Haruo Sotozaki Mamoru Miyano Akari Kitō Kyojuro Rengoku Nezuko Kamado [18]
2022 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night Haruo Sotozaki Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Aoi Koga Kazuto Kirigaya Asuna Yuuki [19]
Best Voice Actor
2023 Bocchi the Rock! Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night Keiichirō Saitō Lynn Kazuto Kirigaya Suletta Mercury [20]

See also


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  12. ^ "Fate/Stay Night, Psycho-Pass Film Win Top Newtype Awards". Anime News Network. October 10, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-12-31. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "Shinkai's 'your name.,' Kabaneri Win Top Newtype Anime Awards". Anime News Network. October 9, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-11-08. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "「Fate/Apocrypha」&「劇場版 ソードアート・オンライン -オーディナル・スケール-」が1位を獲得! ニュータイプアニメアワード最終結果 | WebNewtype". WebNewtype (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2017-10-07. Retrieved 2017-10-07.
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  18. ^ "Newtype 2021 December Issue". Newtype (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. March 19, 2022.
  19. ^ ニュータイプアニメアワード2021-2022結果発表、作品賞は「劇場版ソードアート・オンライン」&「鬼滅の刃 遊郭編」. Livedoor News (in Japanese). October 15, 2022. Archived from the original on October 16, 2022. Retrieved March 23, 2023.
  20. ^ ニュータイプアニメアワード2022-2023結果発表、作品賞は「ぼっち・ざ・ろっく!」&「劇場版ソードアート・オンライン」. GIGAZINE (in Japanese). October 28, 2023. Archived from the original on December 30, 2023. Retrieved October 29, 2023.