2nd Annual Seiyū Awards

2nd Annual Seiyū Awards on ANN

Best Lead Actor Award

Mamoru Miyano
Affiliation: Gekidan Himawari
Koutetsu Sangokushi‘s Hakugen Rikuson, Mobile Suit Gundam 00‘s Setsuna F. Seiei

Best Lead Actress Award

Aya Hirano (Last year’s Best New Actress award-winner)
Affiliation: Spacecraft Entertainment
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya‘s Haruhi Suzumiya, NANA‘s Reira Serizawa, Death Note‘s Misa Amane, Lucky Star‘s Konata Izumi

Best Supporting Actor Awards

Daisuke Ono
Affiliation: Mausu Promotion
Minami-ke‘s Hosaka, Rental Magica‘s Kagezaki
Hiroshi Kamiya
Affiliation: Aoni Production
Mobile Suit Gundam 00‘s Tieria Erde, Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei‘s Nozomu Itoshiki

Best Supporting Actress Awards

Rie Kugimiya
Affiliation: I’m Enterprise
Hayate the Combat Butler‘s Nagi Sanzenin, Shakugan no Shana‘s Shana
Mitsuki Saiga
Affiliation: Ken Production
Tales of Agriculture‘s Kei Yūki, Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann‘s Rossiu, Toward the Terra‘s Jomy Mark Shin

Best New Actor Awards

Wataru Hatano
Affiliation: 81 Produce
Toward the Terra‘s Sam Houston, Saint Beast: Kouin Jojishi Tenshi Tan‘s Tenshi Yuri
Tsubasa Yonaga
Affiliation: Ken Production
Ookiku Furikabutte‘s Ren Mihashi, Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula‘s Shingo Suwa

Best New Actress Awards

Emiri Katou
Affiliation: 81 Produce
Demashitaa! Powerpuff Girls Z‘s Momoko Akatsutsumi/Hyper Blossom, Lucky Star‘s Kagami Hiiragi
Yu Kobayashi
Affiliation: Holy Peak
Gintama‘s Sarutobi Ayame, Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei‘s Kaere Kimura

Best Singing Award

Aya Hirano, Emiri Katou, Kaori Fukuhara (Avex Planning & Development), Aya Endo (Office PAC)
“Motteke! Sailor Fuku” (Lucky Star opening theme)

Best Personality Award

Kenichi Suzumura
Affiliation: Arts Vision
Gintama‘s Sōgo Okita, Zombie-Loan‘s Chika Akatsuki, Jyūshin Enbu – Hero Tales‘ Taitō

Special Merit Award

Tetsuya Jō
Affiliation: Haikyo
Ninpu Kamui Gaiden (narration), Ayashi Ningen Bemu (narration), Japanese dubbing for Gregory Peck, Robert Wagner

Merit Awards

Nachi Nozawa
Affiliation: Ken Production
Goku no Daiboken‘s Sanzo, Ace wo Nerae!‘s Coach Jin Munakata, Die Hard’s John McClane (Japanese dubbing)
Michio Hazama
Affiliation: Mouvement
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross‘ Bruno J. Global, Legend of the Galactic Heroes‘ Walter von Schönkopf, Spirit of Wonder‘s Dr. Breckenridge, Japanese dubbing for Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro
Ryoko Kinomiya
Affiliation: Haikyo
Galaxy Express 999 Movie‘s Promethium, Mach Go Go Go/Speed Racer‘s Aya Mifune, Japanese dubbing for Faye Dunaway

Synergy Award

Kamen Rider Den-O
Toshihiko Seki (81 Produce), Koji Yusa (freelancer), Masanori Jisen (Mausu Production), Kenichi Suzumura (Arts Vision)

Kei Tomiyama Award

Tohru Furuya
Affiliation: Aoni Production
Mobile Suit Gundam‘s Amuro Ray, Kyojin no Hoshi‘s Hoshi Hyuuma, Saint Seiya‘s Pegasus Seiya, Sailor Moon‘s Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Kamen, Kimagure Orange Road‘s Kyosuke Kasuga

-Source from AnimeNewsNetwork


I just saw this.. this is so cool! 2 of the Ouran Seiyūs won an award! (Mamoru Miyano and Kenichi Suzumura) Though they got those awards for their work on different anime, i am so happy that they won!

I think that the only names that I recognized on the list were Mamoru Miyano, Kenichi Suzumura, Daisuke Ono and Aya Hirano.

I love Mamory Miyano’s voice! He did Tamaki’s voice in ouran and I found it to be really soothing to listen to and the enthusiasm behind the voice is really fun to listen to as well.
Kenichi Suzumura has a very nice voice (he did Hikaru in Ouran) and from the vid that i saw on youtube of an interview with the Ouran cast, Kenichi Suzumura seemed like a nice person and the award looks fitting.
As for Aya Hirano, she is a genius at what she does. I did not like the anime Haruhi (don’t kill me, it is just not my type) but without even knowing that she was the lead in Lucky Star i started loving the character and i realise that a good part of that fondness for the character was due to the voice actress. After some research i found out that she was the lead and i was surprised. So i can understand where all the hype over her voice is coming from.

Yesterday i was curious and decided to look up on the average rates that seiyū usually get paid and there was a really interesting post on the animation industry in Japan. article

After reading that post i had a new found respect for the seiyū of those animations as well as the animators. I mean, the conditions that they work under are quite horrible at times. =_= I am just happy that they continue to do the work they do to entertain fans like us.

Congratulations to the Seiyu who won and those who did not. I am sure that majority of the anime fans are grateful and thankful for the work that is done. Afterall, without them, we would be watching wordless animations.

-ra out!


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Posted on March 21, 2008, in News. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. maa maa otaku

    Wrong, In the anime Suzumura Kenichi-san was Hikaru’s seiyuu. Kaoru was voiced by Fujita Yoshinori. But, Suzumura voiced Kaoru in the early Drama CDs.


  2. yup, you are right, Suzumura did Hikaru’s voice, i wrote wrongly. sorry.


  3. Hello, always i used to check webpage posts here in the
    early hours in the morning, because i love to learn more and more.


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