Most In Demand Voice Actresses of 2014
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
This year has seen over 100 different anime series on the television airways, along with plenty of anime films in theaters, and direct-to-DVD releases bundled with reader's favorite manga. Nikkei Entertainment looked at all the anime released from January to September, evaluated its cast, and ranked the most in-demand voice actresses for the year based on their number of lead roles.
The number one choice was Miyuki Sawashiro with 20 total roles. Sawashiro lent her voice to Hanamonogatari as Suruga Kanbaru and Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun as Yuzuki Seo. She's actually appearing in four shows (Mysterious Joker, Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis, Parasyte -the maxim-, Psycho-Pass 2) currently airing and has two more lined up for upcoming seasons. Sawashiro also tied the knot this year, and has all around been pretty busy.
The second choice was Kana Hanazawa with 17 roles. Hanazawa starred in Persona 4 the Golden Animation, Akame ga KILL!, Tokyo Ghoul, Mekaku City Actors, The irregular at magic high school and many more this year. She has reoccurring roles in three shows this season, including Psycho-Pass 2 and Parasyte -the maxim that are along side Sawashiro. They'll both star in Durarara!!×2 next season.
The full list includes (with number of roles):
- Miyuki Sawashiro - 20 roles
- Kana Hanazawa - 17 roles
- Sayaka Ohara - 16 roles
- Ai Kayano - 15 roles
- Saori Hayami - 14 roles
- Maaya Uchida - 13 roles
Yoko Hikasa - 13 roles
Mamiko Noto - 13 roles
- Rie Kugimiya - 12 roles
- Mariya Ise - 11 roles
Satomi Satou- 11 roles
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