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Results of Japan's First Ever Seiyuu Awards Announced

posted on by Evan Miller
Jun Fukuyama, Romi Paku win top honors

Japan's first ever award ceremony for voice acting talent (Seiyuu) in Anime and other media was held on March 3rd at the 3D Theater of the Tokyo Anime Center in Akihabara. The Seiyuu Awards ceremony was organized with a considerable amount of fanfare, and included a special "red carpet" session after the awards in front of the Tokyo Anime Center. Winners appeared on the red carpet after the show to offer thanks to their fans, many of whom were gathered outside the Center.

In addition to award categories for acting roles, the awards also include a "Special Achievement" category and a "SYNERGY" award, which is awarded to the movie or series that voters feel make a strong use of voice talent.

The list of winners is as follows:

Best Actor in a leading role:
Jun Fukuyama as Lelouch, Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion

Best Actress in a leading role:
Romi Paku as NANA Osaki, NANA

Best Actors in supporting roles:
Akira Ishida as Athrun Zala, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
Kouki Miyata as Kazumi Yoshinaga, Yoshinaga-san'chi no Gargoyle

Best Actresses in supporting roles:
Ami Koshimizu as Kallen Stadtfeld, Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion
Yuko Goto as Mikuru Asahina, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Best Rookie actors:
Tetsuya Kakihara as Mikoto Yutaka, Princess Princess
Masakazu Moritaas Ichigo Kurosaki, Bleach

Best Rookie actresses:
Yui Kano as Momoko Kuzuryu, Sumomomo Momomo
Aya Hirano as Haruhi Suzumiya, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Best Musical Performance:
Nana Mizuki, Justice to Believe

Best Personality:
Masumi Asano, A&G Super Radio Show - Anispa!

Special Achievement Award: Kei Tomiyama

Achievement Awards:
Tōru Ōhira, Ohira Production
Masako Ikeda, Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society (Haikyō)
Noriko Ohara, Production baobab
Mariko Mukai, 81 Produce

SYNERGY Award: Pokémon

Many thanks to Dormcat for helping with this article.

Source: Anime! Anime!

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