Some of the 5th Annual Seiyū Award Winners Announced

posted on 2011-02-16 00:56 EST by Egan Loo

The organizers of the 5th Annual Seiyū Awards announced some of the winners on Wednesday.

Special Merit Award

Award for a late seiyū who contributed to many genres, especially foreign works
Nachi Nozawa (1938-2010)
Agency: Office PAC
Roles: Alain Delon and Al Pacino's dubbing, Star Wars' C-3P0, Space Adventure Cobra's Cobra

Merit Awards

Award for the seiyū who have contributed to many genres, especially foreign works, over the years
Isao Sasaki
Agency: One Pair
Roles: Elvis Presley and Sylvester Stallone's dubbing, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman franchise's Joe Asakura the Condor
Hiroko Suzuki
Agency: Ken Production
Roles: Elizabeth Taylor and Sigourney Weaver's dubbing, Glass Mask's Utako Himekawa
Masaaki Yajima
Roles: William Shatner and Robert Vaughn's dubbing, Astro Boy/Mighty Atom's Higeoyaji (1st), Humanoid Monster Bem's narrator

Kei Tomiyama Award

Award for the person who broadens the profession of voice acting in every form of media
Rikiya Koyama
Agency: Haiyuza
Roles: Dubbing for many foreign works, especially the works of Kiefer Sutherland (24's Jack Bauer)

The next set of winners, including the Overseas Fans Choice Award, Synergy Award, Kids/Family Award, and the new Kazue Takahashi Award, will be announced on February 22. The remainder of the award winners will be announced during a ceremony at the Tokyo Anime Center in the Akihabara otaku shopping district on March 5.

Source: Presepe

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