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Some of the 9th Annual Seiyū Award Winners Announced

posted on by Sarah Nelkin

The organizers of the 9th Annual Seiyū Awards announced some of the winners on Monday.

Merit Awards

Award for the seiyū who have contributed to many genres, including foreign works, over the years
Hiroshi Ohtake
Agency: 81produce
Roles: Cyborg 009's Albert Heinrich/004, Kaibutsu-kun Dracula, Pāman's Booby

Fuyumi Shiraishi
Agency: Ken Production
Roles: Cyborg 009's Ivan Whiskey/001, Kaibutsu-kun's titular character, Mobile Suit Gundam's Mirai Yashima

Synergy Award

Award for the work that demonstrated the appeal of voice-acting to the fullest
Yo-kai Watch
Haruka Tomatsu (Music Rayn)

Kei Tomiyama Award

Award for the male performer who broadens the profession of voice acting in every form of media
Akio Ohtsuka
Agency: Mausu Promotion
Roles: Metal Gear Solid's Solid Snake, Regal Bryan in Tales of Symphonia the Animation: Tethe'alla Episode, voice-overs for Antonio Banderas and Steven Seagal in various works

Kazue Takahashi Award

Award for the female performer who broadens the profession of voice acting in every form of media
Gara Takashima
Agency: Haikyō
Roles: Slayers Revolution's Gioconda, Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy's Hild, voice-overs for Carrie Fisher, Sharon Stone, Julia Roberts in various works

Kids, Family Award

Award for a performer chosen from the viewpoint of children
Etsuko Kozakura
Agency: Little Portal
Roles: Pocchama in Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl, Jibanyan in Yo-kai Watch, Tamama in Sgt. Frog


Performers, works, or acts that do not fit within a category that deserve commendation
Wake Up, Girls! idol unit (represented by Mayu Yoshioka, Minami Tanaka, Yoshino Aoyama)
Agency: 81produce

Thanks to GokuMew2 for the news tip

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