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Some of the 11th Annual Seiyū Awards Winners Announced

posted on 2017-02-21 02:55 EST

The organizers of the 11th Annual Seiyū Awards announced some of the winners on Tuesday.

Merit Awards

Award for the seiyū who have contributed to many genres, including foreign works, over the years
Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Agency: Haikyou
Roles: Lupin III (Daisuke Jigen), Yōkai Ningen Bem (Bem), dub actor James Coburn, Lee Marvin

Mari Shimizu
Agency: 81produce
Roles: Astro Boy (Astro Boy/Tobio Tenma), Yōkai Ningen Bem (Bero), Treasure Island (Jim Hawkins), Jetter Mars (Mars)

Junko Hori
Agency: Production baobab
Roles: Ninja Hattori-kun (Kanzou Hattori), Shin Obake no Q-Taro (Q-Taro), Tom & Jerry Japanese dub (Jerry), Speed Racer (Kurio Mifune)

Kei Tomiyama Award

Award for the male performer who broadened the profession of voice acting in every form of media
Ryusei Nakao
Agency: 81produce
Roles: Dragon Ball Z (Freeza), Soreike! Anpanman (Baikin-man), Baribari Densetsu (Hideyoshi Hijiri), Bleach (Mayuri Kurotsuchi)

Kazue Takahashi Award

Award for the female performer who broadened the profession of voice acting in every form of media
Sumi Shimamoto
Agency: Freelance
Roles: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Nausicaä), Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (Lady Clarisse de Cagliostro), Soreike! Anpanman (Shokupan-man), Maison Ikkoku (Kyoko Otonashi)

The awards ceremony, which will reveal the full list of awardees, will be held on March 18. This year's Special Merit Award, which honors deceased voice actors and actresses that have contributed to many genres, will be replaced this year with an honoring of all voice actors and actresses that passed away in 2016.


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