12th Annual Seiyū Awards Reveals Merit Award, Kei Tomiyama Award, Kazue Takahashi Award Winners
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The organizers of the 12th Annual Seiyū Awards announced the winners of the Merit Award, Kei Tomiyama Award, and Kazue Takahashi Award on Friday.
Merit AwardAward for the seiyū who have contributed to many genres, including foreign works, over the years
Roles: Sazae-san (Masuo Fuguta), Soreike! Anpanman (Jam Ojisan), Cyborg 009 (Geronimo Junior/005)
Roles: Cowboy Bebop (VT), Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai (Ikawa Yoshiko), dub voice for Whoopi Goldberg, dub voice of Kanga from Winnie-the-Pooh
Kei Tomiyama AwardAward for the male performer who broadened the profession of voice acting in every form of media
Roles: One Piece (Brook), Boku wa Ō-sama (Ō-sama), Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger (Narrator), Casshern Sins (Ohji)
Kazue Takahashi AwardAward for the female performer who broadened the profession of voice acting in every form of media
Roles: Sazae-san (Katsuo Isono), Soreike! Anpanman (Rollpanna, Dokin-chan), Patlabor the Mobile Police (Nao Izumi), Rurouni Kenshin (Yahiko Myōjin)
The awards ceremony, which will reveal the full list of awardees, will be held on March 3. Starting last year, the Special Merit Award, which honors deceased voice actors and actresses who have contributed to many genres, was replaced with an honoring of all voice actors and actresses who passed away in the previous year.
Source: MoCa News