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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 Award

Award for the seiyū who have contributed to many genres, including foreign works, over the years

Hiroshi Masuoka
Agency: Haikyou
Roles: Sazae-san (Masuo Fuguta), Soreike! Anpanman (Jam Ojisan), Cyborg 009 (Geronimo Junior/005)

Tomie Kataoka
Agency: Seinenza
Roles: Cowboy Bebop (VT), Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai (Ikawa Yoshiko), dub voice for Whoopi Goldberg, dub voice of Kanga from Winnie-the-Pooh

Kei Tomiyama Award

Award for the male performer who broadened the profession of voice acting in every form of media

Chō
Agency: Haikyou
Roles: One Piece (Brook), Boku wa Ō-sama (Ō-sama), Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger (Narrator), Casshern Sins (Ohji)

Kazue Takahashi Award

Award for the female performer who broadened the profession of voice acting in every form of media

Miina Tominaga
Agency: Haikyou
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.

Images via Haikyou, Seinenza

Source: MoCa News


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