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Tomoyo Kurosawa, Toshiyuki Toyonaga Win 12th Annual Seiyū Awards

posted on 2018-03-03 05:26 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Ayane Sakura, Saori Ōnishi win both best supporting actress, personality awards

The organizers of the 12th Annual Seiyū Awards announced the winners in a ceremony on Saturday. The winners include:

Best Lead Actor Award

Award for best leading performances from an actor during the year
Toshiyuki Toyonaga
Agency: Super Eccentric Theater

Best Lead Actress Award

Award for best leading performances from an actress during the year
Tomoyo Kurosawa
Agency: Mausu Promotion

Best Supporting Actor Award

Award for best supporting performances from an actor during the year
Junichi Suwabe
Agency: Haikyo

Best Supporting Actress Award

Award for best supporting performances from an actress during the year
Ayane Sakura
Agency: I'm Enterprise

Saori Ōnishi
Agency: I'm Enterprise

Best New Actor Award

Award for noteworthy performances from actors who debuted within the last five years
Kōtarō Nishiyama
Agency: 81 Produce

Shun Horie
Agency: Pro Fit

Taku Yashiro
Agency: VIMS

Best New Actress Award

Award for noteworthy performances from actresses who debuted within the last five years
Ayaka Nanase
Agency: Axl One

Yui Fukuo
Agency: 81Produce

Singing Award

Award for singing by voice actors or actresses under own name or in a role
Dōbutsu Biscuits x PPP

Personality Award

Award for a voice actor or actress that have done notable work in radio, web radio, or TV as a personality, whether under their own name or a character's.
Ayane Sakura
Agency: I'm Enterprise

Saori Ōnishi
Agency: I'm Enterprise

Special Award

Licca-chan's 50th anniversary

Takayuki Matsutani
Agency: Tezuka Productions

Previously revealed award winners include:

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)

Additionally, Despicable Me 3 won the Synergy Award, which is given to works that maximized the appeal of voice-acting in a work as a whole.

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.


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