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Some of the 13th Annual Seiyū Awards Winners Announced

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The organizers of the 13th Annual Seiyū Awards announced the winners of the Merit Award, Kei Tomiyama Award, Kazue Takahashi Award, and Synergy Award on Tuesday.

Merit Award

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

Kenichi Ogata
Agency: Office Umikaze
Roles: Ninja Hattori-kun (Shishimaru), Detective Conan (Professor Agasa), Space Battleship Yamato (Analyzer), My Hero Academia (Gran Torino)

Hisako Kyouda
Agency: Haikyo
Roles: Yū Yū Hakusho (Genkai), Yo-kai Watch (Narrator), dub voice of Fairy Godmother in Cinderella

Kei Tomiyama Award

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

Kappei Yamaguchi
Agency: Gokū
Roles: One Piece (Usopp), Detective Conan (Shinichi Kudou, Kaito Kid/Kuroba Kaito), Kiki's Delivery Service (Tombo), Gegege no Kitarō (Nopperabou)

Kazue Takahashi Award

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

Mika Kanai
Agency: Ken Production
Roles: Soreike! Anpanman (Melonpanna), After War Gundam X (Tiffa Adill), Code Geass (Kaguya Sumeragi), Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode (Pekorin)

Synergy Award

Award for works that best show the talent of voice actors

Pop Team Epic

The awards ceremony, which will reveal the full list of awardees, will be held at the Bunka Hōsō Media Plus Hall on March 9. Starting in 2017, 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.

This year, the awards are introducing four new categories, which include "Foreign Movie/Series Award," "Game Award," "Influencer Award," and "MVS (Most Valuable Seiyū)."

The organizers previously revealed the intermediate results of the MVS poll last September, with the poll resulting in Hiroshi Kamiya coming in first, with Mamoru Miyano and Tomoaki Maeno in second and third place, respectively.

Sources: Seiyū Awards website, Comic Natalie


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