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Yuko Sanpei, Yūma Uchida Win 13th Annual Seiyū Awards

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The organizers of the 13th 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
Yūma Uchida
Agency: I'm Enterprise

Best Lead Actress Award

Award for best leading performances from an actress during the year
Yuko Sanpei
Agency: Axl One

Best Supporting Actor Award

Award for best supporting performances from an actor during the year
Toru Furuya
Agency: Aoni Production

Kenta Miyake
Agency: 81 Produce

Best Supporting Actress Award

Award for best supporting performances from an actress during the year
Yū Serizawa
Agency: 81 Produce

Nao Tōyama
Agency: Intention

Best New Actor Award

Award for noteworthy performances from actors who debuted within the last five years
Kōhei Amasaki
Agency: I'm Enterprise

Mark Ishii
Agency: Just Production

Fukushi Ochiai
Agency: Aoni Production

Shugo Nakamura
Agency: Across Entertainment

Best New Actress Award

Award for noteworthy performances from actresses who debuted within the last five years
Manaka Iwami
Agency: Pro-Fit

Tomori Kusunoki
Agency: Sony Music Artists

Coco Hayashi
Agency: 81 Produce

Rina Hon'izumi
Agency: 81 Produce

Kaede Hondo
Agency: I'm Enterprise

Singing Award

Award for singing by voice actors or actresses under own name or in a role
Hypnosis Mic franchise

Personality Award

Award for a voice actor or actress who has done notable work in radio, web radio, or TV as a personality, whether under their own name or a character's.
Junichi Suwabe
Agency: Haikyo

Special Award

Chibi Maruko-chan

Kids/Family Award

Award selected by children
TARAKO
Agency: Troubadour Musque Office

This year the award ceremony added four new categories. The winners of those categories include:

Foreign Movie/Series Award

Toshiyuki Morikawa
Agency: Axl One

Yuko Kaida
Agency: Ken Production

Game Award

Nao Tōyama
Agency: Intention

Influencer Award

Yoshino Nanjō
Agency: N3 Entertainment

MVS (Most Valuable Seiyū) Award

Hiroshi Kamiya
Agency: Aoni Production
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.

Previously revealed award winners include:

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), Yōkai 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

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.

Source: Seiyū Awards' Twitter account


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