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Best Seiyu Rankings Selected by 100 Seiyu

by dtshyk
Aug 27, 2011 7:14 AM | 206 Comments
TV Asahi announced the best seiyu rankings based on the poll of popular seiyu. TV Asahi asked one hundred seiyu to nominate seiyu whom they respect.

*1, Yamadera Koichi
*2, Nozawa Masako
*3, Tanaka Mayumi
*4, Chiba Shigeru
*5, Yanami Joji
*6, Nagai Ichiro
*7, Wakamoto Norio
*8, Hayashibara Megumi
*9, Takayama Minami
10, Yajima Akiko

11, Nakai Kazuya
12, Tanaka Hideyuki
13, Hirata Hiroaki
14, Ohtsuka, Akio
15, Kusao Takeshi
16, Utsumi Kenji
17, Ogata Kenichi
18, Nakao Ryusei
19, Kamiya Akira
20, Ohtani, Ikue

21, Sakamoto Chika
22, Mitsuya Yuji
23, Yamaguchi Kappei
24, Hidaka Noriko
25, Sugiyama Kazuko

Source: TV Asahi

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*2, Nozawa Masako
*3, Tanaka Mayumi

my favorite ladies :)

Jul 27, 2013 10:59 AM by fati

tv ahashi poll heh... well.. not good enough

May 6, 2013 2:19 AM by evilcyber

/looks at date created.

May 5, 2013 12:41 PM by Paul

oh! a seiyuu popularity ranking based on the popularity of seiyuu among other seiyuu... interesting...
i barely know any of them.

May 5, 2013 12:15 PM by 9tailjeza

Progeusz said:
I don't even know half of them. Title of the topic is very misleading.

The title of the topic 100% accurately describes its content. Whether you're familiar with the seiyuu is utterly irrelevant.

Jun 29, 2012 7:39 AM by jmal

Sir_Lexa said:
No Inoue, Kazuhiko? Pfft.

fixed:p (don't take it to heart, just felt like doing it since it clashed with what I wanted to write xD)

the list is a bit "old" now, anyway.. "most respected" does not necessarily equate to most popular, imo.

Jun 29, 2012 4:04 AM by Vanessa

No Inoue, Kikuko? Pfft.

Jun 29, 2012 3:23 AM by Sir_Lexa

im fully afiler with all of them and there all good the order is a bit off imo

Jun 29, 2012 12:50 AM by DateYutaka

I don't even know half of them. Title of the topic is very misleading.

Jun 29, 2012 12:41 AM by Progeusz

For those who are talking about OnoD, nakamura, etc. They're in Top Coolest Seiyuu:

I'm alright with this list. Not only they're good in talent, but also they have cool character (real life). Tanaka Mayumi comes to mind, who in earnest and deeply attached in her role as Luffy from ONE PIECE. Nozawa as Goku is another example.

Kappei is entertaining =D And I'm so jealous of that #*#*er's drawing talent!

Jun 28, 2012 3:19 PM by shakeyourpup45

Since this is talent wise and not role wise, yeah, I guess I agree.I mean seiyuus should
know this. Everyone up there is respected and they all have things they're known for, even if I don't know a few (read: know most) of them.

.... I did go and check to see what roles they had. I sort of want to see the rest of the list.

Jun 27, 2012 9:27 PM by TheyLeaveShadows

Most accurate top list I've seen in a while. Probably because of the people they surveyed.

Jun 26, 2012 10:13 PM by Tenks

respected seiyuu >> not popular seiyuu

Jun 20, 2012 6:54 AM by zheren

*1, Yamadera Koichi = Ryoga from Ranma!
*7, Wakamoto Norio = Cell from DB series, Amagumo from Desert Punk
*8, Hayashibara Megumi = Lina from Slayers, Ranma-chan from Ranma!
*9, Takayama Minami = Conan from Detective Conan

11, Nakai Kazuya
= Zoro from One Piece, Hijikata from Gintama, Mugem from Samurai Champloo
19, Kamiya Akira = Kenshiro from Hokuto no Ken, Saeba Ryo from ity Hunter, Mouri Kogoro from Detective Conan
20, Ohtani, Ikue
= Pikachu from Pokemon, Gash from Gash Bell, Chopper from One Piece
23, Yamaguchi Kappei = L from Death Note, Kudo Shinichi from Detective Conan, Inuyasha, Ranma-kun! Ussop from One Piece

Good list!

Nov 12, 2011 10:34 AM by Captain_Buggy

you only know 1 Daijin role thats shocking

Sep 5, 2011 2:15 PM by DateYutaka

I know:
1 = Ryouji Kaji from Evangelion, Albedo and Gaignun from Xenosaga
3 = Koenma from Yu Yu Hakusho (though I can't imagine her voice off-hand like the others)
4 = Kuwabara from Yu Yu Hakusho
7 = Charles Zi Brittania from Code Geass, Taisou from Giant Robo, Winters Socalo from DGM, Chuu from YYH
8 = Ayanami Rei from NGE
9 = singer from TWO-MIX!!!! and Anita in DGM, Annisina in Kyo Kara Maoh!, Kati Mannequin in Gundam 00, Mukuro in YYH, Envy in FMA:B,
10 = I know I heard her as Relena in Gundam Wing, and young Sasori in Naruto Shippuuden, but I'm not that familiar with her and can't recall her voice like the others
11 = Furido from Naruto Shippuuden, Miles in FMA:B, Katsuragi in 07-Ghost
12 = Jin Uzuki from Xenosaga
13 = Allen Ridgeley from Xenosaga, and Shiranui Genma from Naruto
14 = Gwendal von Voltaire from KKM, Chiriku from N:Shippuuden
15 = Krad from D.N.Angel, Mao from Code Geass, Shiranami from N:Shipp ... but I can't imagine his voice like the others
16 = Alex Louis Armstrong! enough said
20 = Fon Master Ion from game!Tales of the Abyss, Konohamaru
23 = L from Death Note, Cheshire Cat from Pandora Hearts

So I know of 15/25 ... or more accurately know 11 more familiarly.

Sep 5, 2011 2:13 PM by KilluaPwns

I really like the ranking! is impressive the respect for the old seiyus, if this ranking was made for fans the result could be other.

Sep 2, 2011 7:34 AM by ana_li

I can't believe Miyano Mamoru didn't even make it to the list :| The only one that I can recognize is Yamaguchi Kappei, also one of my favorite seiyuu of all time.

Sep 1, 2011 7:56 PM by piggytay96

ringoo4 said:
Hongo-Takeshi said:
Hirano is a Idol so she has to remain pure and unspoilt untill the age of 25 when the Idol stage of her carre ends
But only in Japan. No-one cared about Harry Potter having sex in the age of 14.

i think wheh it comes to Japanese Idols the western fans are starting to view them like fans in Japan do

Aug 30, 2011 11:48 PM by DateYutaka

Hongo-Takeshi said:
Hirano is a Idol so she has to remain pure and unspoilt untill the age of 25 when the Idol stage of her carre ends
But only in Japan. No-one cared about Harry Potter having sex in the age of 14.

Aug 30, 2011 11:38 PM by ringoo4

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