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Voice Actress Popularity Ranking [Updated]

by dtshyk
May 9, 2009 4:20 AM | 199 Comments
A Negima fan blogger surveyed the popularity of Japanese voice actresses by Google Trends. The popularities were quantified according to how frequently a given actress was searched on Google from January till May 2009. The scores are standardized assuming the popularity of Tomatsu Haruka as 1.0.

*1, 6.20 Hirano Aya
*2, 5.70 Mizuki Nana
*3, 2.32 Tamura Yukari
*4, 2.24 Chihara Minori
*5, 2.12 Sakamoto Maaya
*6, 1.94 Nakajima Megumi
*7, 1.60 Ikezawa Haruna
*7, 1.60 Kugimiya Rie
*9, 1.49 Horie Yui
10, 1.48 Inoue Marina

11, 1.44 Kobayashi Yuu
11, 1.44 Tanaka Rie
13, 1.12 Noto Mamiko
14, 1.11 Koshimizu Ami
14, 1.11 Shintani Ryoko
16. 1.07 Itou Shizuka
17, 1.04 Kitamura Eri
17, 1.04 Goto Yuko
17, 1.04 Sato Rina
20, 1.00 Asumi Kana
20, 1.00 Tomatsu Haruka

Below 1.0

Source: Catmania blog

Voice Newtype magazine carried out a regular vote on the most popular voice actor/actress. The ranking and the numbers of votes are as follows:

Voice Actress
*1, 541 Hirano Aya
*2, 451 Mizuki Nana
*3, 313 Kugimiya Rie
*4, 270 Tamura Yukari
*5, 257 Tomatsu Haruka
*6, 227 Chihara Minori
*7, 223 Horie Yui
*8, 211 Paku Romi
*9, 186 Inoue Marina
10, 173 Saiga Mitsuki

Voice Actor
*1, 728 Kamiya Hiroshi
*2, 483 Ono Daisuke
*3, 476 Sugita Tomokazu
*4, 262 Nakamura Yuichi
*5, 259 Suzumura Kenichi
*6, 241 Fukuyama Jun
*7, 230 Yoshino Hiroyuki
*8, 228 Sakurai Takahiro
*9, 221 Miyano Mamoru
10, 216 Suzuki Tatsuhisa

Source: Scan of Voice Newtype

20 of 199 Comments Recent Comments

It's a 2 year old thread. It's about time to put it to rest.

Sep 10, 2011 7:33 AM by Nayah

no saru san im shocked

Sep 10, 2011 7:30 AM by DateYutaka

No. Just,no.

Sep 10, 2011 7:26 AM by jlc031

Aya Hirano. <3

Btw, what about Hana Kanazawa?
I hear her pretty much everywhere these days.

Apr 28, 2011 6:32 PM by Kleferi

Waaai!!! Kamiya Hiroshi!!! >w< And I'm glad to see my admired Ami Koshimizu on the female list *-* also Inoue Marina! Go, girls! >w<

Apr 28, 2011 6:24 PM by Seyary_Minamoto

I don't know what to say about Aya. I like ver voice pretty mush but i didn't expect she will be the first. Anyway, I'm happy for her, Paku Romi and Sakamoto Maaya. Hope, Sawashiro Miyuki will be higher.

About males. OH, YES!!! Kamiya Hiroshi, Ono Daisuke, Sugita Tomokazu, Nakamura Yuichi, Suzumura Kenichi, Fukuyama Jun and my adorable Miyano Mamoru are so high! Kyaaa~ Of course, I would like to see Mamo-chan heading the Popularity Ranking, but... he is 9th and it is not bad^^

Apr 16, 2011 7:16 PM by fujioka-san

she's overrated o.O

Mar 29, 2011 8:27 PM by XxshizxX

I respect everybody who's trying to give his best in everything .. !
I don't care about the ranking and stuff .. ┐(´ー`)┌ !
To me .. They're all at the top .. *ᴗᴗ*)d
***but -cough- Okamoto Nobuhiko -cough- and other amazin' voice ac-cough-tors should be with them
♥ ( ´ ▽ ` )~ xDD ! **
~> *I feel like I should get out of here ( T‿‿T )? ..

Jan 24, 2011 7:00 AM by Lulu-94

Stupid Kamiya is the first...not even gonna comment on that.
Couldn't care less for Hirano, Mizuki, Tamura and Chihara (pfffffffffff). Maaya is the best but oh, whatever.
Paku Romi is always the same. Suzumura and Mamoru are the best. I also like Nakamura, Fukuyama and Yoshino as voice actors.
Anyway, this is the Japanese bad taste LOL

Dec 31, 2010 5:25 AM by AiNoHikariToKage

kamiya hiroshi no wonder he became the top

Dec 30, 2010 7:33 PM by zheren

Yay! Nana Mizuki as number 2. :D

Oct 8, 2010 7:01 PM by EternalTears

Aya hirano, gonna drop badly.....

so whos the next top?

Aug 21, 2010 9:48 PM by leeahseng

I don't like the looks of it..

Aug 17, 2010 4:55 PM by ketan

Well, to my sadness and to your joy Aya's career is practically over now

She was fantastic as Haruhi, perfect even (don't know or care much about her other roles and I hate Lucky Star) and this worries me greatly. WTF are they going to do with Haruhi now...

Aug 4, 2010 4:33 PM by Xardie

i don't hate her. But I just think she is a terrible VA

She has the same tone in her voice in nearly every role and anime she has been in. Her voice is always the same. She has no talent compared to other VA's in manipulating her voice

As to why she is so popular Suzumiya Haruhi Series made her a star sadly she uses nearly the same voice in every anime she is in

She is like that dude who voices Zoro in One Piece. He uses almost exactly the same voice in every anime he is in +_+

Jul 22, 2010 4:03 AM by gonzo562

Why Aya is so popular. Her voice as seiyuu are not smth special. Probably it's just becqaause she accept every voice job she could make (((. Nana or Tamura are much better as seiyuu

Jun 26, 2010 2:15 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Quite sad that Miyuki Sawashiro got such a low rank. :( She has such a easy to listen to and pretty voice. :(

Aya Hirano is No. 1 for pumping up peni--ahem, for having an annoying, nasal voi--ahem, for having a....voice. :P

Nana Mizuki is No. 2. Not bad. Though I'd say she's more of a singer than a VA.

Miyuki Sawashiro or Nana Mizuki should've topped Aya Hirano, for sure. =_=

May 31, 2010 7:44 PM by shyblueangel

Can't believe it... I deeply hate Hirano Aya's coice :S

May 31, 2010 5:34 PM by kurotera

Why does so many people hate Aya hirano? I don't specifically like or hate her but i think she deserves the place

May 30, 2010 8:35 AM by neariver

What about the voice actors/men?

Apr 6, 2010 11:41 AM by Naratchi

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