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Winners of the 9th Seiyuu Awards

by arsonal
Mar 6, 2015 12:18 AM | 106 Comments
The winners of the 9th Seiyuu Awards were announced today during a special broadcast on the radio station Chou! A&G+. The program was hosted by seiyuu Ruriko Aoki, with Rina Satou and Yui Ishikawa as guests. The ceremony for the 9th Seiyuu Awards will be held tomorrow, March 7, at the Nippon Cultural Broadcasting (JOQR) Media Plus Hall in Tokyo.

Winners are listed with their respective talent agency.

Best Actor
Daisuke Ono (Mausu Promotion)

Best Actress
Sayaka Kanda (Fantic)

Best Supporting Actor
Katsuyuki Konishi (Ken Production) and Toshiyuki Morikawa (AXL-ONE)

Best Supporting Actress
Miyuki Sawashiro (Mausu Promotion) and Kana Hanazawa (Office Osawa)

Best New Actor
Awarded to actors who debuted within the past five years.
Ryota Osaka (Early Wing), Soma Saito (81 Produce), and Natsuki Hanae (Across Entertainment)

Best New Actress
Awarded to actresses who debuted within the past five years.
Sora Amamiya (Music Ray'n), Reina Ueda (81 Produce), and Aya Suzaki (I'm Enterprise)

Best Vocal
Awarded for singing activity as the character he or she portrays.
μ's, composed of Emi Nitta (S Inc), Yoshino Nanjo (Office EN-JIN), Aya Uchida (JTB Entertainment), Suzuko Mimori (HiBiKi), Riho Iida (Houei Shinsha), Pile (Spacey), Aina Kusuda (JTB Entertainment), Yurika Kubo (Clare Voice), and Sora Tokui (HiBiKi)

Best Personality
Awarded for work in radio, TV, or other programs.
Daisuke Ono (Mausu Promotion) and Hiroshi Kamiya (Aoni Production)

Most Votes
Hiroshi Kamiya (Aoni Production)

The following award winners were announced on the official website on February 17.

Special Achievement Award
Instead of selecting individuals, this year's award is dedicated to those who have died in the past year.

Achievement Award
Awarded to individuals who have made numerous contributions to the profession and outside the industry.
Hiroshi Ootake (81 Produce) and Fuyumi Shiraishi (Ken Production)

Synergy Award
Awarded to a work which exhibits the appeal of the seiyuu profession.
Youkai Watch, represented by Haruka Tomatsu (Music Ray'n) and Tomokazu Seki (Aoni Production)

Kei Tomiyama Award
Awarded for activity in promoting the seiyuu profession in the media.
Akio Otsuka (Mausu Promotion)

Kazue Takahashi Award
Awarded for activity in promoting the seiyuu profession in the media.
Gara Takashima (Haikyo)

Kids and Family Award
Voted by children from surveys submitted by elementary schools nationwide.
Etsuko Kozakura (Little Portal)

Special Award
Awarded to any individual, work, or activity for commendable achievements which do not fit any other category.
Wake Up, Girls!, represented by Mayu Yoshioka, Minami Tanaka, and Yoshino Aoyama (81 Produce)

Source: Official website

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So I guess the industry hates Ai Kayano or something? Her performance of "Oracion" as Shiro from No Game no Life was easily the best seiyuu song of the year.

Apr 13, 2015 12:29 AM by Red_Tuesday

Congrats to all the hard working seiyuu in the industry!

Apr 12, 2015 1:04 PM by fairyleafeon

Best Actress
Sayaka Kanda (Fantic)

She has like no anime roles...did she win purely because of her role in the Frozen dub?

Apr 11, 2015 9:26 AM by EMChamp

way to go for Daisuke Ono

Mar 12, 2015 10:11 AM by PitchBlack99

Wish Hayami Saori got an award for the most breathtaking performance. I mean that Hatoko rant...

Anyways, happy for Daisuke Ono, Miyuki Sawashiro and HanaKana <3

Mar 12, 2015 5:41 AM by TragicRomance

Yohimo_asakura said:
That's a shame, Aoi Yuuki didnt win any awards this year. She did such a marvelous job as Yuuki from SAO, for example...

Well anyways, gratz for the winners :)

I second this. At least she already won it before.

Mar 9, 2015 2:02 PM by Sury

Subpyro said:
Might we know for which roles have the actors received these rewards?

I hope you find this post informative. And to anyone else curious enough.

Just like last year, I have included the roles which they were recognized for. The source I used was the recording of the ceremony itself.

Mar 8, 2015 10:12 AM by ire-chan

HanaKana!! <3

Mar 8, 2015 6:35 AM by PrOxAnto

mayukachan said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


Uta no Prince has gold albums and a baseline 50K minimum for singles?

the BDs/DVDs as well as seiyuu event DVDs get as much, from what i've read.

no clue about CDs since i didnt follow it when it was airing.


I tracked down most of UtaPri's CD sales from Oricon Youtaiju... but the concert discs were a pain to find. The links to my posts if interested in doing comparisons between the two franchises:

UtaPri sales: http://myanimelist.net/blog.php?eid=768143
Love Live! sales: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1156141#msg30226161

Love Live! wins out in terms of concert disc sales at the current time, but the gap is only around 8k discs... so it's actually not that much between the two.

*2,164 *17,768 100 ラブライブ! μ's First LoveLive! 12/11/21
23,163 *43,901 *59 ラブライブ! μ's 3rd Anniversary LoveLive! 13/12/25 [BD/DVD: 39,457/*4,444]
35,958 *56,969 *32 ラブライブ! μ’s→NEXT LoveLive! 2014~ENDLESS PARADE~ 14/07/23 [BD/DVD: 46,788/10,181]

**,*** *26,636 *** うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪ マジLOVELIVE 1000% 12/05/31
**,*** *29,679 *** うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪ マジLOVELIVE 1000% 2nd STAGE 13/04/26
**,*** *49,033 *** うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪ マジLOVELIVE 3rd STAGE 14/06/05 [BD/DVD: 25,321/23,712]

I'd also like to point out that μ's ranked 13th (with 2.1831 billion yen, up from 0.69 billion yen in 2013) in the Artist Total Sales Top 100 for 2014, which includes CD sales, music BD/DVD only. Comparing the total sales of μ's to the female Idol groups... naturally the mainstream AKB48, NMB48, Nogizaka46, and Momoiro Clover, ended up beating them. Unfortunately it is not easy for UtaPri to make the list, since artists vary a lot for most of their CD releases.

「2014年アーティストトータルセールスTOP100」  女性アイドル部門
順位 総売上金額 アーティスト
1位 130億7520万 AKB48
2位 27億2570万 乃木坂46
3位 26億5810万 NMB48
4位 25億8300万 ももいろクローバーZ
5位 21億8310万 μ’s
6位 16億6140万 Perfume
7位 12億5590万 SKE48
8位 10億4680万 E-girls
9位 9億9640万 水樹奈々
10位 9億4330万 HKT48

11位 8億6960万 モーニング娘。’14
12位 7億6090万 中森明菜
13位 5億4190万 FLOWER
14位 4億9010万 BABYMETAL
15位 4億2550万 Not yet
16位 3億8810万 でんぱ組.inc

Mar 8, 2015 6:33 AM by Ejc

arsonal said:
Best Personality
Awarded for work in radio, TV, or other programs.
Daisuke Ono (Mausu Promotion) and Hiroshi Kamiya (Aoni Production)

Most Votes
Hiroshi Kamiya (Aoni Production)


congratulations! you guys deserve it!
and congrats to all winners~

Mar 8, 2015 5:22 AM by zairin

OMG Daisuke Ono and Hiroshi Kamiya slaaaay XD

So happy for Saito Soma and Hanae Natsuki!!! omg Yamaguchi and Kaneki XDD

Mar 8, 2015 1:18 AM by eijem

M00nRise said:
Fluff yeah! Hiroshi Kamiya deserves that award! XD Love him to bits ^ w ^
^^

Mar 7, 2015 12:36 PM by eisan

badwolf45f said:
Sir_Lexa said:


I must have watched the wrong concerts then. Cause those I've seen are all lip synced.


I must have watched the wrong concerts because the one I've seen they didn't lip sync


Watched some of the stuff I've seen, And you people are correct. No lip syncing. My bad. Kudos to the girls, doesn't change my opinion on the quality of the songs though.

Mar 7, 2015 10:49 AM by Sir_Lexa

parfaited said:
AntonKutovoi said:
Assuming Yuki Kaji dsoesn't have a range
http://youtu.be/balNYlVsMvE
http://youtu.be/UsZspZFVhMY

god fucking dammit you just had to go there
i'm still trying to erase the fact/forget Yuki Kaji voices Johnny

+1

:(

Josuke is best voice.

Mar 7, 2015 1:56 AM by tsudecimo

meowsterchan said:
No, Miyano Mamoru? :(
His voice is magnificent!

I agree! Let's see though... his 2014 male roles: Nobunaga the Fool, Free! (arguable), Nobunaga Concerto...That's pretty much it. I guess none of the shows were popular enough help him win.

Mar 6, 2015 10:53 PM by Mayuka

No, Miyano Mamoru? :(
His voice is magnificent!
Oh well, at least Ono Daisuke & Konishi Katsuyuki made it. :)

Mar 6, 2015 10:50 PM by Meigetsu

mistress_kisara said:
Starish won the singing award back in 2012
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-03-01/6th-annual-seiyu-awards-winners-announced

ohh ok good

lmao mini harem king.

Mar 6, 2015 10:47 PM by Mayuka

Fluff yeah! Hiroshi Kamiya deserves that award! XD Love him to bits ^ w ^

Mar 6, 2015 5:33 PM by M00ner

AntonKutovoi said:
Assuming Yuki Kaji dsoesn't have a range
http://youtu.be/balNYlVsMvE
http://youtu.be/UsZspZFVhMY

god fucking dammit you just had to go there
i'm still trying to erase the fact/forget Yuki Kaji voices Johnny

Mar 6, 2015 4:36 PM by stand