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Winners of the 15th Seiyuu Awards

by Snow
Mar 6, 2021 8:27 PM | 15 Comments

Winners of the 15th Seiyuu Awards were announced via Nippon Cultural Broadcasting's internet radio program, "Chou! A&G+." The ceremony was held at the Nippon Cultural Broadcasting (JOQR) Media Plus Hall in Tokyo on March 6.

Winners are listed with their respective talent agency and an example of an anime they acted in during 2020 (not necessarily why they were given the award).

Best Actor
Kenjirou Tsuda (Amuleto; Id:Invaded, Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun)

Best Actress
Yui Ishikawa (mitt management; Iwa Kakeru!: Sport Climbing Girls, Kamisama ni Natta Hi)

Best Supporting Actor
Takehito Koyasu (T's Factory; BNA, Deca-Dence)
Nobunaga Shimazaki (Aoni Production; Fruits Basket 2nd Season, Jujutsu Kaisen (TV))

Best Supporting Actress
Reina Ueda (81 Produce; Adachi to Shimamura, Koisuru Asteroid)
Akari Kitou (Pro-Fit; Tonikaku Kawaii, Kyokou Suiri)

Best New Actor
Awarded to actors who debuted within the past five years.
Masahiro Itou (Bushiroad Move Hibiki; Argonavis from BanG Dream!)
Chiaki Kobayashi (Office Osawa; Great Pretender, Yuukoku no Moriarty)
Shinba Tsuchiya (Himawari Theatre Group; Burn the Witch, Haikyuu!!: To the Top)

Best New Actress
Awarded to actresses who debuted within the past five years.
Rin Aira (HoriPro International; Aikatsu on Parade!, Tokyo Gambo)
Kana Ichinose (Sigma Seven; Gleipnir, Shachou, Battle no Jikan Desu!)
Riho Sugiyama (Mausu Promotion; Ishuzoku Reviewers, Nami yo Kiitekure)
Natsumi Fujiwara (Arts Vision; Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet, Great Pretender)
Azumi Waki (Haikyou; 100-man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear)

Best Vocal
Walküre (Macross Δ)

Best Personality
Awarded for work in radio, TV, or other programs.
Hiroki Yasumoto (Sigma Seven)

Foreign Movie and Drama
Awarded for dubbing works originally from outside Japan.
Kazuhiro Yamaji (Seinenza Theater Company)
Kazue Komiya (Theater Echo)

Game
Awarded for work in games.
None

Synergy Award
Awarded to a work which exhibits the appeal of the seiyuu profession.
Voicarion IX: Teikoku Koe Kabuki ~Nobunaga no Inu~

Kei Tomiyama Award
Awarded for activity in promoting the seiyuu profession in the media.
Toshihiko Seki (81 Production)

Kazue Takahashi Award
Awarded for activity in promoting the seiyuu profession in the media.
Yoshiko Sakakibara (Freelance)

Kids and Family Award
Voted by children from surveys submitted by elementary schools nationwide
Rie Nakagawa (Peerless Gerbera)

Influencer
Awarded for most influential individual on various social media.
Kotori Koiwai (Peerless Gerbera)

MVS (Most Valuable Seiyuu)
Awarded for the individual who was most active.
Hiro Shimono (I'm Enterprise)

Merit Award
Awarded to individuals who have made numerous contributions to the profession and outside the industry.
Eiko Masuyama (Aoni Production)
Masane Tsukayama (Seinenza Theater Company)

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

Special Award
Awarded to any individual, work, or activity for commendable achievements which do not fit any other category.
Kimetsu no Yaiba

Source: Official site

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YOU THOUGHT IT WAS DAISUKE ONO. BUT IT WAS I, TAKEHITO KOYASU.


KONO DIO DAAA !! WWRRRRYYYY !!!

HAAAA.... JOTARO, I WIN AND I'M REAL RYOUSUKE TAKAHASHI (note both of them are voiced same character and now they become rival + enemy after Araki's event)

Apr 24, 2021 2:12 AM by reny1966nanin

After kamiyan & mamochan got a MVP awards again, it's time to hiroshimono to conquer the seiyuu awards

Apr 24, 2021 2:10 AM by reny1966nanin

Finally, Seto Kaiba and Mikasa got a trophy from best seiyuu awards + Connie too

After Seto is the winner of seiyuu awards, he calling Yugi that he is loser now and don't have anything yet after Seto get a awards

Seto to Yugi (Shunsuke Kazama) after get a award : HAHAHAHA.... YUGIIII, I WON.. NOW IT'S TIME TO DUEL AGAIN, KAZAMA !!!

Yugi : So, what do you want, you want to duel again with me after you lost in final duel (in 2004 before the end of duel monsters), KAIBA !!

SETO : SEE NOBODYCARES, now listen to me that i get a trophy from seiyuu awards and you don't have it until you retired.

Yugi : okay, now i'm busy cause i must help my friend (Aiba from Arashi) to contribute in VS DAMASHII with Johnny Jr and our kouhai.

Seto : who is he (Aiba), and what does he want to you ?

Yugi : i don't care about you now, Kaiba. Now i must help them. See ya.

Seto : Hey, Yugi. Do you want to..... (suddenly Kazama closed the call),
TEMEEE, YUGIIII, I WANT TO DUEL AGAIN WITH YOU AFTER WE MEET IN JUMP FORCE (soon or later i will defeat and kill you with your friends and your grandpa) ... !!

Mokuba (seto's brother) is coming and knocked the door
Mokuba : hey big bro, what's happen ?
Seto : nothing special, btw, do you where is Gozaburou ?
Mokuba : He is in the office with Noah and they're talked about Pegasus & Yami Bakura battle.
Seto : so, now let's go to meet him and kill him and his henchman (include Noah) after this meeting with Kaiba corp.
Mokuba : okay, niisan.

Apr 24, 2021 1:52 AM by reny1966nanin

I feel like the committee wanted every single VA of Kimetsu no Yaiba as the winner but that just looks very suspicious so they gave it to "special award" to not look bad to the fanbois....

Mar 8, 2021 9:28 AM by _Ako_

T______T

tsubasalover said:
Kineta said:
Am surprised to see Kamiya didn't win the Kamiya award though.
lol I agree. I saw Kamiya-san trending even though he didn't win it.
https://twitter.com/search?q=%E7%A5%9E%E8%B0%B7%E6%B5%A9%E5%8F%B2%E8%B3%9E&src=typed_query&f=live
I said that completely tongue-in-cheek, but it's funny to know JP Twitter had the same idea haha. Thank you for the link!

Mar 7, 2021 9:38 AM by Kineta

Kineta said:

Am surprised to see Kamiya didn't win the Kamiya award though.
Hiroshi Kamiya?
People are tired of him at this point.

Anyway, I am glad Kenjiro Tsuda is becoming bigger than ever, even though he was around since 90s.

Congratulations to Seiyu God Takehito Koyasu too...

Mar 7, 2021 4:43 AM by Ajvisor

scineram said:
So why the hell did Ishikawa win? I cannot remember a single really outstanding role from last year.
Azur Lane and Violet Evergarden Movie were listed when introducing her.

Mar 7, 2021 2:13 AM by tsubasalover

So why the hell did Ishikawa win? I cannot remember a single really outstanding role from last year.

Mar 7, 2021 1:17 AM by scineram

Not surprised to see Kenjirou Tsuda win, this dude is in literally everything now lol.

Mar 7, 2021 12:30 AM by thebrentinator24

Special Achievement Award
Instead of selecting individuals, this year's award is dedicated to those who have died in the past year.
R.I.P Fujiwara-san.
Kineta said:
Am surprised to see Kamiya didn't win the Kamiya award though.
lol I agree. I saw Kamiya-san trending even though he didn't win it.
https://twitter.com/search?q=%E7%A5%9E%E8%B0%B7%E6%B5%A9%E5%8F%B2%E8%B3%9E&src=typed_query&f=live

Mar 6, 2021 11:34 PM by tsubasalover

Congratulations Kitou Akari and everyone who won the awards.

Mar 6, 2021 10:06 PM by AkeZZZ

I'm glad that Tsuda won even if I didn't expect it. I'm excited to see his voice acting in some of the future anime (including to your eternity lol)

also i would've liked to see tomita miyu somewhere, i've been getting into her voice acting recently

Mar 6, 2021 9:22 PM by Learyan

Not too surprised to see Tsuda there. He's had a number of really nice roles lately and I feel like the adaptation of Gokushufudou will be carried on his shoulders with the recent PV... Saitou Souma has had a lot of really diverse roles recently as well, and his Moriarty is excellent. Hoping to see him here soon.

Am surprised to see Kamiya didn't win the Kamiya award though.

Mar 6, 2021 9:08 PM by Kineta

Sugiyama Riho deserved it, Minare's voice acting was superb. Good to see Ueda Reina and Kitou Akari in the list too. I loved Ueda Reina as Nagafuji and ofc our Queen Ganyu. As for Kitou Akari both Kanata and Tsukasa was amazing.

Mar 6, 2021 8:41 PM by MegamiRem

Congratulations Takehito Koyasu and Ueshamaa and well deserved award for Riho Sugiyama! Hopefully more roles to come for her in the future.

Mar 6, 2021 8:39 PM by Antagonized