Nana Mizuki Wins Billboard JAPAN Animation Artist of the Year 2012

For "Nanoha 2nd A's", "Symphogear", "Blood-C" songs

Billboard Japan announced the winners of "Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2012" yesterday. Nana Mizuki, probably the most popular and famous anime singer/voice actress in Japan now, was chosen for "Animation Artist of the Year" in the Artist Awards section for two consecutive years. Congratulations, Nana-san! 


The nominees for the section were the artists who have topped the Billboard Charts at least once in 2012, and the winners were chosen by the general votes along with the points from the charts. Nana got 40137.92 points defeating Masaharu Fukuyama (38333.22pts) who sang "Ikiteru Ikiteku", the theme song for the movie Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles—Animal Adventure and his only anime song in his career.


"Animation Artist of the Year 2012" Top 5

1. Nana Mizuki (40137.92 pts)

  "Synchrogazer" - Senki Zessho Symphogear OP

   "METRO BAROQUE" - Blood-C: The Last Dark theme song

   "BRIGHT STREAM" - Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA The MOVIE 2nd A's theme song  


  "Lovely Fruit" - Toriko 6th ED


2. Masaharu Fukuyama (38333.22 pts)

   "Ikiteru Ikiteku" - Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles—Animal Adventure theme song

3. Leo Ieiri (30078.96 pts)

    "Sabrina" - Toriko 3rd ED


4. Tomohisa Yamashita (27306.67 pts)

    "LOVE CHASE" - Toriko 4th ED


5. Momoiro Clover Z (23587.57 pts)

  "Mouretsu Uchu Koukyokyoku Dai 7 Gakusho Mugen no Ai" - Bodacious Space Pirates OP


 "Lovely Fruit" Nana Mizuki


Source: Press release


Nana Mizuki photo © King Records


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