10th Seiyu Awards Stream Scheduled

The Seiyu Awards, recognizing achievements in the field of voice acting, announced the recipients of its 10th annual honors on March 12th

The Seiyu Awards, recognizing achievements in the field of voice acting, announced the recipients of its 10th annual honors on March 12, marred by some issues with its live-stream and plans to offer an international webcast. Now, plans have been updated and it's ready to go, with streaming partner Daisuki announcing the scheduled netcast for April 15 (Fri) 20:00 JST.  

 

 

Winners included

 

Lead Actress - Inori Minase

 

Supporting Actor - Kenichi Suzumura and Yoshimasa Hosoya

 

Supporting Actress - Shizuka Ito and Saori Hayami

 

Rookie Actor  (for work with less than five years in the field)  - Yuichiro Umehara, Shunsuke Takeuchi and Ayumu Murase

 

Newcomer Actress - Sumire Uesaka, Rie Takahashi, Aimi Tanaka

 

Most Votes - Hiroshi Kamiya 

 

Singing - i☆Ris 

 

Personality Award (for voice appearances under own name) - Kenichi Suzumura

 

Kids/Family Award - Pierre Coffin

 

 

 

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award - for contribution to voice work in many genres, including non-anime roles:

 

Sachiko Chijimatsu (Nobita’s mother in DoraemonSally The Witch's Kabu, Combattler V's Kosuke Kita)

 

Tadashi Nakamura (narration for the Japanese dub of Bewitched, Charlie in Charlie's Angles, dubs for John Forsythe, David Niven)

 

 

Michiko Nomura (Michi in Mach Go-Go/Speed Racer, Maya in Maya the Bee,Wakame Isono from Sazae-san)

 

Synergy Award - for demonstrating the full appeal of voice work

Chibi Maruko-chan - accepted by TARAKO (celebrated 25 anniversary and had first movie in 23 years)

 

Kei Tomiyama Award (goes to a male actor who promotes the seiyu occupation through other media)

Showtaro Morikubo (Naruto's Shikamaru Nara, Yowapeda's Yūsuke Makishima)

 

Yamato Takahashi Award: (equivalent of above for a woman):

Kikuko Inoue (Oh My Goddess' Belldandy - mothers in everything recently)

 

Special Award - for activities that don't fit into other prizes, but which are worthy of commendation:

 

AOP (Mr. Osomatsu theme)

 

 

 Next year's 11th awards have also been announced

 

via yoshi_xtsu

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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