The Seiyu Awards have finally release the list of winner for the 2012, and they are,

Special Award: Kawakami Tomoko (AIR – Mizuno)

She died of cancer on June 9, 2011, at the age of 41. During her illustrious career she is the voice for many of the characters that deeply touched our heart. Find out more about her on her Wiki page.

Best Singing Award: ST☆RISH (Uta no Prince-sama)

Personality Award: Iguchi Yuka (Ano Natsu de Matteru – Chiharu Arisawa,   -Sovereignty, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun – Index)

Best Female Newcomer: Kayano Ai (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai – Meiko “Menma” Honma) and

Mikami Shiori (Kampfer – Masumi)

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Best Male Newcomer: Takuya Eguchi (Gosick – Kazuya Kujo) and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (Hanasaku Iroha – Kirito Sakurai)

Best Supporting Actress: Katou Emiri (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko – Ryūko Mifune)

Best Supporting Actor: Kimura Ryohei  (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai – Hasegawa Kodaka) and Miyano Mamoru (Steins;Gate – Rintarō Okabe)

Most Voted( = Popular?) Award: Kamiya Hiroshi (Gundam OO – Tieria Erde)

Best Female Lead Award: Aoi Yuki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Madoka Kaname, Gosick’s Victorique de Blois)

Best Male Lead Award:  Hiroaki Hirata (Tiger and Bunny’s Kotetsu aka Tiger)

Previously announced winners via ANN,

SPECIAL MERIT AWARD

Award for late performers who contributed to many genres, especially foreign works, over the years
Osamu Kobayashi (1934-2011)
Agency: Dōjinsha Production
Roles: Yul Brynner, Michael Caine, Jon Voight, Harry Potter’s Alastor Moody, Mission: Impossible’sWilly Armitage 

Junpei Takiguchi (1931-2011)
Agency: Freelance
Roles: Clifton James, Yatterman‘s Dokurobee, Burari Tochū Gesha no Tabi’s narration 
Takeshi Watabe (1931-2011)
Agency: 81 Produce
Roles: Stargate SG-1’s Master Bra’tac (Tony Amendola), Uchū Keiji Gyaban’s Don Horror (2nd actor), Muteki Chōjin Zanbot 3‘s Gaizok, Naruto‘s Gamabunta, Fist of the North Star‘s as Kiba Daio

MERIT AWARDS

Award for the seiyū who have contributed to many genres, especially foreign works, over the years
Miyoko Asou
Agency: Haikyo
Roles: Mindy Sterling, Shizuko Hoshi, Gemma Jones, Sleeping Beauty’s Flora, Sazae-san‘s Fune 
Kaneta Kimotsuki
Agency: 21th Century Fox
Roles: Dokaben‘s Tonoma, Tom & Jerry’s Tom, Ninja Hattori-kun‘s Kemuzou Kemumaki, Doraemon‘s Suneo, Galaxy Express 999‘s 999 Conductor

SYNERGY AWARD

Award for maximizing the appeal of voice-acting in a work as a whole
Inazuma Eleven series
Junko Takeuchi (Ogipro The Next)
Yuka Terasaki (Ogipro The Next)

KEI TOMIYAMA AWARD

Award for the male performer who broadens the profession of voice acting in every form of media
Kenyuu Horiuchi
Agency: Kenyu Office
Roles: A Team the Movie’s Lieutenant Templeton “Face” Peck, Star Wars’ Han Solo (NTV broadcast), Full House’s Jesse

KAZUE TAKAHASHI AWARD

Award for the female performer who broadens the profession of voice acting in every form of media
Keiko Toda
Agency: Look Up
Roles: Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Vivien Leigh, Soreike! Anpanman‘s Anpanman, Cat’s Eye‘s Hitomi, Mobile Suit Gundam‘s Matilda Ajan

KIDS/FAMILY AWARD

Award selected by children
Ikue Ohtani
Agency: Mausu Promotion
Roles: Pokémon‘s Pikachu, One Piece‘s Tony Tony Chopper

OVERSEAS FANS CHOICE AWARD

Award selected by overseas fans
Takahiro Sakurai
Agency: 81 Produce
Roles: C – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility‘s Masakaki, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children‘s Cloud Strife

 

The Seiyu awards is an award to honor the best in the Voice Acting industry, very much like the Academy Award or Oscar of the Hollywood.

Prize presentation is tentatively on the 24th of March, Saturday.

Website: http://seiyuawards.jp/

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