DarkMirage has just posted quite some info today on his blog. Bless the guy, I just love him for posting stuff like this. He’s just bought December’s Newtype, which contains quite some info.
First off, there seems to be news of a Mai HiME movie from the Mai HiME DVD’s. I’m not sure if it’s translation error or misprints, but it proves to be quite interesting for a Nao-sama worshipper.. erm.. I mean Mai HiME fanboys all round. I dunno how they’re gonna write it out, but possibly it could just be a whole recap episode extended to 1.5 hours.
Next, there’s also a 2005 Seiyuu Power Ranking(Female) in Newtype with the results as followed:
01. Megumi Hayashibara
02. Rie Tanaka
03. Houko Kuwashima
04. Yui Horie
05. Maaya Sakamoto
06. Naomi Shindou
07. Mamiko Noto
08. Nana Mizuki
09. Mai Nakahara
10. Megumi Toyoguchi.
Just about most of my favourite seiyuus are in, though Noto-sama should be much more higher T_T. I guess Gundam SEED Destiny still holds it’s power in Japan, as the list is pretty much dominated by it’s seiyuus, from Rie Tanaka(Lacus Clyne) to Megumi Toyoguchi (Miriallia). I’m just glad that Noto-sama didn’t participate in the sorry excuse for an anime. It’s also too bad that Ayako Kawasumi-sama isn’t in as well, but then she’s been a bit on the smaller roles this year. I suspect that would change next year with the Fate/stay Night anime debuting in February.
And same with DarkMirage, I’m in awe with Megumi Hayashibara. It’s really a testament of her power to stay on top of the seiyuu rankings even if she’s rarely seen nowadays.
Now, if he’d translate the male seiyuu list. Although, I do suspect Akira Ishida and Hoshi Souichiro are on the top of the list.