Coming extremely late (no thanks to a certain Diablo II ripoff), the results of the First Japan Seiyuu Awards are in..
Results of Japan’s First Ever Seiyuu Awards Announced
posted on 2007-03-05 08:59 EST
Jun Fukuyama, Romi Paku win top honors
Japan’s first ever award ceremony for voice acting talent (Seiyuu) in Anime and other media was held on March 3rd at the 3D Theater of the Tokyo Anime Center in Akihabara. The Seiyuu Awards ceremony was organized with a considerable amount of fanfare, and included a special “red carpet” session after the awards in front of the Tokyo Anime Center. Winners appeared on the red carpet after the show to offer thanks to their fans, many of whom were gathered outside the Center.
In addition to award categories for acting roles, the awards also include a “Special Achievement” category and a “Synergy” award, which is awarded to the movie or series that voters feel make a strong use of voice talent.
The list of winners is as follows:
Best Actor in a leading role:
Jun Fukuyama as Lelouch, Code Geass – Lelouch of the Rebellion
Best Actress in a leading role:
Romi Paku as Nana Osaki, NANA
Best Actors in supporting roles:
Akira Ishida as Athrun Zala, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
Kouki Miyata as Kazumi Yoshinaga, Yoshinaga-san’chi no Gargoyle
Best Actresses in supporting roles:
Ami Koshimizu as Kallen Stadtfeld, Code Geass – Lelouch of the Rebellion
Yuko Goto as Mikuru Asahina, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Best Rookie actors:
Tetsuya Kakihara as Mikoto Yutaka, Princess Princess
Masakazu Moritaas Ichigo Kurosaki, Bleach
Best Rookie actresses:
Yui Kano as Momoko Kuzuryu, Sumomomo Momomo
Aya Hirano as Haruhi Suzumiya, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Best Musical Performance:
Nana Mizuki, Justice to Believe
Masumi Asano, A&G Super Radio Show – Anispa!
Special Achievement Award: Kei Tomiyama
Toru Ohira, Ohira Production
Masako Ikeda, Tokyo Actor’s Consumer’s Cooperative Society (Haikyo)
Noriko Ohara, Production baobab
Mariko Mukai, 81 Produce
Synergy Award: Pokémon
Many thanks to Dormcat for helping with this article.
I first heard about it when they were opening the voting to the public, but didn’t really care much then. The results pretty much speak for themselves anyways.
Sugita Tomokazu did a better job IMO, while I’m pleasantly surprised that Romi Paku won Best Female, she usually does more male roles. The Best Supporting Actor awards are.. well both surprising and not surprising while YAY for Mikuru-chan in the Best Supporting Female. Aya Hirano won Best Rookie, but she’s been in the industry since 2003 lawl. As for musical performance, believe me, Nana-chan won it before it even was announced. No comment on the rest, especially on that “Synergy Award”.
Source: Anime News Network.