First Seiyuu Awards results.

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

Best Personality:
Masumi Asano, A&G Super Radio Show – Anispa!

Special Achievement Award: Kei Tomiyama

Achievement Awards:
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.

10 Comments

  1. Avisch Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 7:46 pm

    As much as Sugita Tomokazu is equally desrving of the award. I’m happy Jun Fukuyama got it. One aspect of Zero/Lelouch that I like is his voice.

  2. RockSmash Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

    i prefer Sugita Tomokazu over Jun Fukuyama but wth, both are good to begin wif!

  3. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

    There’s no doubt Sugita Tomokazu is greatness, but Jun’s pretty cool when voicing Lelouch too…

    Yay for Romi Paku! But I prefer her male roles though… She’s the only VA that made me go ‘WHAT?! He’s voiced by a SHE?!’ =)

    Not suprised that Yuko Goto won, but VERY suprised that Kallen’s VA won… She doesn’t sound too… Memoriable.

    ‘Justice to Believe’? Which show is it from?

    LOL! And what the hell is “Synergy Award”?!
    (P.S – I’ve checked the dictionary, and I’m still going ‘wtf?!’)

    One more thing, is this from the shows of the whole of 2006?

  4. meganeshounen Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 11:24 pm

    Jun Fukuyama and Ai Shimizu both bringing in awards for their roles in Code Geass.

    Ausum. ^_^

  5. Asrialys Said,

    March 7, 2007 @ 3:44 am

    I’ve been told that the Synergy Award was given to Pokemon for its 10 years of popularity worldwide. Also, from the AnimeNewsNetework article…

    “…’Synergy’ award, which is awarded to the movie or series that voters feel make a strong use of voice talent.”

  6. humbug23 Said,

    March 7, 2007 @ 10:05 am

    Justice to Believe is the opening song to Wild Arms 4, but I guess her notable work for FY 2006 would be Nanoha A’s OP for the anime people.

  7. Michael Said,

    March 7, 2007 @ 12:48 pm

    LOL @ SYNERGY AWARD

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  8. Mosey Said,

    March 7, 2007 @ 2:10 pm

    I really do think that the Minori Chihara, the seiyuu for Yuki Nagato really should have won a prize. :)

  9. sagematt Said,

    March 7, 2007 @ 11:59 pm

    Needs more Sugita Tomokazu.

  10. Likkun Said,

    March 8, 2007 @ 12:40 pm

    Actually, I was pretty happy with the results. As much as I like Tomokazu Sugita, Jun Fukuyama has been doing one hell of a job in Lelouch. Maybe there were better options for Best Personality but that’s just me.

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