Anican’s readers 2007 Top Seiyuu

From Hashihime.

Male
1 Fukuyama Jun 2218 votes
2 Sugita Tomokazu 1116
3 Houshi Souichirou 921
4 Miyano Mamoru 846
5 Sakurai Takahiro 775
6 Ono Daisuke 646
7 Seki Tomokazu 619
8 Wakamoto Norio 526
9 Kamiya Hiroshi 493
10 Yoshino Hiroyuki 477
Female
1 Horie Yui 2489 
2 Hirano Aya 2276
3 Mizuki Nana 2202
4 Tamura Yukari 2085 
5 Kugimiya Rie 1254
6 Nakahara Mai 715 
7 Chihara Minori 642
8 Noto Mamiko 615
9 Hayashibara Megumi 553
10 Nonaka Ai 527

While I can only recognise 6 out of 10 of the males, the female list is pretty much familiar names to me. Bearing in mind that this is a reader’s choice survey, it’s not surprising that Horie Yui a.k.a Hocchan is on the top, considering her wide exposure lately. Hirano Aya and Mizuki Nana are pretty much the same, just probably that Hocchan has some true seiyuu’ing background which gives her a more legitimate backing.

Up-and-coming artists
1 Inoue Marina 1029
2 Miyano Mamoru 785
3 Chihara Minori 707
4 Ono Daisuke 571
5 Fujita Saki 498 
6 Yonaga Tsubasa 456
7 Nakamura Yuuichi 422
8 Kobayashi Yuu 284
9 Katou Emiri 235
10 Shiraishi Minoru 223

I’ll partially disagree with hashihime here and say that Inoue Marina has done an admirable job in Minami-ke as Kana, who is basically the “boke” or funnyperson of the whole series, and her voicing of Kana really did bring her out to life. There’s something rather magical about her voice, really.

I’m surprised to see Ono Daisuke in this list though, considering that he’s been around for quite a while, but I guess it’s only recently his name has started to catch the attention of the fans. The rest of the list aren’t well known to me, except for Minorin (of course), Katou Emiri and Shiraishi Minoru (whom probably has quite a name for himself already).

…there are a number of female seiyuu not on the list that I would rate higher than anyone on it: Paku Romi, Kuwashima Houko, Kawasumi Ayako, Kobayashi Sanae, Yajima Akiko. I’d put Sawashiro Miyuki and Yukino Satsuki in there somewhere, too. And where the heck is the marvelous Koshimizu Ami?

Seconded, hashihime, seconded.

9 Comments

  1. kurotsuki Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 4:11 am

    I think it should be considered a crime for Koshimizu Ami to not be on any of those list.

  2. leofish Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 4:13 am

    the abscence of Paku Romi is definitely of question. especially after her amazing Haraken in Dennou Coil.

  3. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 4:28 am

    That is why popularity contests are not the best benchmark of talent. XD.

  4. Koji Oe Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 7:21 am

    You can do it Yukarin! Four just seems too low for her…

  5. Kaisos Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 8:37 am

    WHY is Rie Kugimiya in the top 5 while Marina Inoue is not?

    Oh well.

  6. Shin Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 9:57 am

    Yay for Nana. Too bad about Koshimizu Ami though.

    PS Whoops, messed up my first reply ^^;

  7. delphyne Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 2:20 pm

    Hmmm…I think Masakazu Morita should be on that list…but I do agree with Miyano Mamoru..loved him in Death Note and he was really funny in Ouran Koukou Host Club. Tomokazu Seki is also very good..most of the animes I happen to watch has him as the male lead.

    Horie Yui is cute…

  8. Zeroblade Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 6:20 pm

    I only recognized 8 out of 10 in the females’ and 5 out of 10 in the males’ listings. Only 4 out of 10 in the up-and-comers’ list too. And yeah, why aren’t some people like Kawasumi Ayako even on the list?

  9. Setsu Said,

    January 28, 2008 @ 11:48 pm

    I recognize 8 out of the 10 males, 9 out of the 10 females, 6 out of the 10 up-and-coming.

    Now I don’t have anything agaisnt Sugita, but I like a lot of the other male seiyuu better.

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