Winners of the 12th Seiyuu Awards announced: Toshiyuki Toyonaga wins “Best Lead Actor Award”

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The winners from the 12th Seiyuu Awards are already out. Get to know who were the big winners at this year’s edition.

Annually, the Seiyuu Awards recognise the achievements of  seiyuu within the Japanese seiyuu industry.

Voting was open to fans from October 1st to November 30th on Seiyuu Awards‘ official website. Fans could vote once. When voting fans had to take into account that they could only vote for their favorite seiyuu in each category mentioning anime, ova, movies, characters, DVDs, games released during the following period of time: 01/12/2016 to 30/11/2017.

At the same time, a special committee decided the winners for this year’s edition.

Without further ado, the winners of the 12th Seiyuu Awards are the following:

Best Lead Actor Award – Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Super Eccentric Theater)


Best Lead Actress Award – Tomoyo Kurosawa (Mausu Promotion)

Best Supporting Actor Award – Junichi Suwabe (Tokyo Actor’s Consumer’s Cooperative Society)

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Best Supporting Actress Award – Ayane Sakura (I’m Enterprise) and Saori Oonishi (I’m Enterprise)

Best New Actor Award – Taku Yashiro (VIMS), Koutaro Nishiyama (81 Produce) and Shun Horie (Pro-Fit)

Best New Actress Award – Ayaka Nanase (Axelone) and Yui Fukuo -(81 Produce)

Best Singing award – Animal Cross Biscuit x PPP

Best Personality Award – Ayane Sakura (I’m Enterprise) and Saori Oonishi (I’m Enterprise)

Kei Tomiyama Award – Cho (Tokyo Actor’s Consumer’s Cooperative Society)

Kazue Takahashi Award – Miina Tominaga  (Tokyo Actor’s Consumer’s Cooperative Society)

Synergy Award – Despicable Me 3

Special Prize – Licca-chan’s 50th Anniversary / Takayuki Matsutani

Congratulations are in order to all winners!

SOURCE: Seiyuu Awards official website / Seiyuu Awards official twitter account

Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silva
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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