Seiyuu Awards opened the voting for their “Most Valuable Seiyu” category at the 16th Seiyu Awards. Get to know how to vote with this walkthrough guide.
It’s that time of the year once again.
Time for the voting on the Most Valuable Seiyuu category at the Seiyuu Awards!
MVS or Most Valuable Seiyu is a relatively new category in the Seiyuu Awards, having been added for the first time in the 14th edition. Last year’s winner was Hiro Shimono.
Fans get to vote on the seiyuu they think has been the most active (anime, variety, radio, games, drama CDs, music, etc) in the past year (October 1, 2020, up until September 30, 2021).
This category will be solely determined through fan voting so vote away – but remember that only 1 vote per account, per platform per day, is counted towards the vote tally – and spread the word about it with fellow seiyuu fans.
- The voting is open from August 1st to September 30th
- You can VOTE ONLY ONCE at Seiyuu Awards Website, Kadokawa and Twitter (1 vote per platform)
- You can nominate either a male or female seiyuu for this award
- You must follow the voting rules for each platform, otherwise your votes won’t count
HOW TO VOTE via Seiyuu Awards Website
16th Seiyuu Awards: how to vote via Seiyu Awards’ website
- Head over to the official website
http://www.seiyuawards.jp/voting/ (copy and paste this address in your browser to access the website) and click on the yellow box that I highlighted in RED
- Fill in the first line with the seiyuu’s name in KANJI
Family name in the 1st box and given name in the 2nd box.
In this example, I added the name 斉藤 壮馬 (Saito Soma) – yes, I am voting for him (again) – you can google your favorite seiyuu’s name in kanji and remember to fill in the box correctly.
- Fill in the first line with the seiyuu’s name in FURIGANA
Same thing you did with your pick for this award in the step above.
Family name in the 1st box and given name in the 2nd box but now in Furigana (basically, hiragana).
There are some platforms on the web that help transcribe the kanji into hiragana but beware as some seiyuu have their names with weird readings that might not translate into a correct hiragana reading.
Always double-check the hiragana by searching it and seeing if your choice turns up in the results. You can always ask a friend of mutual that knows Japanese to help you with the hiragana spelling of the name.
- Check if the name in Kanji and Hiragana readings are correct
If those aren’t correct, the Seiyuu Awards won’t count the vote.
- Hit the CONFIRM button
This is as simple as you can get.
- Confirm everything
Seiyu Awards gives you another chance to make sure everything is correct.
- Hit the VOTE button
- You’ve just voted!
The Seiyu Awards thanks you for your vote. You can now go spread the word about voting to your friends and mutuals!
HOW TO VOTE via KADOKAWA’s website
This one might be a bit intimidating at first – especially if you’re not familiar with Japanese – but, in its essence, it is simpler than voting on the Seiyu Awards website.
This is the page you get.
The order of contents is the following:
- Your Family name
- Your Given Name
- Tick your gender (only available male/男性 or female/女性)
- Your email address
Then, on the box at the bottom, you write the name of the seiyuu you’re voting for, in the Most Valuable Seiyuu Award, in Kanji.
It should look like this:
And hit the button next to the “100%”.
You will reach a page in which you’ll get to confirm your data as well as if the name of the seiyuu you’re voting for is correct.
Hit the button that is circled in the print screen below.
VOTING COMPLETE. You can now go spread the word about it with your friends and mutuals.
Voting is done on THIS WEBSITE. If you get an error message, please try the following:
- Visit Newtype’s official website and scroll until you find a 3 violet outlined boxes.
- Click on the link that says 第十六回「声優アワード」. It will redirect you to the voting page.
How to vote via TWITTER
Although this seems like the quickest and simplest voting method, truth is, it’s the most complicated, especially to those that aren’t familiar with writing names in Katakana.
To vote for your favorite seiyuu, you have to TWEET exactly in the following order:
- The seiyuu name written in KANJI
- The seiyuu name written in KATAKANA
- Put the hashtags #声優アワード #MVS15
According to the Seiyuu Awards, it only counts 1 vote per account for the duration of the voting.
So DO NOT SPAM hashtags as 100 tweets with a seiyuu’s name will only count as 1 vote from your account.
Results are going to be announced in 2022 (specific day and month to be announced).
The awards for this and all other categories will be announced on a date to be announced.
SOURCE: Seiyuu Awards official website