The winners from the 15th Seiyuu Awards are out. A big Lead Actor win for Kenjiro Tsuda and an unexpected change in the MVS award mark this awards ceremony.
Annually, the Seiyuu Awards recognize the achievements of voice actors within the Japanese seiyuu industry.
For this years’ edition, fans were only able to vote to determine who is the MVS or Most Valuable Seiyu.
The voting was open from September 15 to October 31, 2020 on Seiyuu Awards’ official website and Kadokawa’s official website. Fans could also vote through twitter by using the relevant hashtags and, presumably, doing so once a day.
A special committee decided the winners for all other categories in this year’s edition.
The awards ceremony was going to take place on 07/03/2020 at Nippon Culture Broadcasting Media Plus Hall however, due to Covid-19 protocols, it was decided instead that the winners would be announced via radio on A&G+’s radio show that aired on 06/03/2020.
Without further ado, the winners of the 15th Seiyuu Awards are the following:
Best Lead Actor Award
Kenjiro Tsuda (Amuletto)
Best Lead Actress Award
Yui Ishikawa (mitt management)
Best Supporting Actor Award
Takehito Koyasu (T’s Factory)
Nobunaga Shimazaki (Aoni Production)
Best Supporting Actress Award
Reina Ueda (81 Produce)
Akari Kito (Pro-Fit)
Best New Actor Award
Masahiro Ito (Bushiroad/HiBiKi)
Chiaki Kobayashi (Osawa Office)
Shimba Tsuchiya (Himawari Theater Group)
Best New Actress Award
Rin Aira (HoriPro International)
Kana Ichinose (Sigma Seven)
Riho Sugiyama (Mausu Promotion)
Natsumi Fujiwara (Arts Vision)
Waki Azumi (Haikyo)
Most Valuable Seiyuu (MVS)
Hiro Shimono (I’m Enterprise)
Valkyrie (Flying Dog: JUNNA, Minori Suzuki, Kiyono Yasuno, Nao Toyama, Nozomi Nishida)
Best Personality Award
Hiroki Yasumoto (Sigma Seven)
Kei Tomiyama Award
Toshihiko Seki (81 Produce)
Kazue Takahashi Award
Yoshiko Sakakibara (Freelance)
VOICARION IX Imperial Voice Kabuki ~ Nobunaga no Inu ~
Kotori Koiwai (PEERLESS GERBERA)
[to be updated]
Best Foreign film and TV drama Award
Kazuhiro Yamaji (Seinenza Theater Company)
Kazue Komiya (Theater Echo)
Rie Nakagawa (PEERLESS GERBERA)
Masane Tsukayama (Seinenza Theater Company)
Eiko Masuyama (AONI Production)
Special honor award
Kimetsu no Yaiba
🏆 Congratulations are in order to all winners!