One year ago, we brought you the results of Charapedia’s first 10,000 fan seiyuu poll. This year, we are back with the results for this year, bringing to you the top 30 popular seiyuus as polled from Japanese fans!
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Just two weeks ago, these fans were asked to vote for their favourite male and female seiyuu. The voters consisted of 46.3% males and 53.7% females, with more than 75% of voters in their teens and 20s.
This year, an exciting new segment has been added to the poll. Interested to know the Top 5 male seiyuus popular among guy fans? How about Top 5 female seiyuus voted for by the gals? Find out here!
Will last year’s A-listers stay in the running for this year? Or have they been surpassed by younger, fresher contenders?
Check if your favourites made this year’s list!
Top 30 Male Seiyuus
1 Hiroshi Kamiya (1106 votes) 神谷浩史
Characters: Izaya Orihara (Durarara!! x2), Kinshirou Kusatsu (Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love!), Yato (Noragami)
2 Yuuki Kaji (903 votes) 梶裕貴
Characters: Meliodas (Nanatsu no Taizai), Ayato Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul √A), Yukine (Noragami)
3 Daisuke Ono (900 votes) 小野大輔
Characters: Sebastian Michaelis (Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus), Kokkuri-san (Gugure! Kokkuri-san), Seishuu Handa (Barakamon)
4 Mamoru Miyano (812 votes) 宮野真守
Characters: Shuu Tsukiyama (Tokyo Ghoul √A), Rin Matsuoka (Free!-Eternal Summer-), Masaomi Kida (Durarara!! x2)
5 Tatsuhisa Suzuki (717 votes) 鈴木達央
Characters: Ban (Nanatsu no Taizai), Makoto Tachibana (Free!-Eternal Summer-), Shinsaku Takasugi (Bakumatsu Rock)
6 Tomokazu Sugita (656 votes) 杉田智和
7 Jun Fukuyama (487 votes) 福山潤
8 Hiro Shimono (484 votes) 下野紘
9 Yuuichi Nakamura (455 votes) 中村悠一
10 Takahiro Sakurai (404 votes) 櫻井孝宏
11 Akira Ishida (353 votes) 石田彰
12 Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (301 votes) 松岡禎丞
13 Nobuhiko Okamoto (298 votes) 岡本信彦
14 Natsuki Hanae (280 votes) 花江夏樹
15 Yoshimasa Hosoya (275 votes) 細谷佳正
16 Kenichi Suzumura (214 votes) 鈴村健一
17 Kazuya Nakai (212 votes) 中井和哉
18 Junichi Suwabe (187 votes) 諏訪部順一
19 Tomoaki Maeno (183 votes) 前野智昭
20 Kaito Ishikawa (181 votes) 石川界人
21 Ryohei Kimura (160 votes) 木村良平
22 Nobunaga Shimazaki (156 votes) 島崎信長
23 Kouji Yusa (141 votes) 遊佐浩二
24 Takehito Koyasu (137 votes) 子安武人
25 Takuma Terashima (136 votes) 寺島拓篤
26 Kousuke Toriumi (131 votes) 鳥海浩輔
27 Tetsuya Kakihara (130 votes) 柿原徹也
28 Kouki Uchiyama (126 votes) 内山昂輝
29 Tomokazu Seki (122 votes) 関智一
30 Shoutarou Morikubo (117 votes) 森久保祥太郎
Kamiya has once again proved that he is absolutely unstoppable. Besides being the one and only winner of the Hiroshi Kamiya Awar- I mean, the Popularity Awards in the annual Seiyuu Awards for 4 consecutive years, he is once again reigning supreme in this poll. Kaji has moved up from last year’s 3rd place to 2nd this year, boosted by his recent lead roles in popular shounen title Nanatsu no Taizai.
OnoD has been snagging awards everywhere with his dual win of Best Male Actor and Radio Personality at this year’s Seiyuu Awards, impressing the audience with his lead roles in shows like Barakamon and Gugure! Kokkuri-san. Riding their wave of popularity from swimming anime Free!, Mamo and Tatsu continue to stay in the limelight with Nanatsu no Taizai.
Top 30 Female Seiyuus
1 Kana Hanazawa (914 votes) 花澤香菜
Characters: Akane Tsunemori (PSYCHO-PASS 2), Anri Sonohara (Durarara!! x2), Kosaki Onodera (Nisekoi)
2 Miyuki Sawashiro (709 votes) 沢城みゆき
Characters: Celty Sturluson (Durarara!! x2), Sinon/Shino Asada (Sword Art Online II), Yuzuki Seo (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun)
3 Saori Hayami (549 votes) 早見沙織
Characters: Shinoa Hiiragi (Owari no Seraph), Hina Yumihara (Buddy Complex), Miyuki Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)
4 Haruka Tomatsu (510 votes) 戸松遥
Characters: Asuna/Asuna Yuuki (Sword Art Online II), Keita/Keita Amano (Youkai Watch), Eleonora “Elen” Viltaria (Madan no Ou to Vanadis)
5 Rie Kugimiya (480 votes) 釘宮理恵
Characters: Kagura (Gintama), Happy (Fairy Tail), Kirie Konami (World Trigger)
6 Ai Kayano (404 votes) 茅野愛衣
7 Sora Amamiya (345 votes) 雨宮天
8 Ayane Sakura (304 votes) 佐倉綾音
9 Yui Ogura (265 votes) 小倉唯
10 Yukari Tamura (262 votes) 田村ゆかり
11 Yoshino Nanjo (246 votes) 南條愛乃
12 Nao Touyama (210 votes) 東山奈央
13 Nana Mizuki (209 votes) 水樹奈々
14 Risa Taneda (192 votes) 種田梨沙
15 Maaya Uchida (182 votes) 内田真礼
16 Rina Satou (180 votes) 佐藤利奈
17 Aki Toyosaki (178 votes) 豊崎愛生
18 Suzuko Mimori (173 votes) 三森すずこ
19 Ayana Taketatsu (172 votes) 竹達彩奈
20 Megumi Hayashibara (163 votes) 林原めぐみ
21 Yui Horie (153 votes) 堀江由衣
22 Aoi Yuuki (149 votes) 悠木碧
23 Kana Asumi (147 votes) 阿澄佳奈
24 Rina Hidaka (132 votes) 日高里菜
25 Maaya Sakamoto (124 votes) 坂本真綾
26 Romi Paku (120 votes) 朴王路美
27 Youko Hikasa (118 votes) 日笠陽子
28 Marina Inoue (114 votes) 井上麻里奈
29 Kikuko Inoue (111 votes) 井上喜久子
30 Sumire Uesaka (106 votes) 上坂すみれ
Hanazawa and Sawashiro once again prove their popularity by taking top spots in this year’s poll, having ranked 1st and 3rd respectively last year. Staying steadily in the limelight with prominent roles in blockbusters such as PSYCHO-PASS and Sword Art Online II respectively, these two are absolutely unstoppable, both having also won Best Supporting Actress awards at this year’s Seiyuu Awards.
Hayami has pulled ahead from her 12th place last year, no doubt boosted by strong roles in popular series Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, among others. Tomatsu also pulled a few spots ahead to take 4th place, boosting her Asuna (SAO II) popularity with her lead role in Japan’s latest craze, Youkai Watch (no, we weren’t going to say Frozen). Veteran Kugimiya remains solid at 5th spot, taking on new roles in upcoming anime, on top of her adorably familiar roles as Kagura (Gintama) and Happy (Fairy Tail).
A special addition to this year’s Charapedia poll sees the most popular seiyuus as voted by same-gender fans!
Top 5 Male Seiyuus (by male voters)
1 Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (228 votes) 松岡禎丞
2 Tomokazu Sugita (217 votes) 杉田智和
3 Hiroshi Kamiya (209 votes) 神谷浩史
4 Mamoru Miyano (132 votes) 宮野真守
5 Yuuichi Nakamura (124 votes) 中村悠一
Without any doubt, Matsuoka, or “Tsugu-tsugu” as he is casually known to his male fans, occupies a special place in the hearts of fanboys and fangirls alike with his leading roles in Sword Art Online II and No Game No Life. Recalling the many low-pitched roars and cheers at last year’s AFASG special stage event featuring him as a guest, we are confident that Matsuoka will be the top choice of our local and regional boys as well.
Top 5 Female Seiyuus (by female voters)
1 Miyuki Sawashiro (506 votes) 沢城みゆき
2 Kana Hanazawa (401 votes) 花澤香菜
3 Haruka Tomatsu (206 votes) 戸松遥
4 Rie Kugimiya (202 votes) 釘宮理恵
5 Sora Amamiya (195 votes) 雨宮天
Sawashiro has stolen many a female heart with her wide plethora of roles, ranging anywhere from intimidating war god, to cute-meganekko-(glasses girl)-turned-gun-toting-kickass-sniper. Equally loud female and male cheers for her character during the SAO II special stage at last year’s AFA reminded us of the key to her popularity – Sawashiro’s unique charm makes every character truly her own.
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Source: 人気声優ランキング２０１５ TOP 30! (http://www.charapedia.jp/research/0061/)