18th Seiyuu Awards Results Announced


The winners of the 18th Seiyuu Awards have been revealed.

The award takes into account works that were released between October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023.

Yuuichi Nakamura (Intention), currently best known as the voice of Gojo Satoru in Jujutsu Kaisen, was given the Most Valuable Seiyuu Award. The Main Cast Award went to Kana Ichinose (Sigma Seven) and Kazuki Ura (VIMS). Ichinose’s major roles from the award consideration period include Suletta Mercury from Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch of Mercury, Suzu Kanade from Ayakashi Triangle and Seren Bordeaux from My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer. This anime season, she can be heard as the mage Fern from Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, which began last October and is currently in its second cour.

Meanwhile, Ura’s main roles in 2023 include Cobalt in Technoroid Overmind and Goro Ono from KamiErabi GOD.app.

Below are the rest of the 18th Seiyuu Awards winners:

Newcomer Award

• Yurie Igoma (81 Produce)
Yuuki Sakakihara (81 Produce)
Kikunosuke Toya (Sony Music Artists)
Nanoka Hara (Tristone Entertainment)
Hina Youmiya (Aoni Production)

Singing Award

Kessoku Band

Synergy Award

The First Slam Dunk

Game Award

Yuuya Uchida (Haikyo)

Kids Family Award

• Cast of The Super Mario Brothers Movie

Kei Tomiyama Award (award for male voice actors who were active in various fields)

Nozomu Sasaki (Inspire)

*Announced in advance in February 

Kazue Takahashi Award (award for female voice actors who were active in various fields)

Akemi Okamura (Mouse Promotion)

*Announced in advance in February 

Distinguished Service Award

Toshio Furukawa (Aoni Production)
Eiko Yamada (81 Produce)

*Announced in advance in February 

Influencer Award

Sumire Uesaka (Voice Kit)

International Movie/Drama Award

Mitsuki Takahata (Hori Pro)
Kunio Murai (Tom Project)

Supporting Seiyuu Award

Youhei Azakami (Aoni Production)
Manaka Iwami (Raccoon Dog)
Mamiko Noto (Osawa)

Special Achievement Award

*In place of having this award, the 18th Seiyuu Awards honored the voice actors who recently passed away

Source: @seiyuawards

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