Japanese magazine Seiyu Animedia (Gakken) launched its first issue back in 2004, and to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the magazine recently launched a poll about the top voice actors (seiyus) in Japan.

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The poll ranks the top male, female, new male, and new female Japanese voice actors and a new magazine scan of the results of that poll has just been released and here they are:

Top 10 Male Voice Actors

10)Kenshou Ono (Kuroko Tetsuya from Kuroko’s Basketball)

9) Daisuke Namikawa (Fate/ Zero’s Waver Velvet and Hunter X Hunter’s Hisoka)

8) Yuuki Kaji (High School DXD’s Issei Hyoudo and Attack on Titan’s Eren Yeager)

7) Daisuke Ono (Black Butler’s Sebastian Michaelis and Magi’s Sinbad)

6) Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass’s Lelouch Lamperouge and Chuunibyou’s Yuuta Togashi)

5) Takehito Koyasu (Fushigi Yuugi’s Hotohori and Gundam SEED’s Mu La Flaga)

4) Takuma Terashima (Mekaku City Actors’ Shintarou Kisaragi and Log Horizon’s Shiroe)

3) Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama’s Gintoki Sakata and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya’s Kyon)

2) Hiroshi Kamiya (Durarara!!’s Izaya Orihara and Noragami’s Yato)

1) Mamoru Miyano (Death Note’s Light Yagami and Free!’s Rin Matsuoka)

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Dubbed by many fans as the “sexiest male seiyu”, Mamoru Miyano takes the top spot in Siyu Animedia’s Male Voice Actor Rankings. He beats two other heavy favorites in Hiroshi Kamiya and Tomokazu Sugita who are also deserving voice actors.

Top 10 Female Voice Actors

10) Megumi Hayashibata (Evangelion’s Rei Ayanami, Slayers’ Lina Inverse, and Ranma 1/2’s female Ranma)

9) Sachika Misawa (Accel World’s Kuroyukihime)

8) Haruka Tomatsu (Valvrave The Liberator’s Saki Rukino and Magi’s Morgianna)

7) Ayana Taketatsu (OreImo’s Kirino Kosaka and K-On!’s Azusa Nakano)

6) Yui Ogura (Ro Kyu Bu’s Hinata Hakamada and Hentai Prince’s Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi)

5) Aki Toyosaki (K-On!’s Yui Hirasawa, To Love Ru’s Momo Deviluke, and A Certain series’ Uiharu Kazari)

4) Kana Hanazawa (IS: Infinite Stratos’s Charlotte Dunois, OreImo’s Kuroneko, and Nisekoi’s Kosaki Onodera)

3) Yui Horie (Monogatari’s Tsubasa Hanekawa and Dog Days’ Millhiore Biscotti)

2) Yukari Tamura (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha’s Nanoha Takamichi and Akame Ga Kill’s Mine)

1) Nana Mizuki (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha’s Fate Testarossa and Naruto’s Hinata Hyuuga)

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The much younger Kana Hanazawa may be popular, but it seems that her popularity wasn’t enough to beat a trio of older and more veteran voice actresses in Yui Horie, Yukari Tamura and the Globe-trotting Nana Mizuki who takes her rightful place at #1.

Top 10 New Male Voice Actors

10) Makoto Furukawa (Golden Time’s Banri Tada)

9) Shouta Aoi (UtaPri’s Ai Mikaze)

8) Soma Saito (Akame Ga Kill’s Tatsumi)

7) Nobunaga Shimazaki (Date A Live’s Shidou Itsuka and Free!’s Haruka Nanase)

6) Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online’s Kirito and No Game No Life’s Sora)

5) Natsuki Hanae (Tokyo Ghoul’s Ken Kaneki and Nagi no Asukara’s Hikari)

4) Ryouta Ohsaka (Hataraku Maou-sama!’s Maou Sadao and Valvrave the Liberator’s Haruto Tokishima)

3) Ayumu Murase (Haikyuu’s Shouyo Hinata and Gatchaman Crowds’ Rui Ninomiya)

2) Yoshitaka Yamaya (One Week Friends’ Yuuki Hase)

1) Kaito Ishikawa (Gargantia’s Ledo and Tokyo Ravens’ Harutora Tsuchimikado)

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Kaito Ishikawa is one fast rising star in the Japanese voice acting industry and it shows as he takes the #1 spot in the new voice actor rankings. Meanwhile, Yoshitaka Yamaya has landed in the #2 spot after just one major role, and a role he successfully filled, and that is to voice “Hase-kun” from One Week Friends.

Top 10 New Female Voice Actors

10) Momo Asakura (Witchcraft Works’ Rin Kazari)

9) Nao Touyama (Nisekoi’s Chotoge Kirisaki, Hataraku Maou-sama’s Chiho Sasaki, and Oregairu’s Yui Yuigahama)

8) Risa Taneda (Beyond the Boundary’s Mirai Kuriyama and Is the Order a Rabbit?’s Rize)

7) Ai Kayano (AnoHana’s Menma, Guilty Crown’s Inori, and No Game No Life’s Shiro)

6) Sumire Uesaka (Chuunibyou’s Sanae Dekomori and Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!’s Sora Takanashi)

5) Ibuki Kido (If Her Flag Breaks’ Nanami Knight Bladefield)

4) Kaori Ishihara (Magi’s Aladdin and Rinne no Lagrange’s Madoka Kyouno)

3) Ayane Sakura (Haganai’s Yozora Mikazuki and Non non Biyori’s Natsumi Koshigaya)

2) Maaya Uchida (Chuunibyou’s Rika Takanashi and GJ-Bu!’s Mao Amatsuka)

1) Sora Amamiya (Akame Ga Kill!’s Akame and One Week Friends’ Kaori Fujimiya)

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With her breakout role as One Week Friends’ resident amnesiac, “Fujimiya-san”, Sora Amamiya upsets some pretty well known names like Ai Kayano and Maaya Uchida who takes the #2 spot for her now-iconic role as Rika from Chuunibyou.

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Source: Yaraon!

 

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