Sometimes, anime will only feature some newbie or rookie voice actors who are not exactly as well known as big names like Kana Hanazawa or Mamoru Miyano. However, there are anime who are bold enough to have a pretty luxurious voice cast which consists of an ensemble of big names which have made the voice acting quality all the more better as many of them give their all for their character.
Japanese anime character database, Charapedia, aimed to find out which anime had the best voice acting with its latest poll. With 10,000 votes, 55.6% of which are female while 44.4% are male, they have now announced the final results for the Top 20 and they are:
19) Brothers Conflict
17) Dog Days
16) Nintama Rantarou
15) Dragon Ball
14) Neon Genesis Evangeleon
11) Ranma 1/2
10) One Piece
9) Monogatari Series
8) Girlfriend Beta
7) Polar Bear Cafe
6) Attack on Titan
4) Kuroko’s Basketball
1) Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Topping the Charapedia poll is classic Science Fiction anime Legend of the Galactic Heroes, which had one of the most all-star voice casts back in the 80’s as it involved names such as the late Kei Tomiyama (Space Battleship Yamato’s Susumu and Tiger Mask’s titular character), Yoshiko Sakakibara (Cobra’s Lady and Nausicaa’s Kushana), and Katsuji Mori (Gatchaman’s Ken Washio and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures Jean-Pierre Polnareff). Even though the anime is considered old by younger fans, its all-star cast was enough to propel it to the top spot. Its all-star cast was credited to have one of the best voice acting in any Japanese anime to date.
#2 ranked Gintama on the other hand also featured one very famous cast which includes the “Queen of Tsundere” herself, Rie Kugimiya as Kagura, Kazuya Nakai as Toshiro Hijikata, and of course, the one and only Tomokazu Sugita as Gintoki. Gintama’s 2nd place finish was also attributed to its equally stellar supporting cast.
Durarara!! meanwhile took third place as it featured big names such as Kana Hanazawa, Mamoru Miyano, Daisuke Ono, Hiroshi Kamiya, Miyuki Sawashiro, and many more. Many thought the voice acting in the anime was spot on and actually captured the original Light Novel’s ideals.
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