Anime wins synergy award at inaugural Seiyu Awards

Nominees Miki, Toyoguchi, Hayashibara fail to win, however
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  • Tuesday, March 6, 2007

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At the first annual Seiyu Awards (声優アワード), the Pokémon anime was awarded the synergy award (シナジー賞).

The Pocket Monsters animated series, which started in April 1997, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year. It has broken box-office records with a total gross of ¥41.4 billion (US$353 million) over nine movies. It furthermore has high ratings overseas, and the television series is broadcast in 68 countries and two regions worldwide as of May 2006. As a production which changed the history of Japanese animation, we give the synergy award to the voice cast that has supported it to this date.

However, nominees Shin'ichirō Miki (三木眞一郎), nominated Best Lead Actor for his role in Super Robot Wars OG: Divine Wars (スーパーロボット大戦OG -ディバイン・ウォーズ-), Megumi Toyoguchi (豊口めぐみ), nominated Best Supporting Actress for her role as Hikari (ヒカリ) and Megumi Hayashibara (林原めぐみ), nominated Best Personality, have all failed to win their respective awards.

The other winners at the Seiyu Awards are as follows:

Best Lead Actor
Jun Fukuyama, as Lelouch in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
福山 潤、ルルーシュ役 「コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ」
Best Lead Actress
Romi Paku, as Ōsaki Nana in Nana
朴 璐美、大崎ナナ役 「NANA」
Best Supporting Actor
Akira Ishida, as Athrun Zala in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
石田 彰、アスラン・ザラ 「機動戦士ガンダムSEED DESTINY」
Kōki Miyata, as Kazumi Yoshinaga in Yoshinaga-san Chi no Gargoyle
宮田幸季、吉永和己役 「吉永さん家のガーゴイル」
Best Supporting Actress
Ami Koshimizu, as Karen Stadtfeld in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
小清水亜美、カレン・シュタットフェルト役 「コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ」
Yūko Gotō, as Mikuru Asahina in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
後藤邑子、朝比奈みくる役 「涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱」
Best New Actor
Tetsuya Kakihara, as Mikoto Yutaka in Princess Princess
柿原徹也、豊 実琴役 「プリンセス・プリンセス」
Masakazu Morita, as Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach
森田成一、黒崎一護役 「BLEACH」
Best New Actress
Yui Kano, as Momoko Kuzuryū in Sumomomo Momomo: The Strongest Bride on Earth
鹿野優以、九頭竜もも子役 「すもももももも 地上最強のヨメ」
Aya Hirano, as Haruhi Suzumiya in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
平野 綾 涼宮ハルヒ役 「涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱」
Best Song
Nana Mizuki, Justice to Believe
水樹奈々、「Justice to Believe」
Best Radio Personality
Masumi Asano, A&G Super Radio Show ~Anispa!~
浅野真澄、「A&G 超RADIO SHOW~アニスパ!~」
Special Merit Award
Kei Tomiyama (富山 敬)
Merit Award
Tōru Ōhira (大平 透)
Masako Ikeda (池田昌子)
Noriko Ohara (小原乃梨子)
Mariko Mukai (向井真理子)