2009 Year-Ender – Male Seiyuu


Part 3: Male Voice Actors/Seiyuu

Before we go on with the character awardees, we should get behind them first with the real people a.k.a. the voice actors/seiyuus our favorite character has. First up are the male seiyuus! Probably half of the list are really getting real spotlight this year and it showcased more of their talent. Ok, ok, I’m biased to the hotness factor too (both in the characters they take on and in overall appearance xDD). Some are guys I would love to hear more of on the upcoming year. So yeah~ You can vote below and don’t forget to comment which you voted and why, ok? Here we go with the list ^.^

1. Daisuke Ono

Notable roles this year:
Umineko as Battler Ushiromiya
11Eyes as Kakeru Satsuki
Haruhi Suzumiya 2009/Haruhi-chan as Koizumi Itsuki
Hanasakeru Seishonen as Eugene De Volkan

Obviously, OnoD leads the list of notable male seiyuus this year. He’s putting up GAR and awesome performances all year round on different roles, Itsuki Koizumi on Haruhi 2009 particularly, who really had much screentime now. He’s also freakin’ awesome as Battler too.

2. Yuuichi Nakamura

Notable roles this year:
BASQUASH! as Iceman Hotty
FAIRY TAIL as Gray Fullbuster
Kimi ni Todoke as Ryuu Sanada
Shangri-La as Retto Imaki
Shugo Chara!! as Ikuto Tsukiyomi

Here’s a smexy neko-Yuuichi Nakamura for you~ ^^. Pffffft~ xDDD. Anyway, really awesome year for him again. He keeps on voicing those characters that always end up being my favorites. lol. Looking forward to him this winter on Dance in the Vampire Bund as Akira Kaburagi Regendorf, and Durarara!! as Kyohei Kadota.

3. Ryohei Kimura

Notable roles this year:
Eden of the East as Akira Takizawa
Cencoroll as Shu

The guy who shoot “Bang!” as the Air King a.k.a Akira Takizawa deserves a spot in the year-ender for his splendid performance on Eden of the East. Looking forward to hear more from him next year ^^.

4. Hiroshi Kamiya

Notable roles this year:
Bakemonogatari as Koyomi Araragi
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Series as Itoshiki Nozomu
Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou as Takashi Natsume

Gawd he has such a really smexy voice~ <333 Not to mention he’s really good at narrating and on comedy as well. Catch more of him this winter season on Durarara!! as Izaya Orihara and more of the remaining Bakemonogatari episodes.

5. Miyu Irino

Notable roles this year:
Asura Cryin’ Series as Tomoharu Natsume
Birdy: the Mighty Decode as Tsutomu Senkawa
Hatsukoi Limited as Mamoru Zaitsu
Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ as Zwei/Reiji
Tatakau Shisho -The Book of Bantorra- as Colio
Tsubasa: Shunraiki as Syaoran

Fufufu~ *melts at the Miyu Megane pic*. Seriously, if you know Tsubasa, it’s MANDATORY to know him. Miyu Irino <33333 And I’m so glad he’s getting so much roles in this year ^^. Good for his career.

6. Tomoaki Maeno


Notable roles this year:
Kobato. as Kiyokazu Fujimoto
Nyankoi as Kouta Kawamura
Sora no Manimani as Saku Ooyagi
White Album Series as Touya Fuji

I love how he voices tsun-type of guys in anime like Fujimoto and Saku. He already got on my radar since last year, after putting up a very entertaining role on Library Wars as Doujou. Anyway, I’m looking forward for more sexy beast-ness this guy would take on more <33

7. Jun Fukuyama

Notable roles this year:
07-GHOST as Hakuren Oak
EVE no Jikan as Rikuo
Letter Bee as Gauche Suede
Nyankoi as Tama; Haruhiko Endou
Pandora Hearts as Vincent Nightray
Spice and Wolf II as Kraft Lawrence
Valkyria Chronicles as Maximillian

Really nice year for him. Code Geass R2 was over on the previous year (but it seems like we’re getting more of that, ne? xD) but that won’t stop FukuJun’s hawtness this year ‘cuz he reenacted it as Maximillian on Valkyria xDD; And oh, I love his take on Gauche and Vincent too ^^.

8. Tomokazu Sugita


Notable roles this year:
Maria+Holic as Touchirou Kanae
Gintama as Gintoki Sakata
Haruhi Suzumiya 2009 as Kyon
Miracle Train as Saki Tocho
Umineko as Ronove

MUST. STOP. POSTING. MEGANE. PICS. NAO. Yeah, this post is looking like some dirty excuse to put up seiyuu megane pics xD -shot- Ok anyway, Not really that big of a year for Sugita Tomokazu, but it’s still great for him getting projects here and there with continuing series Gintama and Haruhi 2.

9. Daisuke Namikawa

Notable roles this year:
07-GHOST as Mikage
Hanasakeru Seishonen as Rumati Ivan di Rajinei
Hetalia Axis Powers as N. Italy and S. Italy
Kimi ni Todoke as Shouta Kazehaya
Kobato. as Ginsei
Tsubasa: Shunraiki as Fay

Who’s responsible for voicing man-moe characters such as the Italy twins on Hetalia, Mikage, Fay, and Kazehaya-kun? This guy is to blame. Nmkw (yeah, calling him that ‘cuz I’m lazy~) has such a very boy-next-door and adorably cute voice I love hearing, plus he can also take on srs and dark roles too~ Great year for him overall~

10. Tetsuya Kakihara


Notable roles this year:
FAIRY TAIL as Natsu Dragneel
Cross Game as Mizuki Asami

He’s the one who made the infamous “It’s a Sony!” last year on Kannagi. He also voiced Simon from Gurren Lagann. He’s one really attractive seiyuu to boot too~ So yeah, putting him on my radar ^^.

11. Souchiro Hoshi


Notable roles this year:
Higurashi Series as Keiichi Maebara
Sengoku BASARA as Sanada Yukimura
Sora no Otoshimono as Tomoki Sakurai

Another seiyuu rising up is Souchiro Hoshi (super adorable name btw~ “Star” <33). I was thinking whether him or Kazuya Nakai to put into the list. Both are starring from Sengoku BASARA with Masamune (known for the “R U READY GUYZ??” thing) being voiced by the latter. It seems like Souchiro Hoshi is rising more this year though, and I’m looking forward to his next roles.

12. Norio Wakamoto


Notable roles this year:
Princess Lover! as Isshin Arima
Sengoku BASARA as Nobunaga Oda
Tayutama ~Kiss on my Deity~ as Hiromichi Mito

No explanations needed.

Ok, it’s TIME TO VOTE! Like usual, you can vote up to FIVE (5) male seiyuus of your choice ^^. Please vote wisely and don’t just go like “OMG FukuJun voices Lelouch so I’ll vote for him”, please keep in mind and decide about the seiyuu’s performance (or hotness level, whatever you decide on) in his roles this year only. Ok, vote and comment!!



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22 Responses to “2009 Year-Ender – Male Seiyuu”

  1. Shi says:

    Moe megane men are moe *A*
    I totally loved Daisuke Namikawa’s voice acting this year =v=
    The way he voiced S.Italy on CharaSong album was so cute~~
    D.Ono and FukuJun were awesome as well.
    also voted for Ryohei Kimura, since he voiced Akira and Shu, two my top fav characters, really nicely <3

  2. Xiao says:

    OMG, you EVIL PERSON! How can you ask me to vote for just 5 out of all these guys I want to marry love?! EH?! XDDDDD;;;
    I’ll haytz jyuu with a burning affectionate passion by going through everyone on your list then. <3

    Of course~ OnoD has to be on this list! He’s got that guy voice in all the directions I want but gotta say I’m loving GAR!Battler best now. OnoD~ :love:

    lawl You-kyan and his cat ears. But damn, did he snatch a lot of roles in these few months. Must have been SC! Ikuto popularity that sky-rocketed him into them. Before that he was just Tomoya. 😛 Keep up the good work, You-kyan! :thumb:

    Ryohei Kimura = needs more roles. Not too familiar with him yet.

    KAMIYAAAAAAN~!!!! :kyaa: :kyaa: :kyaa: lol I have a soft spot for all the characters he voiced after finishing Gundam 00. He’s so friggin’ talented! X333 And now I miss hearing Araragi! Goddamit, SHAFT, hurry up with episode 14 already! Durarara! is still a month away! D:<

    Miyuun~! :aww: Another dominating voice this year. Gotta say I loved his voice even before he achieved KH and TRC fame. Can’t wait to see what roles he’ll play next year. Yea, Miyu Irino FTW! XDDD

    Haha, I associate Tomoaki Maeno with harem-leads now. XD
    He’s pretty good but has to play a character I actually can love before putting him into my lists.

    Junie~! :omg: The FABULOUS! never ends (even when he’s a cat). Hope they’ll incorporate Lulu into the new CG project somehow (pfft, actually, they have no choice *common sense*). Emperor Zero is surely missed by this fan alright.

    Did you ever hear Tomokazu Sugita go “Eh?!” XDDD It’s absolutely cute. But back on track, his performance is top-notch as always. And he’s going to play Usui soon, yesyes? ^^

    Lol Nmkw gets a lot of love from the girls this year. Don’t think I need to say anymore than that.

    And omg, you win the ULTIMATE AWARD OF AWESOME for putting Tetsuya Kakihara up there! KYAAA!!! :kyaa: :kyaa: :kyaa: Just love this seiyuu so much! :aww: And he needs more love/roles anyways!

    Andand more love to you for Souchiro Hoshi. Another guy who needs more roles in the future. Especially since Higurashi is over now. ;__;

    Norio Wakamoto should just remain permanent on this list. XDD

    *cough* Wow, that was crazy. Umm, so yea…ack! How can I choose?! They’re all so good! *despair* :huhu:
    Hmm, well if I must, OnoD, Yuuichi Nakamura, Kamiya, Miyun, and Junie then for overall outstanding performance + # of roles they got. Quality & quantity. Yep.
    Hope to see Mamoru Miyano on this list next year. I felt so lost not seeing him. ;3;

  3. LuluChan92 says:

    Thank God we can vote for 5 male seiyuus!!! Unlike the other year-ender posts, where I voted only for one choice each time, on this one I was afraid I would have to leave someone unvoted!!!

    Seriously, there were so many good seiyuus this year that you can’t choose just one!!! Daisuke Ono is pure win with Battler and Koizumi-kun, Yuuichi Nakamura is just IKUTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (NO MORE WORDS NEEDED HERE!!!), Jun Fukuyama as Vincent Nightray is LOVE, Tomokazu Sugita firstly as Kyooooooon and then as Ronove, and, last but not least, Daisuke Namikawa for Mikage+Kaze-kun (Kazehaya, I mean)+Ginsei+FAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!

    Too bad some seiyuus are not in the list, but then I would be out of votes!!!

    • LuluChan92 says:

      Shiiiiiiiiiiiiit! A day after and just now I realised I was right from the very beginning!!! I messed up and forgot about 2 seiyuu (YES, MOM, IT’S YOUR FAULT!!!)… Thanks to the family circumstances I’m in AND my absent-minded personality a day had to pass before I noticed I was already out of votes and forgot… Whatever! The results are the same. For Christ’s sakes, all the seiyuu here are soooooooooo good, why did we have only 5 votes?!!!

  4. Ryan A says:

    Bump, Wakamoto-sensei! Also, I think he had a notable role in Kiddy Girl-and already with the fabulous episode 6 Tama~ness.

  5. kat says:

    should add Kou Kitamura from Cross Game to Miyu Irino

  6. Catchie says:

    Voted for Ono D, Yuu-nyan, Kamiyan, Miyu~n and of course FukuJun :love:

  7. Faer1edust says:

    Ono D, You-nyan, Kamiyan, Miyu-kun and Nmkw~ :kyaa2:
    They’re the top five male seiyuus I loved so much this year~ ^__^. Ono D is a powerhouse, You-nyan had fairly entertaining roles, Kamiyan is just talented, Miyu is so cute (yep~ that megane pic helped a lot on my decision xD), and Namikawa of course 😉

    Sad that Mamoru Miyano isn’t much as on the spotlight this year but I hope he makes a fabulous comeback next year <3

  8. avner says:

    very well trivia!! but jun fukuyama is grell in kuroshitsuji right? or maybe i´m a little confuse.

    good luck!

  9. bi says:

    aww you didn’t put kappei yamaguchi >”<

  10. mei says:

    Fukuyama Jun for the most memorable and expressive cat (Nyan Koi’s Tama :XD: ) & Yuuichi Nakamura as Ryuu (Kimi ni todoke) – ’nuff said :thumb:

  11. Eri says:

    1,2,5,8,9 :kyaa: TOP-5 Seiyuus (Well, I haven’t heard of the others 😳 ) :thumb:

    I think that whether you like a seiyuu or not is mostly determined by the characters he voices, deso? But yeah, there are so many great seiyuus out there. Yayz for Daisuke Ono; he is talented whatsoever…

  12. Kiseki says:


    • Kiseki says:

      Oh hay how did most of the comment get omitted?

      • kanzeon says:

        Really? O_O can you submit it again?

        • Kiseki says:

          Ffff that ruins all the fun. =3=

          <-^^^ /biased and only voted for namikawa daisuke
          (ffff no okamoto nobuhiko /biased yet again)

          Can’t wait for the females. 😀
          (I’m probably going to be biased toward the loli who probably won’t make the list and Kotobuki Minako.
          Hot damn there’s too many female seiyuu to love.

          Okay yeah it’s 5 in the morning and I’m doing a journal for Health about how my life went with a flour sack that’s supposed to be my baby. And caffeine makes me tired. orz
          Whee~ Feliks Björk Alfroskaya IV~)

  13. CyberPixie says:

    i always love Fukuyama Jun! HE’S THE BEST!!

  14. Heartnet says:


  15. namelissis says:

    I am so glad that he really has LOTSA roles this year…

    Hope he’ll have more roles next year

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  17. Audrey says:

    JUN FUKUYAMA !! Lelouch, Gauche !

  18. aya says:

    a god and japonaise?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????…

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