2010 Year-Ender: Female Seiyuu

Fourth in line: Female Seiyuu nominations for 2010~

Oh mannn… these daily posts are a killer but as I signed up for this, I will get it done! The few more hours delay was because I was hanging out with the DDD guys. The podcast is finally recorded but it was filled with a lot of mashups because of disconnects and what not so let’s see how much baku has to edit. It’s going to be a very long and hard job for him.

Anyway, this time around I bring you the Female Seiyuu nominations. It was not as hard as the Males because damn, there are so many seasoned professionals there, which makes me realize that the female seiyuu career span is shorter than the guys. However, I hope most of these ladies stay around and keep us entertained. For an update, so far I’ve covered the following:

1. Sakamoto Maaya Notable roles in 2010:

  • Nino – Arakawa Under the Bridge/ x Bridge
  • Ciel – Kuroshitsuji II
  • Akashi – Tatami Galaxy

Hai hai, I’m biased about her! Simply love her voice, while she sings and voices characters. Everyone knows my love for Ryougi Shiki right? And I don’t think I would love this character so much if someone else had voiced her. She has done three notable roles this year but they are QUALITY! Love all her roles. She is simply amazing.

2. Kana Hanazawa Notable roles in 2010:

  • Kanade – Angel Beats!
  • Anri – Durarara!
  • Tsukimi – Kuragehime
  • Susukihotaru – Otome Youkai Zakuro
  • Mato – Black Rock Shooter
  • Touko – Bungaku Shoujo
  • Chiaki – Megane na Kanojo
  • Ruri – Ore Imo
  • Sakura – Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

The busiest seiyuu of this year! The notable roles don’t even cut it because she has done so much more! Even after being so young, she has climbed up pretty fast. Expect a lot of good things from her because damn, she’s talented!

3. Sawashiro Miyuki Notable roles in 2010:

  • Celty – Durarara!
  • Iwasawa – Angel Beats!
  • Maria – Arakawa Under the Bridge /x Bridge
  • Yomi – Black Rock Shoot
  • Saeko – HOTD
  • Lag – Tegami Bachi Reverse

Another seiyuu that I just adore! Who can forget Celty’s human voice, amazing Iwasawa and the M extraordinaire, Maria? Not to mention Saeko! <3 She has amazing variety in the roles that she picks. She is going nowhere but up!

4. Kana Asumi Notable roles in 2010:

  • Miya – Amagami SS
  • Poplar – Working!!
  • Kaori – Tamayura
  • Yuu – Black Rock Shooter

Wow, she sure has voiced some of my liked characters this year. Ruri and Miya are just to name a few. You can never forget the nishishishishi~ the bane of Junichi’s harem-filled existence. More non-moe stuff from her? Sure.

5. Rina Satou

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Kaoru – Amagami SS
  • Nagi – Eve no Jikan
  • Hayama – MM!
  • Mikoto – Index II

There are lots of reason why I liked Kaoru’s arc in Amagami and one was the seiyuu; not to mention Mikoto in Index II is just WIN~ She has definitely upped her ante.

6. Eri Kitamura

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Yui – Angel Beats!
  • Saya – HOTD
  • Yoshie – Shiki
  • Yachiyo – Working!!
  • Kureha – Sora no Woto

Saya was soooo annoying in HOTD that I wanted to slap her myself. >.> Though, she was adorable enough as Yui and Yachiyo. Please give her better roles because she’s definitely here to stay.

7. Yuu Kobayashi

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Amazonness – Arakawa Under the Bridge/ x Bridge
  • Shizuko – Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
  • Chihiro – Occult Academy
  • Rio – Sora no Woto
  • Elena – Tegami Bachi Reverse

Does this picture make you think that such a deep voice would come out of such a petit girl? Well, that is how it is and she sure has been busy to flaunt it! I liked her so much as Chihiro but for some reason couldn’t really get around her Amazonness.  She’ll be voicing in Fractale, so definitely looking forward to it.

8. Ayana Taketatsu

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Kirino – OreImo 
  • Alice – HOTD
  • Azusa – K-On!!
  • Ako – KissxSis
  • Mio – MM!
  • Fu – Tamayura
  • Hiyori – Hiyokoi

She is sooooo cute! If you compare the cuteness of Azusa, Fu and Hiyori, you would be surprised at Kirino because damn that is so tsun tsun except for some rare dere. And she’s one of those YOUNG ones too so yeah, another rising star.

9. Ayumi Fujimura

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Misaki – Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
  • Kneesocks – PnS
  • Haruka – Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
  • Niche – Tegami Bachi Reverse
  • Aiko – Bakuman
  • Eiko – Ika Musume
  • Seiri – Index II

She has amazingly done many strong roles this year; Misaki, Haruka and Niche are to just name a few. I have to mention that she has voiced Azaka in Kara no Kyoukai as well. Another definite watch-out!

10. Saito Chiwa

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Stella – Arakawa Under the Bridge/ x Bridge
  • Sigyn – Break Blade   
  • Yuki – Vampire Bund

Senjougahara!!! I want MOAR voice acting from her. That is all.

11. Saori Hayami

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Miho – Bakuman
  • Yuno – MM!
  • Ayase – OreImo
  • Wako – Star Driver
  • Saki – Eden of the East Movie II

She sure is living a Bakuman story in RL. She’s like 19 and has already done so many major roles! She might just be another Kana Hanazawa if she continues to work on her talent.

12. Youko Hikasa

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Mio – K-On!!
  • Maya – Occult Academy
  • Shino – Seitokai Yakuindomo
  • Izumi – Working!!

She’s the moe porn! Guys love her and some of our fanboys swear long allegiance to her. She definitely needs more main roles or continue to a music career. Both of these can work.

13. Aoi Yuuki

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Sunako – Shiki
  • Mina – Vampire Bund
  • Murasaki – Kure-nai OVA
  • Noel – Sora no Woto
  • Mio – TWGOK

She sure has done two very significant vampire roles this year. One was an effing success while the other was the biggest lame excuse for an anime. Not to mention, she’s 18! Definitely more awesomeness for her.

14. Ayahi Takagaki

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Ferris – Legend of the Legendary Heroes
  • Karisawa – Durarara!
  • Ami – Occult Academy
  • Marui – Mitsudomoe

Another rising star. Loved her as Karisawa and Ami. Damn, this looks like a filler entry…

15. Itou Kanae

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Elcea – TWGOK
  • Eris – Asobi ni Iku Yo
  • Ringo – Ookamis-san
  • Hibino – Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu

What’s up with fringe and Japanese girls anyway? Oh wait, I just got rid of mine too; not that it was there for a long time. Oh well, another cute seiyuu and I loved her as Elcea and Ringo. More love for her!

16. Chiaki Omigawa

Notable roles in 2010:

  • P-ko – Arakawa Under the Bridge/ x Bridge
  • Hotori – Soredemo Machi wa Matteiru

She has such an adorable voice! It gets a bit annoying in case of Hotori but there’s definitely uniqueness to her and very promising indeed!

Special Mentions! Yeah, there are still many ladies who didn’t make the cut but that doesn’t mean they are not talented.

  • Noto Mamiko for Ichi in Sengoku Basara 2, Jiji in Kuragehime, Nura-asjdhaksjd and Index II. WHERE IS SHE!!! I WANT MOAR. At least, she’s reprising her role of Sawako in Winter. Need MOAR.
  • Nakahara Mai for Zakuro in Otome Youkai Zakuro, Otanashi’s Imouto in Angel Beats! and Haruna in Durarara! According to a fanboy I know, he would like more Mai awesomeness. I’m amazed why she’s not doing more roles when she’s so good.
  • Mitsuki Saiga for Kuranosuke in Kuragehime. Lulz! I thought she was a guy… TRAP! SHOT. >.>
  • Aya Hirano for Miu in Bungaku Shoujo and Hannah in Kuroshitsuji II. She definitely can be an evil bitch who turns out all misunderstood in the end. Yeah, Ume, bring it on.
  • Yukari Tamura for Togame in Katanagatari and Elizabeth in Kuroshitsuji II. She was just amazing in Katanagatari. Someone give her more roles!
  • Haruka Tomatsu for Hitei in Katanagatari, Megumi in Shiki and Sakana in Star Driver. She sure can play a spoilt brat. >.>
  • Nana Mizuki for Alois in Kuroshitsuji II and Nanase in Bungaku Shoujo. Where is this woman? She was sooo active last year. Stop singing and do more roles! Oh wait, there’s more money in music right? Alright. Sigh.
  • Arisa Ogasawara as Panty and Mariya Ise as Stocking. Both of these ladies do an amazing job as the PnS deadly duo. Also, how can you forget Arisa’s WHAT THE FAWWWK.
  • Satomi Satou as Ritsu in K-On!!, Manami in OreImo, Aria in SYD and Himura/Kiriki in Oomaki-san. She has such a kawai voice~
  • Hisako Kanemoto as Ika-Musume. Well, that geso is funny.

TIME TO VOTE!

So, you know the drill! Time to show who you want as the top seiyuu of this year. For your favourite female seiyuu selection, you can vote up to SEVEN (7) choices as well! So, let us know which of the nominees you voted for and why? Till my next post, vote away~ ^^

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69 Responses to “2010 Year-Ender: Female Seiyuu”

  1. Tofu says:

    YESSS!!! Female Seiyuu’s! xD YOKO HIKASA~~~!!!!!! WOOT!!! You earn a million votes from me!!! x3 The BEST female seiyuu EVER~ (Anyone object I will slaughter you…) Nah I’m just playing ^^ I’m like over the moon because of Yoko Hikasa but of course everyone knows she’s my favourite seiyuu because of my rank name :3 MOE MOE KYUN~~!

    But anyways, the seiyuu’s I picked were:

    <3~Hikasa Yoko~<3
    Hayami Saori
    Hanazawa Kana
    AND~~~
    Taketatsu Ayana who played as AZU-NYAN~~~!! x3

    • Tofu says:

      LOLS Moe porn xD But yes Kyokai, I SWEAR MY ALLEGIANCE TO YOKO!!! nishishishi~ And definitely agree that she should pursue both a music career and gain more main rolls (Or if she is already doing that then she would definitely improve dramatically in the future)

      • Kyokai says:

        LOL, I know man, the Yoko loverboy~
        I loved her Love Machine from the Occult Gakuin character single.

        Also *first comment cookie*

  2. Xiao says:

    *GASP!* …Never tell Nana-sama to stop singing! >:O

    AND ITOU KANAE FTW~! *RUNS AROUND SCREAMING* XDDDDD

    Other than that, Kana Hanazawa, Miyuki Sawashiro, and Eri Kitamura. The number of anime they did are equivalent to all the awesomeness in their voice acting. x333

    Poo, I really felt that Haruka Tomatsu should have been up there but ehh, she was among the top last year so no big. *shrug*

    • Kyokai says:

      LOL, I was kidding! XD

      Itou is so cute! Actually, while doing the research for these nominations, I was like mannn, they are all so cute and sweet, perks of being Japanese, eh?

      Haruka would have been on the list but her main roles were very less, like Noto Mamiko and Nana Mizuki. ;-;

    • sassy says:

      YES.

      ITOU.

      KANAE.

      *HIGH FIVE*

      *ALL CAPS*

  3. My votes go to Hanazawa Kana and Maaya Sakamoto – Maaya has been a long time favourite of mine, and Hanazawa voiced a number of my favourite characters.

    P.S. Hanazawa also voice Hanato Kobato of Kobato(one my favourite clamp works :) ), which was also a notable role wasn’t it? (considering it was the main character)

    • Kyokai says:

      I approve of your choices! XD

      Btw, I didn’t add Kaboto because it started airing last year because I only included this year.

  4. anaaga says:

    WHO THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE I DON’T EVEN KNOW THEY EXISTED!

    • Kyokai says:

      W000T?! You think your bishies were raised alone? XD

      • anaaga says:

        my eyes and hearts are reserved for daisuke ono only <3
        you do understand that feeling rightt????? daisuke! daisuke!

        btw, just watched kuragehime. now i'm addicted with it 8D

  5. Overcooled says:

    Baku will hate me by the end of editing. That poor guy. T.T

    I actually only started learning about more of the female seiyuu after joining Metanorn and hearing people (*cough*DDD) fanboy over them XD Before that, I only paid attention to Miyuki Sawashiro, Chiaki Omigawa and Kobayashi Yuu. Now I can pinpoint almost all of the female seiyuu on here hurr hurr hurr.

    …Oh my gosh, they’re all so pretty and cute, I CAN’T HANDLE THIS CUTENESS.

    • Tofu says:

      Oh? Now I’m MORE curious about what happened in the segment~ I can’t wait for it to come out ^^

    • Kyokai says:

      He was doing quite well today. He’s gonna plough through so don’t beat yourself about it. ^^

      Metanorn has always been about seiyuu cast, check back some awesome posts. I strongly believe the voices make it worth while. Not to mention, they are sooo cute. Asian girls ftw~ XD

      • Tofu says:

        I’m in the same situation OC was in. I also am very un-knowledgeable at first about seiyuu’s, Jap bands, anime companies, authors of mangas and so on. But by sticking around and interacting using the wonderful INTERNET I was able to pick up many things and is still learning to improve my knowledge, especially on seiyuu’s! And yes AZN GIRLS FTW!!! xD

  6. rlime says:

    LOL the photo for Yuuki Aoi is Kitamura Eri’s! =D

  7. Hato-kun says:

    Wow, my voting ‘effed up.

    Go all of the Sora no Woto cast, that anime was brilliant.

    • Dan-go says:

      AGREEED, arggh inspired to buy a bugle now…amazing grace on the bugle was soo good

  8. Amutofan123 says:

    My votes:

    -Sakamoto Maaya (CIEL~ ♥ She has such a pretty voice. I love her singing.)

    -Kana Hanazawa (One of my all-time favorite seiyuu! SHe has such a sweet voice.)

    -Sawashiro Miyuki (I loved her as Celty, Maria, Iwasawa, and Yomi. And I also loved her as Yoru and as Maria from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. YOu know what? I just love her.)

    -Eri Kitamura (Yui!!!)

    -Ayana Taketatsu (Aww, Fu and Hiyori~ I was suprised when I heard her play Kirino. She has such a cute voice and Kirino is so… tsuntsuntsuntsuntsundere.)

    -Ayumi Fujimura (Ah, Misaki~)

    -Itou Kanae (AMU-CHAAAAN!!!! AMU-CHAN!!!!! <333 KYAAA!!!!! *cough* Yeah… Oh, and Ringo-chan!

  9. Alynn says:

    YAY FEMALE SEIYUUS. It’s actually easier for me to tell their voices apart D; OH WELL.

    My faves.
    -Sakamoto Maaya [I love her voice so muchh]
    -Kana Hanazawa [OMG I love her. Playing Anri, Tsukimi, Susukihotaru and Kuroneko… All my faves haha.]
    -Sawashiro Miyuki [Maria, Iwasawa AND Celty? INSTANT FAVE]
    -Youko Hikasa [I love her singing so much :D]
    -Itou Kanae [She was so good as Elsie, and her singing was good too]

  10. Junko says:

    MAAAAAAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA /hulksmashfangirl

  11. bakuhasu says:

    Good List just a little sad that to see my fav Seiyuu (Nakahara Mai desu~) didn’t voice bigger roles besides Zakuro from Otome Youkai Zakuro.

    Also as rlime mentioned Aoi Yuuki’s photo is Kitamura Eri’s photo.

    Time to go back to the editing room now…….. -_-

  12. BlackLagoon187 says:

    Meh, my allegiance lies with Hinagiku (Itou Shizuka), but I’ll settle for Misaka(Rina Satou), Mio (Youko Hisaka) and Azusa (Kana Asumi). Well g2g run out and meet with family.

  13. glothelegend says:

    That’s strange. When I went to vote for Rie Kugimiya for her awesome roles in Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls, Ladies Vs Butlers, and Shakugan no Shana S (to name a few), she wasn’t there.

    • Kyokai says:

      That’s because both Ladies Vs Butlers and Shakugan no Shana S started airing last year, when these categories are strictly around roles done in 2010. She hasn’t been very active this year except for few roles; though, I should have added her to mentions.

  14. Foshizzel says:

    Ayana all the way! so many lead roles now since K-On shes good in MM! as well 😛

    Kana a good second for me slowly becoming a favorite :)

  15. Tofu says:

    aww… There ain’t much love going out to Yoko Hikasa T___T Shattering… But I also believe Hanazawa Kana deserves that many votes for her because she is VERY talented and as Kyokai mentioned up top she voiced Kanade in Angel Beats which is also one of my favourite characters! I look forward to hearing her voice more as Mato in BRS… hopefully soon? Not likely…

    • Tofu says:

      Also to mention I’m loving the Snow version Kanade banner VERY much x3

      • Ness says:

        Glad you like it :3

        • Dan-go says:

          jesus that picture…it makes my heart bleed…KANAADEEEEEE (in a otonashi voice)

          • Tofu says:

            KANADE~!!!! T___T I felt so sad when she disappeared and Otanashi was left alone, manly tears…

          • BlackLagoon187 says:

            Alternate ending will hopefully have more awesome Kanade footage worthy of manly tears…

            • Tofu says:

              Oh I’m sure there will be or else I might have to stab someone… xD

            • amado says:

              2nd season for angel beats is green lit but too bad it has a new cast :(

            • Kyokai says:

              I will believe on this news when ANN posts about it. Even if it releases, new characters are just wrong.

            • Tofu says:

              I don’t see a point in having new cast… If Kanade isn’t voiced by Kana Hanazawa anymore then stuff them! ><"

              They better leave Shiina alone too (she's my favourite character) GO SAITO FUKO!! You can climb those stairs to popularity!

            • BlackLagoon187 says:

              Wurrrrdddd, if indeed there is a 2nd season I do hope it will be at least on par with season 1.

              Well having a new cast makes sense since everyone already left that world. But then again there’s still a bit of material left from season 1 that they could also do, personally I’d like to see Shiina’s story ( Ninja girl xD )

  16. Miyu says:

    Sakamoto Maaya – CIELLL.♥ Need I say more?
    Kana Hanazawa – Such a pretty voice.
    Sawashiro Miyuki
    Eri Kitamura
    Youko Hikasa – SHOW SOME LOVE D:
    Ayana Taketatsu – AZUNYAN!
    Ayumi Fujimura

  17. Ness says:

    Sakamoto Maaya FTW~!

  18. Namika says:

    Well, to be rank I don’t keep an eye on the Female seiyuu as much as the Male. ^^” But I exceptionally liked a few of them…Here they are:
    Kana Hanazawa – She’s my all-time favorite! I just adore her gorgeous voice, and amazing talent!
    Ayana Taketatsu – She’s SO talented! O_O And I adore her Alice and Vanilla! ^O^ A rising star indeed.
    Aoi Yuuki – I love this seiyuu O_O She’s amazing! I mean, compare Sunako to Ichigo from Yumeiro Patissiere oO” As opposite as it can be…. But both roles are perfect !! ^___^

  19. baka_girl says:

    Not really into female seiyuu, so I just pick 4 :p
    – Sakamoto Maaya
    – Kana Hanazawa
    – Sawashiro Miyuki
    – Saito Chiwa

  20. Dan-go says:

    ARGGGGGH WHY IS THIS SO HARD, I NEED TO PICK THEM ALL every single seiyuu has atleast one character that i aboslutely adored

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