2010 Year-Ender: Male Seiyuu

Third in line: Male Seiyuu nominations~

Uwaa~ This took me a while! But I’m glad I did the rest of the categories in one go rather than going one by one. Too time consuming! Now that we are over the music part, which gives you the first glimpse of any anime, let’s move on to the people who breathe life into anime. Yes of course, the seiyuu cast that can make or break any title. I’m not saying that a particular voice artist can make a shitty anime work but if the combination is right, amazing things happen.

Just to maintain the updates, so far I’ve posted the following and voting is still open!

First up are the male seiyuu! 2010 has sure been a good year overall and that is the reason for some really good performances. Do note that I’ve only included the titles/cast from the anime purely released this year. My selection is in no particular order as I like all of the below for different roles that they voiced. Without any further ado:

1. Hiroshi Kamiyaaan~

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Otanashi – Angel Beats!
  • Ric – Arakawa Under the Bridge /x Bridge
  • Souma – Working!!
  • Zess – Break Blade
  • Izaya – Durarara!
  • Kurata – Uraboku

Fangirl… Yes, I’m such a fangirl of his. Previous season he was all over the place, voicing in almost all the major shows. He has breathed life into so many awesome characters that mentioning them is a sheer impossibility. He can be a creepy asshole (Shinji Fate/Stay Night) to a very considerate hero (Otanashi – AB!); I don’t think you need any more explanation than this.

2. Ono Daisuke

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Shizuo – Durarara!
  • Sebastian – Kuroshitsuji II
  • Yakumo – Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
  • Gino – Giant Killing
  • Hotsuma – Uraboku
  • Satou – Working!!
  • Sion – Legend of the Legendary Heroes

I seriously had Shizuo withdrawal after Durarara!! finished airing. Of course, OD has done so many roles like Kamiyaan that no season passes without him voicing one major role another. He has been pretty busy throughout fall and demands your attention for admiration. He even sings! What else do you want?

3. Jun Fukuyama

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Ryner – Legend of the Legendary Heroes
  • Shinra – Durarara!
  • Rikuo – Even no Jikan
  • Grell – Kuroshitsuji II
  • Taro – MM!
  • Gauche – Tegami Bachi Reverse
  • Tsukumo – Uraboku
  • Takanashi – Working!!

He sure takes some weird risks. From some mainstream to even the ones you would never think about. But he is fangirled over for the same reason; there is a variety in his work that is found only in the seasoned voice actors. There is nothing but up for him.

4. Yuuichi Nakamura

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Last Samurai – Arakawa Under the Bridge
  • Hodr – Break Blade
  • Kadota – Durarara!
  • Akira – Vampire Bund
  • Kyousuke – OreImo
  • Abe – Oofuri

Ohhh, he is just too good! If you have been hanging around Metanorn you know we have a regular named baku and he can swear by the greatness of Yuuichi as Tomoya in Clannad. But he is so much more; his deep voice would actually make you believe you can trust him with anything. His recent awesomeness is Kyousuke in OreImo; damn, I wish I had a brother like him! XD

5. Takahiro Sakurai

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Claude – Kuroshitsuji II
  • Kei – Otome Youkai Zakuro
  • Yaichi – Saraiya Goyou
  • Uki – Soredemo Machi wa Matteiru
  • Luka – Uraboku
  • Tiir – Legend of the Legendary Heroes

Another one of those seasoned seiyuu, who have already made their mark in industry. I especially loved his Yaichi in Saraiya Goyou and the wackiness that is Uki in Soredemo. I mean, look at the guy, can you ever imagine as an old lady? Just proves my point of him being versatile.

6. Nobohiko Okamoto

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Eiji – Bakuman
  • Usui – Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!
  • Accelerator – Index II
  • Junichi – Megane no Kanojo
  • Tohru – Shiki
  • Ryo – Durarara!!
  • Mamezou – Zakuro (Lulz, w00t?!)

One of my personal favourite again. He started with small roles but has been climbing up the seiyuu ladder. He can make some weird noises for sure. Imagine, Accelerator being a total yandere yet an endearing main lead as Usui and Junichi. He can cry big tears and throw teenage fits as in Tohru but best of all, Mamezou from Otome Youkai Zakuro! Lulz.

7. Keiji Fujiwara

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Chief – Arakawa
  • Kinnosuke – Durarara!
  • Hisahide – Sengoku Basara 2
  • Higuchi – Tatami Galaxy
  • Tony Stark – Iron Man

This is what you call, old is gold. His voice speaks leadership and philosophy. I mean, look at some of his roles but that is not all. He can actually do a very good Tony Stark, well in Japanese terms you can say.

8. Tomokazu Sugita

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Hoshi – Arakawa Under the Bridge
  • Brooklyn – Super Robot Taisen OG
  • Keisuke – Togainu no Chi
  • Yonekuni – Sex Pistols
  • Manager – MM!
  • Moss – Tegami Bachi Reverse

Who can forget… himo himo hi-mo… Yes indeed, the guy can make things funny just by using a certain inflection. Not to mention vice versa in serious scene. He has played varied roles and there is no stopping him!

9. Atsushi Abe

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Touma – Index II
  • Moritaka – Bakuman
  • Hinata – Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
  • Takashi – B Gata H Kei

He is still in the progress stage yet have played some major roles. The current one being of Moritaka’s in Bakuman, which I presume he must have gotten after making Touma such a success. I would like to see more variety from him though.

10. Mamoru Miyano

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Masaomi – Duarara!
  • Takuto – Star Driver
  • Shusei – Uraboku

Yeah, that young guy who has done so many roles and successfully so. It’s sad to see his work decline this year but at least there was Masaomi. I hope we hear more of him but I have to agree nobody else could have done such a fabulous GINGA BISHOUNEN!!!

11. Yuuki Kaji

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Yumasaki – Durarara!
  • Finny – Kuroshitsuji II
  • Ganryuu – Otome Youkai Zakuro

He’s that guy who you would like as a plushie. I mean seriously, look at the roles he has done. There’s a reason that Bonbori and Hoozuki go crazy after their Ganryu. He was adorable as Finny and just love as Yummachi. <3

12. Junichi Suwabe

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Takashi – HOTD
  • Shuu – Kuragehime
  • Undertaker – Kuroshitsuji II
  • Jougasaki – Tatami Galaxy

Oh his deep voice… I think he was one of the big reasons I stuck around HOTD even after all that ecchi. He made Takashi a manly man, on the other hand made Shu a very scared virgin brilliantly. This guy should get more main roles!

13. Tomokazu Seki

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Chiaki – Nodame Cantabile Finale
  • Tatsumi – Giant Killing
  • Captain – Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge

You will scroll and then keep scrolling on his profile. So many awesome roles; however, this year he really shone with his Tatsumi in Giant Killing, which was simply brilliant. There’s a reason that he can be called the main guy who had the series on his shoulders. Not to mention Chiaki in Nodame Cantabile, the guy you love and hate.

14. Takehito Koyasu

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Sister – Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge
  • Hinamori – Kuragehime
  • Takashiro – Uraboku
  • JK – Occult Academy

SISTAH, I LOVE YOU! Oh man, you see how difficult it was for me to make this list? I just like too many seiyuu! He needs a main or some awesome side-character role because well, he is that awesome.

15. Satoshi Hino

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Takagi – Bakuman
  • Riken – Otome Youkai Zakuro
  • Luke – Legend of the Legendary Heroes

Oh Takagi, you are so good. But wait, Hino has voiced Riken as well who is a man of very few words. I could not have guess the same guy was behind both of these totally opposite characters. But yeah, watch out for this guy. He can go big.

16. Ishida Akira

Notable roles in 2010:

  • Mysterious boy –Angel Beats!
  • Hanbei – Sengoku Basara 2
  • Head – Star Driver
  • Kanata – Uraboku

He does gay porn… Lol, which voice actor doesn’t btw? This guy has been around and done major to very small roles but has such a distinct and smexy voice that you could recognize if you paid enough attention.

Special Mentions! I couldn’t nominate all of them but hey, some are really good even if they are a bit green or too old. XD

  • Shintarou Asanuma for Watashi – Tatami Galaxy, Tarou – Ookami-san and Tsuda – Seitokai Yakuindomo. I loved his superfast Watashi, which seiyuu do you know can do that in a breeze?
  • Souchirou Hoshi for Yukimura – Sengoku Basara 2 and Rygart – Break Blade. Manly man, yeah!
  • Hiro Shimono for Keima – TWGOK and Haruka – Yosuga no Sora. God of harems. 0.0
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya as Shichika in Katanagatari. He needs more roles! I can’t wait to hear him in Level-E.
  • Tomoaki Maeno for Tachibana in Amagami SS. Give some more harems to this one.
  • Michael Rivas for TK – Angel Beats! and Eng Director – Amagami SS. Get chance and luck!
  • Nobuyuki Himaya for Kouta – HOTD, Johnny – Tatami and Madara – Bleach. I just love his war cries. Too good!
  • Namikawa Daisuke for Masa – Saraiya Goyou. He needs more roles, he was so active last year! D:
  • Kazuya Nakai for Date – Sengoku Basara 2, Senkichi – Saraiya Goyou and Jiggy Pepper – Tegami Bachi Reverse. Are you READY GUYZ?! PUT YA GUNS ON!
  • Shiki Seiyuu SPAM – because ‘tis brilliant!
    • Kouki Uchiyama for Natsuno
    • Tooru Okawa for Ozaki
    • Kazuyuki Tukutsu for Muroi
    • Wataru Takagi for Tatsumi


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

2010: Your Choice for Male Seiyuu (7 allowed)

  • Hiroshi Kamiya (14%, 243 Votes)
  • Ono Daisuke (16%, 273 Votes)
  • Jun Fukuyama (13%, 234 Votes)
  • Yuuichi Nakamura (7%, 121 Votes)
  • Takahiro Sakurai (7%, 121 Votes)
  • Nobohiko Okamoto (5%, 88 Votes)
  • Keiji Fujiwara (2%, 35 Votes)
  • Tomokazu Sugita (6%, 103 Votes)
  • Atsushi Abe (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Mamoru Miyano (10%, 176 Votes)
  • Yuuki Kaji (3%, 44 Votes)
  • Junichi Suwabe (5%, 84 Votes)
  • Tomokazu Seki (2%, 41 Votes)
  • Takehito Koyasu (4%, 64 Votes)
  • Satoshi Hino (2%, 37 Votes)
  • Ishida Akira (3%, 59 Votes)

Total Votes: 1,753

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44 Responses to “2010 Year-Ender: Male Seiyuu”

  1. Amutofan123 says:

    Seven? Really? Only seven? Well, here are my votes:

    -Hiroshi Kamiyaaan~ (Kyaa! Oh, I love him so much!)

    -Ono Daisuke (*-* That deep, sexy voice. My ear orgasms every time I hear him. “Yes, my lord.” Oooh!!)

    -Jun Fukuyama (Love him, love him, love him~ He is such a talented seiyuu. And he plays my Grell.)

    -Yuuichi Nakamura (IKUTO-KUN!!!!! KYAAAAA!!!! *cough* Sorry…)

    -Mamoru Miyano (Awww, Kida-kun~ And Tamaki… and Zero… I’m also sad that he hasn’t had much this year.)

    -Junichi Suwabe (The Undertaker! <3 And Shuu-shuu~ He also has a deep, sexy voice that makes my ear orgasm.)

    -Takehito Koyasu (I had some trouble deciding whether to choose him or Tomokazu Sugita, but in the end I just had to choose the guy who played Sister and Hanamori~)

    I apologize ,Takahiro Sakurai and Tomokazu Sugita. Had I been able to choose just two more people on the poll, I would have chosen you. xD

    • Kyokai says:

      I know right? Can’t really decide at all! =3=


      *first post cookie*

  2. Alynn says:

    WAHWAHWAH, SO HARD TO CHOOSEEEE. Well these are my seven because I loved them all too much D;

    -Hiroshi Kamiya
    -Ono Daisuke
    -Takahiro Sakurai
    -Nobohiko Okamoto [Mamezo seriously? I love this guy even more now]
    -Mamoru Miyano
    -Yuuki Kaji
    -Satoshi Hino

    • Kyokai says:

      I agree, sooooo hard to decide! But now you can always imagine Eiji as Mamezou while watching Bakuman! XD

  3. baka_girl says:

    Aww, so hard to choose 7 between those awesome guys!
    Anyway, here’s my pick:
    – Hiroshi Kamiya
    – Ono Daisuke
    – Jun Fukuyama
    – Yuuichi Nakamura
    – Takahiro Sakurai
    – Mamoru Miyano
    – Ishida Akira

    I hope I can vote for Souchirou Hoshi too >,<

  4. wonton jr. says:

    Oh my! Male seiyuu!! It’s so difficult to chose but …my seven are:

    – Ono Daisuke
    – Jun Fukuyuma
    – Miyano Mamoru
    – Yuichi Nakamura
    – Junichi Suwabe
    – Tomokazu Sugita
    – Hiroshi Kamiya

  5. Mizorui says:

    Sugita-san should be higher on that list hahah.

  6. Elyon says:

    *sad that Shimono Hiro wasn’t nominated*

    Oh well, Hiroshi Kamiya <33

  7. Overcooled says:


  8. Tofu says:

    Oh now for the Male Seiyuu’s ey? hmm… For a person who doesn’t follow much male seiyuu’s I’m only gonna pick 2 from the list and those are:

    Yuuichi Nakamura
    Mamoru Miyano

    • Kyokai says:

      That is sad. You want to get into anime fandom? Time to start remembering the seiyuu. ^^

  9. Xiao says:

    Psst! Mitsuki Saiga’s a woman, hun. ^^;

    Aha, this is an unfair list, I say. Unfair because how can you possibly make me choose out of all these awesome talents?! Can’t I pick them all?! xD;

    I’ll have to rank them according to how many anime I’ve watched or overall satisfaction with performance. So…

    Obviously, top spots go to Kamiyan and OnoD~ They were just amazing this year. <33
    Nobuhiko Okamoto, Atsuhi Abe and Yuki Kaiji – here's to hoping they will get even more major roles in the upcoming year.
    Takehito Koyasu and Ishida Akira for old time's sake. <D

    Yep, and I want more roles for Hiro Shimono and Yoshimasa Hosoya, too, dammit! xDDD

    • Kyokai says:

      Oh man! There should be a gender column in there somewhere… I got confused. >.<'' Though, thanks for telling me. I know it's unfair but we gotta have the fan favourites and that's why so much work! More work for the new and shiny seiyuus, hells yes!

  10. raionhime says:

    Ahh, my favourites are almost all in the list <3 The votes go for;
    – Mamoru Miyano, come on, who DOESN'T love him? :'D
    – Daisuke Ono, I fangirl every single time I hear his voice <3
    – Hiroshi Kamiya, I didn't even like him before Izaya .'D Now I'm in love :3
    – Yuuichi Nakamura, I've been his fan since I watched Shugo Chara (I actually watched the whole series only because of Ikuto, magical girls give me a headache xD)
    – Takehito Koyasu, I love his psycho-laugh, it's a pity I didn't hear it in this season D:
    – Junichi Suwabe, Grell. And Shinra <3
    – Takahiro Sakurai, fan since Kyo Kara Maoh <3

    The eighth one would've been Akira Ishida. It's funny how he always manages to get the creepy mastermind-strategists xD

    ..Mitsuki Saiga's a woman isn't she? (:

    • raionhime says:

      -____-” JUN FUKUYAMA, not Suwabe .’D Kinda embarrassing :’D oh well, i love Suwabe too <3

      • Kyokai says:

        Kamiyaaan played some very villainous roles before and that’s why no one liked him for a while. Awww. Case in point, Shinji in faet/stay night.

        And yeah, it happens to the best of us. ^^

  11. Hoshi says:

    I didn’t even know he voiced Izaya until I saw a magazine with him in it…I already loved him from voicing Itoshiki-sensei but after finding about Izaya, it was love X’D

    I’m starting to love Jun Fukuyama as well~
    and is it only me…but doesn’t the guy who plays Eiji look kinda like him??? |’D Just sayin’…

    I’mma stop now because I can fangirl all day with this post hahahaha x’D

  12. anaaga says:


    DAISUKE, KAMIYA, DAISUKE, KAMIYA, DAISUKEEEEEEEE!! KAMIYAA!!!!! I LOVE how two of my fav seiyuu voice izaya and shizuo!!!

  13. Hato-kun says:

    So we’re voting for female seiyuu right? Alright, well I choose…



    These are… Males…?

  14. Foshizzel says:

    Daisuke ftw! great as Shizuo!

    And Jun as Ryner from legends! very funny performance 🙂

  15. AzureKitsune says:

    Um.. just to clarify, Mitsuki Saiga is a female. She’s well-known for voicing guys though.

    Also, it’s Kazuya Nakai.

    Last thing, Ishida Akira doesn’t do BL anymore.

    Ahem! My votes.. they go to:

    Akira Ishida
    Jun Fukuyama
    Miyano Mamoru
    Hiroshi Kamiya
    Takahiro Sakurai
    Junichi Suwabe
    Takehito Koyasu

    (I wish it was more than seven that we could pick! XD)

    • Kyokai says:

      Noted already. Though that BL line was just a joke. Even SISTAH still does BL but so what?

  16. berrish17 says:

    i love all the seiyu’s but gotta say Miyano Mamoru is sooooooooo hot!!!!!!!! XD

  17. Dan-go says:

    Okay it’s hard to compare the character to the seiyuu, because they’re all trying to look hot/cute, and some of their characters are comic relief or just plain funny, like ric or tarou…however i do feel that voting for the girls will be tenthousand times better and harder

  18. Namika says:

    Only seven to choose…… TT^TT but I love them ALL!!!!! *O* This was a really hard choice but here are my votes:
    Ono Daisuke – I’m a HUGE OD fan! *__* wanna KYAAA every time I hear him….. ^^”
    Hiroshi Kamiya – I discovered him after watching Durarara, but I adore him already!!!! <3
    Jun Fukuyama – What can I say…. I just love his brilliance)))
    Nobohiko Okamoto – *Usui fangirl*
    Junichi Suwabe – I just LOVED Takashi and I love Shuu even more!!!! O_O pretty bipolar roles, but he attended them splendidly!!!
    Takahiro Sakurai – His voice……. *O* I’m addicted to it! (not as much a OD but still))
    Miyani Mamoru – Is there something to say??? He’s just too amazing!
    Looong comment, I knooooow……. But I just can’t help my fangirling now!!!!! ^O^
    Though they didn’t appear in poll, I also wanted to mention how much I loved the seiyuu cast in Shiki. They’re just bloody brilliant! *,_,*

  19. Dan-go says:

    Now on to more hot and all together pleasant matters…female seiyuus ahoy?

  20. My vote goes to Nobohiko Okamotvoo
    because I am a huge fangirl of Usui. It’s thanks to him that i aww’d a great amount over those romantic scenes in kaichou wa maid sama. AHH good time, gooooooodd times.

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