Here Are the Winners of the Seiyu Awards 2021

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The 15th annual Seiyu Awards announced all of its winners for 2021. The award show recognizes voice acting and singing in anime and related Japanese media. After the ceremony’s cancelation in 2020, its usual venue of JOQR Media Plus Hall hosted this year’s show on March 6, 2021. The show presented a total of 27 awards. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

Below is the full list of winners from 2021’s Seiyu Awards:

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role – Kenjiro Tsuda
    • Notable role: Akihito Narihisago in Id: Invaded
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role – Yui Ishikawa
    • Notable role: Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan: The Final Season
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Takehito Koyasu
    • Notable role: Roswaal L. Mathers in Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Nobunaga Shimazaki
    • Notable role: Yuki Soma in Fruits Basket (2nd Season)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Reina Ueda
    • Notable role: Shuka Karino in Darwin’s Game
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Akari Kito
    • Notable role: Nene Yashiro in Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun
  • Best New Actor – Masahiro Ito
    • Notable role: Ren Nanahoshi in Argonavis from BanG Dream!
  • Best New Actor – Chiaki Kobayashi
    • Notable role: Makoto Edamura in Great Pretender
  • Best New Actor – Shimba Tsuchiya
    • Notable role: Izumi Norimoto in O Maidens in Your Savage Season
  • Best New Actress – Rin Aira
    • Notable roles: Raki Kiseki and Wakaba Harukaze in Aikatsu on Parade!
  • Best New Actress – Kana Ichinose
    • Notable role: Yuzuriha Ogawa in Dr. Stone
  • Best New Actress – Riho Sugiyama
    • Notable role: Minare Koda in Wave, Listen to Me!
  • Best New Actress – Natsumi Fujiwara
    • Notable role: Abigail Jones in Great Pretender
  • Best New Actress – Azumi Waki
    • Notable role: Adele von Ascham (Mile) in Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
  • Singing Award – Walküre
    • Notable work: Macross Delta
  • Personality Award – Hiroki Yasumoto
    • Notable role: Nekomaru Nidai in the Danganronpa series
  • Merit Award – Eiko Masuyama
    • Notable role: Fujiko Mine in Lupin the Third
  • Merit Award – Masane Tsukayama
    • Notable role: Zoken Mato in the Fate series
  • Kei Tomiyama Memorial Award – Toshihiko Seki
    • Notable roles: Duo Maxwell, Rau Le Creuset, and others in the Gundam series
  • Kazue Takahashi Memorial Award – Yoshiko Sakakibara
    • Notable role: Lady Kushana in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Synergy Award – Voicarion IX: Teikoku Koe Kabuki ~Nobunaga no Inu~ stage reading
  • Special Honor Award – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Kids and Family Award – Rie Nakagawa
    • Notable role: Kane Himuro in the Fate series
  • Foreign Movie and Series Award – Kazuhiro Yamaji
    • Notable role: Gildo Tesoro and Señor Pink in One Piece
  • Foreign Movie and Series Award – Kazue Komiya
    • Notable role: Ran (second voice) in Urusei Yatsura
  • Influencer Award – Kotori Koiwai
    • Notable role: Millium Orion in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series
  • Most Valuable Seiyu Award – Hiro Shimono
    • Notable role: Zenitsu Agatsuma in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

The Seiyu Awards Executive Committee organizes the ceremony annually. The committee holds the show every March with support from partners like Kadokawa, Aniplex, and Sega.

Oni Dino
Oni Dino is a Japanese-English translator, localization editor, and podcaster. He has several video game credits and regularly translates columns from Masahiro Sakurai and Shigeru Miyamoto. When not knee-deep in a JRPG and wishing games had more environmental story-telling, he's attending industry events and interviewing creative auteurs to share their stories.