The organizers of the 11th Annual Seiyū Awards have announced some of the winners.
Award for the seiyū who have contributed to many genres, including foreign works, over the years
- Kiyoshi Kobayashi (Daisuke Jigen in Lupin III, Bem in Yōkai Ningen Bem)
- Mari Shimizu (Astro Boy/Tobio Tenma in Astro Boy, Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island, Jetter Mars in Jetter Mars)
- Junko Hori (Kanzou Hattori in Ninja Hattori-kun, Q-Taro in Shin Obake no Q-Taro, Kurio Mifune in Speed Racer)
Kei Tomiyama Award
Award for the male performer who broadened the profession of voice acting in every form of media
- Ryusei Nakao (Freiza in Dragon Ball Z, Baikin-man in Soreike! Anpanman, Hideyoshi Hijiri in Baribari Densetsu, Mayuri Kurotsuchi in Bleach)
Kazue Takahashi Award
Award for the female performer who broadened the profession of voice acting in every form of media
- Sumi Shimamoto (Nausicaä in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Lady Clarisse de Cagliostro in Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, Shokupan-man in Soreike! Anpanman, Kyoko Otonashi in Maison Ikkoku)
The awards ceremony, which will reveal the full list of awardees, will be held on March 18, 2017. This year’s Special Merit Award, which honors deceased voice actors and actresses that have contributed to many genres, will be replaced this year with an honoring of all voice actors and actresses that passed away in 2016.