3rd Seiyuu Awards 2009, Overseas Fan’s Choice Awards
Establishment of New Category for the Seiyu Awards
The Seiyu Awards was established as an annual award to honor voice actors and actress for their achievements in memorable voice acting performances and creative works. The Tokyo Anime Center, in cooperation with the Japan Audio Producer’s Association and representatives from the animation industry, aims to contribute to increasing the status of voice actors and actress by providing the largest scale award show in the industry. Presently, voice acting is ranked as one of the highest occupations that children aspire to, increasing the attention towards the voice acting profession. There is also increasing support from overseas, and each year, more and more voice actors are taking part in overseas events. Read more here.
While lurking some random irc channel i stumbled upon http://www.seiyuawards.jp .While i do not understand the whole runes on the page, I noticed the ‘New category… start! link.
Currently The Seiyuu Awards is establishing a new category, which is the Overseas Fan Choice Awards. And for this, they’re accepting all international voters(only!) to vote via online by submitting your favorite seiyuu candidate name and characters played via the official website. Well, it sounds moar like a nomination than a vote as you can nominate whoever you think deserves the award.
Apparently they’re only accepting only 1 name per submission regardless of gender. So you can either nominate a she, or a he actor but not both. Maybe they will consider to have Male and Female category in future if theres a large amount of fans/voters participating.
Aside from that, Im not sure how do we know if a seiyuu is eligible to be nominated as they did not put in a timeframe limit validity for any specific character played by the seiyuu, as something like SaiMoe. And no deadline…?
So who did I vote/nominate?
Well, the site did mention ‘most memorable voice actor’.