10. Chiwa Saitou

Roles this year: Stella (Arakawa Under the Bridge), Louise Havery (MS Gundam 00: Awakening of the Trailblazer), Mami Yano (Star Driver)
-I really like how she changed her voice as Stella most especially when she goes cute, deadly and later, masculine.

9. Eri Kitamura

Roles this year: Yuri (Angel Beats), Saya Takagi (Highschool of the Dead), Kureha Sunomiya (Sora no Woto)

-yes, Saya is such a bitch in apocalyptic wasteland but she’s very adorable and loud in the "other" world.

8. Maaya Sakamoto

Roles this year: Akashi (Tatami Galaxy), Nino (Arakawa Under the Bridge), Ciel (Kuroshitsuji II)
– I love her roles as being the deadpan snarker who may get other people in a lot of nerves.

7. Yuu Kobayashi

Roles this year: Chihiro Kawashima (Occult Academy), Hiroshi Kuzumi (Ookami Kakushi), Amazoness (Arakawa Under the Bridge X Bridge), Rio Kazumiya (Sora no Woto), Matabei Goto (Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls)

-Like Chiwa, she can change her voice in wide ranges. I think the most likable role is when she played as the Amazoness.

6. Yuuki Aoi

Roles this year: Mina Tepes (Dance in the Vampire Bund), Jubei Yagyu (Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls), Noel Kannagi (Sora no Woto)

– a neophyte of the voice acting world, she already got a lot of starring roles there. She’s indeed a promising talent.

5. Minako Kotobuki

Roles this year: Sen Tokugawa (Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls), Daidai (Otome Youkai Zakuro), Tsumugi Kotobuki (K-On!)

-she would had a lot of big roles compared to her K-On! castmates.

4. Ayahi Takagaki

Roles this year: Ami Kuroki (Occult Academy), Erika Karisawa (Durarara), Feldt Grace (MS Gundam 00: Awakening of the Trailblazer)
– I really like her performance in singing "You Raise Me Up" which was sang by Josh Groban and other artists. She’s really a talent out there.

3. Kana Hanazawa

Roles this year: Anri Sonohara (Durarara), Susukihotaru (Otome Youkai Zakuro), Kozue Naruse (Occult Academy), Kanade Tachibana (Angel Beats), Mato (Black Rock Shooter)

-I noticed that she tends to play megane characters and characters with high tension. I would never guess that she would play stoic ones too. She really has so many main roles this year.

2.Miyuki Sawashiro

Roles this year: Celty Sturluson (Durarara), Yomi Takanashi (Black Rock Shooter), Maria (Arakawa Under the Bridge), Saeko Bunijima (Highschool of the Dead), Iwasawa (Angel Beats)

– Being the Best Lead Actress of this year, she really got potential here.

1. Yoko Hikasa

Roles this year: Mio Akiyama (K-On!), Maya Kumashiro (Occult Academy)
-she’s a rising star here thanks to K-On!. Not only she can do moe roles, she can also do tsundere roles.

Honorable Mentions:
* Ayako Kawasu,mi (Saber- Fate stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Megumi Noda- Nodame Cantibile Finale)
– she wasn’t really active this year despite having a few supporting roles.

*Yoshiko Ikuta (Yukina Sonogi- Senkou no Night Raid)
-she’s a neophyte and I hope that she can have more roles in the future.

*Harumi Sakurai (Yuri Nakamura- Angel Beats)
-just found out that she used to do hentai roles. But she proved that she can do general anime roles too.

*Chiaka Omigawa (P-ko – Arakawa Under the Bridge)
-since Soul Eater, I hope she get more roles in the future.