Here goes nothing.

10. Miyuki Sawashiro

Roles this year: Dalian (Dantalian no Shoka), Cordelia (Gosick), Masazumi Honda (Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon), Haruka Nanami (Uta Prince)

Last 2010, she’s #2 in my list. Now for 2011, she still rocks but decided to give the floor to the other rising seiyuus

9. Emiri Kato

Roles this year: Kyuubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), Ryuuko Mifune (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko)

She’s so good in playing the evil Kyuubey and I really imagine that she’s so in a state of shock when she found what kind of character that good-for-nothing rodent is.

8. Haruka Tomatsu

Roles this year: Naruko Anjou (Ano Hana), Msyu (C-Control), Arisa Kanou (SKET Dance)

I realized that she usually plays the bitchy roles or even the genki roles for this year.

7. Minako Kotobuki

Roles this year: Blue Rose (Tiger & Bunny), Kanon Kusama (Guilty Crown), Tsumugi Kotobuki (K-On! the Movie)

I don’t know which among the K-On! gals is more famous. But for me, this gal stands out. Last 2010, it’s Yoko Hikasa. For 2011, it’s Kotobuki’s turn.

6. Eri Kitamura

Roles this year: Sayaka Miki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), Yase (Kyousagiga), Izumo Kamiki (Ao no Exorcist)

I remember that her breakout role is Saya from Blood+ and that was 6 years ago. Now, she’s on the top since 2010.

5. Yuuki Aoi

Roles this year: Victorique de Blois (Gosick), Madoka Kaname (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), Suzu Mukai (Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon)

She’s getting more roles that I ever imagine. Last year, she’s just on the starting point into becoming well-known in the seiyuu fandom. Now, she’s a household name.

4. Ai Kayano

Roles this year: Meiko Honma (Ano Hana), Yuzuriha Inori (Guilty Crown), Hibino Shiba (Kamisama no Menshou)

She’s so cute in AnoHana and a little annoying. But she’s a rising star.

3. Chiwa Saito

Roles this year: Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), Kimi Aoi (Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon), Shouko (Kyousagiga)

2. Aki Toyosaki

Roles this year: Inga (UN-GO), Momoka Oginome (Mawaru Penguindrum), Meegan (Fractale), Yui Hirasawa (K-On! the Movie)

I’m glad that she played two completely different roles in UN-Go which doesn’t sound like her Yui voice. Honestly, I’m tired of her role as Yui.

1. Kana Hanazawa

Roles this year: Ayase Shinomiya (Guilty Crown), Shiemi Moriyama (Ao no Exorcist), Shiro (Deadman Wonderland), Mayuri Shiina (Steins; Gate)

Tuturuu! She usually plays moe roles ranging from klutzy ones to the absent-minded ones. But she really sounds mature as Ayase of Guilty Crown. Good thing she’s breaking out of the typecast shell.

Honorable Mentions:

*Yuko Kaida
-She usually plays the big sister type of roles. But I love her in Tiger & Bunny as Agnes with her “Bonjour, Heroes” catchphase.
*Megumi Nakajima
-I’m glad she’s back again asides from doing her usual role in Macross.
*Miho Arakawa
-a newbie seiyuu who won the hearts of viewers with her “SURVIVAL STRATEGY!!!!!!!!!” Everyone, we got a new star and hopefully, she doesn’t wear a penguin hat in real life

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