I’ll admit. I have a difficult time making this list for the female seiyuu. Looking back my list from 2011 and 2010, there are a lot of big changes. Likewise to this year’s male seiyuu list, it seems the veterans are coming back. And also, the newbie seiyuus are in the animes which I’ve never watched this year.
10. Youko Hikasa
Roles this year: Sakura Sakurakouji (Code: Breaker), Nobara Yukinokouji (Inu x Boku SS), Ayano Kousaka (Code Geass: Akito of the Exiled)
-Well, she’s breaking out of the K-On! shell just like the rest of the girls. And it’s also good news that she’s going to have solo career as a singer.
9. Yuuka Nanri
Roles this year: Ritsuko Mukae (Sakamachi no Apollon)
-From being the brainchild of Yuki Kajiura’s FictionJunction, she proved herself as a voice actress.
8. Miyuki Sawashiro
Roles this year: Shion Karanomori (Psycho-pass), Fujiko Mine (Lupin III: Mine Fujiko Iu to Onna), Seri Awashima (K), Yomi/Dead Master (Black Rock Shooter TV)
-Kinda notice that this year, she’s played a lot of mature roles where most of her characters have busty breasts XD….except for Dead Master XD. Well, maybe she could play more moe roles next year.
7. Chiwa Saito
Roles this year: Francoise 003 (009 Re:Cyborg), Hitagi Senjougahara (Nisemonogatari), Shouko (Kyousogiga 2)
-Given her popularity as Homura from PMMM, I think she took the back seat this year.
6. Nana Mizuki
Roles this year: Saya (Blood-C: The Last Dark), Pioneer (Humanity has Declined), Evangeline Yamamoto (Zetsuen no Tempest)
-With her songs rocking the Oricon charts, it’s still a good year for her. Plus, she’s starting to get more roles this year.
5. Shizuka Itou
Roles this year: Yayoi Kunizuka (Psycho-pass), Koko Hekmatyar (Jormungand)
-With a few roles from last year, she’s definitely back in the game.
4. Natsumi Takamori
Roles this year: Mei Misaki (Another)
-She should really get more roles next year. Her as Misaki is really good and creepy.
3. Kana Hanazawa
Roles this year: Akane Tsunemori (Psycho-pass), Nadeko Sengoku (Nisemonotagari), Mato/Black Rock Shooter (Black Rock Shooter), Karuta Roromiya (Inu x Boku SS)
-She continues doing her “moe” voice but I’m glad that her role as Akane made her more verstile. I mean Psycho-pass is not moe, right?! 😄
2. Mai Nakahara
Roles this year: Watashi (Humanity has Declined)
-Despite her famous role as Rena, she really needs to get more main roles next year. Her as Watashi is priceless.
1. Sayaka Ohara
Roles this year: Irisviel von Eiszbern (Fate/zero S2), Ryoko Shimao (Natsuyuki Rendevous), Sofia Valmer (Jormungand)
-We heard that this year, she took sick leave so she can get some surgery. But, don’t worry, she’s back and will be continuing her career.
*Risa Taseda (Saki Watanabe of Shin Sekai Yori)
-She’s a rising star. Hopefully, she gets more roles next year. And I really want to get the full single of her song!
*Maaya Sakamoto (Leila Macal of Code Geass: Akito of the Exiled, Shinobu Oshino of Nisemonotagari)
-I would have include her in the Top 10. But I think she needs some break since she’s married.