The organizers of the sixteenth Annual Seiyū Awards introduced the winners of the Merit Award, Synergy Award, and Kids/Family Award on Tuesday.

Merit Award

Award for the seiyū who’ve contributed to many genres, together with overseas works, through the years

Youko Asagami (Harumi Ichiryūsai)
Agency: Aksent
Roles: Space Battleship Yamato (Yuki Mori), Galaxy Express 999 (Claire, Metalmina), City Hunter (Saeko Nogami)

Michihiro Ikemizu
Agency: Aono Production
Roles: Patlabor (Isao Ohta), Shin Kyojin no Hoshi, (Shigeo Nagashima), Kinnikuman (Super Phoenix)

Synergy Award

Award for works that greatest present the expertise of voice actors

Evangelion sequence

Kids/Family Award

Award chosen by youngsters

Kyousei Tsukui

The awards ceremony, which is able to reveal the total listing of awardees, can be held on March 5.

Starting in 2017, the Special Merit Award, which honors deceased voice actors and actresses who’ve contributed to many genres, was changed with an honoring of all voice actors and actresses who handed away within the earlier 12 months.

Beginning in 2019, the awards launched 4 new classes, which embrace “Foreign Movie/Series Award,” “Game Award,” “Influencer Award,” and “MVS (Most Valuable Seiyū).”

Source: Press launch