Saturday, October 20, 2007

Who's the Moe-est Seiyuu of all? Kugimiya Rie, Says 2channel

There is a thread on 2channel, the Japanese discussion board, that asks this question every month. As of October 18, the totals for October put Kugimiya Rie (picture) far in the lead. Horie Yui is second and Tamura Yukari is third. I've linked their names to samples of their voices.

The seiyuu whose voice I personally think is most moe, Sasaki Nozomi, has zero votes. Another seiyuu I think is incredibly moe, the newcomer Hanazawa Kana, has two (2) votes. Another, Yahagi Sayuri, has one (1) vote.

The fact that the seiyuu I pay most attention to, Hirano Aya, has three (3) votes is an indication of the disdain that many hard-core 2channelers feel for her. There are a few votes for male (m) seiyuus, which I think may be comments on their sexuality. And there are a number of names in the list that I don't know, but that I believe are older seiyuus.

In any case, here are this month's totals so far, as of 18 October:

Over 200 votes:
Kugimiya Rie(528) Horie Yui(447) Tamura Yukari(246) 

101-200 votes  
Shiina Hekiru(181) Kuwatani Natsuko(101)

51-100 votes   
Hayashia Kikuoo(89) Kawasumi Ayako(86) Hirohashi Ryou(79) Kimura Madoka(64) Sanpei Yuuko(59) Matsuki Miyu(52)

21-50 votes   
Kawaragi Shihou(39) Shintani Ryouko(38) Kadowaki Maii(36) Mizuki Nana(35) Kuwashima Houko(34) Tanaka Rie(34) Kobayashi Sanae(32) Konnou Hiromi(31) Kataoka Azusa(27)

6-20 votes    
Itou Shizuka(20) Kikuchi Mika(18) Yoshida Koyuri(18) Iguchi Yuka(18) Sawashiro Miyuki(18) Sasagawa Ayana(18) Saitou Momoko(18) Kobayashi Yuu (17) Nakahara Mai(16) Noto Mamiko(16) Gotou Yuuko(14) Yamazaki Wakana(12) Fukui Yukai(10) Ochiai Yurika(10) Mizutani Yuuko(9) Ueda Kana(9) Shimizu Ai(8) Itou Miki(7) 

4 votes  
Inoue Kikuko Miyazaki Ui 

3 votes  
Fujimura Ayumi Nogawa Sakura Asanuma Shintarou (m) Ookochi Masako Tanaka Ryouko Ishida Akira (m) 

2 votes  
Kanda Akemi  Aoki Sayaka Yanagi Naoki Hirano Aya  Sakakibara Yui Wakamoto Norio (m) Hanazawa Kana Kitamura Eri Inoue Nana Asumi Kana Takahashi Mikako Hagiwara Masato (m)  

1 vote  
Yahagi Sayuri Takahashi Ao Nazuka Kaori Asano Masumi  Ikezawa Haruna Orikasa Fumiko  Kani Mika  Yokoyama Chisa Tsuji Ayumi Shinohara Emi Momoi Haruko  Toyoguchi Megumi Nabatame Hitomi  Satou Rina  Tomizawa Michie  Gatou Saori Gotou Saori  Kasahara Hiroko Kakazu Yumi  Kamiya Hiroshi (m)  Shimamoto Sumi  Chiba Saeko Chihara Minori  Katsura Utamaru  Koshimizu Ami  Sanada Asami Inoue Marina  Minami Omi Yamada Eiko Takeuchi Junko Imai Asami Inokuchi Yuka  Shiraishi Ryouko  Miyamura Yuuko Fukuyama Jun (m)   Mitsuishi Kotono Hino Satoshi (m)  Shimizu Kaori Sakai Kanako  Iizuka Mayumi Iwao Junko Hasegawa Shizuka Tachibana Shinnosuke

89 comments:

Mei said...

I'm surprised Kimura Madoka scored so high. I wonder why she isn't getting that many roles, too.

Also, I'm surprised Kikuko Inoue (17歳) received so little votes. I figured her staple oneesama voice would have scored much higher.

deftoned said...

Perhaps Kugimiya Rie's lead has to do with all the major roles she's had recently, specifically Shana and Nagi. Recency effects maybe? I personally would have had Horie Yui, Tamura Yukari, Kadowaki Mai, and Matsuki Miyu ahead of her on my list. Also, a bit surprised Nonaka Ai or Kaneda Tomoko weren't mentioned on there, but I guess you either like their voices or you don't at all.

Neo Horizon said...

I second that comment about Kimura Madoka's popularity. Outside of her roles in Negima and Aice5, I can't really recall her being a part of anything major.

tako said...

This election is a sham. Since Chiwa Saito didn't even receive a single vote, I have to question the authority of 2ch voters.

omo said...

What is up with Hocchan and Yukarin getting so many votes...do they have a thing for big ears?

Personally I agree Kuwatani is definitely pretty enough to deserve that spot.

Having seen a handful of those seiyuus listed in person, I'd have to say Mamiko Noto is the prettiest out of them, by all counts. She's got presence.

sanc said...

Maybe they're also voting on seiyuu personality? In my opinion Kugimiya Rie's radio personality is definitely my top in moé while maybe not so in other aspects, I love her on radio ^^

hashihime said...

Lots of surprises. I may not agree with the 2channelers, but I have to admit they know a lot more about seiyuu than most of us. They see the TV shows, listen to the radio programs, and go to the live events. My feeling is that the people voting in this poll are not casual 2channel readers, but knowledgeable otaku. This thread is not on the board I follow -- the one for individual seiyuus -- but on the board for general discussion about seiyuu.

I do think they are voting on a wide variety of grounds, including personality and fashion. Biased as I am I think group-think is involved in their distaste for Hirano Aya. But I don't think their dislike for her is groundless. They have reasons. I just feel differently.

Kaioshin Sama said...

Awesome, just awesome. This news made my week. Rie Kugimiya is my favourite female seiyuu so I'm glad to see her getting some well deserved recognition.

hashihime said...

@kaioshin_sama -- Thanks for commenting. I've been waiting for you. I knew you'd like to see her ranked so high, and I thought it might be a point in 2channel's favor for you.

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Anonymous said...

I don't understand this votes.
i though that Rie Kugimiya was known as a tsundere voice character actress (Louise, Shana, Toradora) not Moe !
My choice is Aki Toyosaki wo plays Yui in "K-On" : that is a moe character !

hashi said...

@anonymous -- "Moe" has become a synonym for "turns me on" or just "good." At the top, this seems to me a list of people's favorite seiyuus, rather than anything to do with moe.