Tuesday, January 04, 2011

2010's Busiest Seiyuus: Fujiwara, Miyukichi, Kugyu, Jun

Fujiwara Keiji
Which seiyuus appeared in the highest number of anime episodes in 2010? According to a list posted on 2channel, the list begins with Fujiwara Keiji (227 episodes), Sawashiro Miyuki (219), Kugimiya Rie (217), and Fukuyama Jun (211).

The only newish voice in the top ten is the suddenly ubiquitous Taketatsu Ayana. Yuuki Aoi was 12th.

I've been coming to appreciate Fujimura Ayumi's work more and more -- and so have producers: she is tenth in the list.

Sawashiro Miyuki
Hirano Aya, who is supposedly doing much less seiyuu work, actually did enough work to come 13th.

And it seems Sakurai Takahiro's transgressions (he was involved in plagiarizing a play) have been forgiven: he was the fifth-busiest seiyuu last year.

Counting episodes is a good way to judge a seiyuu's success, since anime seiyuus are normally paid by the episode, rather than by either the show or the word.

Here is a full list of the top twenty: