VOTE NOW to feature your favorite male seiyuu in our annual TOP 15

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Two years ago we made our first TOP 15 SEIYUU WITH THE BEST SINGING VOICE.

Everyone’s response to it was amazing (it’s was our #1 searched article for more than a year, thanks guys), but at that time we kind of dropped the idea of making it an annual feature in our website as we were only starting off, and very few people knew about The Hand That Feeds HQ.

But now things are different: two years after our official opening we can say that we have a growing number of readers visiting our website everyday, and we finally think that maybe this is the best time to try and ascertain how big of a community is the one following our website, so that in the future we can make some giveaways and special events.

We all know that there are a lot of “Best singer” polls out there but most of those are aimed for the native Japanese, and no foreigners are allowed to vote.

Knowing that, we decided to make this an annual TOP feature, where you can vote on your favorite seiyuu to choose who has the best singing voice and, in the process, participate with us and the rest of the community to make this website a place for all seiyuu fans to enjoy. We hope this will the first of many posts / interactions with our readers.

Vote, spread the word and first of all, have fun.

Rules:

  • You can vote ONCE a day
  • Choose up to your 3 favorite seiyuu
  • Share this poll with your friends and / or seiyuu fandom on tumblr, twitter, facebook or other social media
  • The comments section of the poll will be open so everyone is free to hop in and share the reason why you voted, what you love so much about those seiyuu, etc – we wanna read it

Additional info:

  • Voting ends by November 15th at 00:01 GMT
  • Out of this impressive seiyuu list only the 15 most voted will be featured in the final TOP
  • There will be 5 honorable mentions
  • Top will be available in our website by the end of the year

Make sure to vote for the seiyuu that in your opinion has the best singing voice. With all being said, have fun and please anticipate the results!

VOTING IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!

Author: Vanessa Silva (midorin)

The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. Metalhead. Gamer. Based in Cascais, Portugal. Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" was the catalyst to start writing about male seiyuu music.

57 thoughts

  1. I read your previous ranking and I still think Kishow’s the top, but Shouta, SuzuKen, Suwabe and Mamo’s good too….Honestly, like one of the previous commenter said, I really hope this doesn’t turn into a popularity contest. I love them, but really, Kensho has a sweet voice but he doesn’t do well live (then again he’s still pretty new) and Tattsun’s voice is sometimes unstable //sigh. I hope my comment doesn’t come off as hating.

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    1. You stole my words completely! I understand the hype behind Tattsun and Kensho but they both are most of the times weak on a live setting, especially Tattsun (that can be easily spotted with a bias free mindset if anyone watches OCD’s live dvd’s). Regarding Kensho, that sometimes is audible even in the cd’s.
      This website is hate-free, don’t worry 🙂

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  2. I love polls like this (though I forgot to come back a few times D:). I went with my top two (Tatsuhisa Suzuki and Tetsuya Kakihara) and am rotating between a few others that I like for number 3 (tough decisions!). I’m looking forward to seeing the results 🙂

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    1. Whoops. Thought my first comment didn’t post so I ended up rewriting it. They’re almost identical! Sorry about that. >_<

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  3. I love polls like this (though I’ve forgotten to come back a few days D:). I had a hard time choosing so I went with my top two (Tatsuhisa Suzuki and Tetsuya Kakihara) and am revolving number three with others that I like (tough decision!) I can’t wait to see the end results 🙂

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  4. I voted for Naonii, mamo and kishow ❤ I'm only biased with naonii, but I think the three of them have the best singing voices :3

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  5. Voted for Kakihara, Irino and Suzumura. I feel that Irino is so underrated despite his excellent voice and his blooming talent as both composer and lyricist…I wish people would give him more credit. He has something in his voice that is so soothing yet so powerful. (And plus point he can play the guitar. What else to ask?)

    This is my bias, but for me Kakihara is one of the most solid singers I’ve come across in the seiyuu industry. He’s not simply singing; for me he has a special ability to invoke whatever emotions he has while he’s singing to the listener. I have to admit I cried when I listened to Saichaina for the first time during the chorus, it was so emotional. And even more amazing that during the lives, he can reduce me to tears like when he performed Unmei no Inryoku in Kirafes 2013 and his GENERATIONS live. This man has an unearthly ability to click and connect with people on an emotional level through his songs.

    And as for Suzumura, this goes back to the days where Digimon Frontier aired. It’s not wrong to say that I grew up with him; and he’s an excellent lyricist, composer and singer. He deserves a place in the top 15.

    Thank you for making this poll, it was fun to see what the others are thinking of! C:

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  6. Suzuki Tatsuhisa and Taniyama Kishow are my eternal top two. Suzuki-san’s range, energy, and diversity (show cased effortlessly in live concerts), and Taniyama-san’s range AND powerful vocals (which are just as flawless live in concert as they are in the studio recording by the way) have solidified them as my top two. Would highly recommend everyone go see both Oldcodex and Granrodeo in concert should they find themselves in Japan. You won’t regret it I can promise you that!
    After that though… Why do you have to make me choose like this?! Miyano Mamoru is just so fluid, the high notes Aoi Shouta can reach (OMG is his voice beautiful and angelic), Morikubo Shotarou has that edge to his voice that is alurring…. Need I go on? Guess I’ll just have to keep coming back and rotating between them for my third pick every day.

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  7. Do you mind if the vote to join Russian fans? ( ゚o⌒)
    That why my English maybe is not very good, sorry.

    Hosoya,definitely. His vocal is strong, natural and really particularly deep melodic.
    Also amazing vocals of Suzuki Tatsuhisa,Toshiki Masuda,Kenji Nojima,Toshiyuki Toyonaga,Hino Satoshi. Will vote for them.
    And…VoiceFecchi, really thanks for your comments m(_ _)m

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    1. Voting is open for everyone in the world, so no problem, Russian fans can join this poll – in reality, a lot of them have joined this poll so far.
      No problem. Interesting choices.
      Thanks for your votes!!

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  8. SUCH a hard choice, but I had to vote for my faves Kenichi Suzumura, Mamoru Miyano and Showtaro Morikubo. But I love Junichi Suwabe and Kishow Taniyama too. I just love all of them to be honest. >///<

    Though my absolute favorite seiyuu of all time, Hikaru Midorikawa, didn't make the list, he's still number 1 in my eyes, hehe. ❤

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    1. Yeah I feel you!
      OMG a Midorikawa fan in here! Welcome! He’s also my all time favorite 🙂 Although he didn’t make the list is one hell of an amazing seiyuu

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      1. OMG I’ve never met anyone else whose favorite seiyuu was Hikaru Midorikawa! ^^ I guess I should have guessed that by your name, hehe. We’re officially best friends now. Lol ;D

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        1. Hahaha First time here too 🙂 Yeah the alias I’m using almost gives away my favoritism towards Midorin haha
          Nice to have you on board!

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  9. Thank you for making this poll!! There so many people that I want to vote for that I kind of vote for different people each day LOL. I’m glad to see Saito Soma on it because I have been loving his singing voice lately. 🙂

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