Gundam the Witch from Mercury Cast Win Big at 18th Seiyū Awards

The Seiyū Awards is an annual awards ceremony recognizing outstanding voice acting performance in anime and other Japanese media that began in March 2007. The event selection committee have announced the winners for the 18th iteration of the Seiyū Awards, the ceremony took place March 9, 2024 at JOQR Media Plus Hall. The eligible works for consideration include those released or presented between October 1st, 2022 and September 30th, 2023.

18th Seiyu Awards

Kana Ichinose, who portrays protagonist Suletta Mercury in Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury, has won the Best Lead Actor Award alongside Kazuki Ura.  Best Lead Actor is an award for the best leading performances from an actor during the year.

Agency: Sigma Seven

Kazuki Ura

Agency: VIMS

Best Supporting Actor AwardAward for best supporting performances from an actor during the year.

Yohei Azakami

Agency: Aoni Production

Azakami is best known recently for portraying supporting character Guel Jeturk in the Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury series.

Manaka Iwami

Agency: Racoon Dog


Mamiko Noto

Agency: Office Osawa

Mamiko Noto portrayed antagonist Prospera Mercury in the Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury series.

Best New Actor AwardAward for noteworthy performances from actors who debuted within the last five years

Yurie Igoma

Agency: 81 Produce

Yuki Sakakihara

Agency: 81 Produce

Kikunosuke Toya

Agency: Sony Music Artists

Nanoka Hara

Agency: Tristone Entertainment

Hina Yōmiya

Agency: Aoni Production

Singing Award– Award for singing by voice actors or actresses under own name or in a role

Kessoku Band

Label: Aniplex

Foreign Film/Live-Action Show Award- Voice actors who have been active in foreign dubbing and foreign drama productions during the year.

Mitsuki Takahata

Agency: Horipro

Kunio Murai

Agency: Tom Project


Game Award

Yuuya Uchida

Agency: Haikyo

Synergy AwardAward for works that best show the talent of voice actors

The First Slam Dunk
Production company: Toei Animation

Kei Tomiyama and Kazue Takahashi Awards– Awards for the actors who have been active in every field including acting

Akemi Okamura

Agency: Mausu Production

Nozomu Sasaki

Agency: Inspire

Sasaki is best known for portraying Tetsuo Shima in the 1988 Akira film, the original voice of Hathaway Noa in the Gundam series, and Mello from Death Note.

Kids/Family Award– Award selected by children

The Super Mario Bros Movie Cast

Agency: Mausu Production

Influencer AwardMost memorable voice actor on social media during the year

Sumire Uesaka

Agency: Voice Kit

MVS (Most Valuable Seiyū) AwardPopular voice actors selected by fans

Yuichi Nakamura


Yuichi Nakamura has portrayed multiple prominent characters within the Gundam franchise such as Graham Aker in Mobile Suit Gundam 00(2007), Io Fleming in Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt(2015), and Ricardo Fellini in Gundam Build Fighters(2013).

Merit Award– Award for the seiyū who have contributed to many genres, including foreign works, over the years

Toshio Furukawa
Agency: Aoni Production
Roles: Mobile Suit Gundam(Kai Shiden), Dragon Ball series(Piccolo), Urusei Yatsura(Ataru Moroboshi)

Eiko Yamada
Agency: 81 Produce
Roles: Dragon Ball series(Mai), World Masterpiece Theater 

Source: Seiyū Awards

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