Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Kensho Ono Wins Best Lead Actor at 16th 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 16th iteration of the Seiyū Awards, the ceremony took place March 5, 2022 at JOQR Media Plus Hall.

Kensho Ono, who portrays protagonist Hathaway Noa in Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash, has won the Best Lead Actor Award. Best Lead Actor is an award for the best leading performances from an actor during the year.

Agency: Animo Produce

Best Lead Actress AwardAward for best leading performances from an actress during the year

Megumi Ogata

Agency: Breathe Arts

Megumi Ogata is best known for portraying Shinji Ikari in Hideaki Anno’s Neon Genesis Evangelion anime franchise.

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

Fumihiko Tachiki

Agency: Office Osawa

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).

Best Supporting Actress Award- Award for best supporting performances from an actress during the year

Mikako Komatsu

Agency: Hirata Office

Mikako Komatsu portrayed protagonist Sei Iori in the 2013 Gundam Build Fighters series, along with its ONA spin offs Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue and Gundam Build Fighters: GM’s Counterattack.

Rie Takahashi

Agency: 81 Produce

Rie Takahashi portrayed Sana Miyama in the 2021 Gundam Breaker Battlogue ONA series.

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

Aoi Ichikawa

Agency: Office Osawa

Reiji Kawashima

Agency: Aoni Production

Gen Sato

Agency: I’m Enterprise

Best New Actress AwardAward for noteworthy performances from actresses who debuted within the last five years

Kanata Aikawa

Agency: Music Ray’n

Hikaru Akao

Agency: I’m Enterprise

Nene Hieda

Agency: 81 Produce

Nene Hieda portrayed Momoka Yashiro in the 2018 Gundam Build Divers series.

Hinaki Yano

Agency: Sony Music Artists

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

Soma Saito

Agency: 81 Produce

Soma Saito portrays Lane Aim, rival Earth Federation pilot of the RX-104FF Penelope, in Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash.

Personality Award- Award for a voice actor or actress who has done notable work in radio, web radio, or TV as a personality, whether under their own name or a character’s.

Takahiro Sakurai


Takehiro Sakurai portrayed McGillis Fareed in the 2015 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans series.

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

Taiten Kusunoki

Agency: Amuleto

Kanako Tojo

Agency: Axlone

Kanako Tojo portrayed Lady Kawaguchi in the 2014 Gundam Build Fighters sequel series, Gundam Build Fighters Try.

Game Award

Uma Musume Pretty Derby

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

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time

Kei Tomiyama Award– Award for the male seiyū who has been active in every field including acting

Kenichi Suzumura


Kenichi Suzumura portrayed protagonist Shinn Asuka in the 2004 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed DESTINY sequel series.

Kazue Takahashi AwardAward for the female seiyū who has been active in every field including acting

Junko Iwao

Kids/Family Award– Award selected by children

Kyousei Tsukui

Agency: 81 Produce

Kyousei Tsukui portrayed Michelo Chariot in the 1994 Mobile Fighter G Gundam series.

Influencer AwardMost memorable voice actor on social media during the year

Tomokazu Seki

Agency: Atomic Monkey

Tomokazu Seki portrayed Tomáš Masaryk in the 1993 Mobile Suit Victory Gundam series and Yzak Joule in the 2002 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny.

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

Hiro Shimono

Agency: I’m Enterprise

Hiro Shimono portrayed Takuya Irei in the 2010 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn OVA series and its 2018 film sequel Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative.

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

Youko Asagami
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)

Source: Seiyū Awards

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