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What You Need to Know:
- A seiyuu's acting can make or break an character - but did you know that many women voice actors are loved for their roles as young anime boys?
- But which leading ladies are Japanese fans' favourites? A recent Goo ranking went out to find just that, getting answers from 500 people in their twenties.
- So who stole the number one spot, and which character is she best known for? Let's take a look at the list - you might be surprised just how many popular anime boys are voiced by women!
Top 10 - Top 6
10. Ryouko Shiraishi (Macaron from Amagi Brilliant Park) / 3.6%
9. Megumi Ota (Shinji Ikari from Neo Genesis Evangelion) / 3.7%
8. Ikue Ootani (Tony Tony Chopper from One Piece) / 3.8%
7. Rica Matsumoto (Satoshi from Pokémon) / 4.2%
6. Romi Park (Toushirou Hitsugaya from Bleach) / 4.3%
Top 5 - Top 1
5. Junko Takeuchi (Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto)
4. Noriko Hidaka (Near from Death Note)
3. Mayumi Tanaka (Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece)
2. Masako Nozawa (Goku Son from Dragon Ball)
1. Minami Takayama (Conan Edogawa from Detective Conan)
Source: Goo Ranking
I never would have guessed half of these were voiced by women! I wonder if there are many girl characters voiced by guys? Maybe not...
This is so cool, though! Maybe I could voice a boy character if I work on my vocal range!