The 2nd Seiyu Awards (声優アワード; Seiyū Awādo) were presented at the UDX Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo, on March 8, 2008. The awards are presented for recognition of the voice acting talents in anime (and other media) in Japan.

Winners of 2nd Seiyu Awards 2008
Winners and guests of the 2nd Seiyu Awards (Image via J1m0ne)

Mamoru Miyano won the best lead actor award, while Aya Hirano claimed the best lead actress award. Complete list of winners available on Wikipedia.


“The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu; 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱) is a 2006 television anime based on the light novels of Suzumiya Haruhi. It is one of the most popular animes in recent years.

The anime adaptation is directed by Tatsuya Ishihara; the main original Japanese voice actors/actresses (seiyū) include Aya Hirano, Tomokazu Sugita, Minori Chihara, Yuko Goto and Daisuke Ono etc.

Buy the anime seriesVolume 1 l Volume 2 l Volume 3

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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