Some of the winners of the 17th Voice Actor Awards, which recognize the most memorable voice actors and works of the year in Japan, were announced on February 21st, 2023. The Kids Family Award, chosen from the perspective of children, went to Ikue Otani
, who played Pikachu, and Rica Matsumoto
, who played Satoshi in the Pocket Monsters anime series.
The 17th Voice Actor Awards is the biggest event in the world of voice acting, bringing together the most active, popular, and talented voice actors of the year, as well as veteran voice actors who have been active for many years. The actual award ceremony will take place on March 11th, 2023 and it will be the first time in 3 years that it will have live presentations.