Japan is known for its animation industry and if there’s animation, there’s voice acting that breathes life into the characters on screen. With Japan producing nearly 60% of animated shows and movies in the world, voice acting is very big in Japan. Compared to the voice acting industry in the West, the voice acting industry in Japan is more prominent, bigger and with a broader reach like acting for radio dramas, video games to dubbing foreign shows and films.
With bigger prominence and bigger exposure, veteran, and new voice talents, are treated like celebrities around the world with fan-made sites and forums dedicated to them. Japan even has magazines dedicated to the Japanese voice actors, or popularly known as the seiyuu. Eventually, a few stand out due to their performances and their voices naturally complement the personality of the characters they are portraying.
In this top 10, we’re going to list 10 female seiyuu with the sexiest voice. An intimidating sexy female character isn’t really intimidating and sexy if the voice talents aren’t up to snuff. So here we go!
10. Ayaka Ohashi
She is the youngest girl on the list and while she’s very cheerful, always showing that big smile and has the typical high pitched voice like any other girl her age, Ayaka’s voice roles in anime often involve sexy idol types and brash schoolgirl types. Which is very surprising considering her regular voice is suited for the sweet childhood sweetheart and genki girls. Yes, she voiced some roles of cute characters like Nishijima Ringo from Mangirl or Lance from Doki Doki! Pretty Cure, but Ayaka is known for voicing mostly sexy-type idols in idol anime.
In idol mode, Ayaka can shift her vocal range to a deeper tone like Shibuki Ran’s (Aikatsu!) semi-masculine tone to Kasumi Yozora’s (Aikatsu Stars!) very feminine tone. But of all the roles Ayaka has made, she is well known for voicing Shimamura Uzuki from The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, with her cheerful "ganbarimasu"! Uzuki’s voice isn’t as serious sounding like Ran nor is feminine like Yozora, but Uzuki’s voice is somewhere between the middle, the sweet spot between manly cool and feminine.
9. Yoko Hikasa
One of the recent veterans in the industry, Yoko Hikasa started acting in 2007 and has voiced in many anime that chances are, she voiced someone from an anime you just watched. She's voiced a wide variety of characters, but Yoko often ends up voicing the tall, dark, beautiful and authoritative girls mainly because of her natural cool and often somber voice. Oh, and Yoko can sing very well.
Yoko is known for voicing Akiyama Mio from K-ON! and Fujisaki Azusa from Beelzebub, but she’s widely known for voicing the slutty type characters like Seraphim from Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?, Gremory Rias from High School DxD, and Shinonono Houki from Infinite Stratos. To further add to the list, she also voiced video game characters like Laura Matsuda from Street Fighter V and Katia from Super Robot Wars OG: Moon Dwellers - funnily enough, both wore green clothing. Yoko’s mostly slutty roles are quite a feat for someone who is married.
One thing’s for sure is her hubby is one lucky guy every time he gets home from work.
8. Sayaka Ohara
Now here’s a veteran seiyuu with a huge list of roles ever since her anime debut in 1998, voicing various characters in Detective Conan. Considering Sayaka’s age (born in 1975), she is not the type to voice the cutesy type characters, so her roles are mostly mature girls with that mature woman tone or the authoritative bossy ones... or the MILFs of anime. MILF stands for......Google it!
Sayaka’s list of roles is huge, but there are a few roles that stood out which made her one of the best seiyuu to give the sexy ladies equally sexy voices. Her most popular roles are Alicia Florence from Aria, Ichihara Yuuko from xxxHolic, and Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail.
7. Mamiko Noto
With a soft, deep and monotonous voice, Mamiko Noto is arguably one of the most recognizable voices in the industry. While other seiyuu can change their tones to fit the roles of any character, Mamiko mostly never shifts her vocal tone that it’s near impossible to not recognize her. It may be a negative that she can’t shift her voice, but keeping her voice consistent made her stand out.
In her early parts of her career, Mamiko usually voices the shy and cute girl and guy types like Tsukamoto Yakumo from School Rumble and Sasaki Yukinari from Girls Bravo!. But as she got older and most of the cute roles were taken by seiyuu like Kana Hanazawa and Hayami Saori. Now, Mamiko often voices the mature girl roles like Hoshimiya Ringo from Aikatsu!, Wajima Tomoe from Hanasaku Iroha, Kamura Reiri from Kaibutsu Oujo, and Asogi Rin from Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi. Which isn’t bad because Mamiko’s voice is as smooth as butter and you need the right bread to compliment the taste.
6. Mizuki Nana
Mizuki’s voice isn’t exactly what you call naturally sexy. Her petite build enables her to produce the signature high pitched voices you often hear from cheery and cute characters, but looks can be deceiving. Despite her short height of 153 cm, Mizuki has the strength within her lungs that she can sing with a powerful voice that can rival any seasoned singer. Mizuki is admired by fans around the world and admired by her fellow seiyuu as well.
Her deep and powerful singing voice translates well in voicing the quiet, shy and lone wolf type of girls. Notable examples are Kirihara Misaki from Darker than Black, Akashiya Moka from Rosario to Vampire, and Fate Testarossa from Magical Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha.
5. Shizuka Itou
Shizuka started her acting career in 2003 and her list of roles is impressive. She has a good vocal range and can adapt to any character personality like the cute ones to the sexy ones, with great shifts in tone. Her ability to adapt to any type of character, and is a natural when it comes to sexiness, stemmed from the fact that she’s experienced in doing roles in erotic visual novels. You won’t see the name Shizuka Itou in any of the visual novel credits because Shizuka used a lot of aliases, but good luck trying if you’re curious, though.
In anime, Shizuka is often picked to do roles of the mature senpai characters and the president of the student council. Shizuka’s most notable roles include Morishima Haruka from Amagami SS, Luviagelita Edelfelt from Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya, Shiraki Meiko from Prison School, and Katsura Hinagiku from Hayate no Gotoku!.
4. Saki Fujita
Another versatile seiyuu, Saki is best known as the voice of Hatsune Miku and other 30+ roles since her debut in 2005. Saki is known for voicing the cute next door girl and the tsundere types. She has other roles ranging from the very serious characters like Ymir from Shingeki no Kyoujin to girls who spaz out due to her androphobia like Inami Mahiru from Working!!.
In anime, her most notable roles are Eba Rin from Kimi no Iru Machi, Sugiura Ayano from Yuru Yuri, and Hijiribe Ruri from Durarara!! But really, though, regardless of her role, Saki is best when portraying tsundere characters and Ayano from Yuru Yuri wouldn’t be as lovely if she wasn’t voiced by Saki.
3. Eri Kitamura
Now here’s a seiyuu who can rival Yoko Hikasa when it comes to sounding slutty and singing. It’s hard to compare their singing prowess because they prefer different genres of music. Eri is a step above Yoko in voice acting mainly because she can unintentionally make a character slutty, thanks to her voice. Takanashi Miu from Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! and Takagi Saya from Highschool of the Dead, just to name a few.
Like any experienced seiyuu, Eri can fit any role ranging from the cute types to the aforementioned slutty types. Her most notable roles are Miki Sayaka from Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, Kawashima Ami from Toradora!, and Araragi Karen from Bakemonogatari.
2. Rie Kugimiya
If you don’t know Rie “Queen of Tsundere” Kugimiya, then chances are you literally, or figuratively (or both), live under a rock. When it comes to portraying tsundere characters, Rie Kugimiya is unmatched in this department. Her most notable role for being tsundere is, hold your breath, Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière from Zero no Tsukaima.
Rie mostly plays the petite or loli type characters, thanks to her sharp and recognizable voice, but she can use her voice to take on roles of mature female and male characters. On the sexy side of the spectrum, Rie voiced Nena Trinity from Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Kujikawa Rise from Persona 4 the Animation, and Shirayuki Mizore from Rosario to Vampire.
1. Inoue Kikuko
Nicknamed as “Onee-chan”, Inoue Kikuko is no doubt an industry legend and has been voice acting in every form of media since 1988. That’s 28 years and counting! Throughout those years, even until now, she's voiced the many characters we’ve grown to love and characters that, well, that make guys excited.
Inoue’s years of experience isn’t the only reason why she’s number one on this list, oh no. Aside from said almost 30 years of experience, Inoue is number one because she’s good at voicing that perfect girlfriend, that well-reserved lady, that dignified, mature, sexy, provocative and responsible woman in anime and hentai. In fact, Inoue prefers to take on these roles because her mature voice is simply perfect for the job.
Onee-chan’s notable roles include Lust from Fullmetal Alchemist, Furukawa Sanae from Clannad, The Queen from Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, and Eucliwood Hellscythe from Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?. However, Inoue is widely known for voicing Tendo Kasumi from Ranma ½ and Belldandy from Ah! My Goddess!.
And these are the Top 10 Female Seiyuu with the Sexiest Voice! The sexiness of a character isn’t exclusive by their looks alone because you can’t find them sexy if their voices didn’t match. But even then, with the right voice, a simple-looking girl can make anyone fall in love with them, or make them excited.
Music is food for the soul and that’s why we seek it. Music comforts us, music heals us, but let’s not forget that behind the music and behind the lyrics, there is the human voice that gives music its magic. Same thing goes for the seiyuu delivering the sexy.
So what do you think of our list? If you know any seiyuu with that sexy voice, please tell us by leaving a comment below!