A nationwide survey of 23,388 Japanese has revealed who the most famous seiyuu in the land is.
The (female) seiyuu ranking, based on awareness and name recognition rather than obsessive devotion:
4. Romi Park
5. Rie Kugimiya
7. Miyuki Sawashiro
8. Ami Koshimizu
9. Tomoko Kaneda
10. Yūko Gotō
56% of respondents could not name one (unsurprising as the survey covered the general population), and it seems male seiyuu operate on a different level – the most popular, Kenichi Suzumura (Ouran, Gintama) and Mamoru Miyano (Death Note, Gundam 00), only secured 8% each.