I’ve had my fair share of anime crushes, and now that I think about it, I think that about 90% of the reason why I develop an anime crush is the voice. I have a
fetish thing for voices, after all. Ahem!
Anyway. . .what I’m trying to say is that I understand when people admit into becoming full-fledged fangirls (or fanboys) of a seiyuu. I also understand when someone admits to watching an anime just because their favourite seiyuu is on the cast.
Seiyuu are one of the most important aspects of anime. They bring characters to life, and I think that depending on how well they portray their characters, they contribute greatly to the overall popularity of the anime series, and I argue even to the total sales of the series’ merchandises. Sometimes you even fall in love with a character because of the excellent portrayal of the seiyuu.