Kyle McCarley – 9S – NieR: Automata
Kyle McCarley has had some pretty big roles in both anime and video games lately, playing the role of Shigeo on Mob Psycho 100 and Alm in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. McCarley really shines this year, however, as 9S, one of the main characters of NieR: Automata. 9S meets unspeakable tragedy and goes through a ton of growth in Automata, which McCarley manages to represent perfectly.
His acting efforts make 9S an incredibly sympathetic character, one that you can laugh with during the lighter moments and really feel for in the darker ones. Without a doubt, McCarley’s acting plays a big part in making 9S the most memorable character in NieR: Automata, and that’s really saying something.