Thursday, September 10, 2009

2channel's Favorite Seiyuus -- posting rates in seiyuu threads

Mizuki NanaThe 2channel reader software I'm using now (Chaika, a Firefox add-on) shows the current posting rate for each thread on the big Japanese discussion board. So we can easily see which seiyuus 2channelers most like to talk about right now. (mouseover photos for captions)

Mizuki Nana, Horie Yui, and Ochiai Yurika continue to lead the list, as it seems to me they and Tamura Yukari have for several years. Nana-chan for her singing more than her seiyuu work. Hocchan for her many, many moe roles. And Yurishii mainly for her emotional personality and the difficulties she has in life, which she describes so openly in several blog posts a day.

Horie YuiThe 2channelers rate Asumi Kana (Yuno in Hidamari Sketch) surprisingly highly. And you can see the young seiyuus from K-On -- Toyosaki Aki, Hikasa Youko, and Satou Satomi -- surging toward the top right now. And the seiyuus from Suzumiya Haruhi continue to be discussed -- especially Hirano Aya and Chihara Minori, but Gotou Yuuko as well.

Only two guys make this list of the top 25 names or so: Kamiya Hiroshi and Fukuyama Jun. That is, if you don't count a male seiyuu who is known to belong to the somewhat cult-like Buddhist group Soka Gakkai and has thereby earned an anti- thread from the 2channelers.

Ochiai YurikaThe seiyuu with the most anti- posts, however, is still Hirano Aya, whom many Japanese otaku love to hate. But Nakajima Megumi is catching up to her. In both cases, the antis think they are poor seiyuus and are enraged by people praising them, and ridicule anything the two seiyuu/singers say or do.

Anyway, here is the list. A completed thread represents 1000 posts:

Mizuki Nana: 462 threads total, posts coming at the rate of ten an hour.
Horie Yui (345) 6/hr
Ochiai Yurika (247) 6/hr [Konomi in ToHeart2, but mainly for her plaintive blog]
Asumi Kana (62) 5/hr [Yuno in Hidamari Sketch]
Kamiya HiroshiNakamura Eriko (59) 5/hr [games, esp. Haruka in Idolmaster]
Tamura Yukari (522) 4/hr [Nanoha, etc., etc.]
Toyosaki Aki (27) 4/hr [Yui in K-On]
Hirano Aya (168) 3/hr [Haruhi, etc.]
Chihara Minori (153) 3/hr [Yuki in Suzumiya Haruhi]
Kaneda Tomoko (48) 3/hr [Chiyo in Azumanga Daioh]
Hikasa Youko (11) 3/hr [Mio in K-On]
Imai Asami (81) 3/hr [games, esp. Chihaya in Idolmaster]
Satou Satomi (6) 3/hr [Ritsu in K-On]
anti-Horie Kazuma (5) 60/day [Kaname in Natsume Yuujinchou, criticized for his Soka Gakkai connection]
Tomatsu Haruka (20) 60/day [Nagi in Kannagi, etc.]
Nakajima Megumianti-Nakajima Megumi (39) 58/day [Ranka in MacrossF]
Kamiya Hiroshi (35) 56/day [Natsume in Natsume Yuujinchou, etc.]
Taketatsu Ayana (6) 56/day [Azusa in K-On]
Gotou Yuuko (77) 55/day [Mikuru in Suzumiya Haruhi]
Asano Masumi (138) 51/day [Risa in Hayate, etc.; has long-running weekly radio show]
Mizuhara Kaoru (19) 50/day [Misao in Lucky Star]
Fukuyama Jun (24) 50/day [Lelouch, etc., etc.]
Katou Emiri (31) 49/day [Kagami in Lucky Star, etc.]
anti-Hirano Aya (65) 39/day
Takahashi Chiaki (59) 39/day [Mitsuki in Kimi ga Nozomu Eien]

The list could be longer, but I just took what fit on one screen, about 25 names.

Seiyuu fans in Japan see and hear seiyuu a lot more than we do outside Japan, and in more settings: TV, live events, radio, magazines, games, etc. A seiyuu's current work is not necessarily the main thing in the fans' minds.


animekritik said...

aha! a completed thread is a 1000 posts..i always wondered what happened to my jewel pet thread. found it again later but now i get what's going on..

very interesting how much buzz mizuki nana generates..

Andrew said...

Poor Megumi Nakajima. At least Aya Hirano still has fans; surely there must be some people in her native country that still like Megumi.

Glad to see that Chiyo-chan is still popular. Kaneda is quite a character; her blog (at least according to JimOne) is insane, and there've been strong rumors (backed up by Wikipedia, for one) that she can raise her voice beyond human hearing. Now THAT's some vocal talent.

Shana-nee said...

There's no question about Mizuki Nana, that's like a complete given especially with the New Nanoha Movie coming, where we are promised MORE Fate Testarossa. XDDD <333

At least Aaya still has more fans than haters with that 3 posts per hour is a good sign.

Anonymous said...

I always thought the 2ch'ers would be crazy over Kugimiya Rie... guess I don't understand their culture enough......

Anonymous said...

No Rie Kugimiya No Tomikazu Sugita I wonder....

Panther said...

"The seiyuu with the most anti- posts, however, is still Hirano Aya, whom many Japanese otaku love to hate."

I dislike her a lot too, though not as hardcore as these people.

hashi said...

@Andrew -- I just looked again, and Nakajima Megumi's pro- thread is running at 58 posts a day right now. So she does have fans. The places above her are very similar to what they were 12 hour ago, when I checked for the post.

@Anonymous -- Kugimiya Rie is in fact quite popular. Right now, she is running at 35 posts a day, with a total of 78 threads. Sakamoto Maaya is at 34 posts a day and 136 threads.

Sugita Tomokazu is next at 33 a day and 43 threads. Kobayashi Yuu 33/day (29). Shiina Hekiru 33/day (198).

Rin said...

I honestly thought the amount of anti-Aya threads would be greater, but it's nice to know she still has her fans.

kevo said...

hmmm, I wish I saw some Tanaka Rie up there... too bad.

hashi said...

@kevo -- Tanaka Rie is at 15 posts a day.