I thought I'd take another snapshot today and see how much had changed. Not much, really: the top names are still near the top of the list, although their comparative positions may have shifted a bit. I've included a few more places, this time, down to 58, bringing in Ueda Kana, Kugimiya Rie, and Inoue Marina.
Toyosaki Aki is closer to where I expected her, however, at #15. All the K-On girls appear: she, Hikasa Youko (Mio), Taketatsu Ayaka (Azu-nyan), Kotobuki Minako (Mugi), Satou Satomi (Ritsu).
EDIT: Emirin's recent numbers are actually due to the fact that she has just announced on her blog that she has started orthodontic work to straighten her very crooked teeth. She announced publicly on Friday that had started last month -- and received a flood of positive posts, both to her blog and on 2channel.
For the seiyuu otaku among you, here is the table, followed by a few notes of other things appearing on 2channel recently. The first column is Sunday's ranking. The second the ranking a couple of weeks ago. On the right, the first column is number of posts per day in the current thread, the second the total number of threads (i.e., thousands of posts) that have accumulated over time.
|6||18||Hase Yurina (Ochiai Yurika)||168||272|
|13||6||Hase Yurina (Ochiai Yurika)||59||271|
|48||?||Oohashi Ayuru (Nakai Erika)||15||10|
In other tidbits from 2channel, a new thread has shown up asking which female seiyuu would be strongest in a fight. So far, Gotou Yuuko (Gotuuza-sama) has a lot of votes. She is known for her motorcycle and her drinking. The tall Toyosaki Aki also gets some votes.
Other names: Hirano Aya, Shintani Ryouko, Sanpei Yuuko, and Nazuka Kaori (like Gotou and Toyosaki, another big person with a small voice).
This is at least a bit less questionable a thread than the "Which seiyuu would you like to have sex with?" thread that has been running for a while. The comparatively little-known (outside Japan) Kataoka Azusa is currently winning hands-down. Sanpei Yuuko came first in a previous thread. One recent post says: "Sakurai Takahiro-sama."
I follow Yuuki Aoi's thread, and there has been a burst of activity recently since her character in Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou, the quiet-voiced android Korone, started making off-color comments, smirked at guys' equipment in a men's washroom, and directly asked the hero: "Please show me your penis." That line has figured in some comments.
In another region of the underbelly of the Japanese psyche, the Ichiban Ushiro thread has been dominated by negative comments on the appearance in episode three of Korean writing on signs at the college of magic. No complaints about English or Chinese.