Monday, April 19, 2010

2channel's Favorite Seiyuus Revisited

I did a post a couple of weeks ago tabulating the rate at which posts are being made about specific seiyuus on 2channel. There were some surprises in who was missing from the top 50, as well as who was there. That Toyosaki Aki wasn't there was a big surprise (she was #79).

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).

Chihara Minori has risen to the top, showing that singing and beauty both count for a lot with 2channelers. Mizuki Nana is still right there with her. Katou Emiri has jumped twenty places (#24 to #4), possibly reflecting her popularity as Hideyoshi in Baka to Test.

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.
18Apr 06Apr per day 000s
1 3 Chihara Minori 400 188
2 1 Mizuki Nana 240 574
3 3 Chihara Minori 216 187
4 24 Katou Emiri 168 38
5 4 Tamura Yukari 168 569
6 18 Hase Yurina (Ochiai Yurika) 168 272
7 29 anti-Mizuki Nana 120 25
8 5 Hirano Aya 100 190
9 15 Hikasa Youko 100 31
10 8 Horie Yui 100 372
11 10 Nakamura Eriko 72 74
12 6 Asumi Kana 72 82
13 6 Hase Yurina (Ochiai Yurika) 59 271
14 9 Sakamoto Maaya 52 145
15 79 Toyosaki Aki 47 41
16 13 anti-Hirano Aya 46 71
17 49 Kamiya Hiroshi 45 41
18 23 Mizuhara Kaoru 42 32
19 25 anti-Nakajima Megumi 38 51
20 16 Hanazawa Kana 35 31
21 ? Shiina Hekiru 35 202
22 7 Iguchi Yuka 34 17
23 28 Itou Kanae 32 15
24 31 Taketatsu Ayana 31 12
25 11 Tomatsu Haruka 31 32
26 12 Matsuoka Daisuke 31 2
27 17 Sakurai Hiromi 31 11
28 21 Satou Satomi 30 16
29 33 Kotobuki Minako 26 9
30 22 Harada Hitomi 26 8
31 36 Asano Masumi 24 147
32 26 Kitamura Eri 23 39
33 14 Nakajima Megumi 22 40
34 35 Takahashi Chiaki 22 66
35 27 Mizuhashi Kaori 22 63
36 ? anti-Horie Yui 21 11
37 32 Gotou Yuuko 21 82
38 30 Nemakura Manami 20 9
39 20 Imai Asami 19 93
40 34 Satou Rina 18 30
41 41 Onosaka Masaya 18 34
42 46 Koshimizu Ami 18 60
43 45 Yuuki Aoi 18 4
44 19 Shimoda Asami 18 42
45 44 Itou Shizuka 17 57
46 40 Hayashibara Megumi 16 82
47 47 Yuzuki Ryouka 15 77
48 ? Oohashi Ayuru (Nakai Erika) 15 10
49 43 Sanpei Yuuko 15 25
50 ? Kuribayashi Minami 15 57
51 38 anti-Imai Asami 15 5
52 48 Noto Mamiko 14 16
53 ? Nigo Mayako 14 39
54 ? Inoue Marina 14 51
55 42 Tange Sakura 14 36
56 ? Sugita Tomokazu 14 48
57 ? Ueda Kana 14 93
58 ? Kugimiya Rie 14 83
59 ? Kano Yui 14 38

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.

8 comments:

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Those K-Dramas are taking our Japanese women!!!

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Anonymous said...

Sheesh, the anti-Korean racism gets so tiring. Also a shame about all those "anti-" threads. Is it so hard to just post about what you like instead of what you don't? Ah 2ch, you filthy place. But I guess that's the internet in general really.

Laughed at Gotou Yuuko being ranked most likely to win in a fight. Gotta say I'd like to see that.

Peanutbutter003 said...

Emirin with straight teeth?

Please do keep a lookout for her new look.

Andrew said...

Aw, I couldn't picture any seiyuu in a fight (except perhaps Yuko Goto, heh). Aki-chan is tall, but she seems rather skinny and not all that buff. (But don't tell her I said that.)

lea6915 said...

Anti Horie Yui ? What the fuck is that shit ?!
Haha, this is so stupid.
Yay Hocchan ♥

Kaioshin Sama said...

So voicing borderline mute characters (hence less actual voice acting, pitch, timbre, tone required) is what gets you to the top of 2ch's rankings? Why does this not surprise me in the slightest?

Can they just once not come across as incredibly shallow though? Is this too much to ask?

hashi said...

@Kaoishin_sama -- Shallow but highly knowledgeable, lol.