Jun. 11 is Seki Toshihiko's birthday.
Seki Toshihiko debuted as a voice actor in 1980's. He also dubs characters in the tokusatsu dramas and movies from other countries, and had won Synergy Award in the Seiyu Awards together with other actors from “Kamen Rider Den-O”. In 2020, he plays characters in various anime, such as “Plunderer”.
To commemorate Seki Toshihiko's birthday, we conducted the reader's survey titled “Who is your favorite character played by Seki Toshihiko?” following the previous year's survey. The survey was conducted from May 30 to Jun. 6, and a total of 227 people answered.
The female readers made up the majority by making up approximately 70%, while the male readers made up approximately 30%. For age group, the readers of 19-year old or under made up approximately 30%, 20's made up approximately 25%, and 30's made up approximately 25%.
■Top went to Momotaros. The tokusatsu character ranked in the top!
The 1st place was Momotaros from “Kamen Rider Den-O”. The support rating was approximately 20%.
Momotaros is the character who fights by possessing the protagonist Nogami Ryoutarou, and the comments to him praised him as the great partner: “He is a lovable funny character, and at the same time, he can do what he needs to do. I think his charm is born because he has Seki-san's voice”, “I get nervous when I see his scary appearance and heavy, low voice, but I was charmed by the gap between his friendliness”, and “He is rough and blunt, but his voice makes me relax”.
There were also comments mentioning his quotes which represents the work, “Witness my Grand Entrance!”, and his appearance in “Crayon Shin-chan” as the guest.
The 2nd place was Genjou Sanzou from “Saiyuki”. The support rating was approximately 15%.
The comments to him said, “He smokes and drinks although he is the priest of the highest rank. But he looks cool when he does his job and I love Seki-san's low voice”, and “He is selfish and easily gets outraged, but he cares about his colleagues. I love how he does not show it to the others!”. Seki perfectly played the character with high charisma.
The 3rd place was Doi Hansuke from “NIntama Rantaro”. The support rating was approximately 12%.
The comments to him said, “He is a familiar character to me since I was young. I love the nice Doi-sensei because he cares a lot about his students”, and “The women from a certain generation had a crush on Doi-sensei. I still think Doi-sensei is a wonderful teacher because he cares about others so much. I love Seki-san's kind voice which is similar to his natural voice”.
The comments implied that he has been loved for a long time.
■Introducing other comments!!
To Duo Maxwell from “New Mobile Report Gundam Wing”: “Among the several cool pilots in this anime, I think Seki-san's voice matched perfectly with Duo, since he is optimistic.”
Kibutsuji Muzan from “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”: “Muzan's leeway is expressed well with Seki-san's calm, neat voice”, and “I felt each words pressuring others was cool”.
Umino Iruka from “NARUTO”: “He understands Naruto, takes care of him since he was a little boy, and he is a very kind teacher.”
Matsuda Kousaku from “YAWARA!”: “He is very motivated toward his job, but he can earnest and clumsy when talking with ladies. He loves Yawa-san so much, but he was cute when he is teased by others, and Seki-san's voice matched perfectly with those scenes. He is the first person whom I had crush on!”
Momotaros, who is the character from tokusatsu drama “Kamen Rider Den-O”, ranked in the top since the survey 2020 ver. also targeted the characters from other types of media than the anime.
“Kamen Rider Den-O: Pretty Den-O Appears!” is awaiting its release as a movie of “Toei Manga Festival”, and he is featured well.
■Ranking Top 20
[Who is your favorite character played by Seki Toshihiko? 2020 Ver.]
1st: Momotaros from “Kamen Rider Den-O”
2nd: Sanjou Genzou from “Saiyuki”
3rd: Doi Hansuke from “Nintama Rantaro”
4th Kibutsuji Muzan from “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”
5th: Duo Maxwell from “New Mobile Report Gundam Wing”
6th: Umino Iruka from “NARUTO”
6th: Matsuda Kousaku from “YAWARA!”
6th: Mousse from “Ranma 1/2”
9th: JJ from “Zillion”
10th: Ougi Takaya from “Mirage of Blaze”
10th: Rau le Creuset from “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED”
12th: Antonio Salieri from “Fate/Grand Order”
12th: Itou Shinya from “Space Battle Ship Yamato 2199”
12th: Shiba Kaien from “BLEACH”
12th: Tezuka Shiobu from “Here is Greenwood”
12th: Bleed Kaga from “Future GPX Cyber Formula”
12th: Rey Za Burrel from “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY”
18th: Ozma from “Shironeko Project”
18th: Sakai Daisuke from “Ousama's Biking”
18th: Riki from “Ai no Kusabi”
18th: Luva from “Loving Angel Angelique”
(Survey conducted: May 30 to Jun. 6)