Jun. 22 is Ono Yuuki-san’s birthday.
Ono Yuuki-san debuted in the mid-2000s and won the Best Actor in supporting roles in the 7th Seiyu Awards. He is scheduled to be in 2020 animes such as “Mr Love: Queen’s Choice” and “Magatsu Wahrheit: Zuerst”. He is also active as a singer and released the digital EP “Kizuna Light” on Jun. 10.
Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted the same survey as last year asking “Who’s Your Favorite Character Voiced by Ono Yuuki-san?”. We received 351 votes during the voting period from Jun. 10 through Jun. 17.
The respondents were mainly female with a gender ratio of 15% male to 85% female, and the age group was 25% under 19, 30% in their 20s, and 30% in their 30s.
■Kagami Taiga from “Kuroko’s Basketball” was by far the most popular. Characters from a Tokusatsu shows also made the list.
1st place went to Kagami Taiga from “Kuroko’s Basketball” with roughly 40% of the vote, which is even more than what he received last year, and stayed at the top for 3 years in a row.
Many fans said: “I was introduced to Ono Yuuki-san by this character” about Kagami Taiga, the 1st grader of Seirin High who returned from the States. “He’s a voice actor with a powerful voice, so characters with a fighting spirit left me a strong impression. I think many fans were empowered from his voice,” and “Ono-san’s voice as Kagami-kun, who loves basketball and his teammates, was awesome and it stirred my soul. His voice that never fades is stuck in my head forever,” show how his powerful voice adds excitement to the story.
Coming in 2nd was Higashikata Jousukue from “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable” with 15% of the votes, he raised from 5th place in last year’s survey.
He received comments such as, “Jousuke looks like a delinquent but he is a boy with a calm personality, who is still growing. I love how Ono-san’s clear voice really matches the “Golden Spirited” Jousuke,” and “The gap between his performance as an ordinary high school student and him performing the strong will to fight for the safety of his town is amazing.”
Fans also pointed out his cry in the battle scenes, “I loved both the scenes of daily life, which is unique to part 4, and him being so cool in the serious fights. The Dorarara rush was just like that of the original manga and really pumped me up!”
3rd place went to Azumaya Junta from “Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu.” with roughly 10% of the votes, dropping a position from last year.
Azumaya Junta is a young actor with a charming smile like an angel, who was chosen as the hottest man. “Azumaya-kun is such an angel, and his fascinating performance is portrayed amazingly by Ono-san’s voice,” “Onoyuu’s (Ono Yuuki’s nickname) deep voice perfectly matches Azumaya-kun. His voice sends shivers down my spine and listening to it via earphones brings it to another level.,” and ” His tone and the way he speaks sounds kind, but it completely changes when he’s in a bad mood. I love the duality!” show how fans love him for different aspects.
■Here are some comments for other characters!!
For Tokugawa Shigeshige from “Gintama”, “Ono-san’s voice brings along the kind personality of the General,” and “He doesn’t talk much but he has such a presence.”
For Hori Masayuki from “Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun”, “He’s caring but has a bit of a bizarre personality, yet reliable and points out the ridiculousness of others. I think Yuuki-san perfectly portrayed Horichan-senpai!”
For Oogami Kouga from “Ensemble Stars!”, “He’s so cute! No matter how tough he tries to talk, you can hear his honest, kind, and hard-working personality through Onoyuu-san’s voice. It was perfect!”
There was also a comment for the dubbing of a Tokusatsu character, Balance from “Uchu Sentai Kyuranger”, “A character with a high-tone voice, which is unusual for Ono-san. He is flirty, but I find him so cute for having rich emotions for a mechanical life form. I could feel him laughing and crying even though he had no facial expressions.”
From reliable protagonists to comic reliefs. The results show how diverse his roles were.
1. Kagami Taiga “Kuroko’s Basketball”
2. Higashikata Jousuke “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable”
3. Azumaya Junta “Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu.”
4. Oogami Kouga “Ensemble Stars!”
5. Tokugawa Shigeshige “Gintama”
6. Balance/Tenbin Gold “Uchu Sentai Kyuranger”
7. Fuyuzora Kogarashi “Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs”
8. Ultraman Belial “Ultraman Retsuden” “Ultraman Geed”
9. Hori Masayuki “Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun”
10. Kufa Vampir “Assassins Pride”
11. Inuzuka Romio “Boarding School Juliet”
11. Ookanehira “Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Season 2”
11. Kiryuu Kyosuke (Kalin Kessler ) “Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s”
11. Lancelot “Granblue Fantasy”
15. Ashiya Shirou “The Devil Is a Part-Timer!”
15. Amamiya Jin “Yumeiro Cast”
15. Kuichi Jinzaburou “Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion”
15. Gran “Granblue Fantasy”
15. Solomon “Megido 72”
15. Tatewaki Rintarou “Magic-kyun! Renaissance”
15. Tsukahara Kaname “Kimi to Boku”
15. Tsuzuramaru “Ken ga Kimi”
15. Louis “Beastars”
15. Rokujou Chikage “Durarara!!×2”
(Voting Period: Jun. 10 to Jun. 17, 2020)