Jul. 15 is “Mango Day”.
Okinawa Seafood Sale Promotion Council set the day since mid-Jul. has the highest mango exports. Mango is a tropical fruit, which is mainly produced in Okinawa and Miyazaki for Japan. Yellow fruit enjoys our tongues with its sweet taste.
Here at Anime!Anime!, based on this holiday, we have conducted a reader's survey asking, “Which anime character reminds you of the color yellow?” following the previous year. The survey was conducted from Jul. 2 to Jul. 9, and a total of 187 people answered the survey. The female readers made up the majority, by making up approximately 75% of the overall vote, while the male readers made up approximately 25%. For the age group, 19-year old or under made up approximately 55%, and '20's made up approximately 25%.
■Agatsuma Zenitsu from “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” ranked at the top. Episode related to lightning was also popular
The 1st place was Agatsuma Zenitsu from “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”. The support rating was approximately 10% and ranked much higher compared to the ranking held in the previous year.
The readers commented, “He is the user of the Breath of the Lightning, and his hair, which turned into yellow by being hit by lightning, is also charming” and “Because his hair color, eye color, and outfit are all yellow”.
Not only his visual is based on the color yellow, but many votes are also backed by the fact that he is related to lightning. The character from the series with upcoming release of the movie ranked on the top of the ranking.
The 2nd place went to Kise Ryouta from “Kuroko no Basketball”. He could not rank on the top for 2 consecutive years, but the difference between the top was very small.
The opinions mentioned that the visual and his personality match perfectly with yellow, and a comment mentioned that said, “His name, hair color, and the fact that he is the most optimistic man among the Miracle Generations. I cannot imagine someone other than him with the yellow color”. He was also popular for being serious about basketball, and the comment said, “He is often teased by others, but I like the gap for being very serious about basketball”.
The 3rd place was Matsuno Juushimatsu from “Osomatsu-san”. The support rating was approximately 7% and ranked one place lower compared to the previous year.
There were many comments mentioned that yellow matches perfectly to his energetic personality: “Energetic yellow is for Juushimatsu. He makes others energetic in both comedy and moving episodes”.
The comments looked forward to the 3rd season said, “Yellow color is for this guy! He quickly came into my mind since the 3rd season for the anime has been decided”.
■Introducing other comments!
For Pikachu from “Pokemon”: “Pikachu is so popular that he is the symbol of 'Pokemon' series. His body color also fits nicely for the fact that he is an electric-type Pokemon.”
For Cure Lemonade from “YES! Pretty Cure 5”: “She is the first yellow Pretty Cure after several Pretty Cure series have been released. I admired her curly, yellow twin-tails, and fluffy outfits.”
To Shinomiya Natsuki from “Uta no Princess-sama♪”: “Nacchan's relaxing and kind atmosphere comes from the yellow color. His cold, another personality is a great match with vivid yellow.”
Gordon Tracey from “Thunder Bird AGE GO”: “In the live-action version performed with dolls, his character color was orange but it is rare thing that his character color changed in the reboot version! His Thunder Bird 4 was the Yellow Submarine in the color yellow. He is surrounded by yellow!”
Non-human characters, including Pikachu from “Pokemon” and Koro-sensei from “Assassination Classroom”, also ranked in this ranking. The characters using lightning special moves, including Agatsuma Zenitsu from “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, also ranked in as well.
■Ranking Top 20
[Which character reminds you of the color yellow? 2020 ver.]
1st: Agatsuma Zenitsu from “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”
2nd: Kise Ryouta from “Kuroko no Basketball”
3rd: Matsuno Juushimatsu from “Osomatsu-san”
4th: Pikachu from “Pokemon”
5th: Kasugano Urara/ Cure Lemonade from “YES! Pretty Cure 5”
5th: Shinomiya Natsuki from “Uta no Prince-sama♪”
5th: Hoshizora Rin from “Love Live!”
8th: Kise Yayoi/ Cure Peace from “Smile Pretty Cure!”
9th: Rokuya Nagi from “Idolish Seven”
9th: Koro-sensei from “Assassination Classroom”
11th: Nagatsuki Yoru from “Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION”
12th: Aino MInako/ Sailor Venus from “Sailor Moon”
12th: Sharo (Kirima Sharo) from “Is Order A Rabbit?”
12th: Tomoe Mami from “Puella Magi Madoka Magica”
12th: Nohara Himawari from “Crayon Shin-chan”
16th: Amuro Tooru from “Detective Conan”
16th: Onoda Sakamichi from “Yowamushi Pedal”
16th: Kaminari Denki from “My Hero Academia”
16th: Kida Masaomi from “Durarara!!”
16th: Kunikida Hanamaru from “Love Live! Sunshine!!”
16th: Shirasagi Chitose from “BanG Dream!”
16th: Tachibana Hibki from “Synfogear”
16th: Tsukishima Hotaru from “Haikyu!!”
16th: Hatsuki Nagisa from “Free!”
(Survey Conducted from Jul. 2, 2020 to Jul. 9)