September 24th is “World Gorilla Day”.
It is an anniversary established by the Diane Fossey Gorilla Foundation to protect endangered gorillas and their natural habitats. By the way, gorillas are classified to be the geniuses of the primate hominid family. Primates also include humans.
Many characters related to gorillas or monkeys have appeared in anime. They have been shown in various ways, including being strong like a gorilla, being quick like a monkey, and being a real gorilla or monkey. Here, at Anime! Anime! we conducted a survey about what gorilla/monkey character impressed readers the most?
Here, at Anime! Anime! we conducted a reader survey, “Who is the gorilla/monkey anime character you like the most?” During the survey period from Sep. 9th to Sep. 16th responses from 105 people had been received. The male-female ratio is about 35% for males and about 65% for females. About 45% of the age group were minors, and about 40% were in their 20s.
■The top goes to “Gintama” Kondou Isao – a character with a great physique!
1st place goes to Kondou Isao from “Gintama” with an approval rating about 30%
Kondou Isao, the director of the Shinsengumi, is a character who is often called a gorilla by the others because of his muscular body. Readers highly praised the episode when he met with with Princess Bubbles, commenting, “He was about to get married with an alien who looks like a real gorilla.”
2nd place goes to Maki Oze “Fire Force”
Maki Oze, the first-class firefighter of the 8th Special Fire Force, also has a muscular and strong body. The gap between her cute appearance and her personality attracted many readers, who said, “I like her being a maiden because she is so cute but muscular and too concerned about being called gorilla!”
3rd place shared between “Gintama’s” original author in gorilla form and Toyotomi Hideyoshi from “Sengoku BASARA”.
Sorachi Hideaki, the original author of “Gintama”, appears in the anime as the original gorilla author. He is also a voice actor himself and was ranked in because of the impact of playing a gorilla-style self-portrait character in a yellow T-shirt.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi has been called “Monkey” by his lord Oda Nobunaga. A comment about him, saying, “He has a gorilla-like character design, but has a well-organized face. Okiayu Ryoutarou’s sexy voice is also refreshing and cool.”
■Let’s introduce other comments!
About Kanbaru Suruga from “Bakemonogatari”, “She appears as a girl who made a wish to a monkey, and her left arm is a monkey’s hand. The title of the story in which she first appears is also” Monkey ”
About Takenori Akagi from “Slam Dunk”, “Speaking of gorillas, the first thing that comes to mind is Gori-senpai. He is a reliable senior who is leading everyone being the main pillar of the team.”
About George from “Curious George”, “He is a real monkey, but I love him because he expresses more emotions than humans.”
About Fujiwara Haranishi from “Smile PreCure!”, “Fujiwara Haranishi, who appeared as a guest, has” natural wild power! ” There was also a vote for the comedian who appeared in the role of himself, saying, “The name” was very interesting and the love of Pretty Cure was transmitted! ”
In this survey, multiple characters who are proud of their power are ranked in. Characters who are leaders of special forces and captains of club activities are also present, and it seems that gorilla characters also have leadership.
A wide range of characters, from people with nicknames like “Gorilla” or “Monkey” to real animals, were ranked in.
“Who is the gorilla/monkey anime character you like the most?”
1st place Kondou Isao “Gintama”
2nd place Maki Oze “Fire Force”
3rd place Gorilla original author “Gintama”
3rd place Toyotomi Hideyoshi “Sengoku BASARA”
5th place Kirisaki Chitoge “Nisekoi”
5th place Gorilla Grodd “Ninja Batman”
5th place Gian “Doraemon”
5th place George “Curious George”
9th place Takenori Akagi “Slam Dunk”
9th place Sohma Ritsu “Fruit Basket”
9th place Gorilander “Pokemon”
(Survey period: Sep. 9th to 16th, 2020)