Oct. 13 is Ishikawa Kaito’s birthday.
Ishikawa Kaito debuted in the 2010s. He won the New Actor Award at the 8th Seiyuu Award and the Supporting Actor Award at the 14th. In the fall 2020 season, he appears in “Haikyu !! TO THE TOP” 2nd Cool and “Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle”.
Here, at Anime! Anime, to celebrate Ishikawa Kaito’s birthday we conducted the same reader survey as last year’s “Who is your favorite character played by Ishikawa Kaito?”. We received responses from 200 people during the survey period from Sep. 29 to Oct. 6.
The male-female ratio is about 25% for males and about 75% for females. About 50% of the age group were minors, and about 30% were in their 20s.
■Topping is the character from the popular series!
Kageyama Tobio from “Haikyuu!!” remains in the 1st place like last year, with an approval rating of about 28%.
Readers commented, “I love how Kaito’s voice matches the serious and straightforward but clumsy character”, “The way how he puts his soul in each line moves me. It is a high-level of getting into character”, and some fans pointed out the attractiveness of the character’s growth, “It’s not old lonely Kageyama, in the team, he is changing to be the best.”
There are also awaiting comments about “Haikyu !! TO THE TOP” 2nd cool, which is on air now, “I’m looking forward to Tobio’s success in East-West setter confrontation.”
2nd place goes to Rokudo Rinne from “Rin-ne”, which was ranked up compered to the 3rd place last year, with an approval rating of about 15%.
There are many comments about how the character’s different sides left a strong impression, “It’s fun and interesting to see how he’s constantly in trouble because he is out of money. But at the same time his strong spirit, justified and kind sides make him cool.”, and “When he is serious, when he is on duty, he will shed blood without a doubt. I think it was hard to play such a versatile character, but it ended up very well.”
3rd place goes to Iida Tenya from “My Hero Academia”. The approval rating is about 13%, and it ranked up from 5th place last year.
He is popular as a reliable 1st-year class A president of Yuei High School, “He is cool in his ability to bring people together and protect them in hard times.”, and “He is a serious and intelligent president, but he has a lively side.” Some fans were touched by his first action on the events, “He’s so cool at the events when he is wearing glasses and becomes Iida-kun.”
■Let’s introduce other comments!
About Azusagawa Sakuta from “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai”, “I’m impressed by how Kaito was able to show by his voice Sakuta’s hesitant mind, a little bit of flattering side and reliability.”
About Nine from “Terror in Resonance”, “I like how Nine cool but kind and tries to stick to his own intentions, and Ishikawa-san’s straightforward voice, which lets you feel even the subtle changes in emotions.”
About Asai Kei from “Sagrada Reset”, “The delicacy and spirit of a high-school student in the voice of a grown man are wonderful. The interaction with the heroine is also comfortable, and it is still my favorite work three years after the broadcast.”
About Magical Girl Ore (Uno Saki), a character who can turn into a man, from “Magical Girl Ore”, “She is a magical girl who transforms into a man, but I still found her cute because she didn’t have a deliberate way of acting and she had a girlishness suitable for her age.”
Topping is KageyamaTobio, who remains in the first place for 3 consecutive years. The top-3 goes to titles with multiple series, and the strength of the characters that have been played for many years is conspicuous.
“Who is your favorite character played by Ishikawa Kaito? 2020 Ver.”
1st place Kageyama Tobio “Haikyu !!”
2nd place Rokudo Rinne “Rin-ne”
3rd place Iida Tenya “My Hero Academia”
4th place Azusagawa Sakuta “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai”
5th place Iwatani Naofumi “The Rising of the Shield Hero”
5th place Aoba Tsumugi “Ensemble Stars!”
7th place Asai Kei “Sagrada Reset”
7th place Izumi Kohei “World Trigger”
7th place Hayato Shunki “Inazuma Eleven GO: Galaxy”
10th place Red “Gardantia on the Verdurous Planet”
11th place Nine / Kokonoe Arata “Terror in Resonance”
11th place Machio Naruzo “How Many Kilograms of Dumbbell Can You Lift?”
13th place Genos “One Punch Man”
14th place UrieHisao “Tokyo Ghoul: RE”
14th place Oyster “Pokemon Sun and Moon”
14th place Chiaki “Toraware no Palm Refrain”
14th place Tsuchimikado Harutora “Tokyo Ravens”
14th place Hitoyoshi Jiro “Concrete Revolutio ~ Superhuman Phantasmagoria”
(Survey period: Sep. 29, 2020 ~ Oct. 6)