Oct. 16 is Kito Akari-san’s birthday.
Kito Akari-san made her voice actor debut in 2010 and she has voiced characters from various titles since then. In 2020, she has voiced several main characters from titles, including “In/Spectre”, “Adachi and Shimamura”, and “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train”.
In 2019, she made her singer debut and her 1st live tour “Colorful Closet” is currently being held from September to October. On Oct. 28, her 3rd single “Kimi no Tonari de” is scheduled to be released.
To celebrate Kito Akari-san’s birthday, Anime! Anime! had conducted the reader survey “Who is your favorite character voiced by Kito Akari-san?”. A total of 140 responses were received during the survey period from Sep. 30 to Oct. 7.
For the gender distribution, the votes were equally split for both male and female. For the age distribution, roughly 50% are from minors, while roughly 30% are from 20’s.
■The top is Nezuko from “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”. Do check out the movie!
The 1st place goes to Kamado Nezuko “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” with supporting rate of approximately 26%.
We had received several comments, such as “Despite most of the lines are onomatopoeic word, Kito Akari-san’s acting is quite amazing as she was still able to express the character’s emotions,” “I love Kito-san’s cute voice when she speaks normally and when she turns into a demon!” and “The line ‘Blood Demon Art: Exploding Blood’ is quite cool”, and this shows that there was a lot of agreement on her amazing acting that was able to transmit the emotions even through just a groan
There were also a few comments regarding the release of “Mugen Train” on Oct. 16, which is “Kito-san’s birthday is on the same day as the release date of the movie! I’m looking forward to Nezuko’s achievement.”
2nd place goes to Konoe Kanata from “Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club” with a support rating of approximately 15%.
The comments received, such as “Even though she seems sleepy normally, I love the elder sister side of her that she shows sometimes!” “I am healed by that lullaby-like gentle voice”, and “Her singing voice and atmosphere are quite gentle, and above all, she is cute” show that her popularity came from her gentleness. Despite the TV anime just started from October, she had gathered a lot of attention.
3rd place goes to Yashiro Nene from “Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun” with a support rating of approximately 9%.
Yashiro Nene is the heroine of this work and she called out to Hanako-kun to fulfill her own wish. We had received comments, such as “I like how Nene-chan’s atmosphere fits well with Kito-san’s voice” and “It was great that the anime and the voice had a good synchronization.” and her interactions with Hanako-kun are also quite well-received.
■Let’s introduce the other comments!!
For Chiyoda Momo from “The Demon Girl Next Door”: “She is cute and cool. I also like how she always looks after Shamiko. I’m looking forward to season 2!”
For Himesaka Noa from “Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me”: “I am able to learn how amazing Kito-san’s acting is from this character as there is a huge difference with her actual voice.”
For Iwanaga Kotoko from “In/Spectre”: “Kito-san cute voice is a perfect fit with to Iwanaga’s voice that say indecent word and has a cute face!”
There is even a vote for a currently broadcasting title and the comments for Adachi from “Adachi and Shimamura” is “While watching the trailer, I think that the conversation with Shimamura is cute. I love both the opening song as Adachi and the ending sang by Kito-san.”
Most of the top 10 in this survey came from character from 2019 and 2020 anime which is quite a fresh results. As it was decided that she will appear in several titles from now on, let’s look forward to what type of role will she play.
“Who is your favorite character voiced by Kito Akari-san?”
1. Kamado Nezuko “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”
2. Konoe Kanata “Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club”
3. Yashiro Nene “Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun”
4. Chiyoda Momo “The Demon Girl Next Door”
5. Himesaka Noa “Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me”
6. Horikita Suzune “Classroom of the Elite”
7. Calen “Time Bokan 24”
8. Iwanaga Kotoko “In/Spectre”
9. Tsukisaki Sayu “Re:Stage! Dream Days♪”
9. Hinata Kaho “Blend S”
11. Adachi “Adachi and Shimamura”
11. Sarayashiki Karin “The Ones Within”
11. Nakamura Misa “Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles”
11. Hiromi “Erased”
11. Honshou Aru “Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu”
11. Yuzaki Tsukasa “Fly Me to the Moon”
（Survey Period： Sep. 30, 2020 – Oct. 7, 2020）