Oct. 19 is Enoki Junya’s birthday.
In the fall 2020’s anime, he played main characters in many titles, including “Jujutsu Kaisen” and “Fly Me to the Moon”. His appearances in anime “Cells at Work! CODE BLACK” and “Heaven’s Design Tem”, which will be broadcast in 2021, have also been decided.
He also dubbed Peter Parker from “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, etc., and he is also active at the stage play, radio, and singing character’s songs.
To celebrate Enoki Junya’s birthday, like last year, we conducted a reader survey “Who is your favorite character played by Enoki Junya?” We received responses from 127 people during the survey period from Oct. 6. to Oct. 13.
The male-female ratio is about 20% for males and about 80% for females. About 40% of the age group were minors, and about 40% were in their 20s.
■Maita Rui from “Idolmaster SideM” is at the top for the second consecutive year!
1st place went to Maita Rui from “The Idolmaster SideM”. The approval rating was about 17%, and he was place on the same ranking as last year.
Readers commented, “He is always bright, positive, and energetic. Enoki-sans’ performance at the live was also wonderful which hype up the venue”, and “Although he is an energetic character, he also has calm and kind sides. I think it was expressed well thanks to Enoki-sans delicate acting.”
Another reason for his popularity is that he is a former English teacher who becomes an idol, “He speaks English but I think that it is not going beyond and played naturally, which makes the character more attractive.”
2nd place goes to Itadori Yuji from “Jujutsu Kaisen”. The approval rating is about 14%. The title of the 2020 broadcast was ranked high.
Many fans liked the main protagonist, “Full body-sized high school student is cute! Itadori-kun, who confronts the harsh fate with his sharp acting that feels natural and powerful, is played vividly.”, and “Enoki-san’s voice and acting convey the gentleness of his physical ability and strong core, but he is not pretentious.”
Some readers are looking forward to future development, “It’s just started, but after watching the first episode, I am sure that ‘this will be the represensative work for Enoki-san’.”
3rd place goes to Horikawa Kunihiro from the “Touken Ranbu: ONLINE” series. The approval rating is about 12%, ranked up from 4th place last year.
His pleasant personality is popular, “I think serious, polite, and caring character fits well to Enoki-sans voice.”
Also, fans of various media vote for it, “Swaying emotions and conflicts of ‘Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu’ makes me cry.”, and “The line, ‘I’m Ken-san’s friends and assistant!’, is very cute.”
■Let’s introduce other comments
About Seiji from “Tsukumogami Kashimasu”, “Enoki-san’s voice is perfect for Seiji’s soft and gentle aura. The radio with Komatsu Mikako was also very interesting every time.”
About Jona Basta from “Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative”, “He is a clumsy boy with few words and few emotions. There are many places where his feelings leak out due to unvoiced sounds such as sighs, and I think that Enoki-san’s delicate play made him an actual person.”
About Peter Parker from the “Spider-Man” series said, “I think Enoki-san very well played changes of the character after what happened in ‘Avengers: Endgame'”.
About Hoshizora Yuzaki from the newest title of fall 2020, “Fly Me to the Moon”, “The anime has just been broadcast, but it so good! The acting of Nasu-kun who rolls over and over is great!”
In the 2020 version of the survey, the 1st place was the same as last year, but the second and lower rankings have changed significantly. Multiple new characters played in 2020 are also ranked in. It has been decided that he will appear in various titles in 2021, and we are looking forward to his new roles.
“Who is your favorite character played by Enoki Junya?”
1st place Maita Rui “Idol Master SideM”
2nd place Itadori Yuji “Jujutsu Kaisen”
3rd place Horikawa Kunihiro “Touken Ranbu: ONLINE”
4th place Yuzaki Hoshizora “Fly Me to the Moon”
5th place Kiba Shion “Card Fight !! Vanguard G”
6th place Kurata Takezo “Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life!”
6th place Pannacotta Fugo “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind”
8th place Spider-Man / Peter Parker “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, etc.
9th place Higurashi Sota “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon”
10th place Seiji “Tsukumogami Kashimasu”
10th place Tsukumo Rei “Young Disease Outburst Boy”
10th place Hoshino Ryo “Millionaire Detective Balance: UNLIMITED”
10th place Vendellin “The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? ”
10th place Jona Basta “Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative”
15th place Arata Kojo “On air!”
15th place Tatewaki Shotaro “Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation”
15th place Yonazuki Lucia “Shadowverse”
(Survey Period: Oct. 6, 2020 – Oct. 13)