October 26 is “Glove’s Day”.
Its origin is based on the play of word of “10” and “29” which sound like gloves, and it was established by Towa Corporation, the comprehensive maker of worker’s gloves. As the weather is slowly getting colder, it a perfect time to use the gloves.
Even in anime and game, some characters like to always wear gloves. And the reason for them to wear it might be because the gloves is a present from their beloved, a requirement for their workplace, or it acts as a seal for their hidden power.
Thus, in Anime! Anime!, we had conducted the reader survey called “Who is your favorite character with gloves?”. We have received 126 responses between the survey periods of October 16 until October 23.
The gender ratio is about 25% for males while about 75% for females and the female is the majority. For the age distribution, about 45% came from minor while 30% came from people in their 20’s.
■ The top is taken by Sebastian from “Black Butler”. Numerous characters with hidden power had also ranked in!
The first place is Sebastian Michaelis from “Black Butler” with a supporting rate of about 14%.
The comments received for Sebastian, the butler of Phantomhive family, is “The hand that is wearing the pure white butler’s glove is so elegant and pretty,” which shows that the pure white glove is a symbol of his perfectness.
There were also comments regarding an unforgettable scene of the scene when he took off the gloves, which is “The contract seal and his black nail when he took off the glove, look so cool. I’m so jealous that he is able to do everything perfectly.”
The second place is Ginoza Nobuchika from “PSYCHO-PASS” with a supporting rate of about 10%.
Ginoza Nobuchika is a member of the Public Safety Bureau and he had a drastic development in each series. The readers’ comments are “In the first season, he wore glasses but he also starts to wear gloves due to some reason… I love the episodes up until the reason was revealed” and “It a symbolic item of Ginoza-san who had become stronger and more beautiful.”
The third place is Nakahara Chuuya from “Bungo Stray Dogs” with the supporting rate of about 8%.
There were numerous comments from reader mentioning about how they got attracted to him when he took off his gloves to activate his ability, such as “He looks so awesome when he took off his gloves while chanting a poem when he is using his ability Corruption.”
There are also comments regarding the memorable lines, which is “To thee the granting of a gloomy corruption” that he chanted while taking off the glove.
■Let’s introduce the other comments!
For Roy Mustang from “Fullmetal Alchemist”, “As he carved his Transmutation Circles on the gloves, he is able to cause a spark just by snapping his finger, which is so cool and it makes me want to imitate him.”
For Violet from “Violet Evergarden”, She uses the gloves to hide her artificial arms that were lost during the war. The scene when she took off the gloves when typing the letters is quite memorable.”
For Meisuke Nuene from “Jigoku Sensei Nube”, “The performance of the mark appearing on his black gloves after tracing it with his finger when he wants to use Oni no Te, look so cool” and “Namudaijidaihisukuikukyuunan… The moment when the Oni no Te appears after he took off the gloves is fantastic”
There is even votes received for a 2020 broadcasted anime which is Cure Grace from “Healin’ Good♡Precure”, “The white gloves attracted me as she is a Precure with the motif of a doctor.
This survey has few characters with various secrets being ranked in. The results had clearly shown that the gloves that was used to hold down one’s power are quite popular.
“Who is your favorite character with gloves?”
1: Sebastian Michaelis “Black Butler”
2: Ginoza Nobuchika “PSYCHO-PASS”
3: Nakahara Chuuya “Bungo Stray Dogs”
4: Meisuke Nuene (Nube) “Jigoku Sensei Nube”
4: Roy Mustang “Fullmetal Alchemist”
6: Iruma Jyuuto “Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle”
7: Elza “Frozen”
7: Cure Grace/ Hanadera Nodoka “Healin’ Good♡Precure”
7: Ash “Pokemon”
7: Sawada Tsuneyoshi “Reborn!”
7: Violet Evergarden “Violet Evergarden”
12: Kaito Kid/ Kuroba Kaito “Magic Kaito” “Detective Conan”
12: Kuchiki Rukia “BLEACH”
12: Saitou Hajime “Samurai X”
12: Tsukimiya Ayu “Kanon”
12: Yagen Toushirou “Touken Ranbu”
（Survey Period: October 16, 2020 – October 23, 2020）