November 23 is Labor Thanksgiving Day.
It is a national holiday that takes roots in Niiname-sai, a palace event to celebrate the harvest of the Five Cereals.
Some of the Anime!Anime! readers will be healed by watching anime when they feel stressed at work. Many healing characters that make you feel refreshed appear in anime and games.
They are thoughtful and understanding, and some of them are so goofy that they brighten up the atmosphere, and others are cute mascot characters. Among them, who is the most popular healing character?
So, here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted the reader survey titled ‘What character-healer comes to your mind?’. During the survey period from November 9 to November 16, a total of 152 responses were received.
For the gender ratio, the females are the majority with about 70% while the males are about 30%. For the age distribution, about 55% are from minors while 25% are from those in their twenties.
■Animal characters had ranked on the top!
1st place goes to Chino from “Is the Order a Rabbit?”. The support rating is about 6%.
Some reader has been looking forward to the latest season “Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM”, saying ‘Finally the 3rd season has been released. I am so happy to see cute Chino-chan!’.
Featured by the comment, ‘She is cold and hot. She is the true kudere(cold and hot) character’, a lot of fans are attracted by her lovely behavior that she, who is usually cold, sometimes show off.
Tippy, the mascot character of this work had ranked in 10th. Some fans said that they wanted to try touching her, saying ‘She is fluffy, which looks healing’.
2nd place goes to Cure Grace / Hanadera Nodoka from “Healin’ Good Pretty Cure” and Chopper from “One Piece” with tie votes.
The comments arrived for Cure Grace include, ‘Nodoka-chan was sick as well but always trying to help other people, which encourages me. I want to be healed as well’.
Chopper is a doctor and a member of Straw Hat Pirates. He is cute, and also a super doctor. The comments received include, ‘In case of emergency, he must help me’.
The characters that help other people have been tied.
■Let’s introduce other comments!!
For Kamado Nezuko “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”
‘She is a half-demon, but she is cute like a small animal, which gives a refreshing feeling’
‘Cute! But she is strong in battles! I love such a gap’
For Shirosaki Hana “Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me”
‘The scenes that she eats, and her eyes are shining attracted by treats, are incredibly cute. When I am watching Hana-chan and others, I feel peaceful’
For Shinkai Kanata “Ensemble Stars!”
‘Speaking of a healing character, it must be Kanata-kun that loves the ocean! He is always floating on the water, and releasing negative ions. He makes me refreshed so much!’
‘His fluffy white hair is irresistibly cute. When he is featured in a story, the story tends to have a happy ending even if it includes jokes in the middle’
In this survey, the votes were split into various characters, but female and animal characters accounted for a major part. 11 characters have been tied for 10th place.
■Ranking Top 20
‘What character-healer comes to your mind?’
1. Chino “Is the Order a Rabbit?”
2. Cure Grace / Hanadera Nodoka “Healin’ Good Pretty Cure”
2. Tony Tony Chopper “One Piece”
4. Emilia “Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World”
5. Kagura “Gintama”
5. Kamado Nezuko “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”
5. Nyanko-Sensei “Natsume’s Book of Friends”
5. Haibara Ai “Detective Conan”
5. Hyuga Hinata “Naruto”
10. Izumi Kyoka “Bungo Stray Dogs”
10. Efogawa Conan “Detective Conan”
10. Kashima Kotaro “School Babysitters”
10. Catarina Claes “My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!”
10. Cocoa “Is the Order a Rabbit?”
10. Kotobuki Tsumugi “K-On!”
10. Sadaharu “Gintama”
10. Shinkai Kanata “Ensemble Stars!”
10. Tachibana Makoto “Free!”
10. Tippy “Is the Order a Rabbit?”
10. Minami Kotori “Love Live!”
10. Hirasawa Yui “K-On!”
10. Honda Toru “Fruits Basket”
10. Rem”Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World”
（Survey Period: November 9 – November 16, 2020）