December 2 is Minase Inori’s birthday.
Minase Inori debuted as a voice actor in 2010. She won the Best Actress Award at the 10th Seiyuu Awards. In 2020, she has been playing the main characters in various TV anime series and movies, including “Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle”, “Somali and the Forest Spirit”, and “Made in Abyss: The Dawn of the Deep Soul”.
To celebrate Minase Inori’s birthday, we conducted the same reader’s survey as last year’s entitled, “Who is your favorite character played by Minase Inori?”. We received responses from 237 people during the survey period from November 17 to November 24. The male-female ratio is about 70% for males and about 30% for females. About 50% of the age group were minors, and about 25% were in their 20s.
■ Topping the list is irresistible Rem from “Re:zero”!
1st place goes to Rem from “Re: Life in a Different World from Zero” with an approval rating of 20%, who ranked up to the top from 2nd place last year.
Many fans were touched by her feelings toward the main protagonist, “her straightforward feelings for Subaru are beautiful”, and “Rem who fell in love with Subaru is always cute, but especially in ep. 18, I cried for Minase-san’s acting.”
Readers also commented on the beauty of her singing voice, “The background song from ep. 18 ‘Wishing’ was too good”, and commenting about character’s impression, “I was surprised how great Rem was played and looked for a voice actress, and that’s how I became a fan of Minase-san.”
The character from the popular series, 2nd season of which will be broadcast from January 2021, is at the top.
2nd place goes to Chino from “Is the Order a Rabbit?” with an approval rating of 14%, ranked down one place from last year.
3rd season of this series is now on air. Many readers pointed out the climax of the series, “Compared to the 1st season, she has become more mature and cute. Nice!”, and “Chino’s growing appearance matches Inori-san’s voice, and it is the best!”
Many readers expressed their love for her, “She is growing up, but actually very lonely. The gap betweem her loving gentle and cute things is very budding”, and “Chino’s shy voice and character song are also the best!”
3rd place goes to Makinohara Shoko of “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai” with an approval rating of about 8%, which was the same as last year.
MakinoharaShoko is one of the main characters who influenced the story, who appeared in the TV series, and in the movie of the “Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl” series.
There are many comments praising acting performance, “Shoko pronounce words in a very warm and kind way.”, “In the movie, I focused on Makinohara-san and cried constantly.”, and “The ability to perform difficult roles naturally without any discomfort is amazing.”
■Let’s introduce other comments
About Princess Syalis from “Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle”, “It’s funny how she has a free-spirited personality and is always annoying the monsters to get a good night’s sleep. Anyway, her sleeping face is too cute!”
About Grandma from “Komatta Jii-san”, “Initially I thought it is a voice actress who often plays the role of grandmothers, so I was surprised to find out that it was Minase Inori. I was worried about how she will handle her young voice, but I’m glad that it matched my image of grandmother’s voice.”
About Mabushina from “Mashin Sentai Kiramager”, “Even though she looks like a sculpture, her voice is cute and I was surprised at first, but now I love it very much. Mabushina’s song was also good!”
About Narusa Jun from “The Anthem of the Heart”, “The expression of her inability to speak well was shown wonderfully, and I cry no matter how many times I watch the musical scene. This is my favorite work.”
In this survey, the characters of the titles currently being broadcast and the titles of the new series are ranked high. The role of enjoying different plays with the same character is also conspicuous, such as getting along with each other and becoming a fairy.
■ Ranking Top 20
“Who is your favorite character played by Minase Inori? Version 2020”
1st place Rem “Re: Life in a Different World from Zero”
2nd place Chino (Kafu Chino) “Is the Order a Rabbit?”
3rd place Makinohara Shoko “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai”
4th place Nakano May “The Quintessential Quintuplets”
4th place Hestia “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?”
6th place Princess Syalis “Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle”
7th place Kira Hoshi Ciel / Kirarin / Ciel Kirahoshi “KiraKira Precure A La Mode”
8th place Mabushina “Mashin Sentai Kiramager”
9th place Takano Chizuru “Tsuredure Children”
9th place Naruse Jun “The Anthem of the Heart”
11th place Mari Tamaki “A Place Further than the Universe”
12th place Somali “Somali and the Forest Spirit”
13th Aries Spring “Astra Lost in Space”
13th place Shia Foschurose “Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear”
13th place Tsubakuro Yume “Katana Maidens Toji No Miko”
13th place Nazukari Mirai “Locodol”
13th place Nanasaki Nicole “Tokyo 7th Sisters”
13th place Reines El-Melloi Archisorte “The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II”
19th place Mashiro Amatsuki “One Room”
19th place Carol Malus Dienheim “Symphogear”
19th place Suzumi Hiyori “Confession Executive Committee: Love Series”
19th place Takeyari Yuki “School-Live!”
19th place Chidori “Nobunaga no Shinobi”
(Survey period: November 17, 2020-November 24, 2020)