December 3 is a day of magic.
It is dedicated to the words said by magicians before performing magic, “One, Two, Three” .
Magicians are common characters in anime and games. They can be shown in various ways, like using a large-scale stage set, being good at playing with words, or always making mistakes. Who is the most popular among all these magician characters?
Here at Anime!Anime!, for the first time in two years, we conducted a reader survey, “Who is your favorite magician character?”. We received responses from 519 people during the survey period from November 18 to November 25.
The male-female ratio is about 25% for males and about 75% for females. About 40% of the age group were minors, and about 30% were in their 20s.
■ Kaito Kid is topping the list once again!
1st place goes to Kaito Kid from “Magic Kaito” and “Detective Conan” with an approval rating of 35%.
The real name of Kaito Kid is Kaito Kuroba, and he is a second-year high school student. Inheriting from his father, who was the first Kid, he struggles to find out the truth about his death. Readers commented about their impressions of the character’s brilliancy, “A magician with nice harsh lines and the cool nickname ‘Moonlight Magician’. Kaito is innocent and childish, and I like the gap that creates.”, and “Without his voice changer he becomes a completely different person.”
2nd place goes to Asagiri Gen from “Dr. Stone”. The difference with 1st place was really small.
Asagiri Gen is a magician and mentalist. He is not only skilled at magic but also good at tossing words with others. Fans commented, “It’s amazing how he manages to survive in danger using magic.”, and “At first he was a suspicious figure but he is actually the most powerful one. He became an irreplaceble part of ‘Dr. STONE”s harsh world.”
3rd place goes to Chouno Uryoku from “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.” with an approval rating of 5%.
Chouno Uryoku is an illusionist who is not good at magic. Readers pointed out his growth to a popular person, “He looks like a real magician, and his signature line, ‘Amazing!’, is so cool.”, and “He doesn’t appear a lot, but he became a memorable character from the first appearances. At first, he was bad at magic, and it is amazing how later he showed amazing skills in it.”
■Let’s introduce other comments!!
About Sempai from “Magical Sempai”, “She is a cute character who loves magic tricks and always wants to show off. She makes mistakes because of her shyness, but she is actually good when she is practicing alone.”
About Hibiki Wataru from “Ensemble Stars!”, “He is an eccentric person who always puts out roses and pigeons,” and “When someone says, ‘One, Two’, I could only think of Wataru’s ‘Amazing!'”
About Black Magicians from “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters”, “They are the main character Yu-Gi’s companions and aces”, and “there are many cards and derivative characters related to Black Magician.”
About Yang Wen-li from “Legend of the Galactic Heroes”, the genius tactician, “When I hear the word “magician”, the first one who comes to my mind is Yang the Magician’.”
In this survey, various characters are ranked in, including ones who always wear a top hat, use playing cards as a weapon, or stealing treasure brilliantly. The result is that many characters have the charm of magicians.
■ All ranking
“Who is your favorite magician character? Version 2020”
1st place Kaito Kid (Kuroba Kaito) “Magic Kaito”, “Detective Conan”
2nd place Asagiri Gen “Dr.SStone”
3rd place Chouno Uryoku “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.”
4th place Sempai “Magical Sempai”
4th place Hisoka “Hunter x Hunter”
6th place Wataru Hibiki “Ensemble Stars!”
7th place Black Magicians “Yu-Gi-Oh!”
8th place Takato Ryoichi “The Kindaichi Case Files ”
9th place Saint Tail “Saint Tail”
9th place Magical Emi (Kazuki Mai) “Magical Star Magical Emi”
11th place Gogol “Bungo Stray Dogs”
12th place Cocoa (Hoto Kokoa) “Is the Order a Rabbit?”
12th place Charlie “Meiji Tokyo Renka”
14th place Ichinose Kaede “Aikatsu!”
14th place Uki Chikage “A3!”
14th place Mysterious Joker “Mysterious Joker”
14th place Baron Dino “Kai !! Otokojuku”
14th Pandora “Yu-Gi-Oh!”
14th place Yumeno Himiko “New Danganronpa V3: Minna no Koroshiai Shingakki”
(Survey period: November 18 to 25, 2020)