December 20 is Terashima Takuma’s birthday.

Terashima Takuma debuted as a voice actor in the 2000s. He won the Singing Award for “ST☆RISH” at the 6th Seiyuu Awards. In 2020, he appeared in many titles such as “The Misfit of Demon King Academy” and “The Irregular at Magic High School: The Visitor Arc”.
The annual event “Original Entertainment Paradise” (also known as “Orepara”) will be held this year as a live broadcast with no audience. It will be held over two days, December 19 and 20.

Here at Anime! Anime! , to celebrate Terashima Takuma’s birthday, we conducted the same survey as last year’s reader’s survey, “Who is your favorite character played by Terashima Takuma?”. We received responses from 110 people during the survey period from December 4 to December 11.
The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 30% of the age group were minors, about 35% were in their 20s, and about 20% were in their 30s.

■ Topping the list is Ittoki Otoya from “Uta-Pri”, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
1st place
1st place goes to Ittoki Otoya from “Uta no Prince-sama” with an approval rating of 25%. He is topping the list for two consecutive years.

Readers commented about Ittoki Otoya as a member of “ST☆RISH”, pointing to not only his performance in anime but also live performances, “Even though he isn’t the leader of ST☆RISH, Otoya-kun, who is always in the center, and Terashima, who plays a central role during live performances of the work and organizes team-cast, have a lot in common.”, and “I love Otoya-kun’s energetic, lively and cheerful personality, which is perfect for Terashima-san’s refreshing voice! His singing voice and dancing are cool, and he even plays guitar during live performances! I definitely fell in love!”

In 2020 “Uta no Prince-sama” series celebrates its 10th-anniversary. Many people, who have been playing in it for years, are also the reason why the character got so many votes.

2nd place
2nd place goes to Ultraman Taiga from “Ultraman Taiga”. The character is not at the top for the second year in a row, but the difference in votes is very small.

Gradually becoming a man left a deep impression on readers, “He started as an immature and childish Ultraman, with Hiroyuki’s support, he is growing up. The movie released this year was also the best!”, and “I like the companionship of the hero’s close feelings and the fighting conflicts inside.”

3rd place
3rd place goes to Amagase Touma from “The Idolmaster: SideM” with an approval rating of 8%, up from 4th place last year.

Amagase Touma is a member of the idol unit Jupiter. He appears not only in “The Idolmaster: SideM”, which mainly focuses on male idols but also in “The Idolmaster”. Readers commented, “He’s really cool, but also a little stupid. Which makes him even cooler!”, and “I love his energy!”

■Let’s introduce other comments!
About Shiroe from “Log Horizon”, “Calm, intelligent and wicked, but the beloved character is perfect for Terashima-san.”, and “This is the first anime character I’ve come to like, especially for his voice.”
About Lay Glanzudlii from “The Misfit of Demon King Academy”, “He has a gentle personality, when he is doing his best for his mother and Anos, he becomes cool.”

About Leonhart Saijo from “The Irregular at Magic High School: The Visitor Arc”, “Among the characters played by Terashima-san, he is particularly masculine and cool, and he is kind and strong with friends! I love him because he is a good character.”
About Snake from “Black Butler”, the unique role of playing not only human but also snakes, ranked in top-10, “When he is talking for the snakes, the quick changes of voice and intonations that match each animal is wonderful.”

In the top 10, characters from a wide range of works, from the first starring titles to the latest anime broadcast in 2020, were ranked in.

■ Top-10
“Who is your favorite character played by Terashima Takuma?” Version 2020
1st place Ittoki Otoya “Uta no Prince-sama”
2nd place Ultraman Taiga “Ultraman Taiga”
3rd place Amagase Touma “The Idolmaster: SideM”
4th place Leonhart Saijo “The Irregular at Magic High School”
5th place Shiroe “Log Horizon”
6th place Aikawa Makino “The Ones Within Within [Live]”
7th place Apollo “Genesis of Aquarion”
7th place Usagi “PriPara”
7th place Shimoro Akoya Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!”
7th place Snake “Kuroshitsuji”
7th place Lay Glanzudlii “The Misfit of Demon King Academy”

(Survey period: December 4, 2020 to December 11, 2020)

* This survey is part of a survey of readers’ awareness of “current interest in and attention to anime works and characters.” Regarding the results, we do not intend to decide the superiority or inferiority of any character or work. We hope that this article will help you to get to know new works and characters, and to deepen your understanding and interest.

■ Voted characters
“Who is your favorite character played by Terashima Takuma?” Version 2020
IttokiOtoya “Uta no Prince-sama”
Ultraman Taiga “Ultraman Taiga”
Amagase Touma “The Idolmaster: SideM”
Leonhart Saijo “The Irregular at Magic High School”
Shiroe “Log Horizon”
Aikawa Makino “The Ones Within Within [Live]”
Apollo “Genesis of Aquarion”
Usagi “PriPara”
Shimoro Akoya “Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!”
Snake “Black Butler: Book of Circus”
Lay Glanzudlii “The Misfit of Demon King Academy”
Hagi “Power Outage Girl and Feather Bug Orchestra Power Outage Iroha Pearl”
Mikami Satoru “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime”
Ahriman “Fate / Grand Order”
Iroha “Hana Awase”
Klaus Lunette “Black Clover”
Stone River “Detective Opera Milky Holmes”
Kannei Kampfer “BB Senshi Sangokuden”
Kuroki Takakazu “Detective Team KZ Case Note”
Shigeru Sato “Do your best at best! Magical Girl Kurumi ”
Akiyama Kan “In Search of the Lost Future”
Mahiru Shirota “SERVAMP”
Semi Eita “Haikyu!!”

(Response period: December 4, 2020 to December 11, 2020)