January 6 is Yashiro Taku-san’s birthday.
Yashiro Taku-san debuted as a voice actor in the 2010s. He won Best Rookie Actors at 12th Seiyu Awards. He voiced in “Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens”, “Kakushigoto”, and other titles in 2020.
He served as Kyomaf Okoshiyasu Ambassador for Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2020. He will play in “Project Scard”, “Show by Rock!! Stars!!”, and other titles in 2021 as well.
So, here at Anime!Anime!, to celebrate his birthday, we conducted the reader survey titled ‘Who is your favorite character voiced by Yashiro Taku?’. During the survey period from December 15 to 22, a total of 71 responses were received. For the gender ratio, the females are the majority with about 65% while the males are about 35%. For the age distribution, we received the majority of responses from the readers of younger ages: about 40% are from minors, and 30% are in their twenties.
■Idol characters dominated the top 3!
1st place went to Kashiwagi Tsubasa from “The Idolmaster SideM” following the last year. The support rating is about 24%.
Kashiwagi Tsubasa is an idol who used to be a pilot. The comments are ‘He has been playing reliable male characters, but his playing laid-back type character like Kashiwagi Tsubasa is astounding. When I was at a live performance, I felt as if Kashiwagi Tsubasa had been there’, ‘Tsubasa’s slow and high-tone voice is so cute!’, and ‘His calming voice is very healing. I feel Yashiro-san thinks Tsubasa is a cute boy as well’. His gentle and laid-back personality attracts many fans.
2nd place went to Yuki Subaru from “Aikatsu Stars!”. The support rating is about 10%, and he got higher ranks than 6th place last year.
Yuki Subaru is a member of an idol unit M4. The comments include ‘Subaru-kun’s prince-like atmosphere matches Yashiro-kun, which is very cool. His singing at “5th Festival!!” was great’. His live-performance attracts the fans as well as playing in the anime, so does his passionate personality which he sometimes reveals.
3rd place went to Juuouin Kakeru from ‘King of Prism’ Series. The support rating is about 7%. He got lower rank than 2nd place in the last year, but still maintained the top 3.
He usually behaves like a playboy, but he is a successor of zaibatsu. The comments are ‘He looks like a playboy, but I like that he is attentive to the people around him’, and ‘Although he is not supposed to stand out as an idol as a successor of zaibatsu, he tries to meet expectations from others, which is cool.’ The fans think highly of his being serious sometimes.
■Let’s introduce other comments!!
For Vulcan Joseph “Fire Force”.
‘He is reliable and cool to support Company 8, but I also like when he becomes a difficult person as a mechanical geek!’.
Iskahn from “Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld”.
‘He is an enemy character, but he is cool as a typical protagonist.’
For Teramitsu Haruhi from ‘B-Project’ Series.
‘No one else but Yashiro-san can play Haruhi-kun who is cheerful and likes his brother very much. I enjoyed his singing and voicing through the single and drama CD this year.’
For Brown Bess from “The Thousand Noble Musketeers”.
‘He must be noble! His sweet-n-sour aspect is also cute. Congratulations on coming back as a social game!’ Some fans voted for the title whose latest game will be released.
In the survey 2021, idol characters dominated the top 3. Many fans commented about live-performances, saying they are attracted by his singing.
■Ranking Top 10
‘Who is your favorite character voiced by Yashiro Taku? 2021’
1. Kashiwagi Tsubasa “The Idolmaster SideM”
2. Yuki Subaru “Aikatsu Stars!”
3. Juuouin Kakeru ‘King of Prism’ Series
4. Azuma Naoto / Tiger Mask “Tiger Mask W”
4. Shiji Aogu “Kakushigoto”
4. Vulcan Joseph “Fire Force”
7. Kamijo “Luke” Tatsuhisa “Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens”
7. Brown Bess “The Thousand Noble Musketeers”
9. Iskahn “Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld”
9. Teramitsu Haruhi ‘B-Project’ Series
9. Buzen Gou “Touken Ranbu -Online-”
9. Maki Keita “Stand My Heroes”
（Survey Period: December 15 – 22, 2020)