April 2 is Seto Asami’s birthday.
Seto Asami appeared in the 2010s. Since her debut, she has played many main characters, and from 2020 to 2021, she performed in a wide range of titles, including “The Magnificent Kotobuki Complete Edition”, “Jujutsu Kaisen”, and “Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure”.
She will continue to appear in various works such as “SCARLET NEXUS” and “The Rising of the Shield Hero” Season 2.
Here at Anime!Anime!, to celebrate Seto Asami’s birthday, we conducted an annual reader survey entitled “Who is your favorite character played by Seto Asami?”. We received responses from 182 people during the survey period from March 20 to March 27.
The male-female ratio is about 55% for males and about 45% for females. About 50% of the age group were teens, and about 30% were in their 20s.
■ New characters are in the top-3!
1st place goes to Kugisaki Nobara from “Jujutsu Kaisen” with an approval rating of about 27%.
Kugisaki Nobara is a first-year student at the Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School. Especially many supportive comments were received from female readers, “She’s not just a cute heroine, she’s more handsome than anyone else! I love the fanning dialogue with her screaming.”, “I admire and sympathize with her for her cool way of living that is true to herself. The lines of Nobara-chan in the interleague game were too cool!”, and “The voice of Seto-san fits Nobara’s cool yankee voice very well, and it’s a character that even a woman longs for.”
A character from A title released in 2020 is topping the list.
2nd place goes to Sakurajima Mai from “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai” with an approval rating of about 22%, down one place from last year.
Scenes from the movie are especially popular, “She is a little crazy, but I like the fact that she cares about Sakuta.”, “She usually teases Sakuta, but in the movie, I felt her love for Sakuta.”, and “I still can’t forget the movie scene where Mai talked about her feelings for Sakuta with tears in her eyes.” Many men voted for her.
3rd place goes to Takizawa Asuka / Cure Flamingo from “Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure” with an approval rating of about 14%.
Takizawa Asuka is a third-year student at Aozora Middle School. A strong and cool senior character has just been transferred into the fourth Pretty Cure Cure Flamingo in episode 5. Votes were received before the start of the broadcast, “I was interested in the story just because of the notice”, and “I fell in love at first sight with her cool look .” Characters who are looking forward to their future activities are digging into the top-3.
■ Let’s introduce other comments!
About Ayase Chigaya from “Chihayafuru”, “Thanks to meeting Karuta, friends, and teachers, Chihaya’s life became richer, and Chihaya always straight and shining brightly.”
For Miyamoto Konatsu from “TARI TARI”, “Seto-san is known for playing many older sister roles in anime, but she played Konatsu gently and softly like a younger sister. She is a good singer. I was surprised! ”
For Laffinty Fin E Ld Si from “Lagrange: The Flower of Rinne”, “She looks cool and capable of everything, but she is a clumsy, spoiled girl who can lose even at simple things, and I want to support her cuteness.”
For Mirage Farina Jenius from “Macross Delta” they said, “While she is being serious and strict to others and herself, she is clumsy when it comes to romance. It’s a wonderful character with a sense of humor that makes you take a step back from yourself.”
In the 2021 survey, multiple characters with titles broadcast from 2020 to 2021 were ranked in. Please look forward to seeing what characters will be ranked in next year!
■ Ranking Top 10
“Who is your favorite character played by Seto Asami? 2021 Edition”
1st place Kugisaki Nobara “Jujutsu Kaisen”
2nd place Sakurajima Mai “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai”
3rd place Takizawa Asuka / Cure Flamingo “Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure”
4th place Raphtalia “The Rising of the Shield Hero”
5th place Higuchi Ichiyo “Bungo Stray Dogs”
6th place Ayase Chihaya “Chihayafuru”
7th place Aiba Asahi “Strike the Blood”
8th place Konatsu Miyamoto “TARI TARI”
9th place Michimiya Yui “Haikyu !!”
10th place Otinus “A Certain Magical Index”
10th place Hikari Aya “Witch Craft Works”
10th place Kamiya Shion “Aikatsu!”
10th place Nanami Shiranui “Norn + Nonette”
10th place Mirage Farina Jenius “Macross Delta”
(Response period: March 20, 2021 to March 27, 2021)