April 14 is Orange Day.

Orange is known as a bride flower in Europe and the United States, and it was established as a day for married people and couples to confirm each other’s love along with Valentine’s Day on February 14 and White Day on March 14.

The bright shade of orange is a color that attracts views. There are many characters in anime and games whose image color is orange. Who is the most popular among them?

Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted an annual reader survey entitled “Speaking about characters whose image color is orange, who comes to your mind first?” We received responses from 210 people during the survey period from March 31 to April 7.
The male-female ratio is about 25% for males and about 75% for females. About 55% of the age group were teens, and about 25% were in their 20s.

■ Orange-haired characters occupied the top-3!
1st place
1st place goes to Hinata Shoyo from “Haikyu !!” with an approval rating of about 12%, topping the list for the second consecutive year.

Hinata Shoyo is a first-year student at the Karasuno High School volleyball club. Readers commented that the color orange matches his character, “An orange second uniform on an orange hair. His birthday is the summer solstice and his name is related to the sun, so he perfectly matches oranges like a sunset.”, and “The court he is aiming for is also orange, so he looks great with orange.”

Some readers were also impressed by the one-act play during the performance, “When he was wearing the second uniform, it was fun when others called him ‘full body mandarin’!”

2nd place
2nd place goes to Nami from “One Piece” with an approval rating of about 9%, up from 8th place last year.

Nami is a first mate at Straw Hat Pirates. Readers are fascinated by her hair color, “Her hair is orange and her favorite food is mandarins. Speaking about the orange color, she first comes up to mind.” The fact that she met Luffy in the town of Orange is another reason for the vote.

3rd place
3rd place goes to Izumi Mitsu from “Idolish7” with an approval rating of about 8%, down one place from last year.

Readers pointed out how orange matches his position in the unit Idolish7, “The bright and reliable brother-like man reminds me of a bright orange!”, and “I think Mitsuki’s bright and energetic personality shares those warm feelings of orange color.” He often wears orange costumes, which impressed fans.

■ Let’s introduce other comments!

For Jinguji Ren from “Uta no Prince-sama”, “He has a passionate personality and looks good in orange”, and “The song and video of “Orange Rhapsody” is a sweet and sour image itself.”
For Takami Chika from “LoveLive! Sunshine!!”, “The member color is orange and mark is also orange. I also love the Uchiura mandarin orange field that appears in the work

Yaegashi Kensu from “Tsukino Talent Production” , “In the unit, he is a bright character whose personal color is orange. I like his seriousness and reliability of reading the air and acting as a buffer in troublesome situations.”
For Kazuki Kaburagi from “Yowamushi Pedal”, a character who likes oranges, “He always drinks juice and called it orange wine.”

In the 2021 survey, orange-haired characters dominate the top three. Continuing from last year, idol characters whose image color is orange are also conspicuous.

In the top 20, a fierce battle with 9 people lined up in 15th place with the same rate.

■ Ranking Top 20
“Speaking about characters whose image color is orange, who comes to your mind first? 2021 Edition”
1st place Shoyo Hinata “Haikyu !!”
2nd place Nami “One Piece”
3rd place Izumi Mitsuki “Idolish7”
4th place Jinguj Reni “Uta no Prince-sama”
5th place Takami Chika “Love Live! Sunshine !! ”
6th place Toyama Kazuha “Detective Conan”
7th place Kosaka Honoka “Love Live!”
8th place Kurosaki Ichigo “BLEACH”
9th place Bakugo Katsuki “My Hero Academia”
10th place Jeremiah Gottwald “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion”
10th place Hinatuski Mikan “The Demon Girl Next Door”
10th place Rio Maison Busujima “Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle”
10th place Maehara Hitoshi “Ochikobore Fruit Tart”
15th place Torakane Yuhito “Jujutsu Kaisen”
15th place Okabe Rintarou “STEINS; GATE”
15th place Kaburaki Issa “Yowamushi Pedal”
15th place Sohma Kyo “Fruit Basket”
15th place Takao Kazunari “Kuroko’s Basketball”
15th place Nakano Yotsuba “The Quintessential Quintuplets”
15th place Narancia Ghirga “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”
15th place No. 4 “KND Codename: Kids Next Door”
15th place Sasara Nurude “Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle”

(Response period: March 31, 2021, to April 7, 2021)