From April, we will be starting a new chapter in our life.
Among Anime!Anime readers, there will also be a lot of people who become new workers, or start working at a new place. They will be excited to see the new boss, co-workers, or juniors to work with.
In anime and games, many characters appear who will be great to work with. They are depicted in various ways: good at performing any job, teaching, or making up for mistakes.
So, here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted the reader survey titled ‘Who do you want to work together with?’. During the survey period from March 28 to April 4, a total of 104 responses were received. For the gender ratio, the females were the majority with about 70% while males were about 30%. For the age distribution, we received the majority of responses from the readers of younger ages: about 60% were from minors, and 25% were in their twenties.
■Office workers are popular!
1st place went to Sakata Gintoki “Gintama” and Nanami Kento “Jujutsu Kaisen” in a tie. The support rating was about 8%.
Gintoki runs a will-do-anything shop Yorozuya, and the readers seem to be okay with some kind of happening： ‘I want to work together at Yorozuya! If I could work with Gin-san and others, I would be able to enjoy working even more.’ ‘It will be hard to work with him, but it will also be fun beyond that.’
Nanami Kento is a Grade 1 Jujutsu Sorcerer, and a former salaryman. He is respected as he has good common sense among the characters: ‘He is the most reliable person, and he is thoughtful about his juniors.’ ‘He is calm and thoughtful, so he would be a great boss.’
From the same title Gojo Satoru also got 6th place. Gojo is known as the strongest character, but his affable personality attracts fans. ‘I would chose Nanamin as a co-worker.’
3rd place went to Kannonzaka Doppo “Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle”, Hijikata Toushirou “Gintama”, and Nohara Hiroshi “Crayon Shin-chan” in a tie. The support rating was about 5%.
Kannonzaka Doppo: ‘He is like a slave, but he is so enthusiastic about his work that he can support other workers and maintain productivity.’
Hijikata Toushirou: ‘I would always irritate him, but he would always help me as a boss no matter what happens since he is known for being a good supporter.’
Nohara Hiroshi: ‘He would be an ideal boss, and he would listen to me when in trouble.’
■Let’s introduce other comments!!
Kyon “Haruhi Suzumiya”
‘He seems to be unfriendly and lazy, but he is actually a nice person. He would help me and listen to me when I’m in trouble. I could talk about random things with him on my break, and I think he is a reliable person.’
Yukinoshita Yukino “My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected”
‘She performs any job without any difficulty, and it would be fun to work with such a woman. Even though she has a sharp tongue, she also has kindness, so I would be motivated if I got scolded.’
Koyanagi Hanako “Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku”
‘She is a skillful colleague. We would be able to talk about our favorite things in private every day!’
Ryotsu Kankichi “KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops”
‘There would be so many troubles everyday, but it would be fun. I want to learn a lot from him as a teacher of life.’
A wide range of characters, including students, office worker, and police, were voted.
In this survey, some characters who used to be a salaryman, including Nanami Kento, Kannonzaka Doppo, and Nohara Hiroshi, got a place. The characters with experience at a company were popular.
■Ranking Top 10
Who do you want to work together with?
1. Sakata Gintoki “Gintama”
1. Nanami Kento “Jujutsu Kaisen”
3. Kannonzaka Doppo “Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle”
3. Hijikata Toushirou “Gintama”
3. Nohara Hiroshi “Crayon Shin-chan”
6. Gojo Satoru “Jujutsu Kaisen”
7. Suzukaze Aoba “New Game!”
7. Doraemon “Doraemon”
7. Hozuki “Hozuki’s Coolheadedness”
7. Momose Narumi ‘Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku’
7. Lelouch Lamperouge “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion”
7. Rengoku Kyojuro “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”
（Survey Period: March 28 – April 4, 2021)
*This survey is intended to research the readers’ “interest in anime and characters today”. It is not intended to discuss the relative merits of each character nor work. We would be glad if this article can help you develop an understanding and interest in the anime and characters.