July 4 is Arai Satomi’s birthday.

Arai Satomi debuted in the 2000s. She won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 5th Seiyuu Awards. In 2021, she appeared in many titles, including “Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor”, “Re: Life in a Different World from Zero”, “Student Council Staff Members 2”, “Knights of Sidonia: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi”.

Here at Anime!Anime!, to celebrate Arai Satomi’s birthday, we conducted a reader survey “Who is your favorite character played by Arai Satomi?” We received responses from 102 people during the survey period from June 14 to June 21.
The male-female ratio is about 65% for males and about 35% for females. About 35% of the age group were teens, and about 30% were in their 20s.

■ Characters with unique voices are ranked high!
1st place
1st place goes to Shirai Kuroko from “A Certain Scientific Railgun” with an approval rating of about 40%.

Shirai Kuroko is a first-year junior high school student in Tokiwadai and a member of the disciplinary committee. Her passion to protect the security on campus impressed many fans, “She’s graceful, calm, cool, and strong, but when it comes to her big sister, Mikoto Misaka, she becomes emotional, which makes my heart throbbing.”, “I love Kuroko, who is a cute and devoted to her big sister!”, and “Her decisive line of, ‘Judgment!’ is wonderful.” On the other hand, her radical side that does not seem likely by judging her appearances also attracted attention, “Although she is usually speaking with a young lady’s tone, the gap when she approaches Mikoto with a bold approach is amazing.”

2nd place
2nd place goes to Beatrice in “Re: Life in a Different World from Zero” with an approval rating of about 20%.

Readers commented for Beatrice, the librarian of Roswar’s mansion, “She is usually cold, but in case of emergency, she helps the main character Subaru. I like her solidness despite her young look.”, and “She protects the forbidden library in the mansion, but in fact she experienced a lot of pain and sadness, and I like her opening her heart little by little.” Many readers particularly liked her relationship with Subaru.

3rd place
3rd place goes to Hata Ranko from “Seitokai Yakuindomo”. The difference with 2nd place was very small.

Hata Ranko is the president of the newspaper department of Sakurasai Gakuen. Her lifestyle as a troublemaker makes her popular, “It’s too insane to show off a hard off-color humor with a plain tone without intonation and that’s what makes me laugh.”, “Erotic blurring remarks with a stable voice tone are too addictive to the character.”, and “She is too much into journalism, almost on the criminal level.” The character from the popular series, the movie adaptation of which was released this year, made it into the top three.

■ Let’s introduce other comments!
For Kozue Aoba from “Mahoraba”, “The character has multiple personalities, and it’s amazing how she plays the main protagonist in five different ways.”
From Vocami from “Heybot!”,” It’s a role that seems to be difficult just to speak normally, with a camisole at the end of each word. It is a lively performance of the role related to many works, and I was looking forward to it every Sunday morning. ”

About Yaguchi Namie from “High Score Girl”, “Although she is very harsh, but her kindness to her son Haruo is even stronger. The confrontation scene with Gouda-san, who plays the role of Akira’s guide who feels lonely between Haruo and Akira, was severe.”
For Yashiro from “The World Ends with You”, the titles released on 2021, “Even though it is an antagonist, I can not hate cute Yashiro because of the wonderful performance.”

In this survey, various characters from heroines to robots are ranked in. The result is that you can reconfirm the breadth of the play.

■ Top 5 rankings
“Who is your favorite character played by Arai Satomi?”
1st place Shirai Kuroko “A Certain Scientific Railgun”
2nd place Beatrice “Re: Life in a Different World from Zero”
3rd place Hata Ranko “Seitokai Yakuindomo”
4th place Kozue Aoba “Mahoraba”
4th place Yashiro “The Animation”

(Response period: June 14, 2021 to June 21, 2021)

■ The overall ranking
“Who is your favorite character played by Arai Satomi?”
Shirai Kuroko “A Certain Scientific Railgun”
Beatrice “Re: Life in a Different World from Zero”
Hata Ranko “Seitokai Yakuindomo”
Aoba Kozue “Mahoraba-Heartful days”
Yashiro “The World Ends With You The Animation”
Strath Susie “Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun”
Kaname Sakura “Fafner in the Azure”
Kanade “Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.”
Soarer “White Cat Project”
Haro “Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation”
Fa Yuiry “Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Theatrical Version”
Vocami “Heybot!”
Magical Girl 44 “Magical Girl Raising Project”
Giant Kewpie “Shakugan no Shana”
Shinozaki Sayoko “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion”
Yaguchi Namie “High Score Girl”
Roku/Nana “Jingai-san no Yome”

(Response period: June 14, 2021 to June 21, 2021)