July 14 is “Sunflower Day”.
On the same day in 1977, Japan’s first meteorological satellite, Himawari No. 1, was launched at the Kennedy Space Center in the United States.
Sunflowers with large yellow flowers are one of the most famous plants. Many of you may have seen the sunflower field, which seems to be completely yellow.
Yellow is often used as the characteristic color of characters in anime and games. The color of the group’s members, someone who likes to wear yellow, or “yellow” in the name… Among all of them, who is the most popular one?
Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled “Speaking about characters related to yellow color, who is your favorite?” We received responses from 281 people during the survey period from June 27 to July 4.
The male-female ratio is about 20% for males and about 80% for females. About 35% of the age group were teens, and about 40% were in their 20s.
■ Characters related to lighting and electricity are ranked high!
1st place goes to Agatsuma Zenitsu from “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” with an approval rating of about 14%.
Readers commented on his special killing moves and episodes, “His sword and haori are yellow as a Thunder-Breathing user. His hair originally was black, but its color was changed after the lightning strike.” Some readers pointed to the cast, “Shimono Hiro, who voiced him, was wearing yellow on the stage at the event of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, so speaking about yellow, he is definitely the one.”
2nd place goes to Kise Ryota from “Kuroko’s Basketball” with an approval rating of about 12%.
The attractiveness of the gap gathered readers’ attention, “He is one from the Generation of Miracles. He is a kind and cool character who makes everything brighter like a sunflower.”, “His hair is yellow and his name also contains “yellow”, so it’s obvious that he’s a yellow character.”, and “He usually is flirting, but when it comes to games, it’s cool to see him fighting hard for the team.”
3rd place goes to Rokuya Nagi from “Idolish 7” with an approval rating was about 9%. The member from an idol unit “IDOLiSH7” came 3rd place, and the comments from readers include, “His beautiful blonde hair matches his fair skin, and he popped into my mind”, and “When it comes to yellow, I can imagine Nagi-kun! He is a bright prince that looks good in yellow”.
The reason why the character made it to the top-3 is that season 3 “Idolish7: Third Beat!” is being broadcast from July.
■ Let’s introduce other comments!
For Shinomiya Natsuki from “Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Kingdom”, “He is the perfect representative of yellow ‘bright, gentle, cheerful and warms others.’ The attitude towards music is straight and positive, and he seems to be a sunflower.”
For Reki Kyan “SK8 the Infinity”, “The main protagonist who is as bright as the sun. He has an attractive glittering smile, and I wanted to support him by seeing him embracing human-like conflicts and impatience.”
For Pikachu from”Pokemon”, “It shoots an electric shock from a yellow body and is familiar as Satoshi’s companion in anime. It is a world-famous character.”
About Bumblebee from “Transformers”, “The representative of yellow transformers. There are various series, but I think that it is a character loved as a good friend of the earthlings in many works.”
In this survey, multiple yellow and blonde characters were ranked in. In addition, characters with episodes and special moves related to lightning and electricity, including the top Zenitsu Agatsuma, are also conspicuous.
■ Ranking Top 20
“Speaking about characters related to yellow color, who is your favorite?”
1st place Agatsuma Zenitsu “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”
2nd place Kise Ryouta “Kuroko’s Basketball”
3rd place Rokuya Nagi “Idolish7”
4th place Matsuno Jyushimatsu “Mr. Osomatsu”
5th place Shinomiya Natsuki “Uta no Prince-sama”
5th place Kise Yayoi / Cure Peace “Smile PreCure!”
7th place Pikachu “Pokemon”
8th place Tomoe Mami “Puella Magi Madoka Magica”
9th place Kaminari Denki “My Hero Academia”
10th place Syaro (Saji Kirima) “Is the Order a Rabbit?”
10th place Hoshizora Rin “Love Live!”
11th place Invincible “Invincible ~ Invincible Hero ~”
13th place Ash Links “BANANA FISH”
13th place Ichinose Minori / Cure Papaya “Tropical-Ju! Precure”
13th place Uzumaki Naruto “NARUTO”
13th place Kunikida Hanamaru “Love Live! Sunshine !! ”
13th place Koro-sensei “Assassination Classroom”
13th place Shirasagi Chisato “BanG Dream!”
13th place Sumeragi Tenma “A3!”
13th place Tsurumaki Kokoro “BanG Dream!”
13th place Nohara Himawari “Crayon Shin-chan”
13th place Bumblebee “Transformers” series
13th place Hawks “My Hero Academia”
(Response period: June 27-July 4, 2021)