July passes so fast.
The number 7 has various meanings, such as being said to be auspicious or the number of days in a week. Therefore, there are probably many anime and game characters that can be associated with “7”.
For example, someone who has 7 items, or the leader of a team of 7 people, or the character with “7” as an identification number, or 7 years old, or someone with “7” in the name, and many others.
Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled “Speaking about “7”, which characters come to your mind?” We received responses from 273 people during the survey period from June 28 to July 5.
The male-female ratio is about 20% for males and about 80% for females. About 50% of the age group were teens, and about 30% were in their 20s.
■ Idols, gamblers, sportsmen, and others are ranked in!
1st place goes to Nanase Riku from “Idolish 7” with an approval rating of about 27%.
Readers commented, “A member of the 7-member idol unit ‘IDOLiSH7’. He’s pulling his friends as a center, and his name has a ‘7’ (‘7’ is reading as ‘nana’ in Jap.).”, and “‘Idolish 7’ has a lot of content with numbers. Nanase Riku, who carries the important ‘7’ on his back, was born in July. When I hear ‘7’, he is the one who comes to my mind!”
Not only he has “7” in his name, but the fact that “7” is an important number for the work is the decisive factor in voting.
2nd place goes to Nanami Kento from “Jujutsu Kaisen” with an approval rating of about 13%.
Along with his name and birthday, the special killing technics are also made readers vote for him, “A first-class Jujutsu Sorcerer whose surname starts with ‘7’. In the technique and the ten-point spell method, there are many things related to ‘7’ such as forcibly creating a weak point at the target’s 7: 3 ratio. In addition, his birthday is July 3.”, and “His hair is parted to one side (7-3 hairstyle), and it is a character that has some impact.”
The character from the popular series, the animated movie “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” of which will be released on December 24, is smashed with a top-rank.
3rd place goes to Arisugawa Dice from “Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle” with an approval rating of about 10%.
Arisugawa Dice is a member of Fling Posse and is a gambler. Readers commented on the gambler with the number “7”, “Born on July 7, 177cm, 77kg! He is a man loved by ‘7’”, and “Because his profile is full of ‘7’”. Some comments also pointed on “7” in the song, “There is also a character song called “3 $ EVEN”, and rap abilities change depending on the luck of the time.”
■ Let’s introduce other comments!
For Hanako-kun from “Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun”, “The 7th of the Seven Mysteries of Kamome Academy. The opening theme is also “No.7″, so when it is about ‘7’, I think about him!”
For Kise Ryouta from “Kuroko’s Basketball”, “He plays as the number ‘7’ at Kaijo High School. I was impressed by the fact that he was always fighting under a ‘7’ during the matches.”
For Kururugi Suzaku from “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion”, “Because he was selected as the 7th Night of Seven of the Knights of the Round of the Holy Britannian Empire. By the way, his birthday is in July.”
About Fuduki Kai from “Tsukiuta. The Animation”, “This anime features characters inspired by each month. Fuduki Kai is the character of July and his surname is also representing July.”
In this survey, various characters are ranked in, such as having ‘7’ wounds, being divided into ‘7’ people, and having ‘7’ in the name. Another feature is that there are many characters whose birthday is July.
■ Ranking Top 20
Speaking about “7”, which character comes to your mind?
1st place Nanase Riku “Idolish7”
2nd place Nanami Kento “Jujutsu Kaisen”
3rd place Arisugawa Dice “Hypnosismic: Division Rap Battle”
4th place Nanase Haruka “Free!”
5th place Hanako-kun “Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun”
6th place Kise Ryouta “Kuroko’s Basketball”
7th place Meliodas “The Seven Deadly Sins”
8th place Suzuki Nana “Seven of Seven”
9th place Gowther “The Seven Deadly Sins”
10th place Okita Sogo “Gintama”
10th place Kenshiro “Fist of the North Star”
10th place Shichigahama Masamune “Backflip!!”
10th place Miya Yu “Haikyu !!”
14th place Uzumaki Naruto “NARUTO”
14th place Saegusa Ibara “Ensemble Stars!”
14th place Toby “Kikansha Thomas”
14th place Dragon Ball “Dragon Ball”
14th place Nanamatsu Koheita “Nintama Rantaro”
14th place Nanami Haruka “Uta no Prince-sama”
14th place Fuduki Kai “Tsukiuta. The Animation”
(Response period: June 28-July 5, 2021)
* This survey is part of a survey of readers’ awareness of “current interest in and attention to anime works and characters.” Regarding the results, we do not intend to decide the superiority or inferiority of any character or work. We hope that this article will help you to get to know new works and characters, and to deepen your understanding and interest.