July 16 is Rainbow Day.
It was established because of the pun of “Nana (7) Iro (16)” (lit. 7 colors) with the hope that people and people, people and nature, and generations and generations will be connected like a seven-colored rainbow.
The combination of multiple colors of a rainbow is something that looks particularly beautiful. Characters related to rainbow colors often appear in anime and games. Wonderfully colorful costumes, names with “rainbow” in it, or impressive scenes with a rainbow. Among all of them, which character is the most memorable one?
Here at Anime!Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled “Speaking of “rainbow-colored” characters, who comes to mind? ” We received responses from 79 people during the survey period from June 29 to July 6.
The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 40% of the age group were teens, and about 30% in their 20s.
■ Characters in cute and glittering costumes are topping the list ♪
1st place is shared between Nijinosaki Daia from “Kiratto Pri Chan” and Cure Cosmo from “Star Twinkle PreCure”.
Readers commented how Nijinosaki Daia has a “rainbow” in her name (“Niji” is rainbow in Japanese) and the costume, “She has a ‘rainbow’ in her second name, and the name of a brand that she established is ‘Milky Rainbow’. This is because there are many depictions related to the rainbow, such as the appearance of the colorful virtual Daia-chan, who is the longing existence of Nijinosaki-chan at the time of distribution!”, and “The fluffy and glittering rainbow-colored dress is cute!”
Readers pointed on Cure Cosmo’s manner of speaking and skills, “The rainbow-colored spectrum that shines in the galaxy, the lines at the time of transformation, the rainbow-colored skirt, and the decisive skill is Pretty Cure! Rainbow splash! I think she is ‘The Rainbow character'”.
There are many rainbow-colored characters in the “Pretty Cure” series, including Cure Parfait from “Kirakira Pretty Cure A La Mode”. The main character of “Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure”, Cure Summer, is also ranked in the top-10.
3rd place is shared between Nijino Yume from “Aikatsu Stars!” and Nijimura Shuzo from “Kuroko’s Basketball”.
Comments for Nijino Yume pointed out her name, costume, and personality as key points, “I love the ‘Aikatsu!’ series, but I love Yume-chan the most for her bright and energetic personality like a rainbow.”, and “The brand of Yume-chan’s costume is ‘Rainbow Berry Parfait’. Moreover, coordination is also ‘Rainbow Etoile coordination’.”
Nijimura Shuzo is the captain of the basketball club at Teiko Junior High School. The leader who gathers the unique members is popular among fans, “I respect him as a captain who has the power to organize the Generation of Miracles.” Some readers mentioned ‘rainbow’ in his name, “I think he’s a rainbow-colored character that brings together the Generation of Miracles with various colors.”
■ Let’s introduce other comments!
For General Rainbow from “Tada Never Falls in Love”, “I can’t forget the lines such as, ‘Tell me one color of the rainbow’, ‘The color of the rainbow is rainbow colored’, and ‘Always keep your heart the color of the rainbow’.”
For Banagher Links from “Mobile Suit Gundam UC”, “In response to Banagher’s new type ability and strong feelings, I was impressed by the scene where rainbow-colored light overflowed from the Unicorn Gundam aircraft. It is also impressive that the subtitle of the final chapter is ‘Beyond the Rainbow’.”
About Kudo Chika from “Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life”, “The rainbow at the end of the opening was wonderful. The work itself, shows the glittering individualities of each of the music clubs, including Chika, and the content was reminiscent of a rainbow.”
For Ho-Oh from “Pokemon”, “Actually, it is Ho-Oh who appeared in episode 1 of the anime. The figure that flies toward the rainbow is just a living legend!”
In this survey, multiple characters dressed in gorgeous costumes were ranked in. As a result, it can be reconfirmed that the rainbow color is a conspicuous color that looks good on the screen.
■ Top 10 rankings
“Speaking of “rainbow-colored” characters, who comes to mind? ”
1st place Nijinosaki Daia “Kiratto Pri Chan”
1st place Uni / Cure Cosmo “Star Twinkle PreCure”
3rd place Nijino Yume “Aikatsu Stars!”
3rd place Nijimura Shuzo “Kuroko’s Basketball”
5th place General Rainbow “Tada Never Falls in Love”
6th place Kirahoshi Ciel / Ciel Kirahoshi “Kirakira Pretty Cure A La Mode”
6th Natsuumi Manatsu / Cure Summer “Tropical-Ju! Precure ”
6th place Ho-Oh “Pokemon”
9th place Zenkaiser “Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger”
9th place Miyashita Ai “Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club ”
(Response period: June 29-July 6, 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.