August 14 is “Swimming Day”.
The anniversary was established by the Japan Swimming Federation to spread and develop swimming, and prevent water accidents.
Swimsuits are the necessary items for swimming and popular costumes for the characters in anime and games. During summer, many episodes featuring a swimming pool and swimming tend to be released, offering you an opportunity to enjoy the characters in swimsuits. There will be many fans that have a memorable scene featuring a character in a swimsuit.
Therefore, Anime!Anime! conducted a reader survey titled “Speaking of “swimsuit”, which character comes to your mind?”. During the survey period from July 28 to August 4, a total of 169 responses were received. For the gender ratio, the females were the majority with about 70% while the males were about 30%. For the age distribution, we received the majority of responses from the young readers: about 45% were from teens, and 30% were from those in their 20s.
In this article, we will introduce the result for female characters.
■Nami from “One Piece” that looks good in a swimsuit topped the list!
1st place went to Nami from “One Piece”. The support rating was about 30%. The fans left their comments with various reasons, “It was impressive when she appeared in a swimsuit after 2 years. She has a great figure, so she looks nice in a swimsuit!”, “Her wanted poster features her in a swimsuit, which leaves a strong impression of her swimsuit style”, “She usually wears a swimsuit as tops. The figure of her drinking beer was also wonderful”. This is a long-time popular series, so many fans seem to always remember her in a swimsuit.
■Let’s introduce other comments！！
Mouri Ran from “Detective Conan”
“She chooses a nice swimsuit to go swimming. Most of them are cute, but I almost fall in love with her when she wears a chic one.”
Takemoto Uruka “We Never Learn”
“She is a cheerful girl who belongs to a swimming club. Her sunburnt skin and swimsuit for competition nicely matched.”
Takeya Yuki from “School-Live!”
“Her swimsuit and her signature hat are the perfect combination. So cute!”
Watanabe You “Love Live! Sunshine!!”
“She belongs to both the school idol club and swimming club. I was fascinated by her in a swimsuit.”
The characters from various titles won the votes.
For the female character ver., the characters that appear in a title featuring the ocean or that belong to a swimming club have won the votes.
■Ranking Top 5
[Speaking of “swimsuit”, which character comes to your mind? Female characters ver.]
1. Nami “One Piece”
2. Mouri Ran “Detective Conan”
3. Watanabe You “Love Live! Sunshine!!”
4. Lum “Urusei Yatsura”
5. Takemoto Uruka “We Never Learn”
（Survey Period: July 28 – August 4, 2021）