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05-09-09, 4:20 AM

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A Negima fan blogger surveyed the popularity of Japanese voice actresses by Google Trends. The popularities were quantified according to how frequently a given actress was searched on Google from January till May 2009. The scores are standardized assuming the popularity of Tomatsu Haruka as 1.0.

*1, 6.20 Hirano Aya
*2, 5.70 Mizuki Nana
*3, 2.32 Tamura Yukari
*4, 2.24 Chihara Minori
*5, 2.12 Sakamoto Maaya
*6, 1.94 Nakajima Megumi
*7, 1.60 Ikezawa Haruna
*7, 1.60 Kugimiya Rie
*9, 1.49 Horie Yui
10, 1.48 Inoue Marina

11, 1.44 Kobayashi Yuu
11, 1.44 Tanaka Rie
13, 1.12 Noto Mamiko
14, 1.11 Koshimizu Ami
14, 1.11 Shintani Ryoko
16. 1.07 Itou Shizuka
17, 1.04 Kitamura Eri
17, 1.04 Goto Yuko
17, 1.04 Sato Rina
20, 1.00 Asumi Kana
20, 1.00 Tomatsu Haruka

Below 1.0

Source: Catmania blog

Update
Voice Newtype magazine carried out a regular vote on the most popular voice actor/actress. The ranking and the numbers of votes are as follows:

Voice Actress
*1, 541 Hirano Aya
*2, 451 Mizuki Nana
*3, 313 Kugimiya Rie
*4, 270 Tamura Yukari
*5, 257 Tomatsu Haruka
*6, 227 Chihara Minori
*7, 223 Horie Yui
*8, 211 Paku Romi
*9, 186 Inoue Marina
10, 173 Saiga Mitsuki

Voice Actor
*1, 728 Kamiya Hiroshi
*2, 483 Ono Daisuke
*3, 476 Sugita Tomokazu
*4, 262 Nakamura Yuichi
*5, 259 Suzumura Kenichi
*6, 241 Fukuyama Jun
*7, 230 Yoshino Hiroyuki
*8, 228 Sakurai Takahiro
*9, 221 Miyano Mamoru
10, 216 Suzuki Tatsuhisa

Source: Scan of Voice Newtype
Modified by dtshyk, 06-13-09, 2:02 AM
 
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05-09-09, 4:29 AM

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Aya Hirano? *facepalm*
It isn't just MAL, I see.

Anyway, this is just females. I'm sure someone like Fukuyama Jun might have beat her.
 
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05-09-09, 4:35 AM

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Nana on 2, Yukarin on 3, Minorin on 4, Hochan on 9, yay.
Rie has same popularity as unknown for me (and probably for majority people) Haruna? ROTFL
 
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05-09-09, 4:37 AM

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... Aya Hirano ._____. Why she is so popular ?

dtshyk said:

*2, 5.70 Mizuki Nana
10, 1.48 Inoue Marina
11, 1.44 Kobayashi Yuu
13, 1.12 Noto Mamiko

Nice ! ~~


 
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dtshyk said:
*1, 6.20 Hirano Aya
Of course...
 
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05-09-09, 4:44 AM

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dtshyk said:
The scores are standardized assuming the popularity of Tomatsu Haruka as 1.0.
That's an awesome standard!
 
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05-09-09, 4:45 AM

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Eh? I'm rather baffled as to Hirano Aya topping that. Would've expected Kugimiya Rie to be ranked higher too and Tanaka Rie at 11?! What?!
 
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05-09-09, 4:46 AM

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Oh, it's quite easy to see why Hirano is number one. Or why any one of those are in the top. It's the characters she plays, not her voice acting talent.

People get swept away by her Haruhi, her Konata, and her Misa.

Think about it. Those three characters have been like... dominating anime. At least Misa was important and got exposure what with her being an important character in Death Note even if she isn't the most liked character in the anime. Anyway.

Right, so fans cling to the voices of their most beloved characters. Doesn't matter whether the seiyuu in question has range or talent. Not saying Hirano doesn't, her voice suits some of the things she does. I've said it before, when she's good, she's good. It's too bad she's almost nearly always bad with her other roles. She did manage to surprise me with one emotionally ranging performance in White Album.

So back to that list, all the seiyuu listed there have played some important mega-character before or are known for their quirks or cuteness. Notice how the seiyuu who play older characters are like, practically not listed?

And Hirano is, I suppose, cute. So she's an attractive woman. Look at all those women in the top lists. Are any of them unappealing to look at? How many of them are trying to look cute/are cute? It's sort of sad now that these people are working in an industry where your voice should take priority, but their looks and public persona has more of an impact. Have you seen English voice actors? Most look like they crawled out of their parents' basements.
 
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Good point, personally though I only really liked her voice acting in Zettai Karen Children and not too many people even know about the series. Misa.. meh.. Konata.. meh.. Haruhi.. meh.
 
05-09-09, 5:07 AM

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Yukari!!

Nice to see Maaya getting some major recognition, even though she's been relatively quiet these days than how big she used to be. Must be because she's Shiki.


 
05-09-09, 5:09 AM

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Ohashi Ayuru should be top.
 
05-09-09, 5:15 AM

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Scud said:
Ohashi Ayuru should be top.
Your mom should be on top, of me!
 
05-09-09, 5:16 AM

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kuroshiroi said:
Scud said:
Ohashi Ayuru should be top.
Your mom should be on top, of me!
You can have her after I'm done with her.
 
05-09-09, 5:17 AM

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Hirano Aya is o popular...
 
05-09-09, 5:19 AM

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Scud said:
kuroshiroi said:
Scud said:
Ohashi Ayuru should be top.
Your mom should be on top, of me!
You can have her after I'm done with her.
Well played sir.
 
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yunadestined said:
Misa.. meh.. Konata.. meh.. Haruhi.. meh.


You "meh"-ed Haruhi and Konata *hands you helmet* Just in case... attack may be imminent *salutes*

But you gotta admit--those voices were pretty all right. It's been about, what, three years or so since I last heard a word out of Haruhi's mouth and yet I still remember her voice clearly in my head. And I am not a Haruhiist or anything. And it's pretty tough digging out Konata's voice from your head. So I would say well done to Hirano for that much.
 
05-09-09, 5:32 AM

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its Hirano's other roles that fail deliver...
 
05-09-09, 5:35 AM

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No surprise at seeing Hirano at the top.

I still don't like her though.
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05-09-09, 5:37 AM

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Oh look, Hirano Aya is at the top, what a surprise >_>

Awesome Rie and Yui are in the top 10.
 
05-09-09, 5:41 AM

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Why the hell is someone who did only three characters [one of them known for having an annoying voice] 6th place while Hayashibara Megumi is 24th AND NAKAHARA MAI IS 37TH? She has also passed Kugimiya Rie, Horie Yui and Inoue Marina!

I haven't heard her voice, though. But, really, sometimes japaneses scary me.
 
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