popularity rank

VICTOR IN THE OPENING SEQUENCE

This is what I think is happening with Victor’s colours transitioning from purple to grey.

What I think is, as we see from episode 1 opening title, Victor’s backdrop is a purple. Then it later fades to a grey colour. What I think it means is Victor transitioning to a different position. In Japan, purple is symbolised as the colour of wealth and high position, which for victor, is his high popularity and obvious wealth. Then as we see through out the episodes, it changes to a grey and light grey symbolises a smooth and calm feel as it also saves those in a difficult situation. Dark grey however symbolises a strict and conventional behaviour.

Now with the greys, this could symbolise Victor becoming a coach or mentor as he changes his behaviour to suit his student taking the strict yet soothing behaviour. I think him going from purple, his popularity and high ranking of skating and going to grey, a calm, yet strict manor symbolises Victor’s character as he transitions from skater to coach. I feel like this is supported when after Victor’s part in the opener, he bends on one knee and reaches out to Yuuri and Yurio as they come onto the scene, kind of like “it’s your time to shine!!” Kind of thing. But it would be cool if that’s what the writers or directors intended the opener to be like that.

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This is the other characters that was part of the popularity contest. As expected; Karma won first place (with 432 votes); with Nagisa in second place (with 315 votes); Koro-Sensei in third place (with 292 votes); Karasuma-Sensei in fourth place (with 209 votes) and finally Bitch-Sensei in fifth place (with 143 votes). It’s kind of hard to see, hence why I listed them here. (Also, my psychology notes has made their debut. Hello Psychology!) 

Anyways, what I found absolutely hilarious is the fact a flipping Japanese Otter (that made one appearance in the entire series) is in 7th place. It somehow beats Gakushuu (who I thought would be much more popular) and Itona (another popular character… At least in fanfiction). The best part? It’s absolutely hilarious. 

Maehara (my other favourite male character) is in 24th place with 15 votes. I didn’t take a picture of it because I just wanted to highlight the damn otter. Either way, I expected this tread as Karma and Nagisa have this bromance thing going on; Koro-Sensei is hilarious; Karasuma-sensei is just good looking and Bitch-Sensei is… Bitch-Sensei. 

Granted, I AM DAMN HAPPY ISOGAI GOT 6TH PLACE! My son! And I expected Kayano to be rather low (9th here) because I have read that she isn’t favoured among fans. (Chiba and Hayami are 10th and 13th respectively. Still proud of them. Top 20 squad!)

Things i think about a lot about namjoon.

  • one time when a fan told him they got his photocard, he gave her a dimply, sheepish smile and apologized.
  • he and jin often rank 6th & 7th in terms of “popularity” rankings in sk fan polls.
  • he said one time he feels heinously alone even when surrounded by people and even his members at times.
  • he said once when asked what kind of person he would like to date it would just be someone pretty inside and out.
  • he’s often times seen on his phone during bombs and pictures and…all of the time, and there is a lot of teasing about that, but did you know that he writes lyrics on his phone pmuch all of the time. he also checks the fanchats and rooms for comments very often (like jungkook, jhope and yoongi have said they do).
  • in order to write better lyrics and be a better leader, and person, he reads all of the time as much as he can, all kinds of materials. including studying philosophy for the HYYH album as well.
  • openly supports lgbt community.
  • he has said before (similar to yoongi) that he prefers to save his tears and not cry. but he has let his tears fall before and become emotional before, and he said those times have made him panic over giving in.
  • he has given much praise to and about each member of the group many times. when asked about going solo he said he wouldn’t because of bts and what they mean to him.
  • he said that he began rapping as a way to cope with studying so much and so hard to be the best in school, even though he had no dream or no idea what he wanted to do with his life.
  • he said that he practices his expressions in the mirror often.
  • he has a difficult time mastering and remembering dances, especially during concerts in which things are rearranged and there are so many in a row. he gets nervous about concerts because he’s afraid he will forget or mess up.
  • he’s been known to drop his microphone, accidentally mess up, even rip clothes, on stage before.
  • he has very complex emotions and thoughts, and is often overwhelmed by the depth of them.
  • he’s very adamant in the thought that he wants to remain human, and close to his fans, without barriers. he wants his fans to be able to treat him, and speak to him, like a friend.
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These are the full ranks for all the other characters within the series. There are some random ass people placed in there to make things more interesting. Like I said, I do apologize for the poor quality within the pictures. Since I personally don’t want to take multiple pictures of the same thing and I don’t think most people want to read that. 

I’m actually quite surprised at the results since most of these characters are rather popular in fan fiction (Maybe it’s just the ones I read). Either way, here they are and please, enjoy!

V3 Popularity Ranking

Decided to make this post to tell who seems to be the most/least popular characters after the demo.

@jinjojess and @xiil3gendary will do a poll to choose whose Free Times they’ll do on stream, so I guess you can take the numbers as a little prediction of you will get there?

Without further ado, here is the ranking:

  • 1. Rantarou Amami (his profile in my thread currently has 498 retweets and 331 likes)
  • 2. Maki Harukawa (405 RTs, 363 favs)
  • 3. Kokichi Ouma (427 RTs, 309 favs)
  • 4. Tenko Chabashira (410 RTs, 303 favs)
  • 5. Miu Iruma (398 RTs, 300 favs)
  • 6. Angie Yonaga (391 RTs, 307 favs)
  • 7. Shuuichi Saihara (386 RTs, 286 favs)
  • 8. Kaede Akamatsu (349 RTs, 291 favs)
  • 9. Himiko Yumeno (314 RTs, 241 favs)
  • 10. Ki-bo (317 RTs, 218 favs)
  • 11. Korekiyo Shinguuji (299 RTs, 211 favs)
  • 12. Gonta Gokuhara (272 RTs, 200 favs)
  • 13. Kirumi Toujou (265 RTs, 204 favs)
  • 14. Tsumugi Shirogane (246 RTs, 210 favs)
  • 15. Kaito Momota (217 RTs, 147 favs)
  • 16. Ryouma Hoshi (175 RTs, 156 favs)

Yeah, Amami won by a landslide. Ouma beat Harukawa in retweets, but had a lower total, so you can put Ouma in second depending on your criteria. Also, Iruma and Angie’s totals tied, but I put Iruma above because she has more retweets.

Gotta say I’m surprised by how high Chabashira is and by how low Akamatsu, Ki-bo, Gonta and Hoshi are. Specially Gonta, since he got a good amount of quoted retweets (which don’t add to the RT count, but even if it counted, I don’t think it would enough to get him above Shinguuji).

the first op of fmab is incredible and even now hearing it really Does something to me… i need to watch that show again because it is breathtaking and i 100% agree with it being the highest ranked most popular anime on mal

The Preliminary Otome Game Ranking results:

New Game with Expectations:

  1. Hakuouki Shinkai Hana no Fumi
  2. Nil Admirari no Tenbin
  3. Diabolik Lovers Lunatic Parade

Anime:

  1. UtaPri Maji Love Revolution
  2. Osomatsu san
  3. Diabolik Lovers MORE, BLOOD

Otome Game:

  1. UtaPri All Star After Secret
  2. Diabolik Lovers Dark Fate

Character: 

  1. Mikaze Ai - Utapri All Star After Secret
  2. Saito Hajime - Hakuouki
  3. Sakamaki Shu - Diabolik Lovers

Heroine:

  1. Yukimura Chizuru - Hakuouki
  2. Komori Yui - Diabolik Lovers

Sub Character: 

  1. Karlheinz - Diabolik Lovers
  2. Takushima Setsu - Norn + Nonette Last Era
  3. Tsukimiya Ringo - UtaPri All Star After Secret

i finally saw your name/ kimi no na wa a few days ago and im still thinking about it. you could dream something so tremendously important and forget it all… that whole movie was so beautiful like. i understand why it passed fma:b as the highest ranked in popularity on mal

chillableus  asked:

I've just read your theory about Matsus and sexiness, and maybe their personalities also help. Choukei are the sexual harassment duo, sue are either childish or effeminate, and nenchuu are the in-between, I guess.

YEAH it just feels like there’s a connection. I always figured Jyushi and Oso were in the middle when it comes to popularity rankings (and I still think they are) but recent months made me realize Oso might have more appeal when it comes to the target audience??

Also give jyushi and todo a chance to be hot 2k17

ERASED: Masterful Visuals and Hidden Meanings in Plain Sight

ERASED has been the talk of the anime world this winter. The supernatural thriller from A-1 pictures tells the story of struggling Mangaka Satoru Fujinuma, who is sent back to his childhood to solve the murder of a girl named Kayo Hinazuki and prevent his mother’s death in the future. It’s an intriguing mystery conveyed with cinematic flair.

It’s been at the top of Reddit and Crunchyroll’s anime boards every week since it started airing. ERASED sits next to One Piece on Crunchyroll’s popularity rankings, and it is currently the fifth highest-rated anime of all time on MyAnimeList. It deserves the love. Its plot is tightly-constructed, and its themes have a potent emotional appeal.

But I think ERASED owes the bulk of its success to its deft direction at the hands of Tomohiko Itou (Silver Spoon, Sword Art Online), whose keen cinematic sensibilities elevate the series’ already great writing and acting to impressive heights.

The clearest example of this is the show’s use of letterboxing to frame scenes taking place in the past. This serves to emphasize the shift in Satoru’s worldview as he leaps back in time. As a kid he sees things from a narrower, shorter perspective. The only people who fully fit into it are other kids. But the world around him also seems wider, with broader possibilities.

Itou also sets the tone for the series through use of color – red in particular. Red frequently appears on characters’ clothing, denoting emotional vulnerability. As a child, Satoru wears a small red button directly over his heart. As an adult, his work uniform is red, and his coworker Airi has a red ribbon on her school uniform. His mother is wearing a red shirt when she’s killed, as is Hinazuki.

This primes us subconsciously to be wary of danger when red clothing is on-screen. Its absence, meanwhile, signifies a false alarm. When Airi’s life is threatened at the end of episode 5, she conspicuously isn’t wearing any red, and as it turns out, she survives.

Red also appears in people’s eyes – most notably those of Hinazuki’s abusive mother and the killer – when they’re consumed by predatory instincts. That is, when they see and are about to exploit someone’s vulnerabilities.

These motifs help ERASED to tell its story more efficiently in broad strokes, but Itou’s true strength as a director is his eye for detail in shot composition and editing. Take the scene from episode 2 where Satoru first confronts Hinazuki.

When Satoru approaches her, they’re framed with a barren tree between them, representing the emotional barrier that Hinazuki has put up around herself. As Satoru catches her off guard Itou cuts away from the tree, and back to it when she raises her defenses. Eventually, when Satoru finally breaks through to her, they’re both shown inside the barrier.

Itou also has a knack for editing scenes in an evocative fashion. Earlier in episode 2, when Satoru’s friends are pushing him to approach Hinazuki, the show cuts on the action of him being pushed to him stumbling into place in front of her. This emphasizes the awkward abruptness of the encounter, as well as his lack of preparedness for it.

But for all of the detail he can pack into a shot, Itou knows the value of a simple, beautiful image – something he surely learned from working as an assistant director under Mamoru Hosoda. At the end of episode 3, Satoru and Hinazuki spend several moments basking in awe at the beauty of nature.

There is some meaning in the symbol of the tree as it relates to the one from episode 2 – if Hinazuki spends her nights in the park staring at it and contemplating the emptiness of her life, then the beauty of this similar tree shows that she’s finding value in it thanks to Satoru. But that’s implicit in the subject matter itself, not the framing, which leaves Itou free to present the most breathtaking image he can conjure.

As a director, Tomohiko Itou knows how to make you think and how to make you feel. And he knows when to use each skill for maximum effect. His efforts elevate ERASED from an adaptation of a great manga to a great TV show in its own right.

If you’re not already, you can get caught up with ERASED on Crunchyroll, where new episodes are released within an hour of airing in Japan. With Crunchyroll Premium, you can skip the interruptions and watch your favorite anime ad-free and in HD. Sign up for a free 14-Day trial of Crunchyroll Premium today to get unlimited access to the largest collection of anime and manga. Sign up now!

And if you want to see more cinematic analysis of anime – specifically their opening themes - you might enjoy my YouTube channel, Mother’s Basement.