Pixiv Reveals Final Valentine's Fanart Ranking

There were definitely some remarkable shake-ups from the interim listings

Through last Friday, Japanese online art collective pixiv ran a Valentine's Day Event that had fans post tributes to their favorite characters giving out holiday chocolates. Tags then associated the art with a "Character I Want to Be In A Relationship With" competition. This weekend, they published the final results and there were definitely some remarkable shake-ups from the interim listings.


They introduce the results

On Valentine's Day, people give chocolates to their beloved ones. It's a day that both boys and girls look forward to, and we're sure you too have many memories related to February 14th. Recently, it's become more and more common to give chocolates to popular anime and manga characters as well!



One of the many ways to enjoy Valentine's Day is to make sure your favorite characters receives some of the chocolate you prepared with love. However... What if you could receive chocolate from your favorite character...!? Without any doubt, it would be the best Valentine's Day ever. 


This is exactly where pixiv comes into play. In our Valentine's Day limited event, we reverse this popular trend and have your favorite characters give you chocolate!


The special event held from Feb. 10th (Fri) until Feb. 17th (Fri) 2017.
You could receive chocolates from your favorite character by clicking on the "receive chocolate" button attached to illustrations posted on pixiv.

he total number of chocolates delivered in that 8 days period is over 430,000! We finally finished counting and the "Character I Want to Be In A Relationship With RANKING" is now ready!

With favorite pic picks and comments by Hasegawa from pixiv's staff, who took care of the event.


2017 pixiv Valentine's Day - Top 10 Male Characters

#10 Choromatsu (Osomatsu-san) 1,684 votes

#9 Kokichi Ouma (Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony) 1,919 votes

#8 Jyushimatsu (Osomatsu-san) 2,041 votes

#7 Ichimatsu (Osomatsu-san) 3,052 votes

#6 Shokudaikiri Mitsutada (Touken Ranbu)  3,080 votes

#5 Karamatsu (Osomatsu-san)  3,947 votes

#4 Tsurumaru Kuninaga (Touken Ranbu) 4,028 votes

#3 Kagamine Len (VOCALOID) 5,037 votes


#2 Victor Nikiforov (Yuri on Ice) 5,059 votes


#1 Yuri Katsuki (Yuri on Ice) 5,523 votes

Hasegawa says: "The fact that Yuri is averting my eyes made want to stare at this illustration for quite a long time."


Even after the anime is over, Yuri on Ice is still on fire!! So much that two of the protagonists, Yuri Katsuki and Victor Nikiforov ranked at the top 2 positions of our chart. These are some results to remember!!


Also, VOCALOID star Kagamine Len ranked in like a meteor after the disappointing half-time results! It's quite surprising how this character could compete with grown adult men at the young age of 14.


2017 pixiv Valentine's Day - Top 10 Female Characters

#10 Kumiko Oumae (Hibike! Euphonium) 5,998 votes

#9 Jeanne D'Arc (Fate/GrandOrder) 6,829 votes

#8 Mash Kyrielight (Fate/GrandOrder) 7,270 votes

#7 Yamakaze (Kantai Collection) 10,371 votes

#6 Jeanne Alter (Fate/GrandOrder) 10,508 votes

#5 Kanna Kamui (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid) 10,596 votes

#4 Miku  Hatsune (VOCALOID) 12,439 votes

#3 Kashima (Kantai Collection) 14,737 votes


#2 Mysterious Heroine X Alter (Fate/GrandOrder) 18,176 votes


#1 Hamakaze (Kantai Collection) 18,281 votes


Hasegawa says: "I was convinced that the expression of shame just before handing the chocolate is the real deal of Valentine ...! "


We're sure that all the admirals among you were really happy to read about these results, as Kantai Collection popular character Hamakaze actually made it to the top position!


Hamakaze is really good at cooking, so her hand-made chocolate must taste really good. Are you looking forward to opening the box? There's another KanColle character which made it to the Top 3: we're talking about Kashima, who ranked 3rd! They basically monopolized this chart!
Fate/GrandOrder popular character Mysterious Heroine X Alter loves sweets and likes to do things at her own pace. Maybe you could eat your chocolate together?



thumbail via yokonohou


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime

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