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 haveyour 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
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
#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 Hamakazeactually 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/GrandOrderpopular character Mysterious Heroine X Alter loves sweets and likes to do things at her own pace. Maybe you could eat your chocolate together?