Word count (Viz)

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 04:16 pm
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Finished the Viz transcription today, so I finally got to chuck everything into Excel and poke it.

Focusing on word counts, as line counts/bubble counts are more about formatting and dramatic effect than anything to do with quantity.

The top three characters are no surprise, but I was a bit surprised at how the rest of the list shook out.

Top Fifteen Characters By Word Count

  1. 28,046: Shindou Hikaru
  2. 10,422: Fujiwara no Sai
  3. 8,617: Waya Yoshitaka
  4. 8,216: Touya Akira
  5. 4,462: Isumi Shin'ichirou
  6. 3,514: Kurata Atsushi
  7. 3,108: Ochi Kousuke
  8. 3,078: Ogata Seiji
  9. 2,693: Touya Kouyou
  10. 2,654: Tsutsui Kimihiro
  11. 2,587: Kaga Tetsuo
  12. 2,466: Mitani Yuuki
  13. 2,439: Fujisaki Akari
  14. 2,315: Yáng Hǎi
  15. 2,028: Amano

Waya outtalking Touya is no surprise, but I thought it might be a little closer; I'd vastly overestimated how much talking Touya did post-148.

I didn't expect Touya Kouyou to rank as highly as he did. He does, however, get a surprising amount of dialogue towards the end.

That Akari doesn't outtalk Kaga or even Mitani was surprising to me, though it really shouldn't be. I desperately hope she has a happy, fulfilling, and distracting high school career ahead of her.

I would have spitballed Kuwabara Hon'inbou up way higher on the list (he comes in at #16, with a word count of 1,893).

Hikaru's mom gets approximately the same number of words as Watanabe (her 1,540 to his 1,513, placing them at #17 and #18 respectively).

Yashiro comes in #30 with 999 words, putting him smack between Su-yeong (1,024 words) and Tsubaki (973 words).

Adorably, Touya Akiko and Seo Chang-won are one right after the other (#69 and #70, with 345 words and 337 words). I love Touya-sensei's bro-hood with Seo Chang-won too much for words! :3

ETA: Sorry for the delay in replaying; I hadn't realised I'd posted this as public, since I've spent the last month talking to myself in private posts ^^ It was so great to hear from you guys; I hope you're doing well, and I'm so gladdened to see you guys still love HikaGo ♥

Oh, and the transcripts themselves are available on the wiki; once I've finished the JA transcripts I was gonna make something for offline reading like an epub or something, so that's down the pipe.

Date: 2015-02-12 12:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chagrined
This is interesting! None of it is really that surprising but it's still neat to see it laid out. Like, it's not surprising to me that Kurata has more words than Ogata despite showing up l8r b/c Kurata loves to hear himself talk and of course plays a bigger role in the Hokuto cup, but it is still neat seeing it in numbers like that. Though of all of that yeah I'm probably with you, I maybe wouldn't have expected Touya Kouyou so high. But yeah when you think about it, he does talk more later on.

Honestly I'm just most amazed you actually typed up an entire transcription of the whole series. O__O

Date: 2015-02-12 08:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] qem_chibati
Woah! That's really cool very thanks for putting it together!

Date: 2015-02-13 05:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] verloren1983
This is impressive! That takes some SERIOUS dedication, which I know you have, but you know. ^_~ I'm surprised that Kaga is so low on the list. Maybe I shouldn't be, considering that he really only appears in the Haze arc, but I don't know, I feel like he talked a lot more than that. Maybe that's me. I'm also surprised by Ogata. You'd think he'd have more, since he was there close to the beginning and rather frequently, but I guess his pimping and creeping didn't really require that many words. XD

Date: 2015-05-06 06:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] flonnebonne
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