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