Nikkei Entertainment Releases the Large Scatter Plots Featuring All the Male and Female Celebrities in Its 2017 “Talent Power Ranking”

This year’s edition of Nikkei Entertainment’s “Talent Power Ranking” is out. We’ve had several posts about this topic, and we now have the very large scatter plots that these lists were made from. There is one for male celebrities and another for female celebrities. Check them out after the jump to see where your faves placed in the spectrum of celebrity!

Male

Female

An explanation of the charts can be found here.

  • Comments

    • RIP EXILE!

    • eplizo

      Hikki stays sitting pretty on her throne. love it lol.

      I wonder why they expanded the spheres of influence more vertically…. Was it explained in the official text?
      I also find it interesting to compare the trends between male and female. Most of the male acts are densely populated in the top right meaning they’re more relevant in general while most female acts are at the top left, so they seem to be more quickly disposed of since they don’t have much public presence I guess.

    • Xxxx

      Cp
      Its ridiculous how many so believes that nikkei poll.Desprite how faulty it is.

      In short they apparently survey like 4k ppl from parts of jp,.
      But that survey includes 1000+celebs.
      No one has the time to go through

      1000+ celebs and answer many questions about them,only few nolife ppl out of those 4k would, so the actual sampling is small AF and faulty as hell.And even if any one managed to sit through 1000+ celebs names and answered Qs no way his answers w’d be any more reliable for obvious reason
      And due to the manner of how this poll is conducted it heavily favours those which promotes constantly .
      not that we are actually supposed to blindly believe what they say about how they conducted their survey to begin with.Its just another poll.
      These type of polls including large options is simply impossible to conduct manually.

      • Go

        Where did you get the info on how they conducted the survey? Was it from here?:
        https://www.talentsearch.jp/overview
        The picture links are broken. I remember I’ve google translated the site last year and it was fine.

        Tbh, I don’t find it ridiculous.
        They conducted the survey 4 times each year. Around 1000 surveyed each time. That’s a reasonable sample size and period.

        Here’s their method from 2 years ago:
        Investigative method: Fax investigation – i think they’ve added a web/app option ??
        Timing of implementation: Four times a year (February, May, August and November)
        Study area: Tokyo and three prefectures (Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa)
        Surveyed talent number: 1250 name
        Surveyed number: 4400 people

        The survey questions are pretty simple too
        Recognition axis: Do you recognize their face and name? Yes/No
        Interest Axis:
        If the talent is out on TV, movies, or releasing DVDs:
        1. I want to know – I’m very interested to watch / listen
        2. I want to know – I’m interested to watch / listen
        3. I do not want to know – I’m not interested to watch / listen
        4. I do not want to know – Do not want. At all.

        As for going through all 1000+ talents, people surveyed can just answer the talents they are interested in. Those whom they left out meant they are irrelevant (Recognition=no | Interest =4)none)

        At the end of the day, it is a popularity poll. Of course those who are heavily promoted have an edge.

        • Xxxx

          And how many casual gp ,if any one at all ,would have the patience or time for your:
          “The survey questions are pretty simple too
          Recognition axis: Do you recognize their face and name? Yes/No
          Interest Axis:
          If the talent is out on TV, movies, or releasing DVDs:
          1. I want to know – I’m very interested to watch / listen
          2. I want to know – I’m interested to watch / listen
          3. I do not want to know – I’m not interested to watch / listen
          4. I do not want to know – Do not want. At all.

          For 1000+ celebs?

          If not(which is obvious) then this entire poll is fked up from the start, it was never a properly done poll to begin with.
          They might have actually took some few random survey about specific artist,
          Just think the array of options contains 1k+ acts and obviously no one will go through the trouble of answering or asking questions about 1k + celebs at each of them from those (1x 4 )k participants.
          Ratio wise they

          and than sat together and stamped on a piece of paper based on what they felt about it.
          But thats it.

          And no pr=/=actual popularity, it doesn’t determine which act is bigger in reality.

          • Go

            There’s only TWO questions in this poll. Those 4 are the options for one category. It’s easy to answer these 2 qs if they line it horizontally. If the answer is “no” for the first one, participants don’t need to bother answering for that particular talent.

            They probably line up the 1000+ talents names alphabetically and people can search for the talents they know. Idk how they did it via faxing in the past years but i believe the web/app poll option added recently made it easier.

            Its not impossible that 1k (x4) out of billions residents in Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama and Kanagawa have the time and interest enough to go through this survey. Most of their sample probably comes from people working in the entertainment industry.

            “And no pr=/=actual popularity, it doesn’t determine which act is bigger in reality.”
            I didn’t said that. However, talents being pushed on all sort of media will increase their name/face recognition point.

            • Xxxx

              ..Everyone had to read atleast 3-4options and more depending on their pick.

              Just for the sake of the discussion , city like tokyo have just 9m population nothing like billion even if you combine the other districts,

              And just because tokyo have 9m ppl living doesnot mean it will magically make even 100 people to appear before those surveyers that nikkei hired to carry out their survey ,such that they would actually bother through all the work and trouble and waste time

              ,just go to tokyo and try to find a casual person willing to read and rate 1000+ celebs .
              No relatively sane person would.
              You dont realise how almost impossible that task is.

              • Go

                “Everyone had to read atleast 3-4options and more depending on their pick.”
                No. They don’t have to read back the options everytime they are answering for each talent. It’s just yes/no and a degree of interest from 1-4.

                Still it’s 9 million. Gathering 1000 samples per month for Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama and Kanagawa is doable. It’s not an impossible task if the participants comes from the industry itself where the interest is high.

                • Xxxx

                  Yeah any one just fills up survey options without reading nice logic there.
                  You’re a international jpop fanatic fan who’s trying to believe anything thats support your opinion so it might seem easy to you in your head but it doesnot work same for casual public.

                  “Its not impossible ” yeah you go to tokyo or kanagawa or any subdistricts try to find someone willing to waste time voting about 1000+ celebs.
                  You dont live in reality.
                  Just bc population is more doesnot mean magically thousands of casual gp with valid opinion & willing to vote for 1k+ celebs will appear.

                  • Go

                    LoL. Resorting to ad hominem now? I do like some jpop acts but not a fanatic, no.

                    I guess you never filled out questionnaires (or conducted surveys) on degrees of pain, like>dislikes, usage ( often>none )… It’s easier for you to understand with visuals but it’ll waste my time to dig out some examples. Multiple reading of the positive>negative indicators are redundant if the options are well aligned. Participants will instinctively tick the boxes accordingly.

                    It’s really not impossible to achieve that number of sample if they targetted areas with high interest in the entertainment field (ie: akasaka, fujiteribi building, advertisement agencies etc). If the survey is about medical service, the surveyors will conduct the study /gather samples at hospitals. Same method applies here. It’s just a guess but 500 willing participants might come from Tokyo alone with its high concentration of industry workers.

                    • Xxxx

                      When an average casual public fill out a questionnaire with 4 options about some type of preferences, it takes about a minute .While we are talking about 1000+ options here.

                      No ad agency will let its employees waste time voting for 1000+ entertainers for nothing, nobody would do that for nothing.

                      Doing a simple medical survey with 20 options after gathering 40 medical practitioners in a medical university is one thing
                      ,but doing a self claimed nation wide survey which involves 1k+ options to vote involving the reported 1k participants from various districts of jp manually is not feasible realistically.

                      • Go

                        “When an average casual public fill out a questionnaire with 4 options about some type of preferences, it takes about a minute ”
                        No. It’ll take 2 seconds or less for each talent.
                        http://i.imgur.com/Yewc4fM.jpg

                        “No ad agency will let its employees waste time voting for 1000+ entertainers for nothing, nobody would do that for nothing.”
                        They do. A lot of these companies relied on this ranking for endorsement suggestions. Actually a lot bought the full digest from the marketing company who conducted the survey.

                        hmm.. you kept saying “jpop fanatic” but this survey covers a lot more than just “jpop”

                      • Xxxx

                        What you did is made an excuse from your imaginary mind to try validate your self made opinion , not real.

                        During such a survey when a casual gp gets thrown with a celebs name first he/she will think whether she/he even knows him/her for some seconds and try to remember,and then if he/she happened know him that celeb the participant will take another couple of seconds to think about how much she/he may be interested in that celeb and after that again remember that if she had choosen certain option she will have to choose again from the options about how much he/she would be interested in that celeb’s next work that takes some thought process and couple of more seconds.

                        This is hella trouble some for casual gp,and then voting for 1k + celebs ?

                        You are expecting the effeciency of yokibo student filling simple options in exam from those casual gp pertaking celeb survey.

                        You don’t get the simple logic that casual gp dont think like jpop fanatics. That tells a lot.
                        Their mind is not packed with celebs info and credentials like a rabid fan like you.

                      • Go

                        Wow. You made the thought process so long and complicated.
                        People in general don’t think or act like OCDs. The example I posted above visually explains itself.

                        “What you did is made an excuse from your imaginary mind to try validate your self made opinion , not real….Their mind is not packed with celebs info and credentials like a rabid fan like you.” lol. again with the ad hominem. XD

                        They don’t need mind packed with celebs credentials to answer these two simple questions.
                        1)Do I know this person/group
                        2)Do I care
                        Seriously, it’s not brain surgery. Just reading some names and tick/click the boxes.

    • Asha

      Go Ohno. You troll people some more. Hurhur.

    • Gee

      Someone translated a Johnny’s version of the graph. Very interesting to see the clusters of different groups
      http://i.imgur.com/BeN0iva.jpg

    • Brett

      Oh wow peep Kudo Shizuka in her own special box. I guess her popularity must be literally off the charts what a queen!!! Utada who??? Namie whomst?????

    • PigeonPop

      I hope Matsuko can keep this dominance going. The last two years have really shown his superiority over the next-gen batch of TV personalities like Ariyoshi, whose guest-ijiri style is very limited and absolutely needs a co-host and/or a hinadan of several other geinin to run a show.

    • Kiki

      Is there a bigger version of these charts? It’s hard to see the names.

      • c

        at 二蘇蘇 weibo where these scans are from

      • Gee

        The charts posted are high-res. To view the actual size, right click and view image on new tab. You can also drag the graph to a new tab.

    • MahiruNoYume

      Huh, interesting to see how different the graphs are between male and female o: But hey look, B’z is just barely in the popular + interested section! lol

      It’s a bit funny to see how much more popular Sayanee (Yamamoto Sayaka) is on her own vs NMB48 as a whole, but I actually like seeing her do solo stuff. She has such a pretty voice ;;

    • arara-chan

      Isn’t it completely strange that, when looking at the graph, Tokio is above Arashi on both axis, but when looking at the ranking with the power score Arashi is clearly winning….

      • Gee

        You’re right. That’s strange.
        Arashi’s power score is 45.9. TOKIO’s 41.6

      • Gee

        Maybe they factor in scores from the members too. Saw this breakdown from the Johnny’s article
        http://oi68.tinypic.com/mwyws4.jpg

        • arara-chan

          Thanks for that! But when looking at that I find it even stranger… Looking at these numbers Tokio should be AT LEAST higher than Aiba, Ohno and Sakurai (11th place)… which they aren’t (Tokio is 16th)… WelI, I don’t have an idea how they calculate these scores and I’ll probabely never know

    • Liokt

      Anyone found Sakura Fujiwara and Sheena Ringo? The female chart is very hard to see, its resolution isn’t as high as the male one… Another female act I missed is Leo Ieiri: past year she was on the “attention” zone, but now is forgotten. And if I’m not wrong, Gesu no Kiwami Otome. is also nowhere to find, while Becky is here, next to the purple zone, close to Ayumi Hamasaki *laughs*. Nice to see Seiko Oomori on the orange zone (or at least I think it’s her, since I can’t see it clearly). And despite their disbandment, Ikimonogakari still have power – I always see them as the “21th century Dorikamu”, maybe I’m not so wrong about that.