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Doumo
September 24, 2009, 07:02 AM
This thread is intended to be about the popularity polls in general and on how much they influence the plot...

First of all let's look at the numbers:

Weekly Shounen Jump sells 2,700,000 copies a week...
the Popularity polls counts at least 200.000 coupons sent each time...
this makes them less then the 10% of the readers.

If we were speaking of a normal poll it would be a really good sampling, but
there' s something that isn't written in those numbers...

How many of Jump's readers are really shounen ?
That's really a point that we have here, since those that started reading One Piece when they were shounen should be now about 24...
same for Naruto fans that should be 22...
have they stopped reading the manga because the were not more shounen ? I think this's unlikely to happen.

Now my point is:
Were you one of them would've you sent a coupon to vote your favourite character ?
It's an embarassing thing to buy a shounen magazine if you're not a shounen anymore...but you can always subscribe it...
but sending a coupon to a redaction with your name and etc...is a bit too much in my opinion...
what's more is that "sending a vote to a shounen magazine poll" is a stupid thing to do for an adult to start with...
so my theory is that only real shounen send their coupon to the magazine...
(well, there will always be some weird guy like you that will do it...yes..I know you did it, it's no use to deny it....:D)

This said all the popularity polls are inaccurate for me...especially if you consider that the older readers are those with more money and then the
main target for the merchandising...

This thread was wrote because someone said that Hallibel has no fanbase in japan basing on the polls and I wanted to explain how this affirmation was likely to be false...

Feel free to contribute or criticize...:oh

By the way, next poll seems to be about your favourite battle until now, so let's hear your opinion...

poobert
September 24, 2009, 08:15 AM
That's really a point that we have here, since those that started reading One Piece when they were shounen should be now about 24...
same for Naruto fans that should be 22...
have they stopped reading the manga because the were not more shounen ? I think this's unlikely to happen.

Nostalga hit! Damn straight I am never going to give up on one piece! Also watching the naruto anime for the first time was awesome! I can still remember the corny theme tune at the end. "Don't cry! 'cos your so right! you will hate yourself in the end!" (don't know what the hell it was on about)


This said all the popularity polls are inaccurate for me...especially if you consider that the older readers are those with more money and then the main target for the merchandising...

I am not sure about this. Nowadays children tend to get a lot of pocket money (a lot more than they used to) and so if you notice, advertising is largely aimed at teenagers (and young women). There is huge purchasing power behind shounen who can be whipped in to frenzy by good marketing.

Market research in to the area would confirm this, along with a few sales figures. I have little doubt that popularity polls reflect the views of the people that buy most of the merchandise.

I would agree that this is not the same as you would get from averaging the opinions of everyone who buys Jump. This would have to include passive readers, who are more likely to be older.

Ozehro
October 09, 2009, 06:51 PM
the Popularity polls counts at least 200.000 coupons sent each time...
this makes them less then the 10% of the readers.

I think the polls are quite accurate tbh.lol.
although I agree that we can't make comments like Harribel has
no fanbase. The poll isn't capable of indicating such things.
It just shows what characters are generally favoured by fans...

so anyway do these poll's affect the plot? I think they do have an effect.
End of the day, manga is business. and I assume that the artists generally
aim to appease their consumer needs, instead of boldly expressing any
artistic idea that come in to mind. However that said I think Bleach might
be taking a middle ground. So it's not so bad..lol.

Yans86
February 28, 2010, 08:18 AM
Seein that no one ever posted them or we have never had a discussion on them and their weight on the plot,I'd like to post them:



1. Ichigo Kurosaki = 9742
2. Rukia Kuchiki = 6804
3. Uryū Ishida = 3310
4. Kon = 2962
5. Orihime Inoue = 2413
6. Yasutora Sado = 2109
7. Kisuke Urahara = 1105
8. Tatsuki Arisawa = 949
9. Mizuiro Kojima = 828
10. Ururu Tsumugiya = 504
11. Keigo Asano = 496
12. Isshin Kurosaki = 488
13. Yuzu Kurosaki = 482
14. Chizuru Honshō = 475
15. Yoruichi Shihōin = 471
16. Karin Kurosaki = 462
17. Misato Ochi = 459
18. Jinta Hanakari = 457
19. Byakuya Kuchiki = 446
20. Tite Kubo = 395
21. Don Kanonji = 390
22. Tsubaki = 382
23. Renji Abarai = 374

Shun'ō = 374

25. Masaki Kurosaki = 351
26. Tessai Tsukabishi = 333
27. Ryō Kunieda = 292
28. Rukia's horror manga = 281
29. Yūichi Shibata = 268
30. Menos Grande = 236
31. Sora Inoue = 203
32. Midori Tōno = 166
33. Soul Candy: Chappy = 132
34. Michiru Ogawa = 107
35. Shun Shun Rikka = 104
36. Lily = 85
37. Ayame = 69
38. Girl Plus from Chapter 1 = 41
39. Mahana Natsui = 28
40. Sōken Ishida = 25
41. Gitano Shigeo = 22
43. Grand Fisher = 12
45. Reiichi Ōshima = 9
47. Acidwire = 8
48. Random Hollow = 7
51. Harutoki = 6
53. Enraku = 5

Kouchou Sensei = 5
Mi-chan = 5

58 Postuff = 4

Kagine = 4
Hinagiku = 4

64. Baigon = 3

The Hollow(s) that came out of Shrieker = 3
Fishbone D = 3
Yama-Bro = 3

74. Shrieker = 2

Magical Girl Megaron = 2

79. Kon's stuffed animal without Kon in it = 1

Parakeet that isn't Yūichi Shibata = 1
Oscar Joaquín de la Rosa = 1



1. Ichigo Kurosaki = 7388
2. Rukia Kuchiki = 5943
3. Renji Abarai = 4741
4. Kisuke Urahara = 3673
5. Gin Ichimaru = 3602
6. Tōshirō Hitsugaya = 2796
7. Hanatarō Yamada = 2667
8. Uryū Ishida = 2509
9. Momo Hinamori = 1852
10. Byakuya Kuchiki = 1712
11. Kon = 1574
12. Orihime Inoue = 1289
13. Sōsuke Aizen = 1168
14. Yasutora Sado = 835
15. Ururu Tsumugiya = 439
16. Isshin Kurosaki = 421
17. Karin Kurosaki = 368
18. Izuru Kira = 354
19. Yoruichi Shihōin = 321
20. Tatsuki Arisawa = 283
21. Keigo Asano = 269
22. Ikkaku Madarame = 225
23. Tite Kubo = 212
24. Zangetsu = 207
25. Kūkaku Shiba = 201
26. Ganju Shiba = 197
27. Kenpachi Zaraki = 173
28. Mizuiro Kojima = 152
29. Yachiru Kusajishi = 135
30. Zennosuke Kurumadani = 63
31. Bonnie-chan = 61
32. Nemu Kurotsuchi - 54
34. Yuzu Kurosaki = 52

Yumichika Ayasegawa = 52

36. Shunsui Kyōraku
39. Rangiku Matsumoto = 40
40. Akon = 35
42. Jinta Hinakari = 32
43. Tsubaki = 31
44. Soifon = 29
45. Zangetsu (Sword form) = 27
47. Masaki Kurosaki = 24

Shūhei Hisagi - 24

49. Yūichi Shibata = 22
50. Princess & Dragon drawing = 21



1. Ichigo Kurosaki = 8370
2. Tōshirō Hitsugaya = 8321
3. Rukia Kuchiki = 6122
4. Renji Abarai = 4517
5. Gin Ichimaru = 4039
6. Byakuya Kuchiki = 3752
7. Yoruichi Shihōin = 3744
8. Kisuke Urahara = 3676
9. Kenpachi Zaraki = 3001
10. Orihime Inoue = 2901
11. Izuru Kira = 2873
12. Momo Hinamori = 2735
13. Shūhei Hisagi = 2317
14. Jūshirō Ukitake = 2298
15. Uryū Ishida = 1742
16. Soifon = 1628
17. Rangiku Matsumoto = 1377
18. Sōsuke Aizen = 1266
19. Yachiru Kusajishi = 1224
20. Ulquiorra Cifer = 737
21. Yumichika Ayasegawa = 641
22. Nanao Ise = 609
23. Kon = 601
24. Ururu Tsumugiya = 566
25. Hanatarō Yamada = 545
26. Kaname Tōsen = 519
27. Ikkaku Madarame = 456
28. Mayuri Kurotsuchi = 448
29. Shunsui Kyōraku = 445
30. Isshin Kurosaki = 440
31. Yasutora Sado = 370
32. Isane Kotetsu = 346
33. Kaien Shiba = 316

Akon = 316

35. Zangetsu = 258
36. Ganju Shiba = 217
37. Nemu Kurotsuchi = 202
38. Retsu Unohana = 181
39. Sajin Komamura = 175
40. Tatsuki Arisawa = 174
41. Keigo Asano = 171
42. Shinji Hirako = 155
43. Hiyori Sarugaki = 151
44. Ryūken Ishida = 145
45. Chōjirō Sasakibe = 142
46. Hisana Kuchiki = 137
47. Aizen's glasses = 134
48. Rin Tsubokura = 129
49. Kūkaku Shiba = 109
50. Kiyone Kotetsu = 88



1. Tōshirō Hitsugaya - 8278
2. Rukia Kuchiki - 7895
3. Ichigo Kurosaki - 7829
4. Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez - 4987
5. Uryū Ishida - 4710
6. Momo Hinamori - 4102
7. Byakuya Kuchiki- 4010
8. Orihime Inoue - 3975
9. Izuru Kira - 3852
10. Ulquiorra Cifer - 3751
11. Renji Abarai - 3746
12. Gin Ichimaru - 3699
13. Yumichika Ayasegawa - 3443
14. Shūhei Hisagi - 3400
15. Kenpachi Zaraki - 3385
16. Mizuiro Kojima - 3250
17. Shunsui Kyōraku - 2844
18. Yasutora Sado - 2477
19. Jūshirō Ukitake - 2003
20. Kisuke Urahara 1752
21. Rangiku Matsumoto - 1666
22. Ikkaku Madarame - 1621
23. Sōsuke Aizen - 1423
24. Nnoitra Jiruga - 1315
25. Soifon - 1228
26. Kaien Shiba - 1097
27. Yachiru Kusajishi - 980
28. Yoruichi Shihōin - 752
29. Szayel Aporro Granz - 537
30. Nel Tu - 410
31. Soul Candy King - 390
32. Akon - 341
33. Kaname Tōsen - 298
34. Nemu Kurotsuchi - 246
35. Ashido Kanō - 215
36. Sajin Komamura - 190
37. Hollow Ichigo - 180
38. Hisana Kuchiki - 162
39. Luppi - 155
40. Kon - 135
41. Shinji Hirako - 118
42. Hanatarō Yamada - 107
43. Ryūken Ishida - 99
44. Kensei Muguruma - 82
45. Cirucci Sanderwicci - 69
46. Yylfordt Granz - 62
47. Ganju Shiba - 58
48. Mayuri Kurotsuchi - 53
49. Tesla - 49
50. Isshin Kurosaki - 45



1. Tōshirō Hitsugaya's Hyōrinmaru
2. Rukia Kuchiki's Sode no Shirayuki
3. Ichigo Kurosaki's Zangetsu
4. Izuru Kira's Wabisuke
5. Byakuya Kuchiki's Senbonzakura
6. Shūhei Hisagi's Kazeshini
7. Renji Abarai's Zabimaru
8. Gin Ichimaru's Shinsō
9. Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez's Pantera
10. Ichigo Kurosaki's Tensa Zangetsu
11. Uryū Ishida's Ginrei Kojaku
12. Kisuke Urahara's Benihime
13. Ikkaku Madarame's Hōzukimaru
14. Yumichika Ayasegawa's Ruri'iro Kujaku
15. Soifon's Suzumebachi
16. Tōshirō Hitsugaya's Daiguren Hyōrinmaru
17. Jūshirō Ukitake's Sōgyo no Kotowari
18. Sōsuke Aizen's Kyōka Suigetsu

Kaien Shiba's Nejibana
Rangiku Matsumoto's Haineko

21. Uryū Ishida's Seele Schneider
22. Uryū Ishida's Kojaku
23. Momo Hinamori's Tobiume

Szayel Aporro Granz's Fornicarás

25. Byakuya Kuchiki's Senbonzakura Kageyoshi (including Gōkei / Shuukei / Hakuteiken)
26. Mayuri Kurotsuchi's Ashisogi Jizō
27. Yumichika Ayasegawa's Fujikujaku

Ikkaku Madarame's Ryūmon Hōzukimaru

29. Kenpachi Zaraki's Zanpakutō
30. Nnoitra Jiruga's Santateresa
31. Hanatarō Yamada's Hisagomaru

32. Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto's Ryūjin Jakka

33. Shunsui Kyōraku's Katen Kyōkotsu

Orihime Inoue's Shun Shun Rikka
Nel Tu's Gamuza

36. Renji Abarai's Hihiō Zabimaru

Senna's Mirokumaru

38. Kensei Muguruma's Tachikaze

39. Retsu Unohana's Minazuki

40. Kaname Tōsen's Suzumushi

41. Tesla's Verruga

Zennosuke Kurumadani's Tsuchinamazu

43. Yachiru's Zanpakutō

Yasutora Sado's Brazo Izquierda del Diablo
Mayuri Kurotsuchi's Konjiki Ashisogi Jizō

46. Ulquiorra's Murciélago

Yylfordt Granz's Del Toro
Sajin Komamura's Kokujō Tengen Myō'ō
Jirōbō Ikkanzaka's Tsunzakigarasu
Luppi's Trepadora
Charlotte Cuuhlhourne's Reina de Rosas

52. Aaroniero Arruruerie's Glotonería

Matsuri Kudō's Kotōmaru
Ryūsei Kenzaki's Benishidare
Tenran

56. Avirama Redder's Devorar Pluma

Cirucci Sanderwicci's Golondrina
Hollow Ichigo's White Zangetsu
Getsuga Tenshō
Zommari Leroux's Brujería
Shinji Hirako's Sakanade
Sajin Komamura's Tenken
Dordonii Alessandro Del Socacchio's Giralda

64. Asauchi (Zanpakutō whose wielder doesn't know its name)

U(ryuu)'s glove
Nanao Ise's glasses-suspension
Isane Kotetsu's Itegumo
Tetsuzaemon Iba's Zanpakutō
Ulquiorra's Resurrección
Ulquiorra's eyeball
Ulquiorra's nails
Edrad Liones's Volcánica
Karin's soccer ball
Pesche Guatiche's Ultima
Troop 9 - Eishima's Zanpakutō
Yasutora Sado's Brazo Derecha de Gigante
Avirama Redder's Águila
Kusaka's Hyōrinmaru
Tatsufusa Enjōji's Hōzan
"G'mornin' I'chigo~!!"
Chōjirō Sasakibe's Gonryōmaru
Sado's right arm from when it first transformed
Hiyori Sarugaki's Kubikiri Orochi
Hanatarō Yamada's Akeiro Hisagomaru
Shunkō
Hakuren
Tatsuki's fists
Findor Carias's Pinza Aguda
Don Kan'onji's "Super Spirit Stake"
Kakuji Tsuijaku (Tsubaki - Orihime)
Uña Tirotear
Fujimaru Kudō's Kokyū Ryūjōmaru
Maki Ichinose's Nijigasumi
Hinamori's "Glasses Cookie"
Desgarrón
Makimaki's Zanpakutō
Lanzador Verde
Infinite Slick
Jinta Hanakari's Muteki Tekkon
Rangiku-san Matsumoto's chest
Fujimaru Kudō's Ryūjōmaru



1. Ichigo Kurosaki Vs. Byakuya Kuchiki (551 votes)
2. Ichigo Kurosaki Vs. Ulquiorra Cifer (512 votes)
3. Ichigo Kurosaki Vs. Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez (457 votes)
3. Ichigo Kurosaki Vs. Renji Abarai (457 votes)
5. Tōshirō Hitsugaya Vs. Gin Ichimaru ( Popular Guy vs. Popular Guy)
6. Renji Abarai Vs. Byakuya Kuchiki ( No-Eyebrows vs. Eyebrows)
7. Rukia Kuchiki Vs. Aaroniero Arruruerie ( Female vs. Not-Female)
8. Uryū Ishida Vs. Mayuri Kurotsuchi ( Glasses vs. no Glasses
9. Yoruichi Shihōin Vs. Soifon ( Big Boobs vs. Tiny Titties)
10. Kenpachi Zaraki Vs. Nnoitra Jiruga ( Eyepatch vs. Eyepatch)