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    Character polls from Japanese magazines

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    Animedia December 2012 Character Ranking:


    While I’m not surprised at seeing various Kuroko characters, especially Kise (yay! Second place!), I am surprised that Kagami didn’t make the list. I like him and I thought he was popular in Japan as well.
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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    Quote Originally Posted by destiny4ever View Post
    All credit for the pic goes to Kakkou.

    Animedia December 2012 Character Ranking:



    While I’m not surprised at seeing various Kuroko characters, especially Kise (yay! Second place!), I am surprised that Kagami didn’t make the list. I like him and I thought he was popular in Japan as well.
    Haha thanks Desy~ would be great if you could keep us updated about the monthly character poll!

    And not surprising that the bishounen are at the top

    I'm interested in who these guys/girls are in particular, can someone fill the places where I have no clue about? Here's what I know:

    1. Kuroko from Kuroko no Basket
    2. Kise Ryouta from Kuroko no Basket
    3. Gintoki from Gintama
    4. Madara from Natsume Yuujinchou (not sure about this one, as I've never watched the series and only know the cat from pictures)
    5. Oreki Hotarou from Hyouka
    6. Chitanda Eru from Hyouka
    7. Kirito from Sword Art Online
    8. Yui from K-On
    9. Mio from K-On (or maybe Azusa?)
    10. Rin Okumura from Ao no Exorcist
    11. No clue
    12. No clue
    13. Midorima Shintarou from Kuroko no Basket
    14. Aomine Daiki from Kuroko no Basket
    15. A Gintama character, dunno his name
    16. No clue
    17. Kaburagi Kotetsu (Tiger) from Tiger & Bunny
    18. Natsume from Natsuma Yuujinchou (?)
    19. No clue
    20. No clue

    Honorable mention/21st place (or what is it at the bottom right?) would be Akashi Seijuro from Kuroko no Basket

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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    Quote Originally Posted by naruto-niichan View Post
    Haha thanks Desy~ would be great if you could keep us updated about the monthly character poll!

    And not surprising that the bishounen are at the top

    I'm interested in who these guys/girls are in particular, can someone fill the places where I have no clue about? Here's what I know:

    1. Kuroko from Kuroko no Basket
    2. Kise Ryouta from Kuroko no Basket
    3. Gintoki from Gintama
    4. Madara from Natsume Yuujinchou (not sure about this one, as I've never watched the series and only know the cat from pictures)
    5. Oreki Hotarou from Hyouka
    6. Chitanda Eru from Hyouka
    7. Kirito from Sword Art Online
    8. Yui from K-On
    9. Mio from K-On (or maybe Azusa?)
    10. Rin Okumura from Ao no Exorcist
    11. No clue
    12. No clue
    13. Midorima Shintarou from Kuroko no Basket
    14. Aomine Daiki from Kuroko no Basket
    15. A Gintama character, dunno his name
    16. No clue
    17. Kaburagi Kotetsu (Tiger) from Tiger & Bunny
    18. Natsume from Natsuma Yuujinchou (?)
    19. No clue
    20. No clue

    Honorable mention/21st place (or what is it at the bottom right?) would be Akashi Seijuro from Kuroko no Basket
    Because of the Pigtails and the younger face I think #9 is Azusa not Mio.
    #12 looks like the sadistic guy of Gintama. But the uniform does not seem right...

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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    Quote Originally Posted by naruto-niichan View Post
    1. Kuroko Tetsuya from Kuroko no Basket
    2. Kise Ryouta from Kuroko no Basket
    3. Sakata Gintoki from Gintama
    4. Nyanko-sensei (Madara) from Natsume Yuujinchou
    5. Oreki Hotarou from Hyouka
    6. Chitanda Eru from Hyouka
    7. Kirito from Sword Art Online
    8. Hirasawa Yui from K-On
    9. Nakano Azusa from K-On
    10. Okumura Rin from Ao no Exorcist
    11. Okita Souji from Hakuouki Reimeiroku
    12. Okita Sougo from Gintama
    13. Midorima Shintarou from Kuroko no Basket
    14. Aomine Daiki from Kuroko no Basket
    15. Hijikata Toushirou from Gintama
    16. Sorinozuka Renshou from Inu x Boku SS
    17. Kaburagi Kotetsu (Tiger) from Tiger & Bunny
    18. Natsume Takashi from Natsuma Yuujinchou
    19. Roromiya Karuta from Inu x Boku SS
    20. Miketsukami Soushi from Inu x Boku SS

    Ai's Recommendation [guess that's the name of the reporter who wrote that article?] would be Akashi Seijuro from Kuroko no Basket
    That should be all of them. Hope that helps!
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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    Quote Originally Posted by naruto-niichan View Post
    Haha thanks Desy~ would be great if you could keep us updated about the monthly character poll!
    You’re very welcome ^_^ and I’ll try to get that info.
    Quote Quote:
    And not surprising that the bishounen are at the top
    All the Kuroko characters in the poll have increased my hopes about a second season of Kuroko no Basket. It seems Kuroko is very popular in Japan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Prince View Post
    That should be all of them. Hope that helps!
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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    Oreki and Chii-chan are number six and seven! I love it, Hyouka was a great series and both are great characters.

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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    Quote Originally Posted by destiny4ever View Post
    You’re very welcome ^_^ and I’ll try to get that info.

    All the Kuroko characters in the poll have increased my hopes about a second season of Kuroko no Basket. It seems Kuroko is very popular in Japan.


    I think I told you that the Kuroko anime gave the manga a huge boost? It's selling really well, it's ranking good and doujinshi's are selling/produced like hot cakes there will be a second season, without a doubt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    Oreki and Chii-chan are number six and seven! I love it, Hyouka was a great series and both are great characters.
    You should have watched sooner. I still remember Doku sharing a character poll where Chitanda was the number 1 female character and Oreki the number 1 male character. It sure was a great series!

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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    These are the character ranking according to poll made by Newtype magazine, in December issue.

    Male

    1. Kirito from Sword Art Online
    2. Oreki Hotarou from Hyouka
    3. Alexander from Fate/Zero
    4. Kira Yamato from Gundam Seed
    5. Lelouch from Code Geass
    6. Kyon from Haruhi Suzumiya
    7. Alibaba from Magi
    8. Kotetsu Kaburagi from Tiger & Bunny
    9. Aladdin from Magi
    10. Gintoki from Gintama

    Female

    1. Asuna from Sword Art Online
    2. Saber from Fate/Zero
    3. Chitanda Eru from Hyouka
    4. Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier
    5. Rikka Takanashi from Chu-2 Byo Demo Koi ga Shitai
    6. Lacus Clyne from Gundam Seed
    7. Hirasawa Yui from K-On!
    8. Homura from Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    9. Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    10. Morgianna from Magi

    Once again sorry guys, but I don't have any decent scan/camera so I could not provide the image for you

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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    Ranking Review - Taken from February 2013 issue of Newtype Magazine, with Bakemonogatari 2nd season on the cover.

    Male
    1. Kirito from Sword Art Online
    2. Aladdin from Magi
    3. Alibaba from Magi
    4. Kira Yamato from Gundam Seed
    5. Togashi Yuuta from Chuu-2 Byo Demo Koi ga Shitai!
    6. Sinbad from Magi
    7. Rider from Fate/Zero
    8. Toriharon from Gothicmade: Hana no Utame
    9. Judal from Magi
    10. Lelouch from Code Geass


    Female
    1. Morgianna from Magi
    2. Rikka Takanashi from Chuu-2 Byo Demo Koi ga Shitai
    3. Saber from Fate/Zero
    4. Lifa from Sword Art Online I don't watch SAO, so I might be mistranslated this one - Doraku
    5. Asuna from Sword Art Online
    6. Lacus Clyne from Gundam Seed
    7. Kuroneko from Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
    8. Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    9. Akiho from Robotics;Note
    10. Cheryl Nome from Macross Frontier
    Last edited by Doraku; January 29, 2013 at 11:29 AM.

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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    The #4 female would be "Leafa" based on the anime translation.

    Well, I didn't expect Leafa to go above Asuna in terms of favorite character based on polling(?), but since I didn't read the visual novel perhaps she had a better character development there than at the anime. ^^;

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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    lol Magi is totally dominating the male's list Not that I mind though, I'm surprised Aladdin is above bishounen's like Alibaba and especially Sinbad.
    Morgiana totally deserves the nr.1 spot for females

    Good to see Yuuta and Rikka on that list too~

    Quote Originally Posted by phio_chan View Post
    Well, I didn't expect Leafa to go above Asuna in terms of favorite character based on polling(?), but since I didn't read the visual novel perhaps she had a better character development there than at the anime. ^^;
    Me neither and I honestly don't think the light novel portrayed her any better (not like her popularity would come from the LN anyway, as this is totally anime-based). The only reason I see here is because Asuna was pretty much only a damsel in distress for the whole second part....

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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    I'm surprised Aki from R;N made the top ten. I don't find her all that interesting.

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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    Wow, Magi and Sword Art Online comprise most of the list.

    I'm surprised that Lelouch and Lacus Clyne are on there since it's been a while since their respective anime has aired. (For Gundam SEED, it's been a decade.) Maybe there's a re-airing or a sequel I'm not aware about, but it's pretty cool just how memorable their characters are.

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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    TOP 100

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    Re: Character polls from Japanese magazines

    For anybody who might be interested I transcribed the Top 50 for the moment. When appreciated I'll continue with the resuming characters in the upcoming days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Top 100 Transcription (part 1 of 2)
    01. Kirino Ranmaru [from Inazuma Eleven GO]
    02. Alibaba [from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic]
    03. Tsurugi Kyōsuke [from Inazuma Eleven GO]
    04. Kuroko Tetsuya [from Kuroko no Basket]
    05. Kariya Masaki [from Inazuma Eleven GO]
    06. Takanashi Rikka [from Chū 2 byō demo koi ga shitai!]
    07. Akashi Seijūrō [from Kuroko no Basket]
    08. Shindō Takuto [from Inazuma Eleven GO]
    09. Kise Ryōta [from Kuroko no Basket]
    10. Takao Kazunari [from Kuroko no Basket]
    11. Kise Yayoi a.k.a. Cure Peace [from Smile PreCure!]
    12. Sakata Gintoki [from Gintama]
    13. Aoki Reika a.k.a. Cure Beauty [from Smile PreCure!]
    14. Nakano Azusa [from K-ON!]
    15. Midorima Shintarō [from Kuroko no Basket]
    16. Hirasawa Yui [from K-ON!]
    17. Judar [Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic]
    18. Kaburagi T. Kotetsu [from Tiger & Bunny]
    19. Fubuki Shirō [Inazuma Eleven GO]
    20. Hoshizora Miyuki a.k.a. Cure Happy [from Smile PreCure!]
    21. Amemiya Taiyō [from Inazuma Eleven GO]
    22. Yoshida Haru [from Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun]
    23. Kōgami Shinya [from PSYCHO PASS]
    24. Kurusu Shō [from Uta no ☆ Prince-sama ♪ Maji LOVE 1000%]
    25. Sendō Aichi [from Card Fight!! Vanguard]
    26. Midorikawa Nao a.k.a. Cure March [from Smile PreCure!]
    27. Morgiana [from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic]
    28. Aladdin [from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic]
    29. Aomine Daiki [from Kuroko no Basket]
    30. Hino Akane a.k.a. Cure Sunny [from Smile PreCure!]
    31. Sakuma Jirō [from Inazuma Eleven GO]
    32. Okita Sōji [from Inazuma Eleven GO]
    32. Tomoe [from Kami-sama hajimemashita]
    34. Kazemaru Ichirōta [from Inazuma Eleven GO]
    35. Kirigaya Kazuto a.k.a. Kirito [from Sword Art Online]
    36. Murasakibara Atsushi [from Kuroko no Basket]
    37. Chitanda Eru [from Hyōka]
    38. Yūki Asuna a.k.a. Asuna [from Sword Art Online]
    39. Ikari Shinji [from Evangelion Shin Gekijōban]
    39. Nibutani Shinka [from Chū 2 byō demo koi ga shitai!]
    39. Japan [from Hetalia The Beautiful World]
    39. Furuya Ōzō [from Ginga e Kickoff!!]
    39. Fuwa Mahiro [from Zetsuen no Tempest]
    39. Munakata Reishi [from K]
    39. Yoshida Yūzan [from Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun]
    46. Saitō Hajime [from Hakuōki Reimeiroku]
    47. Jolly [from Arcana Famiglia – La storia della Arcana Famiglia –]
    48. Killua Zoldyck [from Hunter x Hunter]
    49. Hijikata Tōshirō [from Gintama]
    49. Fei Rune [from Inazuma Eleven GO]

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