Anpanman Tops Bandai's Ranking of "Most Favorite Character"

The PreCure series is the girl's most favorite

Bandai, the most successful toy company in Japan, announced this year's result of the annual survey "Who is your children's favorite character?" on its official site on June 28. The survey was conducted among 2,000 Japanese parents who have 0-12 year old children. No surprise, Takashi Yanase's Anpanman, a hero with an edible head made of "pan" (bread) that is filled with "an" (red bean paste), wins the first spot of the boy's and girl's combined ranking for 11 consecutive years since 2002 when the survey began. The second of the combined ranking (and the top of the girl's) is a magical girl anime PreCure series defeating Pokemon/Pocket Monster two years in a row.

 

Boy's & Girl's Combined Ranking


 

1 (1). Anpanman (466 votes 23.3%)


2 (3). PreCure series (254 votes 12.7%)


3 (4). Kamen Rider series (219 votes 11.0%)

 (pic: Kamen Rider Wizard, the newest show which will start in September 2012)


4 (2). Pokemon/Pocket Monster (203 votes 10.2%)


5 (5). ONE PIECE (160 votes 8.0%)


6 (6). Super Sentai series (122 votes 6.1%)

 (pic: 36th series Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters)


7 (7). Doraemon (112 votes 5.6%)


8 (9). Rilakkuma (93 votes 4.7%)


9. (8). Tamagotchi (92 votes 4.6%)


10 (10). Hello Kitty (81 votes 4.1%)

 

Boy's ranking

1. Anpanman

2. Kamen Rider series

3. Pokemon

4. Super Sentai series

5. ONE PIECE

6. Doraemon

7. Thomas and Friends

8. Ultraman series

9. Super Mario

10. Cars

 

Girl's ranking

1. PreCure series

2. Anpanman

3. Tamagotchi

4. Rilakkuma

5. Hello Kitty

6. ONE PIECE

7. Jewelpet

8. Pokemon

9. Mickey Mouse

10. Doraemon


via Mynavi


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