In Honor of Moe Day, 16000 Japanese Fans Pick Cutest Anime Character

Recent favorites battle for the Moe Day title of Queen of Kawaii

If you write out the characters for 10-month 10-day (十日十月), it looks like the kanji for moe (萌), making October 10th the otaku consensus Moe Day holiday. Now, while moe and cuteness aren't exactly the same concept, it doesn't seem like coincidence that Biglobe Anime Rankings picked the date to close out a poll that saw nearly 16,000 Japanese otaku name their pick for anime's cutest character.

 

1. K-on!'s Mio Akiyama

2. K-on!'s Yui Hirasawa

3. Sword Art Online's Asuna

4. K-on!'s Azusa Nakano

5. Hyōka's Eru Chitanda 

6. Tari Tari's Sawa Okita

7. Kokoro Connect's Himeko Inaba

8. Humanity Has Declined's protagonist

9. Nyarko-san

10. Madoka Magica's Homura Akemi

11. YuruYuri's Akarin

12. Kokoro Connect's Iori Nagase

13. Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai!'s Rikka Takanashi

14. Accel World's Kuroyukihime

15. Madoka Magica's Madoka Kanome

16.  Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai's Kobato Hasegawa

17. Ro-Kyu-Bu!'s Tomoka Minato

18. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's Yuki Nagato

19. Higurashi's Rika Furude

20. Working!!'s Popura Taneshima

21. Inu x Boku SS' Ririchiyo Shirakiin

22. Oreimo's Kuroneko

23. Haruhi Suzumiya

24. Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!'s Sora Takanashi

25. Higurashi's Rena Ryugu,

26.  (tie) Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo's Mashiro Shiina

26. (tie) Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko's Erio Towa

28. Lucky Star' Tsukasa Hiiragi

29. Hidamari Sketch's Yuno

30. Another's Izumi Akazawa

31. The Familiar of Zero's Louise

32. Dog Days' Millhiore Firianno Biscotti 

33. La storia della Arcana Famiglia's Felicità

34.  Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!'s Hina Takanashi

35.  Ro-Kyu-Bu!'s Hinata Hakamada 

36. Little Busters' Kudryavka "Kud" Noumi 

37. Full Metal Panic Fumoffu?'s Teletha "Tessa" Testarossa

38. Mashiroiro Symphony's Miu Amaha

39. Oniai's Akiko Himenokōji

40. Kyon's Sister from Haruhi Suzumiya

41. Kamisama Kiss'Nanami Momozono

42. Upotte!!'s Funco

43. Detective Conan's Kazuha Toyama

44. Jewlpet Twinkle's Sakura Akari

45. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS'Caro Ru Lushe 

46. Nyako-san's Cthugha

47. Robotics;Notes' Akiho Senomiya

48. Cross Fight B-Daman's Ruri Tenpouin

49. Cosmic Baton Girl Comet-san

50. Jewlpet's Tomoko Miyakawa

 

Who is your pick for cutest?

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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