Research: Who is the Most Representative Character of "Cool Japan"?

The nationally popular cat robot takes the top spot

Tokyo Polytechnic University today reported the result of their recent research for the concept of "Cool Japan" among 1,000 Japanese people in the age of 15 to 49. One of the questions was "Who is the most representative character of 'Cool Japan'?" It was conducted between January 17 and 22 by mobile research. All of the four generations (10s, 20s, 30s, 40s) chose Fujiko Fujio's Doraemon as their top "Cool Japan" character. Check the all generation combined top 15 result below. Who is your top "Cool Japan" character?

 

1. Doraemon - 55.6%

© Fujiko Pro, Shogakukan

 

 

2. Son Goku from "Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z" - 38.3%

© Bird Studio/Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation



3. Totoro from "My Neighbor Totoro" - 37.5%

© STUDIO GHIBLI Inc.



4. Pikachu from "Pocket Monster/Pokemon" - 37.4%

© Pokémon/Nintendo



5. Anpanman - 37.3%

© Takashi Yanase/Froebel-kan,TMS, NTV



6. Monkey D. Luffy from "One Piece" - 35.5%

© Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha


7. Gundam - 35.0%

© Sotsu/Sunrise



8. Hatsune Miku (vocaloid) - 32.6%

© Crypton Future Media, INC.


9. Atom from "Tetsuwan Atom" - 30.5%

© Tezuka Productions



10. Hello Kitty - 30.3%

© Sanrio Co,. LTD.


11. Mario - 30.0%

© Nintendo


12. Evangelion from the "Evangelion" series - 29.5% (not Rei or Asuka)

© khara


13. Lupin the 3rd - 24.4%

© Monkey Punch, NTVM, TMS



14. Godzilla - 22.7%

© TOHO



15. Naruto - 19.4%

© Masashi Kishimoto, Scotto/Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Pierrot


via: presepe


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