There are only so many hours in the day -- and when it comes time to choose the recipient of your precious handmade Valentine chocolates, you have to choose carefully. So which anime characters get fans' best, and which are stuck with obligation chocolates?
456 people responded to a poll run by Anime! Anime!, of which approximately 67% were female and 63% were under 19. There were also a couple of ties -- a three-way tie for sixth place, and a nine-way tie for ninth place. How do your picks match up?
9 (tie): Lelouch Lamperouge, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
9 (tie): Hachiman Hikigaya, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
9 (tie): Osomatsu, Karamatsu, and Ichimatsu Matsuno, Mr. Osomatsu
9 (tie): Nishikata-kun, Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san
9 (tie): Takashi Natsume, Natsume Yujin-cho
9 (tie): Schubert, ClassicaLoid
9 (tie): Sougo Okita, Gintama
6 (tie): Chuya Nakahara, Bungo Stray Dogs
6 (tie): Osamu Dazai, Bungo Stray Dogs
6 (tie): Kusuo Saiki, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K
5: Levi, Attack on Titan
4: Toshirou Hijikata, Gintama
3: Kazuto Kirigaya (Kirito), Sword Art Online
2: Gintoki Sakata, Gintama
1: Makoto Tachibana, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Did your favorite boy make the cut? Anyone you think should have been included? Tell us in the comments!
Source: Anime! Anime!
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, serves as community manager for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest stories can be found in Whoblique Strategies.