Last week was Wife Day in Japan, using a pun to find a good time to thank wives for all their hard work over the last year. Anime!Anime! took the occasion to ask fans which character would make their ideal 2D wife... or "waifu" if you prefer. Taking suggestions from social media, then narrowing down 25 finalists with a questionnaire, they then published the results.
Fate/'s back... Dagashi Kashi is back... Overlord is back... Yowapeda is back... Basilisk is back after 12 years! Cardcaptor Sakura is back in time for the previous anime's 20th anniversary! In terms of returning favorites, winter 2018's anime is an embarrassment of riches, Charapedia asked Japanese fans which anime they're most looking forward to in the upcoming season. Get a look after the jump.
Experience, analytical prowess, wisdom, for all its fools, anime has some characters actually worth listening to. Though in some cases, said characters play both roles. In their latest 10,000 Reader poll, Charapedia asked anime fans which anime characters they would consult with for advice. 34 characters were suggested by a pool of respondents that was 52% male and 63.9% in their teens and 20s.
This season, Anime-Gataris underscored how important an anime's third episode is, as that's the point where many fans decided whether or not to continuing watching a series. We're a bit past that for most of fall 2017 anime titles, so, Charapedia checked in for a 10,000 Reader Poll, asking fans which of the season's anime they're still eagerly watching week-to-week. 57 titles were suggested by a pool of respondents that was 58.8% female and 70.3% in their teens and 20s.
What are the creepiest manga ever? Japanese fans were polled on the comics they found unsettling, surprising, and downright creepy. We've listed their top ten here, in case you're feeling brave. Check the list out after the jump!
It's Halloween. Kids get a chance to pick up some candy trick-or-treating. Adults get a nice excuse to indulge in a bit of cosplay. In honor of this, Anime!Anime! asked who'd they want to cosplay as this year. Selections were then aggregated by gender, and from the female character picked, Re:Zero's Rem was the clear winner at 10% of the total volumes. Good choice! You get to dress up as a maid AND an oni at th same time!
In their latest 10,000 Reader Poll, Charapedia asked fans which anime/manga character would make the ideal Prime Minister. 67 choices were suggested by a pool of respondents that was 54.3% female and 62.1% in their teens and 20s. See who was picked after the jump.
Through the middle of September, Japanese site Charapedia asked readers to consider the blonde hair, the blue eyes (they threw those in here) and often limited grasp of the Japanese language and name which anime or manga character they're most drawn to. A top 10 was reported from suggestions made by a pool of voters that was 53%, 69.5% in their teens or 20s.
In principal, anime should allow for visual expression only limited by the creator's skill and imagination. So, anime has had some pretty sick sights over the years. Nicely timed for the lead-in to Halloween, Japanese ranking site Goo asked its readers to name the most "grotesque" anime that freaked them out, but which they couldn't stop watching.
Recently, Japanese ranking site Goo lifted the vocal veil to ask fans who is hot behind the microphone and name their top ikemen (handsome voice actor). With almost 3,000 votes, some perennial favorites lead with 34-year-old Mamoru Miyano (Death Note's Light) at #1, followed by 42-year-old Hiroshi Kamiya (One Piece's Law), then 32-year-old Yūki Kaji (Attack on Titan's Eren). See the (almost) 50 favorites after the jump.
With just weeks left in September, Charapedia has announced the results of the Fall's Most Anticipated Anime 10,000 Reader Poll. Asking what looks best among the sequels, new adaptations and original works, 47 titles were suggested by a pool that was 57.2% female and 66.1% in their teens and 20s. See the results after the jump.
Lashinbang, a “conbini of ‘moe',” boasts of being the largest second-hand shop for otaku goods (figures, other merchandise, official media, doujinshi). Their Akihabara shops were asking customers who was the best girl of summer 2017's anime. With 14 servants, Fate/Apocrypha had an formidable roster to work with. How exactly, they made a showing in the results has certainly raised some eyebrows.
Now that we're a month into the season, it's time to check back on what anime is still being watched. What's keeping you off the beach and in front of the TV, PC or smartphone? Charapedia asked their readers what has been as good or even better than what they expected and what's summer 2017 series they're still following. The response was 57.6% from female voters, and 69% were in their teens or 20's.
The last two weeks, Japanese site Goo has asked anime fans to pick the funniest gag anime. The winner wasn't surprising, and it wasn't close either, but the trip to get there takes some interesting turns through some classics and some (at least for English speaking fans) obscure picks. Get a look after the jump.
Who is anime's best Chinese boy? Fans over at Anime! Anime! cast their vote, and we have the top ten results. Check them out after the jump!