Whether it's a deficit of available time or a deficit of quality, there's always going to be cause to drop an anime series that you've started. In a recent, Biglobe reader poll, almost 17,000 votes were cast for the anime that otaku have cut from their watch lists. Then, with a couple days still to go, over 26,000 votes were cast in a response poll for the anime that otaku have stuck with. See what was picked after thejump.
This summer's anime season looks promising. So promising, that there are intriguing series that I'd completely forgotten about! In a new reader poll, Biglobe readers named the anime that they have the highest expectations for. See what they're looking forward to after the jump.
It has been about a month since the season started and anime fans now have better idea of what they like and are continuing to watch. Japanese industry portal Anime!Anime! conducted a poll on their site for anime readers are watching at this time. The poll period was from 11pm on April 17th to 11pm on April 30th, 2013 and multiple votes were allowed. See the ranking after the jump!
You'd think physical appearance wouldn't have any bearing on anime voicing, but there's so much multi-channel marketing, it's not surprising that fans take notice. Appropriate for a day in which Daisuke Ono is celebrating his birthday, Biglobe has posted the results of a pair of polls asking readers to name the men with the most handsome faces and the cutest ladies. Get a look after the jump.
It looks like otaku men in Japan need not be "forever alone!" For a recent entry in an ongoing series of surveys on love and relationships, Sankei Living Newspaper conducted a poll asking women 94 women if they could bring themselves to be in a relationship with a guy who’s an otaku. 77% replied in the affirmative. More after the jump.
Some, or maybe many otaku males in Japan pride themselves in their masochistic preferences and many popular verbally abusive female characters in anime that keep them begging for more. Animeone polled for which voice actresses that they want to be verbally abused by the most. See the top 10 after the jump.
In terms of the war for the burning affection of fans, Spring 2013 is something of a battle of Mikasa versus Misaka, with Attack on Titan's Mikasa Ackermann throwing down against Certain Scientific Railgun's Mikoto Misaka. Actually, there was a poll specifically setting the two against each other. Then, the two entered the big battle royale, with over 16,000 votes cast for the most moe heroine of spring 2013. See the results after the jump.
Otaku House, a cosplay and Japanese novelties retail chain store based in Singapore, posted the result of an online poll they recently conducted online for Top 25 Hottest Anime Babes in 2013 on their blog. Find out who made the list after the jump!
In 2004, the Tampa Bay Rays played the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's Tokyo Dome. What made this memorable for anime fans was that the US national anthem was performed by Minako Honda, who sang the ending for the original Hunter x Hunter anime and the theme from Mardock Scramble. Considering this, the otaku at Biglobe asked themselves what anison artist should sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a future MLB versus NPB game.
The fun thing about polls is the debates that they inspire, and a recent Biglobe reader anime ranking doubled down on that by asking Japanese otaku to name what they consider to be the top anime studio masterpiece. So, there's room to argue production company's signature work in addition to ranking quick combination comes out on top. See what was picked after the jump.
Sometimes fans get to enjoy the singing talents of certain voice actors in the openings and endings of anime and character songs, and many of them display great singing skills. Goo Ranking posted the result of the Top 10 Voice Actors Who Can Sing, as voted on by NTT customers in Japan. See the result after the jump!
With Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT ending and the Steins;Gate movie coming up, it was a good time for Bigblobe readers to think back on their favorite anime inventors and mad scientists. A bit surprisingly, none of Go Nagai's classics made the cut, but the 6,000 voters did manage a nice range of classics mixed with popular newcomers. See who was selected after the jump.
Spring is in the air. Cherry blossoms are blooming. The famous ones in Washington DC are supposed to peak this week. So, in honor of the season, the anime fans at Biglobe decided to put their heads together to pick their favorite anime/manga/visual novel characters named for the "sakura" cherry flowers. See who they picked after the jump.
Sometimes, it is true your potential date looks a little more attractive because of what they do. Sugoren asked their female subscribers the question of the top dream occupations of the guy that they would love to date at least once in their life. I used Kuroko's Basketball to show those occupations since the official Character Bible inspired fanart and other images perfectly fit the description. Click to see the result!
Capcom kicked off a poll last month, asking both Japanese and English fans who their favorite characters from the Street Fighter franchise are. After unveiling a partial list at PAX East, the full results are now available, so hit the jump to check 'em out!