It's mere weeks until the summer anime season kicks off. This brings the long-expected adaptation of moe game development manga New Game!, as well as ReLife and Orange, leading fan-picks for manga that deserve anime. There's a new generation of Love Live! And, don't forget, Berserk is finally back. In a Charapedia 10,000 Reader Poll, Japanese fans voted for which summer 2016 anime has raised their expectations the highest.
Andoroids (or cyborgs, or other mech-beings) have had a long history in anime. In fact, with Astro Boy, the first TV anime hero was a robot. In a new 10,000 reader poll, Charapedia paid tribute to the classic character type, asking fans for their favorite. The 70 characters suggested came from a pool that was 59.1% male, 67% in their teens and 20s.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica turned five years old this winter. Cardcaptor Sakura is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Sailor Moon celebrated its 20th for years. Are Magic Girls supposed to make you feel old?! Charapedia brought up the subject in their latest 10,000 reader poll, asking fans, who prompts the the most nostalgia? Who's the cutest? The strongest? Which magic girl do they find most enchanting?
We're now one month into the spring 2016 anime season, and so Charapedia has checked in to see what titles are still appointment-viewing for anime fans in their latest 10,000 Reader Poll. These are the ones that fans are still anticipating week-to-week and haven't dropped all together to put aside to marathon later. See what they picked after the jump.
Cute idols, rockers or boy bands? This week, Charapedia's 10,000 Reader Poll asked anime fans to name their favorite music acts. The 49 suggestions were mostly from guys, with a 66.6/33.4 gender ratio in the responses. 67.2% were in their teens and 20s. See who was named after the jump.
There's something attractive about the idea of a stranger joining a close knit class of students. Anime and manga have long played off the idea. So long that it was a cliche joked about in the 80's with the likes of Project A-ko and Blazing Transfer Student. Charapedia explored the subject of which of these mysterious newcomers are most fascinating in their latest 10,000 reader poll. See who they picked after the jump.
Charapedia kicked of April with a bare-knuckle anime brawl, asking fans, in their latest 10,000 Reader Poll, to name the anime with the best looking action scenes. Flesh and blood fists, robot-on-robot violence, clashing swords, 47 works were suggested by a pool of respondents that was 50.7/49.3 male-to-female and 67.3% in their in teens and 20s. See what they picked after the jump.
Charapedia has punished the results of their third annual favorite voice actor 10,000 reader poll. All levels from rookies to super-stars were welcome, with the intention being to measure their popularity in 2016, and not explicitly to reward their recent work. 104 actors were suggested from a poll of respondents that was 56.8% female and 63.7% in their teens/20's.
What's wrong with loving yourself? Charapedia proposes that question before asking fans to name anime's top narcissist in its latest 10,000 reader poll. The 68 characters suggested came from a pool that was 63.1% female and 66% in their teens and 20's. Check the results agter the jump.
Decades before creating the first TV anime with 1963's Astro Boy, Osamu Tezuka was a Disney devotee, reportedly seeing Bambi over 80 times. And, foreign animation still has an ardent following in Japan. Just look at all the South Park fanart on Pixiv. In a recent 10,000 Reader Poll, Charapedia asked Japanese fans to consider the masterpieces, the irreverent adult works and enjoying kids shows, then name their favorite foreign animation.
Anime makes a habit of torturing fans with the wait for a confession of love. In a recent 10,000 Reader Poll, Charapedia asks fans which confessions rewarded the watchers with a real "doki-doki" heart pounding. The 46 suggestions came from a pool that was 53.9% male and 67.2% in their teens and 20s. Check out the results after the jump.
What anime character would be perfect for marriage? Who would be a great intellectual partner, the best breadwinner, help around the house or just looks the part? Charapedia asked Japan's anime watchers in their latest 10,000 Reader Poll and got 83 suggestions from a pool that was 60.2% male and 65.3% in their teens and 20's. The responses were then aggregated by the gender of the characters.
Charapedia has published the results of their latest 10,000 reader poll, asking anime fans about their favorite set of siblings. Who has the strongest bond, the most dramatic relationship, the funniest interpersonal dynamic? It was one of the minority of site polls where female voters outnumbered males 51.4 - 48.6 %, with the 63 suggested pairs coming from a pool that was 74.2% in their teens and 20s.
In their latest 10,000 reader poll, Charapedia asked fans which lady of anime looks best in a pony tail. The 52 characters suggested come from a pool of 53.7 - 47.3 male/female and 68% in their teens and 20s. Check out the picks after the jump.
Charapedia's 10,000 user polls started off the new year by looking back, asking fans which anime felt incomplete or cut-off half way through and needed a sequel. Just about everything was 2014/2015, but then Hyouka, the first volume of Honobu Yonezawa's Classic Literature Club mystery novel series, adapted in a 2012 KyoAni TV series, turned up. See what was picked after the jump.