After Bubblegum Crisis, Masaki Kajishima and Hiroki Hayashi played with the trend of having a cast largely comprised of one gender, plus a representative of the other. That sci-fi comedy sounds simple and fun enough, but they wound up contributing to popularizing the harem genre and developing a singularly powerful character intermarried with the ruling bodies of the universe through a convoluted mythos. And, that's unforgivable.
How many anime series do you watch per season? Really watch. Not just sample. College student-centric site Gakumado asked its readers how many anime series they follow during the course of a cour/quarterly cycle. Get the figures after the jump.
Here's a somewhat fraught subject. Goo Rankings asked Japanese anime fans to name their favorite otokonoko - a term more applicable to otaku culutre, fictional characters and performative appearance than gender identity IRL. In a new poll, they asked Japanese fans to name their favorite male character who looks or dresses in a female fashion. See who they picked after the jump.
Generally fans and critics prefer the original to the adaptation. The book is better than the movie. The manga is between than the anime. The anime is better than the movie. However, sometimes, at least arguably, that isn't the case. Japanese ranking site Goo has done one of their polls, asking fans to name a series where the anime adaptation improved on the original manga.
Last week, nearly 20,000 fine Crunchyroll users from more than 100 countries participated in our first-ever Re:ZERO -starting life in another world- CHARACTER POLL!!
To riff on the One-Punch Man theme, Charapedia was looking for the saikyo mecha hero (or anti-hero, or antagonist in a few cases) in their latest 10,000 Reader poll, asking fans to name anime's mightiest robot pilot. 45 characters were suggested by a pool of voters that was 74.8% male. Because that was so one-sided, unlike many polls, they didn't offer a break down of top selections by voter. See who they picked after the jump.
I watch a fair amount of anime on my phone at the gym, and I'm generally oblivious to whether people see or care. That said, when I was watching Bakemonogatari and the "Kaerimichi" opening came on, I very quickly decided that I wouldn't be watching Monogatari in public again. Along those lines, Japanese site Sirabee asked readers anime they wouldn't want to be known to enjoy.
Vacation is over. School is back in session. And, it's weeks away from the start of the fall season. Soon, you'll have the chance to revisit many favorites, with plenty of sequels. And, there are new adaptations of manga and novels and more. Charapedia asked what from the harvest season looks like the best crop in their latest 10,000 Reader Poll. More after the jump.
Some of anime's villains aren't just memorable, they're so relentless in wrongdoing, so determined to defeat the hero, or just so good looking that you can't help but love them. Charapedia asked Japanese fans to picked their favorite in the latest 10,000 Reader Poll. 52 characters were suggested by a pool of voters that was 63.4% in female and 66.9% in their teens and 20s. See who they picked after the jump.
Personality, voice actor, attitude and power. It also doesn't matter in Charapedia's latest poll. On a follow-up to the recent poll about the ladies, this week, Japanese fans were asked to name the most appealing male anime character, judging them strictly by the face. Responses were 69.1% from female fans with 65.3% of answers coming from fans in their teens and 20s.
July is over and we're now about a month into the runs of most summer 2016 TV anime. So, Charapedia has checked in with their latest 10,000 reader poll (open July 28-August 3). Female voters edged out the guys in the pool of responses 50.4%-49.6%, with 66% coming from fans in their teens and 20s. See what they picked after the jump.
It's a perennial subject of otaku debate, but it's always good to see how the new hotness stacks up against the nostalgic favorites. For the second half of July, Charapedia has dedicated their 10,000 reader polls to deciding the favorites anime songs (anison) by female vocalists and by male vocalists. See what was picked after the jump.
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.