Although it is now widely enjoyed as an entertainment medium regardless of age, a lot of people still feel anime is for kids. With that said, which anime could satisfy the different tastes of more mature audiences to the point that they get hooked? Goo Ranking asked their registered users during one week in December 2013 and 1,076 people voted. See the full list after the jump!
Following last fall's announcement that Hayao Miyazaki will retire, Japanese telecom provider NTT Docomo conducted a non-scientific "Voice of the People" survey in which 8585 responded to the question of who they think will carry the banner of anime forward after the internationally revered, Oscar winning and again nominated director left the medium. See who they picked after the jump.
Who comes to your mind when you think of Japanese mangaka that best represent Japan? To answer that question, NTT Docomo recently asked its mobile service subscribers that question and collected a total of 24,420 votes. The final results do not surprise anyone in Japan as the god of manga himself claimed more than 10,000 votes to represent Japan and Japanese manga culture. Let's see who else is following in his footsteps after the jump!
Since NTT Docomo recently asked about the best voice actresses for cool and mature female characters in anime, they did not forget the male half. Many anime and video games feature cool and manly male figures and who does the best voices for them? 1,054 registered users voiced their opinion and the 10 best voice actors for manly male characters are after the jump!
In the majority of anime, girls with a young appearance and high-pitched voices are popular. There are also plenty of sexy, mature and cool female characters. Who does the best job when it comes to voicing them? That's what Goo Ranking asked their subscribers and the results have been posted. Let's see which 10 voice actresses 1,054 Japanese people voted for and what characters they voice after the jump!
Nijimen has posted the results of the question that a lot of fans could not answer when it was offered as an otome game style survey, that is, to choose only one character out of the Free! anime to spend Valentine's Day together with. 1,396 online votes by Japanese fans (please notice that I am carefully avoiding specifying "female fans" because a little less than 10% of the votes came from the guys). The results are after the jump!
Does it seem like manga readers have slightly different tastes from anime viewers? In the results of a recent poll question where the Japanese male users of the site chose who they wanted to receive chocolate from, they picked many characters that seasoned veterans in the scene could probably appreciate. After the jump, the other part of poll results by eBookJapan!
Japanese digital book retail site eBookJapan recently conducted a poll just in time for for the chocolate day, as known as Valentine's Day! Users of the site were chosen randomly to answer an email questionnaire, with female answers choosing the character she wants to give chocolate to, and male answers choosing who they wanted to receive it from. Let's check out the female poll results first after the jump!
We previously reported about the character family structure from Kuroko's Basketball last year, but have you ever wondered about having them as your older or younger brother? Nijimen recently conducted an online poll to ask their readers which of the 7 characters from the anime they would like to have as their brother. Let's see what Japanese KuroBasu fans think and their reasoning for choosing certain characters to be their brother after the jump!
It's been said that the most beautiful girl in cosplay is a guy and best looking guy in cosplay is a girl. Putting those high expectations aside, let's say you want to crossplay (meaning cosplay the character that is the opposite of your gender), which Shonen anime you would like to cosplay from? That's the question asked online to 1,054 registered Goo Ranking female users and the results are after the jump!
Since there are plenty of great examples of butlers such as Sebastian Michaelis from Kuroshistuji, it's no wonder many female anime fans in Japan dream about having a butler to cater to her every whim. Butler cafes have been thriving in Japan for a while now, but what makes them so good? Goo Ranking recently asked 1,054 such Japanese females what qualities are necessary to make a perfect butler like Sebastian. More after the jump!
According to the latest Joysound annual ranking, Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis, the opening theme from Neon Genesis Evangelion has been the most requested song at karaoke in Japan for 7 consecutive years. How its possible is another question, but Goo Ranking recently asked their subscribers what other Anisongs should be the standard at Japanese karaoke parties. See the top 10 after the jump!
Joysound, a Japanese karaoke system provider revealed the annual ranking of Anisong that was sung most at Joysound karaoke outlets thoroughout Japan. The data was collected from both Joysound and UGA series systems between the period of January 1st to December 31st of 2013. The top 10 karaoke rankings for the anime/game/Tokusatsu category in 2013 are waiting after the jump!
Following up, Otome Sugoren has posted the results of another poll conducted for their Japanese female users to give pointers to Japanese males who would like to be more popular among females. These 9 anime/manga characters have qualities Japanese females prize the most, which means these qualities are the ones they look for in men. See all 9 characters after the jump!
Shojo series provide an abundance of male characters that Japanese females dream of, whether it's a classroom hero, a cool and perfect senpai or a knight in shining armor. Japanese relationship portal Otome Sugoren conducted an online poll to find out which of these male characters are desired by Japanese females to be their dream boyfriend. See the 9 characters after the jump!