A recent online questionaire quizzed 401 Japanese college students about their experience with the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise in an effort to gauge the popularity of the long-running science fiction / mecha series among younger people, and the results may surprise you. Hit the jump to learn more.
On the heels of a crushing defeat in the "Pokémon General Election 720" in which Simisear (known as Baokkie in Japan) came in dead last in the rankings, the beleaguered Fire Type Pokémon is trying to reclaim its tarnished image as an unpopular loser that nobody loves with a promotional campaign that includes presents for Pokémon fans. Hit the jump to learn more.
The results of the inaugural "Pokémon General Election 720" have been announced, and the winners of the top 10 spots in the rankings may come as a surprise to new fans and veteran Pokémon trainers alike. Hit the jump to learn more.
With a live-action film adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist on the way, Japanese fans have taken to speculating about what other manga / anime properties they'd like to see adapted, and who they'd like to see in the starring roles. Hit the jump to check out the "Top 5" actors that otaku would want to star as Luffy D. Monkey in a (purely hypothetical) live-action One Piece film.
Not all Pokémon are created equal, and a recent online poll on Goo Ranking asked Japanese fans to pick which Starter Pokémon they'd rather start without. Hit the jump to see the top 10 Pokémon that novice trainers would rather not catch.
Love is in the air, because a recent online poll on Charapedia asked Japanese otaku to vote for their favorite "endearing depictions of romance" in manga and anime. Hit the jump to see the top 20 results.
A recent flash poll on Goo Rankings quizzed 500 Japanese manga fans on which manga artists they were most surprised to learn were women using a male pen name. Hit the jump to check out the results.
A recent poll on Akiba Souken's Anime Portal website challenged Japanese fans to pick their "#1 Favorite TV Anime by Kyoto Animation", and more than 3000 otaku responded. Hit the jump to see the top ten results.
Sanrio has announced the entrants for the "Sanrio Character Ranking 2016", a contest in which fans vote for their favorite Sanrio characters from a pool of 100 popular mascots. Hit the jump to learn more.
A recent character poll of Japanese website Charapedia asked 10,000 fans to vote for who they thought were the strongest child characters in anime and manga. Hit the jump to check out the results.
In a recent online poll sponsored by Akiba Souken's "Anime Portal" website, Japanese fans were asked to vote for their favorite yuri anime - anime that features an often-romanticized same-sex attraction between young ladies. Hit the jump to see the results.
A recent online questionnaire administered by Anime! Anime! asked some 1500 fans to vote for the 2015 anime TV series that they felt most represented the concept of "subarashii", meaning "splendid" or "magnificent". Hit the jump to see the top 10 results.
A recent poll on Charapedia asked some 10,000 Japanese anime fans to vote on the "most charming" anime characters of 2015. Hit the jump to check out the top 20 results.
A recent online poll on Charapedia asked Japanese anime fans to pick their favorite cute anime mascot characters, and some 10,000 people weighed in. Hit the jump to check out the top 20 results.
A recent online poll on Charapedia asked Japanese fans to pick the top 20 shows airing during the Fall 2015 anime season that make them immediately want to watch the next episode. Hit the jump to check out the results.