Voting has begun for the 32nd "Sanrio Character Ranking", an annual contest that pits 100 Sanrio mascot characters (such as Hello Kitty, My Melody, Pompompurin, etc.) against each other in a popular vote to determine which character reigns supreme. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Japan Ninja Council - an organization that promotes tourism through the study and spread of ninja culture - has released the results of its "Ninja Global Poll", an international survey that quizzed people from 11 countries around the world about their knowledge and opinions regarding the deadly art of assassination. Hit the jump to learn more.
In a recent online poll on goo ranking, some 5001 fans voted for which anime and manga series they think suffer the most from "same face syndrome", a phrase that describes the phenomena that occurs when an artist draws their characters' faces so similarly that the only way to distinguish one character from another is by their hair style or clothing. Hit the jump to see the results.
February 3rd is the day that the Japanese celebrate Setsubun, a spring festival in which people banish the ill tidings of the previous year by lobbing dried soybeans at demons, and in a recent poll on Anime! Anime! some 950 anime and manga fans decided which oni they'd like to celebrate the holiday with. Hit the jump to learn more.
A recent online poll on goo ranking attempted to rank the most lecherous male characters in anime history. Hit the jump to see the Top 10 results.
A recent online poll on Goo Ranking asked Japanese fans to pick their favorite gag manga that have been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump manga magazine, and from a list of 48 possible titles, 5 gut-busting gag manga emerged victorious. Hit the jump to learn more.
A recent poll on Goo Ranking posed the question: "What J-pop bands would they like to see Stands named after in Hiroaki Araki's Jojo's Bizarre Adventure?" The results may surprise you. Hit the jump to check them out.
They say that beauty is only skin-deep, but that was not the issue when 10,000 Japanese fans cast their votes in order to rank the Top 20 "Just a Cute Face" Lady Anime Characters in a recent poll on Charapedia. Hit the jump to check out the results.
A recent poll on Akiba Souken's Anime Portal website asked Japanese fans to rank their favorite ocean, beach, or seaside themed anime that they'd like to watch during the blazing days of summer. Hit the jump to check out the Top 10 results.
Spring has sprung, the summer anime season is just beginning to bloom, and in a recent poll on Anime! Anime! Japanese fans expressed their feelings on which of the series that debuted in April of 2016 could be described as "splendid" or "magnificent". Hit the jump to see the Top 10 results.
The results of the 2016 "Sanrio Character Ranking" have been announced, and for the 2nd year in a row the lovable golden retriever Pompompurin has nabbed the Number 01 spot. Hit the jump to learn more.
A recent online poll on Charapedia asked Japanese fans to name the machines in anime and manga that they would like to ride at least one time, and some 10,000 otaku responded. Hit the jump to see the Top 10 results.
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.