Poll: What Anime Characters Do Japanese People Want to Be?

And which ones would they rather not?

My Navi News took a poll of their members to determine what anime characters people most wish they could be. Out of a thousand answers, here are the characters who lead the most (and least!) envious lives according to Japanese fans:


I wanna be...



Nobita (Doraemon)

"Because if I were in trouble all I'd have to do is cry to Doraemon." (27/f)


Jōtarō Kūjō (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)

"Because I want to use 'stand' to beat up my boss." (22/m)


Lucky Man (Tottemo Lucky Man)

"It seems like I could make it just by being lucky." (26/m)




"I'm sooo jealous of her being able to do things like fly through the air on a broomstick." (26/f)


Taiichi Hiraga-Keaton (Master Keaton)

"Archeologist at Oxford U and a former sergeant in the British Special Air Service are really cool titles to have." (28/m)


Ranma (Ranma 1/2)

"He's ok with being both a guy and a girl, and seems to be able to understand his parents feelings." (24/m)



Hanamichi Sakuragi (Slam Dunk)

"I wish I could have had an adolescence like that." (25/f)


Toriko (Toriko)

"He's always eating tasty-looking food." (28/m)


Arare-chan (Dr. Slump)

"Somehow it seems like she's always having fun." (35/f)



Fukuzou Moguro (Warau Salesman)

"If I were him it seems like I could be a man of many mysteries." (25/m)


Obou-chama (Obo-chama-kun)

"First of all, I would never have any money problems." (31/m)


I don't wanna be...


Conan (Great Detective Conan)

"To always be encountering murder scenes seems kinda…" (31/m)



Kenshirō (Fist of the North Star)

"To have to battle to the death in a savage wasteland against strong men seems kinda..." (28/m)


Anpanman (Anpanman)

"Things seem tough for him and it also seems like he has no personal life." (23/f)


Sazae (Sazae-san)

"There would be no dissatisfaction with the harmony of my family, but every time I looked in the mirror and saw my hair it seems like I'd be crushed." (28/f)



Hyūma Hoshi (Kyojin no Hoshi)

"I wouldn't be able to handle having a cast like that on me everyday." (25/m)


Son Goku (Dragonball)

"I wouldn't be able to fight with all those Saiyans." (28/f)


Kaiji (Kaiji)

"I don't want to risk my life with debts." (42/m)



Luffy (One Piece)

"Being a pirate without being able to swim is scary even just thinking about it." (53/m)


Shin-chan (Crayon Shin-chan)

"I don't want to just moon everyone all the time." (31/f)


Pyon-kichi (Dogonjō Gaeru)

"It seems like you don't have a lot of freedom inside a T-shirt."



Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

"He's timid and seems to have too many worries." (28/f)


Whether people wanted to be Doraemon and put up with Nobita in exchange for using useful tools all the time created a rift in opinion. Are there any characters you specifically want to be? Are there any of you who disagree with the choices presented here? The comments section is hot for your opinions!


Source: Ameba News via Jam Guru 

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