Japanese Manga Readers Pick Which Character They Would Name Their Child After

Males and females offer their top three picks

The children of otaku run the danger of winding up with names likes Goku, Nico or Hamyuts Meseta. Digital book seller eBookJapan asked visitors in their 20's and 30's what they wouldn't name their kids, and found that the offspring of manga readers aren't liable to get saddled with names that are look bad.


Top names for boys (as chosen by female respondents)

3. Shota (Kimi ni Todoke)


2. Ren (Nana)


1. Ko (Blue Spring Ride)


-Top names for boys (as chosen by male respondents)-

3. Jotaro (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)


2. Kaede (Slam Dunk)


1. Tsubasa (Captain Tsubasa)


-Top names for girls (as chosen by female respondents)-

3. Futaba (Blue Spring Ride)


2. Chihaya (Chihayafuru)


1. Sawako (Kimi ni Todoke)


-Top names for girls (as chosen by male respondents)-

3. Sakura (Naruto)


2. Chihaya (Chihayafuru)


1.  Minami (Touch)



via RocketNews24



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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