NHK's Massive Final Fantasy Poll Reveals Japan's Favorite FF Game

See which games, characters, and songs made the cut

Final Fantasy X


Back in December, we posted about NHK's Final Fantasy Mega-Poll, which looked to Japanese fans to vote on their favorite everything when it comes to Final Fantasy. This one covered pretty much every aspect one could imagine, from favorite games in the series to characters, bosses, Summons, and music. 


As promised, the results were presented on February 29, finally whittling the top choices down from massive databases consisting of 57 games, 3,300 characters, 4,400 bosses and summons, and 2,900 music tracks. 468,654 votes were cast in the poll from a variety of age ranges, and the top game had the same ratio of votes between 20-29 year olds and 30-39 year olds. So, what made the cut? Let's start with the top 10 Final Fantasy games:


10. Final Fantasy XV

9. Final Fantasy XI

8. Final Fantasy IV

7. Final Fantasy VIII

6. Final Fantasy V

5. Final Fantasy XIV

4. Final Fantasy IX

3. Final Fantasy VI

2. Final Fantasy VII

1. Final Fantasy X


That's right, Tidus and Yuna's outing nabbed the number one spot! 



The top Final Fantasy character probably won't surprise you. Here are the top 10 characters:


10. Zack Fair (Final Fantasy VII)

9. Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy VII)

8. Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)

7. Tidus (Final Fantasy X)

6. Emet-Selch (Final Fantasy XIV)

5. Zidane Tribale (Final Fantasy IX)

4. Vivi Ornitier (Final Fantasy IX)

3. Aerith Gainsborough (Final Fantasy VII)

2. Yuna (Final Fantasy X)

1. Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)



And here are the top 10 songs from the series:


10. "Still More Fighting" (Final Fantasy VII)

9. "Main Theme" (all Final Fantasy)

8. "Melodies of Life~Final Fantasy" (Final Fantasy IX)

7. "Aerith's Theme" (Final Fantasy VII)

6. "One-Winged Angel" (Final Fantasy VII)

5. "Blinded by Light" (Final Fantasy XIII)

4. "Searching for Friends" (Final Fantasy VI)

3. "Eyes on Me" (Final Fantasy VIII)

2. "Battle on the Big Bridge" (Final Fantasy X)

1. "To Zanarkand" (Final Fantasy X)


Top winner in the Boss & Summon category was Final Fantasy VII's Knights of the Round, which just beat out Final Fantasy VI's big bad Kefka. You can see more results on the official poll page. 


How would your list of Final Fantasy favs shake out? Let us know in the comments! 


Via Siliconera




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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