Following the previous two for the Gundam franchise in April 2018 and the Macross in May 2019, NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting station, has launched the official website for a new national online poll project "All PreCure Mega-Poll" to decide the most popular PreCure series, PreCure girl, character, and song. Learn more after the jump.
Japanese otaku culture news site Akiba Souken today revealed the result of its online poll for Japanese fans' favorite "isekai/another world"-themed anime series. It was conducted between April 1 and 17, 2019, and a total of 9,342 votes were cast. Check out Japanese fans' choises after the jump!
When you think of sakura, what anime immediately comes to mind? News site Anime! Anime! polled its readers to see which anime they most associate with spring cherry blossoms. Do your top picks match theirs? Find out after the jump!
Which anime boy would you make Valentine's Day chocolate for? Japanese fans were asked for their Valentine via a recent poll. See their responses -- including a nine-way tie -- after the jump!
Who won your heart in 2017? Charapedia asked the question in their latest edition of the "Year's Most Charming Character" 10,000 Reader Poll. For '17, 66 characters were suggested by a pool of voters that was 55.9% female and 64% in their teens and 20s. See who was selected after the jump.
Last week was Wife Day in Japan, using a pun to find a good time to thank wives for all their hard work over the last year. Anime!Anime! took the occasion to ask fans which character would make their ideal 2D wife... or "waifu" if you prefer. Taking suggestions from social media, then narrowing down 25 finalists with a questionnaire, they then published the results.
Fate/'s back... Dagashi Kashi is back... Overlord is back... Yowapeda is back... Basilisk is back after 12 years! Cardcaptor Sakura is back in time for the previous anime's 20th anniversary! In terms of returning favorites, winter 2018's anime is an embarrassment of riches, Charapedia asked Japanese fans which anime they're most looking forward to in the upcoming season. Get a look after the jump.
Experience, analytical prowess, wisdom, for all its fools, anime has some characters actually worth listening to. Though in some cases, said characters play both roles. In their latest 10,000 Reader poll, Charapedia asked anime fans which anime characters they would consult with for advice. 34 characters were suggested by a pool of respondents that was 52% male and 63.9% in their teens and 20s.
This season, Anime-Gataris underscored how important an anime's third episode is, as that's the point where many fans decided whether or not to continuing watching a series. We're a bit past that for most of fall 2017 anime titles, so, Charapedia checked in for a 10,000 Reader Poll, asking fans which of the season's anime they're still eagerly watching week-to-week. 57 titles were suggested by a pool of respondents that was 58.8% female and 70.3% in their teens and 20s.
What are the creepiest manga ever? Japanese fans were polled on the comics they found unsettling, surprising, and downright creepy. We've listed their top ten here, in case you're feeling brave. Check the list out after the jump!
It's Halloween. Kids get a chance to pick up some candy trick-or-treating. Adults get a nice excuse to indulge in a bit of cosplay. In honor of this, Anime!Anime! asked who'd they want to cosplay as this year. Selections were then aggregated by gender, and from the female character picked, Re:Zero's Rem was the clear winner at 10% of the total volumes. Good choice! You get to dress up as a maid AND an oni at th same time!
In their latest 10,000 Reader Poll, Charapedia asked fans which anime/manga character would make the ideal Prime Minister. 67 choices were suggested by a pool of respondents that was 54.3% female and 62.1% in their teens and 20s. See who was picked after the jump.
Through the middle of September, Japanese site Charapedia asked readers to consider the blonde hair, the blue eyes (they threw those in here) and often limited grasp of the Japanese language and name which anime or manga character they're most drawn to. A top 10 was reported from suggestions made by a pool of voters that was 53%, 69.5% in their teens or 20s.
In principal, anime should allow for visual expression only limited by the creator's skill and imagination. So, anime has had some pretty sick sights over the years. Nicely timed for the lead-in to Halloween, Japanese ranking site Goo asked its readers to name the most "grotesque" anime that freaked them out, but which they couldn't stop watching.