Recently, the largest voting site in Japan Goo Ranking held a large-scale vote, with the aim of choosing the most popular cartoon characters. The event has attracted more than 175 thousand votes through scoring from 0 to 100. Here are the 10 most famous and beloved names in the cult animation projects of the land of the rising sun.
10. Kuroba Kaito (Kaito Kid)
Not Conan, Kaito Kid is the most popular Japanese character from Detective Conan. Taking over the alias of his late father, male student Kuroba Kaito becomes a thief that causes everyone a headache, but leaves a deep impression every time he appears in the film. Kaito Kid’s wide-ranging love is also reflected in the fact that there is a separate series called Magic Kaito for him.
9. Shoto Todoroki
The “introverted” characters easily attract the audience, and Shoto Todoroki is one of them. My Hero Academia’s red-haired guy had a rough childhood, witnessing his mother being abused by his father. When he grew up, he ignored the fire power he inherited from his father and only used his ice power. With a birthmark on his face and a calm personality like water, Todoroki attracted a large audience and ranked 9th on this list.
8. Tomioka Giyuu
Although not loved by the other Pillars of the Demon Slayer, for the audience, Giyuu is the most impressive character. The Water Man possesses an “immutable” face and a top ability that caught the audience’s attention right from the first episode, when he found two brothers Tanjiro – Nezuko, brought them both back and made them a demon slayer. Just like My Hero Academia’s Todoroki, Giyuu talks less and does a lot, so he easily wins the hearts of viewers.
7. Inumaki Toge
Toge is one of the two characters of Jujutsu Kaisen – War Spells appearing in the top 10. Initially, the author Akutami Gege only saw Toge as a supporting character, not thinking that he would be popular. But when filming, the “hidden” student of Jujutsu Kaisen suddenly owned a huge fan base. Toge possesses a young, handsome appearance and quite unique strength – using malicious sayings as a “heavy” weapon to take down enemies.
6. Tokitou Muichirou
Besides Giyuu, another Pillar of the Demon Slayer is unexpectedly ranked 6th on the list – Tokitou Muichirou. Ha Tru is also a rather quiet and expressive name, largely due to the fact that he went through a big incident when he was young. It only took Muichirou a few short months to become a Pillar, an impressive feat. It is worth mentioning that Muichirou has entered the voting list while his own movie – The Blacksmith’s Village has not yet aired.
5. Rimuru Tempest
Rimuru is the most special character on the list, being the central name in the movie About My Reincarnation into a Slime. Rimuru looks like a beautiful girl, but in reality this is a male. Before taking on a new life in the new mythical world, Rimuru was a 37-year-old man whose life was repetitive and boring, until he died saving a colleague from an attack. In the new world, Rimuru is a liquid entity called a “slime” that explores life step by step and embarks on exciting adventures.
4. Gintoki Sakata
The comedy series Gintama is considered a “synthetic stage” of many other animation projects, so the popularity of the film is indisputable. Therefore, the male lead Gintoki easily entered the list with high rankings. Gintoki always makes the audience laugh because of his lazy face, almost bored with everything around except sweets and manga. However, it is undeniable that Gintoki is quite handsome, scoring with white hair, epic costumes and many attractive battle moments.
Doraemon is still considered an immortal symbol of Japanese animation. The image of a blue robotic cat from the future is also famous throughout Asia. Doraemon brings to the audience meaningful stories besides the group of friends Nobita, which is an indispensable part of the childhood of millions of viewers. Yet in the new era, a classic character like Doraemon still has to “step back” to give way to new names.
2. Gojo Satoru
Jujutsu Kaisen has only just released its first season, but it has quickly become one of the most well-received anime. In it, the character Gojo Satoru became the top favorite, surpassing the male lead Itadori Yuji. Usually appearing with a cool appearance with hidden eyes, Gojo is one of the strongest characters in the series and is the teacher of most of the characters.
1. Levi Ackerman
Taking the top spot on the list is the brilliant captain Levi Ackerman of Attack on Titan. Right from the first appearance, Levi has shown his bravery and talent in destroying the Titans, leading the fleet to protect the safety of the people. When Levi appeared, the audience was treated to a series of eye-catching action scenes. Although Levi was later unfortunately injured and disabled due to being trapped by Zeke, he is still loved and admired by most viewers for his kindness and efforts to rise from the bitter past.
Source: Goo Ranking