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Japanese Poll Reveals Anime Character's Names Fans Would Use for Children

posted on 2015-07-17 17:15 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

There are plenty of weird names in anime. One needs to watch a single season of Gundam to find characters like Full Frontal and Ribbons Almark. Most series though, take place in Japan and star Japanese protagonists with run-of-the-mill names like Takeshi or Sakura. Charapedia held a poll that asked 10,000 anime fans which character's name they would use for their own children. Most of the choices are fairly normal. There's no Bobobo-bo Bo-bobos to be found but some still aren't especially common.

The Top 20 Anime Characters Voters Would Name Their Children After (Overall)

  1. Asuna (Sword Art Online) - 362 votes
  2. Sōgo (Gintama) - 292 votes
  3. Izaya (Durarara!!) - 253 votes
  4. Kazuto (Sword Art Online) - 250 votes
  5. Haruka (Free!) - 244 votes
  6. Yui (K-ON!) - 229 votes
  7. Sakura (Card Captor Sakura) - 209 votes
  8. Kosaki (Nisekoi) - 202 votes
  9. Mikoto (A Certain.... series) - 196 votes
  10. Jōtarō (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders) - 157 votes
  11. Makoto (Free!) - 150 votes
  12. Futaba (Blue Spring Ride) - 141 votes
  13. Yukino (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) - 133 votes
  14. Shō (Uta no Prince-sama) - 131 votes
  15. Ichigo (Bleach) - 125 votes
  16. Ryōta (Kuroko's Basketball) - 123 votes
  17. Kagura (Gintama) - 117 votes
  18. Nagisa (Assassination Classroom) - 113
  19. Kōsei (Your Lie in April) - 111 votes
  20. Ai (Uta no Prince-sama) - 110 votes

The Top 10 Anime Characters Voters Would Name Their Children After (Women)

  1. Sōgo (Gintama) - 251 votes
  2. Haruka (Free!) - 231 votes
  3. Izaya (Durarara!!) - 226 votes
  4. Makoto (Free!) - 147 votes
  5. Shō (Uta no Prince-sama) - 131 votes
  6. Futaba (Blue Spring Ride)- 125 votes
  7. Ai (Uta no Prince-sama) - 110 votes
  8. Shōyō (Haikyu!!) - 104 votes
  9. Kei (Haikyu!!) - 98 votes
  10. Ryōta (Kuroko's Basketball) - 96 votes

The Top 10 Anime Characters Voters Would Name Their Children After (Men)

  1. Asuna (Sword Art Online) - 271 votes
  2. Yui (K-ON!) - 209 votes
  3. Kazuto (Sword Art Online) - 188 votes
  4. Kosaki (Nisekoi) - 184 votes
  5. Mikoto (A Certain.... series) - 159 votes
  6. Sakura (Card Captor Sakura) - 144 votes
  7. Jōtarō (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders) - 138 votes
  8. Yukino (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) - 133 votes
  9. Eli (Love Live!) - 102 votes
  10. Maki (Love Live!) - 99 votes

[Via Yara-on!]


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