Anpanman and Yo-Kai Watch Are Favorites in Kids' Character Poll

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

With all the attention recently on character-themed polls in Akihabara and on the web, Bandai asked 800 parents about their favorite children's characters. All participants have children from newborns to 12-years-old, and were polled between May 16-18. Bandai has conducted the poll every year since 1996.

The late Takashi Yanase's Anpanman superhero took the #1 spot for its 13th consecutive year with 11.9% of the overall vote. In a close second is the new Yo-kai Watch series and game franchise with 10.8% of the vote.

Top 10 Characters (Overall)
Rank Title Votes
1 Soreike! Anpanman 11.9%
2 Yo-kai Watch 10.8%
3 Aikatsu! 7.0%
4 Pretty Cure series 6.1%
5 Doraemon 5.1%
6 Super Sentai series 4.0%
7 Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends 3.5%
8 Pokemon 3.4%
9 Kamen Rider series 3.1%
10 Rilakkuma 3.0%

Top 5 Characters (Fathers)
Rank Title Votes
1 Yo-kai Watch 15.0%
2 Soreike! Anpanman 11.0%
3 Super Sentai series 7.8%
4 Doraemon 7.0%
5 Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends 6.5%

Top 5 Characters (Mothers)
Rank Title Votes
1 Aikatsu! 14.0%
2 Soreike! Anpanman                            12.8%
3 Pretty Cure series 12.3%
4 Yo-kai Watch 6.5%
5 Rilakkuma 5.5%

What do you think? Did your favorite make the list? Tells us all about who you think should be on this list in the forums.

Source: Oricon

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