New Japanese Poll Ranks Short-Haired Anime Girls

posted on by Eric Stimson

Long hair may still be the ideal of beauty, but plenty of girls in anime have attained popularity and fan followings with short hair, often with boyish personalities to match. The Japanese anime and manga character database Charapedia conducted a poll from October 15 to 21 to determine which female anime characters looked best with short hair. Its 10,000 respondents skewed male (60%) and in their teens and 20s (68%) and were either Charapedia members or followers of its Facebook page. Charapedia ranks its results by its own point system, which is calculated based on the number of votes, voting order, whether comments were left, and other factors.

And the results are:

  1. RIN HOSHIZORA (Love Live! School idol project; 471 points)

  2. MIKOTO MISAKA (A Certain Magical Index; 406 points)

  3. REI AYANAMI (Neon Genesis Evangelion; 350 points)

  4. Yuki Nagato (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya; 251 points)
  5. Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan; 220 points)
  6. Tsubasa Hanekawa (Bakemonogatari; 218 points)
  7. Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura; 189 points)
  8. Ritsu Tainaka (K-ON!; 178 points)
  9. Riko Aida (Kuroko's Basketball; 175 points)
  10. Hanayo Koizumi (Love Live! School idol project; 157 points)
  11. Tōka Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul; 155 points)
  12. Ami Mizuno (Sailor Moon; 152 points)
  13. Nami (One Piece; 149 points)
  14. Yui Hirasawa (K-ON!; 140 points)
  15. Anri Sonohara (Durarara!!; 138 points)
  16. Sinon (Sword Art Online II; 136 points)
  17. Akane Tsunemori (Psycho-Pass; 120 points)
  18. Serena (Pokemon XY; 119 points)
  19. Shirayuki (Snow White with the Red Hair; 118 points)
  20. Ritsu Kawai (The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior; 113 points)

Among male respondents, Mikoto performed better, coming in first place, while Riko jumped to second place and Sakura came in fourth among female respondents.

[Via Charapedia; Images from Hangame, Naver Matome and Pri Gazō]

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