Kira Yamato Tops Poll of Gundam Protagonists With Best Personality

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

Due to differences in life experience, the average person may find it hard to relate to the fierce fighters and child soldiers who star in Gundam anime. Nevertheless, these characters can evoke powerful emotions in viewers through their roles in such an iconic franchise. The Goo Ranking website decided to rank Gundam anime protagonists in terms of their basic characteristics and fans' reactions to them. The website posted the results on Tuesday of its poll asking readers which main character has the best personality in Gundam.

The website conducted the poll from April 21 to May 5, and 2,465 people cast votes.

Here is the full ranking:

Rank Name Anime Title # of Votes
1 Kira Yamato Mobile Suit Gundam Seed 313
2 Amuro Ray Mobile Suit Gundam 211
3 Shiro Amada Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team 173
4 Üso Ewin Mobile Suit Victory Gundam 150
5 Loran Cehack Turn A Gundam 136
6 Judau Ashta Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ 131
7 Heero Yuy Mobile Suit Gundam Wing 117
7 Garrod Ran After War Gundam X 117
9 Banagher Links Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 116
10 Seabook Arno Mobile Suit Gundam F91 107
11 Mikazuki Augus Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 89
12 Domon Kasshu Mobile Fighter G Gundam 73
13 Shinn Asuka Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny 71
14 Setsuna F. Seiei Mobile Suit Gundam 00 67
15 Kamille Bidan Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam 62
16 Alfred Izuruha Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket 48
17 Kou Uraki Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory 47
18 Asemu Asuno Mobile Suit Gundam AGE 37
19 Oliver May Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 35
19 Kio Asuno Mobile Suit Gundam AGE 35
21 Daryl Lorenz Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt 19
21 Flit Asuno Mobile Suit Gundam AGE 19
23 Bellri Zenam Gundam: Reconguista in G 18
24 Io Fleming Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt 15
25 Other 258

Despite the franchise's popularity, a 2016 poll found that 67.5% of the college students it surveyed had not seen the original anime series. Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack ranked #1 in a 2014 poll of fans' favorite Gundam anime. The original Mobile Suit Gundam ranked at #2, followed by Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn: Episode 1 - Day of the Unicorn at #3.

Source: Niconico News via Otakomu

Image via Gundam Wiki

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