Anime! Anime! Readers Decide Which Waifu is Best, Once and for All
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The readers of anime news website Anime! Anime! asked its readers to decide which anime character would make the best wife. The site held a poll on December 3 in honor of "Wife Day."
The candidates were selected from the top 25 choices previously nominated via Twitter. A total of 879 people responded to the poll, 67% male and 23% female. Reigning waifu Asuna from Sword Art Online took first place. Both she and Kirito have topped polls for top couple, and Asuna is also inspiring would-be parents.
In second place is newly minted favorite Rem from Re:Zero. The character recently suited up for her big day in the Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur mobile game, while Comiket 91 merchandise also interpreted her wedding attire to show more skin.
In third place is Saekano's Megumi Katō, the girl who inspires otaku Tomoya Aki to model a girl in his doujin game after her. The character is working as a personal assistant for Sony's Xperia Ear bluetooth device.
The top 10 overall results are:
- Asuna (Sword Art Online)
- Rem (Re:Zero)
- Megumi Katō (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend)
- Sakura Matō (Fate/stay night)
- Akari Kawamoto (March comes in like a lion)
- Tsubasa Hanekawa (Monogatari series)
- Chise Hatori (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
- Miho Azuki (Bakuman.)
- Sakura Kinomoto (Card Captor Sakura)
- Vignette Tsukinose (Gabriel DropOut) (tie)
- Miho Nishizumi (Girls und Panzer) (tie)
Those looking to tie the knot to their two-dimensional wives will find luck with a new service in Japan that offers just that. Gatebox established its Jigen Tokō Kyoku (Dimensional Voyage Department) and began offering a marriage registration service for people who want to record their unions with 2D characters.
Source: Anime! Anime! (Katsunori Takahashi)
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