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NHK Reveals Full Results of Ultimate Gundam Poll

posted on 2018-05-06 08:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
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NHK revealed the results of its mega "All Gundam Poll" on Saturday during a program on the BS Premium television channel.

Voting took place between March 2 and April 20, and the poll received 1,740,280 votes. Of the overall voters, 22% were women and 78% were men. 30% of the voters were aged 20-29, 27% were aged 40-49, 26% were aged 30-39, 12% were aged 19 or younger, 5% were aged 50-59, and 0% were aged 60 or older.

Clicking on the titles in the top 10 for Best Anime Work (アニメ作品) brings up a chart of voter demographics. The votes for the #1 spot, the original Mobile Suit Gundam, were 78% men and 22% women, and 57% of the voters of that work were aged 40-49. The demographics were roughly the same for second place (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam), but the demographics shift for voters of the #3 spot, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed. For that work, 44% of the voters were women, and 56% were men. Voters aged 20-29 made up 45% of voters for that work.

We're only listing the top 10 of each category here, but NHK lists the top 40 for Best Anime Work, the top 100 for Best Mobile Suit, the top 100 for Best Characters (in both Combined and Separate categories), and the top 40 for Best Gundam Songs.

Best Anime Work:

  1. Mobile Suit Gundam (1979)
  2. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985)
  3. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002)
  4. Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (2007)
  5. Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988)
  6. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (2015)
  7. Mobile Suit Gundam UC (2010)
  8. Mobile Fighter G Gundam (1994)
  9. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (1995)
  10. Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (1991)

Best Mobile Suit (Mech):

  1. RX-93 ν Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack)
  2. MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)
  3. ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny)
  4. XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz)
  5. ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed)
  6. MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)
  7. AMX-004 Qubeley (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)
  8. MSN-04 Sazabi (Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack)
  9. F91 Gundam F91 (Mobile Suit Gundam F91)
  10. RX-78-2 Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam)

Best Character (Combined Works):

  1. Char Aznable / Quattro Bajeena / Casval Rem Deikun (Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Mobile Suit Gundam UC)
  2. Amuro Ray (Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Mobile Suit Gundam UC)
  3. Orga Itsuka (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
  4. Kira Yamato (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny)
  5. Graham Aker / Mister Bushido (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer)
  6. Setsuna F. Seiei (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer)
  7. Kamille Bidan (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ)
  8. Anavel Gato (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Afterglow of Zeon)
  9. Haman Karn (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Afterglow of Zeon)
  10. Athrun Zala (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny)

Best Character (Separate Work):

  1. Orga Itsuka (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
  2. Char Aznable (Mobile Suit Gundam)
  3. Amuro Ray (Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack)
  4. Kamille Bidan (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)
  5. Amuro Ray (Mobile Suit Gundam)
  6. Quattro Bajeena (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)
  7. Kira Yamato (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed)
  8. Char Aznable (Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack)
  9. Setsuna F. Seiei (Mobile Suit Gundam 00)
  10. Ramba Ral (Mobile Suit Gundam)

Best Gundam Song:

  1. "Mizu no Hoshi e Ai wo Komete" by Hiroko Moriguchi (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)
  2. "Ai Senshi" by Daisuke Inoue (Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow)
  3. "Eternal Wind: Hohoemi wa Hikaru Kaze no Naka" by Hiroko Moriguchi (Mobile Suit Gundam F91)
  4. "Beyond the Time: Möbius no Sora wo Koete" by TM NETWORK (Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack)
  5. "Arashi no Naka de Kagayaite" by Chihiro Yonekura (Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team)
  6. "Freesia" by Uru (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
  7. "Just Communication" by TWO-MIX (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing)
  8. "Meguriai" by Daisuke Inoue (Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space)
  9. "Z: Toki wo Koete" by Mami Ayukawa (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)
  10. "RE:I AM" by Aimer (Mobile Suit Gundam UC)

You can check out how the final results compare to the intermediate results here.

Gundam is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and a report last year by the Daily Sports newspaper reported that "big project" or projects are underway to celebrate the anniversary in 2019. Sunrise revealed Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Kidō Senshi Gundam NT) as the latest Universal Century anime last month. The new project will have theatrical screenings in November.


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