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NHK Releases Interim Results for Rumiko Takahashi Mega-Poll

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

NHK's upcoming program counting down the fan-favorite series by popular manga creator Rumiko Takahashi is set to premiere on November 16 but we've already got some of the interim results. NHK BS Premium revealed the midway results for two categories on a program on the 38-year history of Rumiko Takahashi anime series on October 17.

The revealed results were limited just to the "character" and "song" categories and even then, only 11th-30th place in the character category and 4th-10th place in the song category. The results are:

Favorite Rumiko Takahashi Characters

  • 11th place: Akane Tendō (Ranma 1/2)
  • 12th place: Ataru Moroboshi (Urusei Yatsura)
  • 13th place: Sango (Inuyasha)
  • 14th place: Ukyo Kuonji (Ranma 1/2)
  • 15th place: Miroku (Inuyasha)
  • 16th place: Megane (Urusei Yatsura)
  • 17th place: Rinne Rokudō (RIN-NE)
  • 18th place: Naraku's 2nd Incarnation Kagura (Inuyasha)
  • 19th place: Yūsaku Godai (Maison Ikkoku)
  • 20th place: Ran (Urusei Yatsura)
  • 21st place: Ryūnosuke Fujinami (Urusei Yatsura)
  • 22nd place: Kirara (Inuyasha)
  • 23rd place: Sakura Mamiya (RIN-NE)
  • 24th place: Jakotsu (Inuyasha)
  • 25th place: Koga (Inuyasha)
  • 26th place: Yotsuya (Maison Ikkoku)
  • 27th place: Bankotsu (Inuyasha)
  • 28th place: Shūtarō Mendō (Urusei Yatsura)
  • 29th place: Rin (Inuyasha)
  • 30th place: Benten (Urusei Yatsura)

Favorite Rumiko Takahashi Series' Songs

  • 4th place: "Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa" by Yuki Saito (Maison Ikkoku OP1)
  • 5th place: "Grip!" by Every Little Thing (Inuyasha OP4)
  • 6th place: "Lambada☆RANMA" by The Ranma 1/2 Operatic Troupe (Ranma 1/2 ED4)
  • 7th place: "Hidamari" by Kōzō Murashita (Maison Ikkoku ED5)
  • 8th place: "Ōka Ranman" by KEYTALK (RIN-NE OP1)
  • 9th place: "Dearest" by Ayumi Hamasaki (Inuyasha ED3)
  • 10th place: "Equal Romance" by CoCo (Ranma 1/2 ED2)

Fans are able to choose from 52 anime series, about 1100 characters, about 700 TV episodes, and about 160 songs. The results are still up in the air. Votes will be accepted on the program's website until November 4.

Source: NHK via Nijimen


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