Tokyo Otaku Mode Fall 2013 User Poll

Otaku from 100 Countries Voice Which Characters They Want to Date / Male: Asuna (Sword Art Online) Female: Levi (Attack on Titan)

TOKYO, Dec. 2, 2013 – Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. (incorporated in Delaware, U.S. by President and CEO Tomo Kamei), the managing body of Tokyo Otaku Mode™ (TOM), a worldwide distributor of otaku content including anime, manga, and cosplay, implemented through its Facebook page ( a questionnaire to investigate the opinions and preferences of otaku fans in countries around the world. In response to the question “Which character would you date?” 2,845 respondents from 100 countries answered. The top 10 answers are ranked below. For males, the most popular character is Asuna from Sword Art Online. For females, the most popular character is Levi from Attack on Titan.

Q. Which character would you date? (free answer)

Top 10 Characters Men Want to Date

Rank Character Series Title
1 Asuna Sword Art Online
2 Nico Robin One Piece
3 Hinata Hyuga Naruto Shippuden
4 Nami One Piece  
5 Elsa scarlett Fairy Tail
5 Holo Spice and Wolf
7 Rias Gremory High School DxD
8 Lucy Heartfilia Fairy Tail
8 Kuroneko/Ruri Goko Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai/My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute
10 Mio Akiyama K-On!

Top 10 Characters Females Want to Date

Rank Character Series Title
1 Levi Attack on Titan
2 Takumi Usui Kaichou Wa Maid-sama!
3 Sebastian Michealis Black Butler
4 Zero Kiryu Vampire Knight
5 Makoto Tachibana Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
6 InuYasha InuYasha
6 Sasuke Uchiha Naruto Shippuden
6 Roronoa Zoro One Piece
9 Portgas D. Ace One Piece 
10 Kakashi Hatake Naruto Shippuden

The total number of character names received from this questionnaire by gender is 590 from males and 400 from females. The percent difference in votes between the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked characters for both males and females was roughly 3%, showing that one character was not vastly preferred over another. Moreover, the most popular characters according to the men and women who answered this questionnaire––Asuna from Sword Art Online and Levi from Attack on Titan––seem to be supported by a wide range of fans spanning all age groups.
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■ Poll Summary

  • Duration: Oct. 5-10, 2013
  • Sample Size: 2,845 fans of Tokyo Otaku Mode’s Facebook page (total number of respondents who submitted valid answers)
  • Age Groups: 14-19: 49.6%, 20-24: 31.9%, 25-29: 10.4%, 30-24: 4.7%, 35-39: 1.6%, 40+: 1.8%
  • Ratio by Gender: males: 64.6%, females: 35.4%
  • Ratio by Area: Asia: 34%, North America: 29%, Europe: 19%, South America: 13%, Africa: 2%, Oceania: 3%
  • Ratio by Country: United States: 23.7%, Philippines: 8.5%, Indonesia: 8.1%, Malaysia: 5.5%, Mexico: 5.3%, Canada: 4.7%, Australia: 3%, Singapore: 3%, Germany: 2.7%, France: 2.5%, Other: 33%
  • Method: Posted the question and a link to the questionnaire on the Tokyo Otaku Mode Facebook page. Aggregated total number of responses on the questionnaire site.
  • The results of this questionnaire do not include the 2,029 comments received on Facebook in response to the posted question.

About Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc.

Tokyo Otaku Mode™ (TOM) is a worldwide distributor of otaku content; including, anime, manga, cosplay, and otaku entertainment news. TOM is owned and managed by Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc., which was incorporated in Delaware, U.S. in April 2012 by President and CEO Tomo Kamei. TOM began on Facebook on March 24, 2011 as a page for introducing to the world Japan’s otaku content, including anime, manga, games, and goods as well as the latest news and event reports ( ). A mere 22 months after the Facebook page was established, TOM surpassed 10 million likes to become the first Facebook page managed by a Japanese company to clear this milestone*. In the fall of 2012, TOM launched its web service Tokyo Otaku Mode β ( ), which includes a user-generated content (UGC) platform on which users can upload their own otaku creations––such as cosplay, illustrations, figure photos, and latte art––as well as a news page for delivering to the world the latest news on otaku culture straight from Japan.

TOM is more than just a site on which to enjoy otaku culture; it provides a community for otaku culture fans to interact with one another. Furthermore, it is a place that inspires artists to create content that otaku culture fans admire and contributes to broadening the worldwide otaku market by providing a platform on which creators rightfully profit from their creations. Through its services, TOM hopes to enrich the otaku lifestyle of all otaku culture fans as well as add new value to the worldwide entertainment marketplace.

  1. * According to research conducted by Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc.
  2. Any company names or product names mentioned herein are registered trademarks of their respective organizations.


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