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Favorite manga and animation characters Japan 2019

According to a survey conducted by the Nippon Research Center in October 2019, Studio Ghibli's Totoro was the most popular manga and anime character among people in Japan, garnering affection from about 33 percent of respondents. The movie My Neighbor Totoro was directed by Hayao Miyazaki and released to Japanese cinemas in 1988.

Most popular manga and anime characters in Japan as of October 2019

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Source

In cooperation with
NRC
Release date

January 2020

Region

Japan

Survey time period

October 3 to 15, 2019

Number of respondents

1,200 respondents

Age group

15-79 years

Special properties

area and city size as well as gender and age were sampled to reflect the Japanese population; multiple answers possible

Method of interview

Omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Which among the given 'anime and manga' characters do you like?"

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