Top 10 Most Beloved Game Characters


Japanese asked to rate their most loved game characters unsurprisingly deliver the top spot to an old favourite – but a beautiful virtual diva seems well on the way to unseating even this gaming titan.

The ranking, with the total number of votes for each:

1. Mario (New Super Mario Bros) [9,862]

2. Hatsune Miku (Project Diva 2nd) [6,420]

3. Date Masamune (Sengoku Basara 3) [4,333]

4. Naked Snake (Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker) [4,142]

5. Ailu (Monster Hunter Diary : Pokapoka Ailu Village) [4,033]

6. Reshiramu (Pokemon Black) [3,208]

7. Wada-Don (Taiko no Tatsujin DS Ron Pedro! Roll up Jókai!) [2,962]

8. Nene Anegasaki (Love Plus) [2,446]

9. Totori (Atelier Totori) [868]

10. Black Heart (Choujigen Game Neptune) [707]


Miku fans will just have to live with their beloved hologram being outranked by a hairy plumber.

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