Top 10 Character Goods It’s OK for a Guy to Have


Japanese asked what popular girly character goods they think it permissible for a male to possess reveal a surprising degree of tolerance – for non-otaku goods at least…

The ranking:

1. Disney (9920)

2. All are NG! (4644)

3. Usavich (3824)

4. Snoopy (3487)

5. Ghibli (2427)

6. Rilakkuma (1649)

7. Cheburashka (324)

8. Sanrio [Hello Kitty] (250)

9. Suzy’s Zoo (179)

10. Miffy (136)

The goods included are those which are marketed to women and so are manifestly unmanly to possess, explaining the lack of creepy otaku goods.

It is not hard to guess where such goods would place were they included – likely somewhere below “Carebear,” dead last with 72 votes.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'm pretty sure a real man keeps his woman in line.

    Now, get back to the kitchen with you.

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    Comment by mugicha
    12:45 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    A man with enough confidence to have a Rilakkuma keychain is a man worth dating.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:12 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    11. Hello Pussy

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    Comment by Mizushima 水島
    11:23 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    some surprises and some not so surprised. disney wasn't but hello kitty was

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    Comment by King Tiger
    11:28 16/03/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    in my opinion REAL MEN buy whatever they want! regardless of masculinity issues

    if you're secure enough of your own masculinity you shouldn't have any problems with this

    now excuse me I have some my little ponies' dolls to purchase~

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    Comment by VillainousHanacha
    11:48 16/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I've heard being "truly cool" once described as simply not giving a fuck about what other people think.

    In that case, a guy owning and displaying any manner of things considered girly can be the epitomy of "coolness" as well, as long as the guy doesn't give a fuck what others think and is secure in his masculinity.

    You can apply that to a lot of things, anything it would be considered "unbecoming" to own (like otaku goods and such). Although the irony here is that careing about weather or not you seem cool means you care about what others think, meaning you are automatically "not cool".

    However if you simply don't care, then you are truly free to wear or own whatever you want because you are free from the prison of other people's pre-concieved notions about masulinity, femininity, or what is proper.

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    Comment by yaku
    12:21 16/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "REAL MEN buy whatever they want!"

    "heard being "truly cool" once described as simply not giving a fuck about what other people think."

    Freaking AMEN! If there's something I can't tolerate is when people are condescending when they find out you don't follow the trends. FUCK YOU. I buy, read, watch and play whatever the hell I want. I rather not be a pussy sheep like those people.

    Nailkaiser, I'd date you in a heartbeat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:48 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    These comments made my day :D

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    Comment by Elc
    15:03 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    its like how pink is a manly color, due to the fact that you have to be very comfortable with your sexuality to wear something like a pink shirt.

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    Comment by Mizushima 水島
    12:02 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    've heard being "truly cool" once described as simply not giving a fuck about what other people think.

    i clapped to this ^_^

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    Comment by Gogetters
    12:51 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have or had a Britney Spears CD and i don't care what anyone thinks!

    Comment by Anonymous

    @Elc Pink shirt that's so gay. :P

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    Comment by Holy One
    12:17 16/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.3)

    That's right. Real man buys whatever he wants and tells his woman to make him a sandwich. :D

    Though I've to say, Disney?! D:>

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    Comment by Knets
    04:19 17/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know. I think by Disney it is mainly refering to your classic Disney characters-- Mickey Mouse & Co. A lot of clothes in Japan have Disney prints, yes even for guys. I myself bought Disney series polo... and it looks awesome :P

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    Comment by Keima88
    15:33 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have always liked the disney movies when I was small. And I still like it thanks to Kingdom Hearts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:00 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If a guy is overly concerned about what is "okay" to wear as a man, I assume he's gay and trying too hard to hide it.

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    Comment by Blue Dragon
    23:45 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Real men define masculinity with their own two hands. They pave their own way without adhering to the often silly definitions vomited up by others. And they sure as hell never look to the solipsistic female half of the population for what it is to be a man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:41 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "real men" is just a (western based) category you guys accept just as this ranking is here

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    17:09 19/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    fucking agree

    why should people bother what men wear? i mean i find it stupid to keep pushing the stereotype that all men have to be masculine, act tough, and curses all the time.

    wear what you want, don't let people decide for you

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    Comment by starsplash
    22:00 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can drink to that. Should look at my room. Amen

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    Comment by Mizushima 水島
    12:02 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    never said i was i do have some disney stuff. in fact i luv my disney stuff. i have a lion king snow globe that still works a few tired that r worn ... VERY worn. i luv aladin and think jaminse was awsome. i got no problem. matter of fact friend of mine and i wanna cosplay of some chicks (don't know who yet)

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:06 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha, so true. I got a Pikachu plushie on my bed, and no one's ever have a problem with that.

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    Comment by Roy
    13:17 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Real Men watch Sailor Moon~~ triti

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 16/03/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)



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    Comment by Megidola
    11:49 16/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    REAL MEN ride whatever they want, regardless of masculinity issues.

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    Comment by Ecchi-BANZAII
    12:09 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Real men only ride things that are proven to be as manly and awesome as you?

    My body is ready but my mind is uneasy.

    Still, I do what I want!

    I still have my Ayanami Rei sheets and even though I never used them I'm proud to have them.

    I don't own anything anime related part from that though... and some anime games.

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    Comment by ItsDemo
    12:43 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    real man gets ridden.
    but still does the driving.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:26 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a gits movie t-shirt, but I've only worn it once. I'm scared that it'll wear down so I can't bring myself to use it.

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    Comment by Ballatician
    11:46 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The concepts of gender roles and identity are irrational and useless, as evidenced by my av.

    Comment by GodMan
    11:21 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I had to get rid of my Disney goods to make room for Haruhi XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    how bout dress haruhi in mickey button shorts or better, donald ducks sailor suit

    you know you want it XD

    Comment by GodMan
    11:51 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually a sailor outfit won't look have bad >.>
    Though I fail in the artist apartment T-T

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why do people make such a fuss over men who are girly/like girly things? I think it's cute.

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    Comment by Pyrus
    16:02 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ego, social & gender conformity...the usual: Societies each have their own ideas as to how males & females are supposed to look & act. When these ideals are adhered to, society is reassured that all is well. When someone starts blurring the lines & throwing mixed signals -- men getting too in touch with their anima, or women getting too in touch with their animus -- society starts thinking all is not well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    rush hour 2: hey i like snoopy too :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:55 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It'd be so cute if a guy had a whole stack of carebears :333333

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:54 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's me. I had a lot of them since I was a toddler, way back, like 30 years ago. The fur is almost worn off of my favorite one, haha. They hold too much sentimental value for me to get rid of them, so they're posted up on a shelf in my office along with a couple of my surviving g1 transformers and anybody that would take issue with that has no soul.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    rush hours 2: hey i like snoopy too :D

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    Comment by Benoist
    18:08 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    it just sounds like "you're an ok guy if you got mainstream and herbivorous (if not emasculated) tastes"

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:04 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ever since I came to japan, I've always been amused at the irony that it's totally ok to wear a Donald Duck t-shirt, but wearing something related to JAPANESE anime is considered freaky

    the hate common japanese peole have for their own pop culture leaves me in despair

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:42 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm now aware of Cheburashka and I now know that Suzy's Zoo was around me all the time throughout my early years. Other than that, Disney; most universally appealing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:39 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Number 1 should be porn.

    Any chick should be fired for expecting half the internet accessible population to not have this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:38 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i have some hello kitty goodies my gf seems to be perfectly fine with it

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:35 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, what is "All are NG!"? I've never heard of it and I can't find it through Google.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:54 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    NG stands for "no good"

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 17/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh right. Duh. Don't mind me. I was wondering if it was an obscure character brand!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:16 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kuromi! I loves me some 'Romi. I like how Takeuchi Junko voices her.

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    Comment by Ben
    16:42 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Joe Cool unmanly? Bitches don't know about my Charlie Brown.

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    Comment by Pyrus
    16:07 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Care Bears are dead last? Doe that mean Care Bears are considered less manly than Barbie or Rainbow Brite or My Little Pony?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:28 17/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey now, I was just going to ask where Rainbow Brite placed in the list. I'm disappointed that she didn't make the top 10. And where are the My Little Ponies!? Flutter Ponies are so awesome.

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    Comment by Texas84
    08:52 17/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I ran a half-marathon wearing a Kanji Donald Duck t-shirt. Is that creepy?

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