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Character popularity

PostPosted: 08 Jul 2009, 05:37
by SpiderDevil
Does anyone know by ranking which characters are the most popular in Japan? I read on Saiki's Story FAQ that Nakoruru is the most popular and the least is Gen-an. Does anyone know the actual rankings?

Re: Character popularity

PostPosted: 08 Jul 2009, 12:43
by Black Shroud
Saiki said most popular ones are Nakoruru Rimururu Shiki and least popular Gen-An. Since he mostly relied on magazines and info from 90'th I take that its from Gamest's 1997 Heroes Collection (popularity ranking which had characters from various fighting games). Places that are known to me are:
13)Shizumaru
15)Galford
18)Genjuro
21)Sogetsu
29)Haohmaru/Ukyo
35)Kazuki
46)Hanzo
Those that are known from character popularity poll on Neo Geo Freak's website are:
7)Nakoruru
11)Tam Tam
20)Galford

Then, I saw japanese character popularity poll (which ended in 2004 I assume) here: http://www.g-7.ne.jp/~ulin/loli/yungmie/sskekka.html
It says:
1)Rinka - 131 point
2)Rimururu - 45 points
3)Shizumaru - 44 points
4-5)Shiki, Yumeji - 24 points
6-7)Basara, Mina - 18 points
8-9)Genjuro, Yoshitora - 16 points
10-11)Earthquake, Gaira - 11 points
12)O-Samurai - 10 points
13)Ukyo - 9 points
14)Rera - 8 points
15-16)Nakoruru, Brutes - 7 points
17-20)Haohmaru, Kyoshiro, Cham Cham, Oboro - 6 points
21-22)Kuroko, Asura - 5 points
23-25)Galford, Mizuki, Mikoto - 4 points
26-31)Jubei, Sieger, Jin-Emon, Haito, Yaci, Yunfei - 3 points
32-41)Hanzo, Tam Tam, Amakusa, Nicotine, Sogetsu, Kazuki, Seishiro, Tohma, Jushiro, Kusaregedo - 2 points
42-52)Charlotte, Genan, Ambrosia, Zankuro, Taizan, Yuga, Ran-Po, Tashonmao, Seishiro Kuno, Yuda, Sankuro - 1 point
53-81)Wan-fu, Hikyaku, Aku Amakusa, Hanma, Deku-O, Deku-mi, Gandara, Hanmen no Asura, Suija.Sogetsu, Enja.Kazuki, Karakuri Hanma, Hanzo (2nd generation), Saya, Garyo, Minto, Daruma, Mugenji, Iga Ninja Army, Oboro Amazons, Poppy, Mamahaha, Shikuru, Paku Paku, Rasetsumaru, Gaoh, Tam Tam (zero), Goshichi, Fuyo, Ippachi - 0 points

I also recall seeing something like popularity poll on SNK Perfect Database site but cannot find it right now