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First Love Ranking (Male Edition)

Gin Tama or Detective Conan?

3 Nov 2018

In conjunction with First Love Day (30 October), here are the results of “Which anime character is your first love?”, male edition.

The results for the female edition are here.

#1 Sogo Okita and Gintoki Sakata [Gin Tama]

Tied at number one, with 3% of the votes each, are Sogo Okita and Gintoki Sakta of Gin Tama. Comments for series protagonist Gintoki include “He’s normally a sloppy person, but he’s a man who gets things done when it matters.” and “I wished I have such a boss and friend. It’d be fun to get along with him.”

As for Sogo, 1st Division Captain of the Shinsengumi: “The ‘S’ energy he exudes is so cool.” and “His face, his personality, the way he talks… It’s all so perfect.” 


#3 Shinichi Kudo [Detective Conan]

2% of the votes. “The way he solves the mysteries, his football skills, that tinge of smugness, his unique hairstyle… everything about him is so cool!” and “He will come to my aid when I need help.” His rival Kaito Kid – ranked at number four – received comments like “I was attracted by his brilliant steals” and “I love gentlemen.”


This poll received many votes from the same work, namely Kurama and Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho), Toru Amuro, Shuichi Akai and Heiji Hattori (Detective Conan), Luffy, Sanji and Zoro (One Piece).

There are 20 characters tied at number 15 with equal number of votes each, indicating a huge diverse taste.


Here is the full ranking:

01 – Sogo Okita [Gin Tama]
01 – Gintoki Sakata [Gin Tama]
03 – Shinichi Kudo (Conan Edogawa) [Detective Conan]
04 – Kaito Kid (Kaito Kuroba) [Detective Conan]
04 – Kirito (Kazuto Kirigaya) [Sword Art Online]
04 – Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho]
07 – Toru Amuro (Rei Furuya) [Detective Conan]
07 – Makoto Tachibana [Free!]
07 – Monkey D. Luffy [One Piece]
10 – Edward Elric [Fullmetal Alchemist]
10 – Hansuke Doi [Ninjaboy Rantaro]
10 – Atsushi Nakajima [Bungo Stray Dogs]
10 – Toshiro Hijikata [Gin Tama]
10 – Levi [Attack on Titan]
15 – Shuichi Akai [Detective Conan]
15 – Karma Akabane [Assassination Classroom]
15 – Ashitaka [Princess Mononoke]
15 – Kohei Izumi [World Trigger]
15 – Ichirota Kazemaru [Inazuma Eleven]
15 – Killua Zoldyck [Hunter x Hunter]
15 – Kyon [The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]
15 – Ichigo Kurosaki [Bleach]
15 – Satoshi [Pokemon]
15 – Sanji [One Piece]
15 – Kirimaru Settsuno [Ninjaboy Rantaro]
15 – Sun Goku [Dragonball]
15 – Cho Hakkai [Saiyuki]
15 – Shoto Todoroki [My Hero Academia]
15 – Chuya Nakahara [Bungo Stray Dogs]
15 – Heiji Hattori [Detective Conan]
15 – Hiei [Yu Yu Hakusho]
15 – Li Syaoran [Cardcaptor Sakura]
15 – Lupin III [Lupin the Third]
15 – Roronoa Zoro [One Piece]

The poll – titled “Which anime character is your first love?” – was carried out on 312 people (45% male and 55% female), of which 47% were under the age of 19 and 32% in the 20s.

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