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When studying’s got you down, what anime character would you want to have on your side for support? What about voice actors? Or what about Japanese warriors?

Online service Foresight surveyed a total of 720 male participants to find out which characters, voice actors, and warriors from the Warring States period they would like to have cheer them on when they study. Each voter was allowed to choose three selections per question.

Here’s the ranking:


1) Doraemon from Doraemon – 55 Votes
2) Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece – 46 Votes
3) Son Goku from Dragon Ball – 37 Votes
4) Nami from One Piece – 16 Votes
5) Conan Edogawa from Case Closed – 9 Votes
5) Shinnosuke Nohara from Crayon Shin-chan – 9 Votes
8) Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto – 8 Votes
8) Rem from Re:Zero – 8 Votes
10) Asuna from Sword Art Online – 7 Votes
10) Funasshi (local mascot) – 7 Votes
10) Mikasa Achman from Attack on Titan – 7 Votes
10) Mickey Mouse from Disney – 7 Votes

Those who chose Doraemon explained that they felt that Doraemon would give them advice… or maybe even some of his helpful tools from the future. As for Luffy, some voters thought that his positivity would help them get through the dull task of studying.

Voice Actors

1) Masako Nozawa (Goku in Dragon Ball Z) – 42 Votes
2) Mayumi Tanaka (Luffy in One Piece) – 26 Votes
3) Kana Hanazawa (Nadeko in Bakemonogatari) – 21 Votes
4) Nana Mizuki (Moka in Rosario & Vampire) – 18 Votes
5) Ayane Sakura (Ochaco in My Hero Academia)– 17 Votes
5) Megumi Hayashibara (Lina in Slayers) – 17 Votes
7) Inori Minase (Hestia in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) – 16 Votes
8) Nobuyo Oyama (Doraemon in Doraemon) – 14 Votes
9) Rie Kugimiya (Kagura in Gintama) – 11 Votes
9) Minami Takayama (Conan in Case Closed) – 11 Votes
9) Koichi Yamadera (Spike in Cowboy Bebop) – 11 Votes

Voters chose Masako Nozawa for her “wonderful” voice that gives them energy. After all, Nozawa is known for such beloved characters like Goku from Dragon Ball Z. Similarily, the voters chose Mayumi Tanaka for her ability to give them motivation. Although Tanaka is famous for her role as the pirate Luffy, she also played Krillin in Dragon Ball Z alongside Nozawa.

Warring States Generals

1) Oda Nobunaga – 165 Votes
2) Tokugawa Ieyasu – 70 Votes
3) Toyotomi Hideyasu – 69 Votes
4) Sanada Nobuyuki (Sanada Yukimura) – 47 Votes
5) Takeda Shingen – 44 Votes
6) Idate Masamune – 27 Votes
7) Akechi Mitsuhide – 16 Votes
7) Uesugi Kenshin – 16 Votes
9) Maeda Keiji (Maeda Toshiie) – 12 Votes
10) Mōri Motonari – 10 Votes

While many Western fans might not be aware of these historical figures as the Japanese are, these war generals can be seen in such anime as Sengoku Basara and Samurai Warriors. Voters chose warlord Oda Nobunaga because of his skills as a strategist and because they would probably fear for their life, which would push them to do well.

Comments (3)
  1. […] Japanese Boys Vote on What Anime Characters Thay Want to Have Cheer Them on While Studying- […]

  2. Excuse me but in what kind of messed up world would Goku and Luffy help anyone with studying!??!?!

  3. Interesting topic. I would have chosen Gohan from dragon Ball super. Since he’s constantly studying he’d easily be able to keep me motivated and help when needed

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