Japan is “the Holy Land” of video game, a cartoon and comics. Pikachu and Hello Kitty, Doraemon you love were made in Japan. How did Japanese create these characters?
"goo ranking" in Japan investigated which character is the best in Japan. All characters of Eikodo candies rank as one of the top five!
Investigation method: “goo ranking” editorial department performed a questionnaire for a "research plus" monitor and summed up the result.
The number of the effective respondents: 500 persons (Age: 20 ~ 30 years, each 250 persons of men and women, available for multiple answers)
Period: From January 10, 2018 to January 12, 2018
No. 5 - Hello Kitty
As a Japanese "kawaii" wave, it is no surprise that this very cute cat is in the top 5. Since its launch in 1974, Hello Kitty has been known Kitty-chan in Japan, has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry, targeting not just children but also older fans. What makes Hello Kitty special compared to other characters in the list is that the cat is famous for its cute and cute items, not from anime, manga or video games.
No.2 - Pikachu
The most popular character in Pokémon - Pikachu, has become a phenomenon that people of all ages all over the world know about. With the popularity of Pokémon, every year there is a Pikachu event held by Yokohama, attracting a lot of people to watch.
Pokémon has continuously expanded its success with more than 800 original creatures, more than 1000 anime and a lot of games, the second place for Pikachu is fully deserved.
No.1 - Doraemon
Doraemon is well worth the top spot. The cat comes back from the future to help a little boy in hopes of improving his life. Debuting in 1969 in the form of manga, which has attracted a lot of fans of Asian fans, Doraemon was dubbed the "anime ambassador" of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Like the Mickey Mouse in the US, Doraemon is famous for both kids and adults and you can buy countless products from shoes, clothing, accessories or even dishes with Doraemon's face on it.
The above items are considered as the symbol of Japan and certainly, almost any of us have a childhood part associated with the familiar image.