On 3 December 2017, IT was the ‘day of the wife’. It is a day set at the end of the year where you are reminded to thank your wife for her hard work throughout the year. We all know that many people call their favorite female anime characters ‘waifu’. And don’t get us wrong, we don’t judge you! We also like to think about what it would be like to be married to some of the anime characters…
And that’s what Anime! Anime! did when they asked their readers ‘Which character looks like they would become a good wife?’. Possible answers could, as always, be suggested through their official Twitter account before the survey and in the end, they chose 25 characters for a list and gave everybody the possibility to enter their own favorite waifu. The survey was open between 1 and 2 December 2017. 879 readers participated and the majority were male voters (67%). Most of them were 19 or younger (40%) or in their 20s (30%).
Sword Art Online’s Asuna Will Be the Best Bride
Asuna from Sword Art Online came in first. She got 20% of the votes and ranked first among both male and female voters. She also came out on top in one of the previous surveys, where readers were asked to vote on the most fashionable character:
Survey Result: Which Character Is Most Fashionable? (Female Edition)
She seems to be a very popular character among Anime! Anime! readers, since she often ranks in the polls. For this poll, we only considered characters that aren’t actually married yet. Asuna was included because she is only married to Kirito in the game.
Coming in second place is Rem from Re: Zero Starting Life in Another World. She got 13% of the votes, ranked second with the male voters and fourth with the females. She also is a regular guest in these surveys. This character is a maid with a mild and gentle character and she can do any kind of housekeeping, from cleaning to laundry and cooking.
Ranking third is Megumi Kato of Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend. She ranked third with the male voters and ninth with the females. She is a very normal compared to others. In the anime, she makes dinner at the main character’s house in one episode. By the way, ranking second and third among female voters were Akari Kawamoto from March Comes in Like a Lion and Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura.
The top of the ranking is made up of strong characters. Many of them are good at cooking, which makes us see that many fans would like to enjoy the homemade food of their waifu.
There were also many characters entered in the free selection. Among them was Ran Mori from Detective Conan and Yuki Nagato from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, who even ranked in the top 20. Even though they didn’t make it into the top ranking, K-ON!’s Ui Hirasawa and Engaged to the Unidentified’s Kobeni Yonomori were very popular, as well as other characters from Love Live!, Idolmaster, Macross and more.
Which character looks like they would become a good wife?
1. Sword Art Online – Asuna
2. Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World – Rem
3. Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend – Megumi Kato
4. Fate/stay night – Sakura Mato
5. March Comes in Like a Lion – Akari Kawamoto
6. Monogatari Series – Tsubasa Hanekawa
7. The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Chise Hatori
8. Bakuman – Miho Azuki
9. Cardcaptor Sakura – Sakura Kinomoto
10. Gabriel Dropout – Tsukinose Vignette April
11. Girls und Panzer – Miho NIshizumi
12. Fate/stay night – Rin Tosaka
13. Detective Conan – Ran Mori
14. My Hero Academia – Itsuka Kendo
15. Neon Genesis Evangelion – Rei Ayanami
16. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Yuki Nagato
17. Kemono Friends – Bag
17. Recovery of an MMO Junkie – Moriko Morioka
19. Blend S – Maika Sakuranomiya
20. Girl’s Last Tour – Chito
20. Shirobako – Aoi Miyamori