Our friends over at Anime! Anime! have asked their readers which imouto (younger sister) character was the most popular. With the upcoming anime Imouto Sae Ireba Ii it seems like a good question! Which imouto will we find in first place?
Readers could suggest younger sister characters on Twitter. Roughly 30 of them were chosen for the final voting. In case the team missed someone who should have been in the ranking, it was possible to insert your own favorite character as well. The voting was open from 2-5 September and about 789 people answered. 75% of the participants were male and 25% were female. The big majority with 50% of voters was under the age of 19, 25% were in their 20s.
Coming in first place was Hikigaya Komachi from My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, as I Expected. She is the younger sister of the hero of the story and is in her third year of middle school. She is very different to her brother, who is not good when it comes to interacting with people, and also has no problem with being alone. She worries about the future of her brother and has an eye on all the girls who could become his girlfriend. They are a good brother-sister pair. She gained 10% of votes, placing her first.
On second place, we find Sagiri Izumi from Eromanga Sensei. She is a hikkikomori who hardly ever leaves her room. She works as an illustrator. She is also the one drawing illustrations for the light novels her brother writes. The series was very popular and this high ranking proves its popularity once again.
In third place is Rem from Re:Zero – Starting Live in Another World. She works as a maid in a mansion. Her twin sister Ram looks just like her, but when it comes to working as a maid, she has the upper hand.
Looking at the Top 10 results, 7 out of 10 imoutos are from a light novel. And if we look at their characters, some of them are acting wiser than their older brothers and sisters, but with Sagiri and Umaru-chan in the ranking, it looks like tiny troublemakers are also popular.
Which is your favorite younger sister character?
1. Hikigaya Komachi from My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, as I Expected
2. Sagiri Izumi from Eromanga Sensei
3. Rem from Re: Zero – Starting Live in Another World
4. Ui Hirasawa from K-ON!
5. Yuuki Mikan from To Love-Ru
6. Suguha Kirigaya from Sword Art Online
7. Shiro from No Game No Life
8. Miyuki Shiba from The Irregular at Magic High School
9. Kirino Kosaka from Oreimo (Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wage ga Nai)
10. Umaru Doma from Himouto! Umaru-chan
11. Kagura from Gintama
12. Kobato Hasegawa from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
13. Ai Haibara from Detective Conan
14. Karen Araragi from Monogatari Series
15. Tsukihi Araragi from Monogatari Series
16. Lotta Otus from ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
17. Nunnally Lamperouge from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
18. Haru Anodera from Nisekoi
19. Miyu Edelfelt from fate/kaleid Liner Prisma Illya
20. Rino Tanaka from Tanaka-kun is Always Listless