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Fans Rank Their Favorite Kancolle Characters

Kantai Collection, better known as KanColle: it’s been a web browser game, and anime, and a pizza box. Now it’s the subject of another poll by our favorite Japanese pollsters, Goo, who have asked their pollees: who’s your favorite KanColle character? Here were the top 10:

8 (tie) – Yamato
8 (tie) –Atago
8 (tie) –Hibiki
7 – Ikazuchi
6 – Kaga
5 – Kongou
4 – Hiei

3 – Shimakaze
1 (tie) – Akagi
1 (tie) – Fubuki

Two things to note about this poll: they’re technically asking about the anime, so this is less about “which ship do you like to use?” than “which character from the show do you like?”

Also of note: the highest ranking characters got 4.4% of the vote, while the lowest got 1.8% – not a gigantic spread like we’ve seen on some of these other polls. Everyone’s got their own personal favorite battleship, which is the whole point of these hardcore otaku-focused shows, we guess.

Have you been keeping up on KanColle? Who’s your favorite?

Source: Goo

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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.