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Japanese Fans List Anime’s Top 20 Androids, Cyborgs and Other Metal Pals

Our favorite and most hardworking anime pollsters Charapedia are at it again, and this week they’ve asked their readers: who are your favorite robots?

Now, this comes with one major caveat: we’re not talking rideable robots like mobile suits, Valkyries or the like. Nope, we’re talking androids, cyborgs, replicants, ghosts in shells and other metal pals.

Who will go down as the raddest robot in anime and manga history? Let’s find out.

20. Miss Monochrome
Miss Monochrome

19. Chachamaru Karakuri
Negima! Magister Negi Magi

18. Chise

17. R. Ichiro Tanaka
Kyūkyoku Chōjin R

16. Atom
Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy)

15. Guy Shishioh
The King of Braves GaoGaiGar

14. Multi
To Heart

13. Arale Norimaki
Dr. Slump

12. Kuro
Cyborg Kuro-chan

11. Haro
Mobile Suit Gundam

10. Ai Mikaze
Uta no Prince-sama

9. Nano Shinonome

8. Ritsu / Autonomous Intelligence Fixed Artillery
Assassination Classroom

7. Motoko Kusanagi
Ghost in the Shell

6. Android 18
Dragon Ball

And the top five…

5. Isla
Plastic Memories

4. Franky
One Piece

3. Tama

2. Genos
One Punch Man

1. Doraemon

No surprise in the number one spot for anyone who’s spent time around Japanese folk. Doraemon is a pop culture institution in Japan, and not putting him in the top spot would basically amount to sacrilege.

One Piece and Gintama are also long-time hits, making Franky and Tama no real shock either. The surprise here comes in at number two –both that such a new character made the list and especially that he was ranked so high. More proof that One Punch Man is truly a phenomenon.

Okay, OUSA folks: your turn. Who’s missing? Who should be ranked higher? Lower? Let the Robot Wars commence!

Source: Charapedia

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.