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Japanese Fans Rank the Anime Animals They Want as Pets

Japanese Fans Rank the Anime Animals They Want as PetsEver watched an anime and thought, “man, it’d be great if that cute animal were my pet?” Sure you have. So have 12,476 readers of Japanese site Anime Anime, who ranked the anime creatures they’d most want around the house.

HamtaroHere are their top 10 choices.

10. Teto
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

9. Hamtaro

8. Rascal
Rascal the Raccoon

7. Shiro
Crayon Shin-chan

6. Goma-chan
Shonen Ashibe

5. Tama

4. Patrasche
A Dog of Flanders

3. Jiji
Kiki’s Delivery Service

2. Pikachu

1. Snoopy
The Peanuts

Yes, taking the number one spot is Snoopy, from Charles Schulz’s The Peanuts, which, despite being an import, is hugely popular in Japan.

What anime animal would you like to have as a pet?

Source: Anime Anime

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.