Japanese ranking site Goo is back with another survey, and this time they’ve asked their readers what anime characters have the cutest, most impression-leaving pair of peepers.
Specifically, they’ve asked about “tsurime,” which kinda means upturned or almond-shaped eyes. Anyway, you’ll get the idea once you see the list.
As usual, Goo asked 250 men and 250 women, and these were the top ten:
10. Ruri Hoshino (Martian Successor Nadesico; 5.6%)
9. Neko Musume (Gegege no Kitaro; 6.6%)
8. Azusa Nakano (K-On!; 7.4%)
7. Elsa (Frozen; 8.2%)
6. Mio Akiyama (K-On!; 9%)
5. Android 18 (Dragon Ball; 9%)
4. Haruhi Suzumiya (Haruhi Suzumiya; 9.4%)
3. Anna (Frozen; 10.6%)
2. Shampoo (Ranma 1/2; 12%)
1. Lum (Urusei Yatsura; 43.2%)
With over 43% percent of the vote, it wasn’t even close: when Japanese manga/anime fans think about those sweet almond-shaped windows to the soul, they think Urusei Yatsura’s Lum. Second place was another Rumiko Takahashi character, Shampoo, making Takahashi the undisputed master of tsurime.
Other points of note: not one but two characters from Frozen made the list – another reminder that when you say “anime” in Japan, it just means “animation.” K-On! was the other series that had two characters crack the top ten.