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Japanese Fans Rank Their Favorite Foreign Anime Characters

Yuri on Ice's Viktor, one of Japan's favorite foreign anime characters

Excepting series with fantasy or sci-fi settings, etc., it’s fair to say the majority of anime is set in Japan and populated by Japanese characters.

But every so often, these Japan-set anime throw a character from abroad into the mix. In the latest poll from Charapedia, Japanese fans rank their favorites.

10. Alexandra Garcia
Kuroko’s Basketball

9. Ciel Phantomhive
Black Butler

8. Jodie Starling
Detective Conan

7. Yuri Plisetsky
Yuri on Ice

6. Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade
Monogatari series

5. Vermouth
Detective Conan

4. Camus
Uta no Prince-sama

3. Irina Jelavic
Assassination Classroom

2. Viktor Nikiforov
Yuri on Ice

1. Alice Cartelet
Kiniro Mosiac

There you have it: Japan’s favorite foreign anime characters. Any legendary gaikokujin missing from the list?

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.