TYPE-MOON has held a number of character popularity polls over many years.
First character popularity pollEdit
The first popularity poll featured Tsukihime characters.
|Rank||Character||Total Votes||1st Vote||2nd Vote|
Second character popularity pollEdit
Third character popularity pollEdit
Fourth character popularity pollEdit
The fourth popularity poll was held in 2003 and featured Kara no Kyoukai and Tsukihime characters. They also created hypothetical fighting game character profiles for a number of characters with move lists and descriptions.
|Rank||Character||Series||Total Votes||1st Vote||2nd Vote|
|8||Sion Eltnam Atlasia||Tsukihime||4132||1294||1544|
|9||Shiki Ryougi||Kara no Kyoukai||3757||1304||1149|
|12||Miyako Arima||Melty Blood||1906||432||1042|
|16||Fujino Asagami||Kara no Kyoukai||1047||166||715|
|18||Crimson Moon (Arcueid personality)||Kagetsu Tohya||916||207||502|
|20||Azaka Kokutou||Kara no Kyoukai||877||142||593|
Fighting game profilesEdit
A boss character with excellent long-range attacks and a powerful fighting style befitting his imposing stature. An all-rounder capable of fighting from any range, Araya is a Power Type on par with Nrvnqsr and Kishima Kouma.
By using the gauge, a three-layer boundary that slows down everything that enters it can be manifested. When the boundaries are created, usage of large-scale magecraft also becomes possible. Truly, this is the majesty of a boss character. However, the boundaries have limited durability, and will collapse if they take too many attacks. Akiha’s “Bring Down the Bird that Dances in the Empty Sky” can take out one of the boundaries in a single hit, so don’t get cocky.
However, even without relying on his boundaries, Araya’s basic parameters are excellent. Because of his height, his reach is long and his damage output is high. Though his attacks are generally all huge, one-off strikes, canceling with the Command Grab “Dagoku” mitigates the risk of being counterattacked.
If he has any drawbacks, it’s the slowness of his movement. Because a fast-paced, combo-filled fighting style is impossible, let’s just smash the opponent with brute force, okay?
The Second Type Moon Best Character PollEdit
Type-Moon's 10th Anniversary Character PollEdit
|Rank||Character||Series||Total Votes||1st Vote||2nd Vote||3rd Vote|
|2||Shiki Ryougi||Kara no Kyoukai||18904||3923||2594||1947|
|4||Rin Tohsaka||Fate/stay night||12131||2161||2088||1472|
|7||Aoko Aozaki||Mahou Tsukai no Yoru||9628||1655||1579||1505|
|8||Sakura Matou||Fate/stay night||6822||1313||1033||817|
|10||Alice Kuonji||Mahou Tsukai no Yoru||6491||1036||1175||1033|
|12||Shirou Emiya||Fate/stay night||5553||989||900||786|
|14||Saber (Nero Claudius Caesar)||Fate/Extra||5172||792||965||866|
|17||Illyasviel von Einzbern||Fate/stay night||4884||781||824||893|
|19||Caren Hortensia||Fate/hollow ataraxia||3917||498||818||817|
|Comments from Nasu|
|Alice Kuonji - The modern witch of Witch on a Holy Night, Alice Kunonji is now in the Top 10!|
"I thought my angel would easily take the first place, but the oldies are well entrenched. Ah, and Aoko's ranking is as expected!"
The above is the comment left by Mr. Robin, president of the Wild Birds Association, who came to support Kuonji.
|Gilgamesh - He debuted in FSN, and then showed up in many other places, even in EXTRA. This is our AUO, Gilgamesh, at Number 9. If you ask why we separated the FSN and Zero versions, it's because the two Gilgameshes were very different. Which one did you fall in love with, the not very prideful Horny King of Heroes, or the prideful Boss King of Heroes?|
|Sakura Matou - It has been 8 years since the shocking, "how-did-that-happen", first popularity poll. The times has finally caught up with Sakura. No, Sakura has finally caught up with the times. Considering there were 200 competitors, her position was quite the leap. Pure (pure blackness, that is) Kohai-Type female protagonist, Sakura, is now Number 8! ----- Endure, Sakura, your time to shine will come.|
|Aoko Aozaki - The newest Magician from Witch on a Holy Night is finally here, Aoko Aozaki! There had been comments like "she was more a hero than a heroine" and "one does not love Aoko but admire her", and even the development team whispered of rumours that "Aoko will lose to Alice". However, Aoko has staunchly defended her position as the heroine of the story without a doubt. Now Aoko is all ready to go.|
|Rider - The world itself cower before him. It is then natural for you to become his subordinate. The most charismatic one in Zero, King of Conqueror Iskander had muscled his way right to Number 6. Focused on the faraway land without turning back, I think that is the destiny of mankind. You know, it would not be surprising if the Rider in EXTRA just showed up in the Hetairoi (King's Army).|
|Arcueid Brunestud - "Have you heard of Tsukihime? Once upon the time, it was extremely popular. Now it is active in the background".... The only people who have not heard of this are probably the newbies. This is Type Moon's original heroine, Arcueid, at Number 5. This powerful one remained at Number 5 not because her potential is mediocre. For future activities of the pure-pure princess, please stay tuned.|
|Rin Tohsaka - Double ponytail, miniskirt, and black stockings. Genius magus and meddling honour student. Rin Tohsaka had overwhelmed her sister as well as many other heroines, and achieved Number 4! Is it because Rin was so active? She is visible in many works. She came closest to the female second place. This is Rin Tohsaka. If Saber is the face of Fate/Stay Night, then Rin is the "usher of the Fate Series". Just like Sakura, she will be active in CCC more than you would expect.|
|Archer - The nameless blacksmith hero. First place among male characters. The halo of King of Type Moon shines brightly above the head of Archer. It's good that he will be in good terms with Rin, since the difference is only 200 votes. Like comments such as "Champion of Butlers" said, he is an all-purpose character who performs well in battle, housework, and sarcasm. He's definitely a good purchase if you, as a Master Candidate, wishes to experience the elegant life of nobles. In EXTRA, he was suspected to be a "womanizer who does not seem to lust after woman", which makes his popularity in the future an unknown.|
|Shiki Ryougi - If Arc is Type Moon's original heroine, then Shiki Ryougi is the unrivaled heroine at the eve of Type Moon. The pioneer of Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, Taiji incarnate, leaped into Number 2! Thank you, thanks everyone! She also made it to Number 1 in the "Witch's Box" popularity vote. Where does all this popularity come from? It's got to be the effect of the ufotable movies. As a heroine, she is kind of dangerous. Although I think of it that way, but it's not like the other heroines are any better. Mmmm, actually she's not that dangerous. Please support the Gospel of the Future movie!|
|Saber - Excess introduction is not necessary. Blonde-haired-green-eyed girl knight. The sword-wielding and most powerful Servant. The brilliant Queen of Type Moon----Artoria, King of Knights, Saber! I appreciated the passionate comments, thank you! Everyone really loves Saber! Her charisma even conquered Gilgamesh, so there is no way she would yield the First Place. Takeuchi is not satisfied with Saber Lily, so he wants to create the next generation of Saber. Idol Saber, what do you think?|
- First Tsukihime character popularity poll
- Fourth character popularity poll
- Second Fate character popularity poll