Chunsoft Blog: 999 Japanese Character Ranking – #5

By Chunsoft . December 17, 2010 . 9:09am

We’re already half-way through…




It’s Santa.


What happened? It looks like he’s having a bit of a stomachache.

Maybe he’s not happy with coming in at number 5.


The version on top is the final one, and the one on the bottom is the initial design. His initial design was a little more feminine… Does he look like a bit of a dandy?

There haven’t been any female characters on our list so far.

Let’s see what happens with number 4…


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  • Santa is super awesome :D!

    • vadde939

      Agreed. Santa was one of the few characters that I feel deserved to be first. Sucks that he got so low.

  • If only he got number 4. He hates that number. Despite the fact the the median of 1-9 is actually 5. So he should REALLY be unhappy with this one.

  • onilink888

    I really can’t say that I’m shocked at this point, given freakin’ Junpei made it so low in the rankings…

    If June doesn’t doesn’t take the top spot, uh, well… nothing, really. Can’t do anything about it.

    All I have to say is… really, Japan?!

  • I dont know what is happening anymore, NEXT IS SNAKE?! AND THE TOP 3 THE GIRLS?! Omg i always knew japanese were more “perv” in a way… but to the point where even favorite characters depend on that…

    • vadde939

      Yup. The top 3 are totally going to be the girls. -_-

  • By Chunsoft . December 17, 2010 . 9:09am
    “We’re already half-way through…”

    No problem, just make a sequel.

  • I voted in the poll on Aksys for Snake. ^_^ I hope Japan loves him as much as I do!

    • Yup! ^v^ Snake is cool~~~

    • Roses4Aria

      I thought Snake was awesome as well! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for him. Yeah, he was a bit condescending, but so what. :P I’ve noticed on a lot of the forums that he seems to be pretty popular, but apparently Japan’s tastes run very differently than ours in the west. Either that or only men voted in their poll… I’m sorry, but Lotus being in the top 4 just depresses me. :(

    • Yeah snake was pretty cool, he was my fav male char after junpei :D

  • neetloaf

    I’ll be satisfied with this ridickledockle list so long as Lotus doesn’t take the number one spot.

    • vadde939

      Lotus does not get no 1 but she is close to it.

  • neo_firenze

    Santa is WAAAAY more interesting than a #5 ranking. When you find out his true back story, it’s quite a revelation. Makes his actions make a lot more sense, and he has interesting reactions to the stresses of the nonary game.

    The other remaining guy (Snake), on the other hand, I don’t like very much. He manages to pull off being both dull and kind of annoying. Not digging the smug pretentious vibe he gives off. I guess we’re supposed to like him more just because he’s blind.

    I get people’s complaints that the girls just get votes because they’re the girls. But from a depth of character perspective, putting Snake ahead of Santa is even more wrong to me.

  • Roses4Aria

    Actually, I’m surprised that Santa beat Junpei. I much preferred Junpei, but I guess I might be biased, lol. As I’ve said before, I had some…issues with Santa’s behavior. Yeah, eventually you learn there were reasons for it, but I still couldn’t quite decide whether I liked him or hated him.

  • Yukito

    Lol, this doesn’t surprise me at all. Honestly has me laughing. Snake WILL be #4. Without a doubt. Good ole Japan. If my senses are right, #6 will be #1…..sure, could be 8 too, but I think it is a tossup. If the breasts get enough votes, Lotus wins. If cuteness gets enough votes, June wins.

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