Chunsoft Blog: 999 Japanese Character Ranking – #3

By Chunsoft . December 21, 2010 . 9:09am

At last, we’ve come to the top 3.

From now on, all characters are female.

And now, the bronze medal goes to…





You could say she was the sexy character for this game.

We’ve gotten lots of requests for PR images of her, so we thought she might take 1st place…

Perhaps she was a bit too aggressive, and scared some of you off.



Normal, Laughing, Embarrassed, Unspeakably amazed, Serious, Scared, In pain, Mad

These are sketches of Lotus’s expressions.

Personally, I like the “embarrassed” one.


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  • M’iau M’iaut

    Lolis win over boobs!

    • onilink888

      Clover isn’t a loli, sir. A DFC perhaps, but not a loli.

      Also, I’m afraid June won’t make it to the #1 position. Japan seems to love their yanderes.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Yes, I know and agree , but Clover fits every other places description of a loli and ‘loli v boobs’ was the focus of yesterday’s debate. In fact, the push to call any girl who does not look look like Lotus a ‘loli’ is full a part of the ‘cutesy anime’ debate we have discussed so often.

        And I’m still waiting to see tomorrow. Yes Japan likes their yanderes, but they still adore nadeshkos too.

    • kylehyde

      Sad but true, but still Hooray for the “3” turned 90º on clockwise.

      I still have to get the game, because I can’t find it, but thanks to those sketches now I’m more convinced that I will focus in save her, even if that conduct to a bad ending (which I want to discover).

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Amazon has it still. Today it’s ranked 422 in all video games which is quite acceptable. It definitely seems to be finding an audience beyond just us.

    • Roses4Aria

      Yay, lol! All I can say is, thank goodness she didn’t make number one. If she had, I honestly think I would have cried. Of course, that could just be sour grapes cause Snake only came in 4th. :(

      IMO, I don’t think it was so much her aggressiveness that bothered me as it was her outright coldness in some of the routes. It was only toward the end of the true ending that I found her to be a bit more likeable.

  • neetloaf

    June and Clover in the TOP 2? Japan knows what they’re talking about after all.

    Rooting for June to take the number 1 spot of course.

  • At least she is not in the top 2… Btw what does “PR images” means? o.o

    Seriously, she is not bad, but compared to some other characters… she just cant get into their level ._.

    • Locklear93

      PR = public relations. PR images would be images Aksys makes available to partners for advertising and promotion, or fansite kits. Things like that.

      • Oh ok, thank you, and to Pichi as well for the explanation xD

    • Pichi

      Official pictures, screenshots, images, etc from the company.

      This list has surprised me so far, I have to say.

  • Lotus is pretty sweet. Looks and smarts ;)

    • Unless she’s suggesting that you get left behind. She doesn’t seem quite so sweet then. XD

  • M’iau M’iaut

    And continuing the good news, Gamasutra (a site not known for their love of things niche) had 999 in its Top 5 Portable games — along with other titles many of us would support!

    • kylehyde

      There were many handheld titles this year.

    • Yeah, I was pretty stoked about that :D!

      • Congrats :) 999 has a well deserved place on the list.

        • Aww, thanks <3

          999 is pretty awesome, so I'm glad it's getting high praises across the board :D

    • I still dont think DQ9 was that good of a game, (so i dont think it deserves to be there) but it was a hit!… *sigh* but the story was too lacking… Cant be compared to later Dragon quests…

      Damn you mainstream!

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Yes but the many connected small adventures thing was obviously the design decision from the start. They understood the handheld audience can look for that style — every other DQ on the system being a console port — and the small bites of Toriyama and Co weren’t that bad.

        But to have Gamasutra (whose focus is the US dev community) note the best portable games were all of a specific model is quite an admission. Those are not titles many of their readers would be aware of; and these are folks in the darn industry. We can debate the missteps of the Japanese developers when trying to ape western gaming; but the recent western view to shut out Japan is just as debilitating.

  • PrinceHeir

    those boobs are gorgeous O_O

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