Detective Conan Dominates Best Shonen Sunday Heroine Poll

Weekly Shonen Sunday Heroine poll
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Weekly Shonen Sunday published the results of its Heroine Grand Prix poll. In total, 275,027 people cast in their votes. This poll included characters from series that have ended, such as Magi, Hayate the Combat Butler, and Flame of Recca. Three out of the Top 10 characters originate from Detective Conan. [Thanks, Weekly Shougakukan Edition and Denfaminico Gamer!]

The poll results for the Top 10 are as follows:

  1. Ran Mouri (Detective Conan)
  2. Ai Haibara (Detective Conan)
  3. Kagome Higurashi (Inuyasha)
  4. Ayumi Yoshida (Detective Conan)
  5. Nazuna Nanakusa (Call of the Night)
  6. Kanon Nakagawa (The World God Only Knows)
  7. Miku (Aishiteru Game wo Owarasetai)
  8. Suya Rhys (Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle)
  9. Lum (Urusei Yatsura)
  10. Aoi Nogami (Psychic Squad)

Two Hayate the Combat Butler characters were in the Top 30, with Nagi in 23rd place and Hinagiku in 19th. Sakura Mamiya, who is the female lead of RIN-NE was in 16th. Rumiko Takahashi, who wrote Inuyasha and Urusei Yatsura, was also the mangaka for RIN-NE. Morgiana from Magi is in 25th place and Yanagi Sakoshita of Flame of Recca is 26th.

The prominence of the Detective Conan characters likely has to do with the enduring popularity of the series. The ubiquitous mass appeal of the series likely means it has a broader range of people voting for it. It is a little unclear how Ayumi beat so many other heroines in the poll. Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine came out in Japan on April 14, 2023 and it is the 26th movie in the series. It made over ten billion JPY (around $71 million) in the domestic box office.

You can check out the entire poll results for the Best Weekly Shonen Sunday Heroine here.

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