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8:00 AM on 03.06.2014

Poll: Top 20 most anticipated new anime series of the spring season

I always love writing about polls conducted in Japan because I like to get a vague idea of what otaku in Japan are thinking. Yes it is exceedingly difficult to actually put a finger on the pulse of Japanese anime otaku but th...

LB Bryant

6:30 PM on 02.19.2014

Fans polled on which director will lead the future

After Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement last year it became pretty clear to everyone that there were some mighty big shoes to fill. The question that no one has been able to answer so far however is who will fill those ...

LB Bryant

3:00 PM on 08.25.2012

Let's voting: Tamashii expands their extra Rangers poll

In commemoration of the upcoming 20th anniversary of Power Rangers, Tamashii Nations has decided to do a series of polls as way to find out which characters fans would be interested in seeing an S.H. ...

Salvador GRodiles

12:45 PM on 08.19.2012

Celestial: Gundam 00 is the most popular modern Gundam

What's your favorite Gundam TV series? Wait! Before you answer, know that no Universal Century series will be accepted! Such was the question and limiting parameter posed to over five thousand internet people by a r...

Josh Tolentino

Tell us: Do you prefer Japanese games with subs or dubs? photo
Tell us: Do you prefer Japanese games with subs or dubs?
by Josh Tolentino

Just as it became the topic of Tuesday's Otaku Debate, the eternal question of "Dubs vs. Subs" is about to get video game-y. Destructoid's conducting a big survey regarding that. Our founder and head robot Niero had this to say:

It is my pleasure to bring you an exclusive Destructoid survey conducted in partnership with a major Japanese company. We are looking to conduct a relatively informal survey and open conversation on the topic of Japanese titles (especially those that have never made it to North America).  At the heart of it they're curious if a product remaining somewhat pure to its Japanese roots might be better received by serious J-gamers in the States. Your answers will be DIRECTLY influencing a significant decision on an upcoming title.

Give this link a clickety-click to take the survey. It's pretty short, but the results could be hella sweet.

And no, don't ask me what company we've partnered with, because I don't know. It's just that this survey is quite relevant to the average Japanator reader's interest, I would think.

Oh! And the survey which three currently unreleased J-games you would most like to see in English. Tell us what you put down in the comments!


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3:00 PM on 02.15.2010

Tokyo named world's 3rd most livable city

Spend lots of time peering at pictures of Tokyo and wondering if those overcrowded streets can possibly provide a good life? Well, according to Monocle Magazine, it ranks high when it comes to the world's most livable cities....

Colette Bennett

5:00 PM on 02.06.2010

Ren'ai Circulation! Nadeko rules Bakemonogatari rankings

If you didn't know yet, Bakemonogatari is HUGE in Japan. Its DVD and Blu-ray sales so far have stomped all comers short of the Evangelion monster.While its sales-friendliness was proved with the release of volume four, (cover...

Josh Tolentino

8:09 PM on 01.24.2010

Japanese women name their favorite male features

We were just chatting during the most recent recording of Japanator AM (and it's coming soon, we promise) about what features we found hot, so I find it interesting that this article popped up just a few days later. What Japa...

Colette Bennett

3:00 PM on 01.22.2010

Survey says: Just what on earth is gap moe?

No, it's not moe girls as seen in clothing from The Gap (and how boring would THAT be?). Thankfully. According to a recent survey over at What Japan Thinks, gap moe is described as "a contradiction in exhibited character...

Colette Bennett

6:00 PM on 12.29.2009

Goo names their top dorama couples of 2009

There's two types of dorama fans -- those who like romance and those who don't. I obviously fall into the latter category, and apparently I'm not alone as some of the most popular doramas of this year had romantic storylines....

Colette Bennett

10:00 AM on 12.26.2009

Oricon names most interesting dramas of 2009

I will admit, I heard a lot of good things about Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji (24 Hour Emergency Ward), but I never got around to actually watching it. When Oricon recently ran a poll about the top ten most interesting dramas of 2009, ...

Colette Bennett

3:00 PM on 11.23.2009

What anime has influenced your childhood the most?

You think that anime and manga have influenced you a lot? Wait until you hear what the Japanese have to say on the matter. Apparently it's been more important to them than their own parents. Bizmoto (Via Sankaku Complex) repo...

Colette Bennett