The worldwide Naruto top 99 character popularity poll results are in, and they have left fans shocked. The most popular character in the series, who will receive a special one-shot chapter drawn by the creator of Naruto himself, Musashi Kishimoto, is the fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze. With over 792,257 total votes, Minato came in first by over 200,000 votes, winning first place in all regions except Japan, Central America, and South America. Sakura however, seems to have taken the lead over a few other fan favorites…
Runner Up in the worldwide Naruto top 99 character popularity poll
Surprisingly, in Japan, the number one spot belongs to the second most popular character in the world, Itachi Uchiha. In Central and South America, the number one spot belongs to the third most popular character in the world, Sakura Haruno. This is a shocking development as neither Naruto nor Sasuke made it to the top three, something that fans were not expecting.
Sakura is Officially the Most Popular Female Character in Naruto
The fact that Sakura is the most popular female character in Naruto took many fans by surprise. Although fans of Sakura were overjoyed to see her in the top three, others claimed that bots were used to inflate her rating. There were even allegations that the One Piece fandom trolled Naruto fans by spamming votes for Sakura. However, the end results speak for themselves, and Sakura’s popularity globally has made Kishimoto proud.
Writing good female characters can be challenging, especially in a Shonen manga, and it was an area Kishimoto was not confident in. The fact that Sakura made it to the top three was a significant accomplishment, proving that he was successful in creating a strong female character. Kishimoto’s message regarding the poll results touched the hearts of many fans as he expressed his surprise at Minato’s popularity while simultaneously praising Sakura.
The top 10 worldwide characters include Minato, Itachi, Sakura, Shisui, Kakashi, Naruto, Sakumo Hatake, Sasuke, Madara, and Hinata, respectively. Surprisingly, Kurama didn’t make it to the top 20, although Kishimoto had plans to include Kurama in his illustrations regardless. Instead of illustrating the top 20 characters, he decided to illustrate the top 22 so that he could include Kurama and Might Guy at number 21.
The New Minato Manga One-Shot
Kishimoto’s plans for the Minato one-shot manga will reveal the secret story behind Minato’s Jutsu, which has fans extremely excited. With such a dedicated fan base, the Naruto franchise continues to demonstrate how powerful it is.
On another note, Demon Slayer Season 3 has gone viral for not covering its characters enough, a move that has left fans of the show disappointed. Although the series has been successful, this misstep has left fans feeling let down.
In conclusion, the worldwide Naruto top 99 character popularity poll results have left fans surprised and amazed. The fact that Sakura made it to the top three speaks volumes about Kishimoto’s ability to write strong female characters. The excitement surrounding the Minato one-shot manga and the possibility of including Kurama and Might Guy only adds to the immense fandom surrounding the Naruto franchise.