GNG character popularity poll from 1986

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Re: GNG character popularity poll from 1986

Post by Digsu » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:29 pm

Curiosity got the best of me so I ended up buying a copy of the issue where the poll was announced.
This group shot was also included in volume 16 of GNG (as well as other book releases of the series iirc), minus the names and voting numbers of course. In hindsight, it having originally been made to showcase all the characters for a poll kind of makes sense... imho it's a bit crowded and some of the positioning is a bit awkward (Suiga just hanging out sideways on the side and Raiga's brothers looking like they were included on him as an afterthought come to mind) so it being a promotional image that just had to have all eight characters explains a lot.
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Re: GNG character popularity poll from 1986

Post by kahooton » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:12 pm

Oh wow! Still neat to see this art piece included at all
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Re: GNG character popularity poll from 1986

Post by Raki » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:49 am

Digsu wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:29 pm
Curiosity got the best of me so I ended up buying a copy of the issue where the poll was announced.
This group shot was also included in volume 16 of GNG (as well as other book releases of the series iirc), minus the names and voting numbers of course. In hindsight, it having originally been made to showcase all the characters for a poll kind of makes sense... imho it's a bit crowded and some of the positioning is a bit awkward (Suiga just hanging out sideways on the side and Raiga's brothers looking like they were included on him as an afterthought come to mind) so it being a promotional image that just had to have all eight characters explains a lot.
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Re: GNG character popularity poll from 1986

Post by Digsu » Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:35 pm

Here's what the earlier 1984 character poll that Nara mentioned looked like!

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It's interesting to see how they had to include some interesting choices to make up for the lack of characters at the time. You definitely wouldn't expect to see Madara in a Ginga character popularity poll nowadays.
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Also, it's specifically labeled as being a poll about the popularity of animal characters, explaining why there aren't any humans included.



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Re: GNG character popularity poll from 1986

Post by Yuuyake » Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:41 am

Thanks for sharing it's all very interesting. I'm surprised John wasn't on the first poll.

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Re: GNG character popularity poll from 1986

Post by sabrus » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:50 pm

Madara is definitely a surprise
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Re: GNG character popularity poll from 1986

Post by Tikikata » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:45 am

The Kai Bros being in first place makes me really happy because they are some of my favorite characters but I think we deserve some Lloyd, I dunno, guys--
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Re: GNG character popularity poll from 1986

Post by Digsu » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:52 am

Tikikata wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:45 am
The Kai Bros being in first place makes me really happy because they are some of my favorite characters but I think we deserve some Lloyd, I dunno, guys--
Just to clarify, the numbers in the image are the ones you'd write in the form to vote for the character, not the final results. According to Nara's post on the previous page, Gin ended up coming in first.



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Re: GNG character popularity poll from 1986

Post by Tikikata » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:03 am

Digsu wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:52 am
Tikikata wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:45 am
The Kai Bros being in first place makes me really happy because they are some of my favorite characters but I think we deserve some Lloyd, I dunno, guys--
Just to clarify, the numbers in the image are the ones you'd write in the form to vote for the character, not the final results. According to Nara's post on the previous page, Gin ended up coming in first.
Oop, that's what I get for not reading. Thanks for clarifying!
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Re: GNG character popularity poll from 1986

Post by Wolpard » Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:28 am

Madara! Interesting. XD

Do we know of any other polls or just these two?

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