Asuka is everyone’s favorite Evangelion character, according to NHK poll

Guess where Shinji is.

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In a recently concluded ‘Evangelion Mega Poll’ made my NHK, Asuka Langley Shikinami was voted the most popular character from the series.

The results were broadcasted in a program slot on NHK BS Premium last May 16. T.M. Revolution singer Takanori Nishikawa hosted the program

Check out which of your favorite character ranked among the best and all the categories as well in the final results listed below:


Favorite Character

  1. Asuka Shikinami Langley
  2. Kaworu Nagisa
  3. Rei Ayanami
  4. Shinji Ikari
  5. Misato Katsuragi
  6. Mari Makinami Illustrious
  7. Kaji Ruoji
  8. Pen-Pen
  9. Maya Ibuki
  10. Gendo Ikari
  11. Ritsuko Akagi
  12. Kozo Fuyutsuki
  13. Toji Suzuhara
  14. Yui Ikari
  15. Hikari Horaki
  16. Shigeru Aoba
  17. Sakura Suzuhara
  18. Shiro Tokita
  19. Makoto Hyuga
  20. Kensuke Aida

Favorite Evangelion

  1. Evangelion Unit-01
  2. Evangelion Unit-01 Awakened
  3. Evangelion Mark.06
  4. Evangelion Unit-02
  5. Evangelion 13
  6. Evangelion Unit-02 Beast Mode
  7. Evangelion Unit-05
  8. Evangelion Unit-03
  9. Evangelion Unit-00
  10. Evangelion Unit-08β

Favorite Angel

  1. 6th Angel
  2. Kaworu Nagisa
  3. 10th Angel
  4. 4th Angel
  5. 7th Angel
  6. 8th Angel
  7. 9th Angel
  8. 12th Angel
  9. 11th Angel
  10. 7th Angel NTE

Favorite Dialogue

  1. You won’t die. I’ll protect you. – Rei
  2. I think you should smile. – Shinji
  3. I mustn’t run away I mustn’t run away I mustn’t run away I mustn’t run away… – Shinji
  4. This was an adult kiss. We’ll do the rest once you come back. – Misato
  5. I feel sick. – Asuka
  6. I’m the lowest of the low. – Shinji
  7. Singing is great. Singing enriches the soul. It’s the crowning achievement of the civilization that the Lilin created. Don’t you feel the same? Shinji Ikari? – Kaworu
  8. Give me Ayanami back! – Shinji
  9. Bathing is the laundry of life. – Misato
  10. Are you an idiot? Of course I’m gonna finish it off with Unit-02! – Asuka

Well that puts everything to rest now, right? Especially on the long-debated history of whether you’re a Team Rei or Team Asuka. Personally for me, I’m just glad Misato Katsuragi is on the top 5!

The Final Evangelion Rebuild film, titled Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||) is one of the long list of movies struck by delays because of the ongoing pandemic, hopig we can get a definite date soon.

Source: NHK Website