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Japan: Sora is currently the most wanted Smash Bros Ultimate Fighter in poll


A Japanese poll which has received over 3000 responses has Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series as the most wanted character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. The poll was conducted by Inside Games and received 86.6% male respondents and 8.3% female respondents. Here’s the top fifteen characters:

  1. Sora (Kingdom Hearts) – 290 votes
  2. Dante (Devil May Cry) – 91 votes
  3. Hunter (Monster Hunter) – 80 votes
  4. Rex (Xenoblade Chronicles 2) – 74 votes
  5. 2B (Nior Automata) – 70 votes
  6. Crash Bandicoot (Crash) – 65 votes
  7. Waddle Dee / Bandana Waddle Dee (Kirby) – 64 votes
  8. Sephiros (Final Fantasy VII) – 59 votes
  9. Aruru (Puyo Puyo series) – 56 votes
  10. Steve (Minecraft) – 55 votes
  11. Saber (Fate series) – 53 votes
  12. Kirito (Sword Art Online) – 50 votes
  13. Hakurei Reimu (Touhou Project) – 42 votes
  14. Goku (Dragon Ball) – 32 votes
  15. Geno (Super Mario RPG) – 26 votes

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54 thoughts on “Japan: Sora is currently the most wanted Smash Bros Ultimate Fighter in poll”

    1. Alright now how about we get the most popular anime character an icon who has over 50 game appearances and his own dedicated game…Son Goku a power house that requires lots of skill to master with his neutral being his transformations (kaioken, super saiyan, acended super saiyan, supper saiyan 3, supper saiyan god, super saiyan blue, and ultra instinct) and each transformation changes his moves speed strength defence depending on what form he is in and it would make it so kirby han go super saiyan… his down special instant transmission counter his up special a kamehameha boost his side special kiblast and his ultimate a huge spirit bomb

    1. When we say Geno is a meme, people get mad. There you go.

      And honestly, seeing Kirito, Goku and Saber there makes me think the Japanese fanbase knows way less about Smash than the Western one. It’s a videogame celebration, not a anime/novel one.

      1. Goku is still cool in my end but having anime and novel characters in the 2018 crossover is not gonna work for the gaming industry. Beside’s Sakurai did explain to everyone that only characters who make there debut in video game series will only take part in Super Smash Bros Series. Not the ones who make there debut in the anime series first.

    2. God I love Kh but sora would fuck up smash series integrity as purely gaming icons only and would not rep either series well

        1. You cant have sora and kh without the Disney aspects just like u cant have pokemon with just the human characters and no monsters. If u add just sora then you are not representing the series, just a “cool” character you want to play as, not unlike goku. If u do add the Disney stuff, then smash no longer maintains its status as a celebration of video game icons only and u are opening the flood gates that more non game media characters get added. Only way sora would make sense is a super robot wars original generation style reboot of the entire series with just the square made characters, at which point it’s not even kh anymore.

          So u either get sora added as a watered down rep of the actual series he reps or u open the dilution of the series integrity by introducing non game media characters. I don’t know how people don’t get this or they just don’t care and just want smash to be anyone and everyone in media added like its mugen or something.

        2. Kingdom Hearts is a pure games series, so I don’t see how he could ruin Smash’s integrity unlike, say, Mickey. Or the dumbest choices on the poll like Goku (anime/manga), Kirito (light novel) and Saber (visual novel).

          Although I’d like either Riku or Roxas instead of Sora.

          1. +BSkullClad
            Except it’s not a “Pure-Game Series”, Kingdom Hearts is a mixture of both Square-Enix and Disney and for it to be Kingdom Hearts it HAS to have Disney in it. If you took the Disney out of Kingdom Hearts, it simply wouldn’t be Kingdom Hearts anymore, at that point it would just be another Final Fantasy Spin-off.
            I mean, Sora himself embodies the design of Mickey Mouse in the form of his clothing so if that’s not any indication of how much Kingdom Hearts needs Disney then I don’t know what to tell you.

            1. When I talk “pure game series”. I mean it’s a series originated from videogame. Goku came from a manga, Kirito came from a light novel and Saber from a visual-novel.

            2. Most people can care less about the disney aspect and just want to play a character that they have known for years. We already know they wouldn’t add any disney characters into the game but KH is about more than just the disney characters/worlds.

              1. then like I said, thats hardly a representation of the franchise at all. You add Sora and KH and remove any mention of the Disney elements and you are not doing the series justice and its just a matter of “well its a kool character!” The entire franchise it built around those properties, it would be like Pokemon with just the human characters if you were to just remove all mention of them. I cant believe actual “fans” of KH would even want a misrepresentation of the series they supposedly love so much.

                1. +CharChu
                  Sorry but you greatly downplayed exactly what Cloud comes with. Not only is his moveset and design very faithful to the source material but on top of that, he came with Midgar which houses 4 of the most iconic summons in Final Fantasy. They even went so far as to throw in the materia as a stage exclusive feature.
                  Comparing the lack of spirits and only 2 music tracks to the entirety of how important Disney is to Kingdom Hearts is gross overestimate.

              2. What a convincing image of Sora…. I always knew that a bit of emo was missing.

                Meanwhile at corporate Disney in the states….

              3. Well they could at least vote for Shantae and Tails/Eggman because I don’t think any anime characters who didn’t make a debut in video game series is not qualified to join this crossover. Including Kirito from sword art online.

                1. No. We don’t need another Smash bros with more Sonic reps than Mega Man reps. Put in another Mega Man rep first. Shantae would be cool though.

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                  But Dante is 2nd.

                  Glab to see both Crash and Bandana Dee in this list.

                    1. 𝑵𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒐 𝑭𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝑶𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓

                      Yeah it’s actually annoying the situation from us. Luckly I live at south of Italy so the coronavirus should be less present but anyway it scared all of us. I didn’t went to gym when the coronavirus started to arrive. I was very scared.

                      1. Understandably so. Norway is pretty unprepared. A doctor in one of the biggest hospitals here came back from vacation in North Italy, had a lot of symptoms… and went to work… and got first a “no” when she wanted to be checked. We had to shut down a department there because people there started to get COVID-19. Best part was the day before the Norwegian Health Organisation said we had good routines and only did the best measures to prevent the virus from arriving here. Now they’re tracking freaking 100 people in Oslo (most populated place in Norway). We got 400-500 sick-beds available in the whole country. Going to be messy.
                        But take care down there. Hope you and yours are going to be alright.

                        1. 𝑵𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒐 𝑭𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝑶𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓

                          I’m hoping this virus will be erased once and for all.

                          Good luck.

                      2. 𝑵𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒐 𝑭𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝑶𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓

                        Sora is the most wanted character.

                        Sora is crying…

                          1. 𝑵𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒐 𝑭𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝑶𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓

                            Good one 😂

                        1. Why the hell is Arle Nadja’s name spelled “Aruru” on this list?! That’s just going to confuse people!
                          Whoever translated this list from Japanese to English needs to get pay cut…

                          Also I’m kinda sad Hatsune Miku isn’t in then list… on the other hand, Monster Hunter is a very interesting character choice and I’d be down for that as a DLC pack!


                          1. Not really 100% clear on her origins. Did Sega originaly create her to star in a game, or were the live-stage performances with her the first debut of the character? I would say she falls into that weird niche of characters like Segata, Captain Commando, Bonk, Mr. Pants and Nester. Technically they are owned by video game companies and they all starred in their own games, but their first “appearance” may have been used by the company in a non-video game capacity.

                        2. You know, i kinda really hope and wish for Arle Nadja to make it in, i feel like she deserves a spot considering how huge a gaming staple the Madou Monogatari / Puyo Puyo series are as a whole in gaming history.

                          1. I would be down for that. Its someone I hadnt considered, but would certainly deserve a spot with her legacy of titles. There are a lot of iconic character that get overshadowed by a lot of people picks for Smash, like Adol from Ys or Kunio-kun.

                        3. I’d vote for Shantae and I’d love to see Warioware’s Katt and Anna. We could use another character like Ice Climbers.

                          1. Bub & Bob from BubbleBobble/PuzzleBobble is what I have wanted for a long time as a new Climbers style pair-up, as well as finally getting a Taito rep.

                        4. People from Japan voted Crash over a Kirby character? I’m kind of surprised to see that considering how beloved most Kirby characters are over there and Crash is not even an IP native to Japan.

                          1. the character was essentially “rebranded” in artwork and style and commercials over there to appeal more to tastes of the population back when the originals came out, so I imagine that has still stuck around in the minds of the older players, unlike say Banjo who did see a presence over there, but they didnt do enough to re-define the character in marketing for Japan like they did Crash.

                        5. >Sora, Dante, Monster Hunter, Rex, Bandana Waddle Dee, Sephiroth, Reimu, and Geno
                          I’m okay with this.
                          I wouldn’t mind, but maybe not this iteration.
                          >Crash Bandicoot
                          >Arle and Minecraft Steve
                          >Saber and Kirito
                          Although Sakurai breaks the mold all the time, I wouldn’t count on it.

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