Most Popular Anime Figure Characters

Most Popular Anime Figure Characters

Top anime figure characters based on historical and recent data. Discover the rising stars like Miku Hatsune, Anya Forger, Pikachu, and Monkey D. Luffy.

Last updated: 2024-03-05
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Miku Hatsune and Monkey D. Luffy hold persistent positions among the top 3 most popular anime figure characters both in all time and recent data. Other notable characters such as Pikachu, Rem, and Naruto also continue to maintain their presence in the charts.
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Anime figures are becoming more and more popular every year, with production almost continuously on the rise. However, amidst this sea of options, there are certain characters who have emerged as true icons in the world of anime figure collecting. In this blog post, we will explore the top anime characters who have inspired the creation of the most figures.

Most Popular Anime Figure Characters of All Time

To determine the anime characters with the highest number of figures made after them, we will turn to the extensive collection of MyAnimeFigure. By utilizing the data gathered from this reliable source, we can now unveil the most beloved and sought-after anime figure characters of all time.

Number of Anime Figures Made After a Character Graph
Data from myfigurecollection.net
Top 20 anime characters in order with total figures released
  • Miku Hatsune - 1580
  • Pikachu - 1166
  • Monkey D. Luffy - 999
  • Souryuu Asuka Langley - 895
  • Ayanami Rei - 866
  • Son Goku - 664
  • Tony Tony Chopper - 592
  • Altria Pendragon (Saber) - 594
  • Zoro Roronoa - 501
  • Rem - 488
  • Nami - 435
  • Sakura Kinomoto - 423
  • Doraemon - 411
  • Sanji - 410
  • Naruto Uzumaki - 402
  • Son Goku SSJ - 364
  • RX-78-2 Gundam - 357
  • Portgas D. Ace - 319
  • EVA-01 - 291
  • Nico Robin - 282

Hatsune Miku emerges as the clear frontrunner in anime figures, with Pikachu and Monkey D. Luffy following closely in second and third place, respectively. Interestingly MyFigureCollection classifies Son Goku and Son Goku SSJ as separate characters. Combining their figure counts would push Son Goku's ranking, surpassing Luffy for the third spot. Furthermore, One Piece franchise is the dominating one, boasting seven characters within the top 20 list of most-figure-inspiring anime characters.

Top 3 Most Popular Anime Figure Characters (in order from left - Hatsune Miku, Pikachu and Monkey D. Luffy).
Top 3 Most Popular Anime Figure Characters
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Most Popular Anime Figure Characters of Year 2023

While the aforementioned characters have undoubtedly left a mark in the anime figure industry, it is does not necessarily mean that they are still at the top today, therefor we have to explore the more recent landscape. Given that a bunch of anime are released each year, we must ask - who are the top anime figure characters of 2023?

Number of Anime Figures Made After a Character Graph (year 2023).
Number of Anime Figures Made After a Character Graph of Year 2023
data from MyFigureCollection.net
Top 20 anime characters in order with total figures released in 2023
  • Miku Hatsune - 163
  • Anya Forger - 89
  • Monkey D. Luffy - 73
  • Pikachu - 68
  • Sano Manjirou - 62
  • Gojou Satoru - 60
  • Rem - 57
  • Naruto Uzumaki - 49
  • Midoriya Izuku - 49
  • Ryuuguuji Ken - 46
  • Bakugo Katsuki - 44
  • Matsuno Chifuyu - 43
  • Kamado Tanjirou - 40
  • Kamado Nezuko - 40
  • Hanagaki Takemichi - 39
  • Kanroji Mitsuri - 39
  • Todoroki Shoto - 38
  • Yor Forger - 37
  • Power - 36
  • Sasuke Uchiha - 36

In the year 2023, a notable shift in the characters emerges, although with some familiar faces in the mix. Leading the pack the Top 3 are Miku Hatsune, Anya Forger, and Monkey D. Luffy, surprisingly only one characters changed here. And 5 characters persist both in all time and year 2023: Miku Hatsune, Rem, Naruto, Pikachu, and Monkey D. Luffy remain prominent.

If we take a look at series level, Tokyo Revengers asserts its dominance with four characters securing positions in the top 20 character anime figures list of year 2023.

Sum Up

In both the all time and recent year 2023 of anime figure collections, Miku Hatsune and Monkey D. Luffy stand prominently at the top 3. Their popularity hints at their timeless appeal among enthusiasts (having a non-ending anime series also helps).

Should you choose to collect figures inspired by these iconic characters, I pray for both your wallet and the storage space...

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