‘Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End’ Character Popularity Poll Reveals Fan-Favorite Characters after Season 1 Ended!

'Frieren: Beyond Journey's End' Character Popularity Poll Reveals Fan-Favorite Characters after Season 1 Ended!

The first season of Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End ended in March, after just six months on the air and a mere 28 episodes, which is not nearly enough for this marvelous series. The season ended with the phrase “The Journey to Ende Continues,” which many fans have taken as a confirmation of a second season, especially since it has been used in many other released videos and images. Having said all of this, a second season is basically a sure thing despite no explicit official confirmation, and while fans are waiting for new information, the series is on a break. But that doesn’t mean that we’re done with Frieren, as we have more exciting news to report.

Character popularity polls are nothing strange in the world of manga and anime. Fans are able to cast their votes (on a one-person-one-vote basis) to determine which characters from a series are the most popular. It is a way for the authors to communicate with the fans and to get some feedback about their work. In light of that fact, we are happy to announce that the results for the most recent Frieren character popularity poll have been announced, and we have the results here for you.

The results were published by Shogakukan, revealing that they received an amazing 12.5 million reader votes related to the poll, which contained a total of 116 names on the list. The top ten characters in terms of popularity are:

  1. Himmel (1,239,533 votes)
  2. Aura of the Guillotine (1,045,369 votes)
  3. Fern (864,863 votes)
  4. Ubel (847,205 votes)
  5. Frieren (816,279 votes)
  6. Linie (675,744 votes)
  7. Stark (587,392 votes)
  8. Macht of the Golden Land (353,780 votes)
  9. Solitär (352,524 votes)
  10. Mimic (341,347 votes)

Himmel winning the popularity poll isn’t a surprise, as he won the first one conducted last year as well. Aura landing on second place was a positive surprise for many fans, but we assume that the anime helped the character’s popularity. Fern came in third, with Ubel – also probably thanks to the anime – earning fourth place. Frieren, who was second in last year’s poll, remained in the top five. There are some characters that have yet to appear in the anime, but we’re also quite happy to report that the Mimics are still among the most popular characters in the series.

As far as last year’s poll is concerned, here are the results:

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As you can see, there are some significant changes in the top ten when compared to last year’s poll, but such changes are always welcome. In case you don’t know, here is an official synopsis of the Frieren series:

The adventure is over but life goes on for an elf mage just beginning to learn what living is all about. Elf mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. But Frieren will long outlive the rest of her former party. How will she come to understand what life means to the people around her? Decades after their victory, the funeral of one her friends confronts Frieren with her own near immortality. Frieren sets out to fulfill the last wishes of her comrades and finds herself beginning a new adventure…

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