Recently, there was an online poll in Japan that asked folks which anime featured characters that all looked too similar.
10. Sword Art Online - 119 votes
9. Clannad - 124 votes
8. Love Live! - 139 votes
7. Attack on Titan - 187 votes
6. Sazae-san - 279 votes
5. Touch - 378 votes
4. Captain Tsubasa - 381 votes
3. YuruYuri - 403 votes
2. Mr. Osomatsu - 542 votes
1. K-On! - 564 votes
The reason many of these characters look the same (save for their hairdos and hair color) is because certain studios like Kyoto Animation have house styles.
Sometimes, there are different reasons for the similarities. Mr. Osomatsu, for example, isn’t only a gag animation, (and the similarity is part of the gag!), but these characters are sextuplets.
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