[Image via Naver]

Recently, there was an online poll in Japan that asked folks which anime featured characters that all looked too similar.

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According to Goo Research (via Excite News), over five thousand votes were cast. Here are the top ten choices of anime with a spitting-image cast:

10. Sword Art Online - 119 votes

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9. Clannad - 124 votes

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8. Love Live! - 139 votes

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7. Attack on Titan - 187 votes

[Image via Nijimen]

6. Sazae-san - 279 votes

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5. Touch - 378 votes

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4. Captain Tsubasa - 381 votes

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3. YuruYuri - 403 votes

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2. Mr. Osomatsu - 542 votes

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1. K-On! - 564 votes

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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.

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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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