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

According to Goo Research (viaĀ 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

[Image: TV Yokohama]


3. YuruYuri - 403 votes

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2. Mr. Osomatsu - 542 votes

[Image via Naver]


1. K-On! - 564 votes

[Image via Ushikun]

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, isnā€™t only a gag animation, (and the similarity is part of the gag!), but these characters are sextuplets.Ā 

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