Here’s a fun survey from goo Ranking into what cliched scenes from romantic manga comics would women like to try experiencing in real life. If there is a male version published later, I’ll be sure to report that too!


Over the 20th and 21st of December 2010 1,128 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 65.4% of the sample were female, 11.9% in their teens, 17.2% in their twenties, 30.2% in their thirties, 23.2% in their forties, 10.0% in their fifties, and 7.4% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. This survey was for women only.

Looking at Google for a suitable image to illustrate number one, I did notice that the chin-grabbing kiss does seem to be the most popular move out there!

Ranking result

Q: What cliched scenes from romantic manga would you like to experience in real life? (Sample size=738, female)

Rank   Score
1 A guy hugging me from behind and saying “I love you” 100
2 Getting a rather forceful requests like “Today you’re going out with me” 77.5
3 Saying “Good luck!” while patting my head 68.3
4 Finding out that the guy I always discussed my romantic issues with actually fancied me 51.2
5 Getting kissed when I turn to look behind me 50.0
6 Someone worrying about me and saying “What’s up?” while looking into my eyes 45.5
7 Two guys fighting over me 39.8
8 Getting my chin grabbed and a sudden kiss 38.9
9 When seeing him off, being dragged into the train just as the conductor blows his whistle 38.9
10 Him saying “Don’t cry” while wiping away my tears 36.2


RMilner · March 1, 2011 at 05:25

Looking at no.1 there is hope for all of us.

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