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The 10th Touhou Series Popularity Contest: results are out
« on: February 13, 2014, 01:08:36 PM »
The traditional Touhou popularity poll is back!



The Touhou Series Popularity Contest, held by the Japanese Touhou wiki for every year from 2003 to 2012, and open to fans from the world, has always been part of the Touhou fandom landscape. When no official game was released in 2012, the decision was made to postpone the 10th contest from 2013 to 2014. In only a few days, the popularity contest will return.



Original Japanese result page: Link

Japanese mirror, in case the main site is busted: 1. Character 2. Music 3. Voter survey

English Translation of results by Quwanti: Link

English Translation of voter survey statistics by Drake: Link



Previous Threads

7th Contest - Voting
7th Contest - Results
8th Contest - Voting & Results
9th Contest - Voting & Results



Voting

A graphical voting guide can be found here (thanks, Protect_My_Garage!)

Voting starts at 00:00AM JST (Midnight) Saturday (February 22) going into Sunday (February 23) and ends at 24:00PM JST (Midnight) Saturday (March 1) going into Sunday (March 2).
Please refer to this site for the clock / time by which the contest is operating.

There are three categories for fans to vote in (and they're in this order on the site):

Character Poll - Vote for your (maximum of) 5 favourite characters. 2 points for the "first", and 1 for the other four.
Music Poll -  Vote for your (maximum of) 7 favourite songs. 1 point for each of the seven.
Voter Questionnaire - Miscellaneous questions about the games, e.g. which ones have you played / 1cc'ed, which characters do you use, how did you get into Touhou, etc.

Here is a list of the characters and songs that you can vote for. Anything marked ""New" are choices that have been added on since the previous poll. The list at the bottom is a list of the arrangement tracks.



FAQ

(Based on earlier translations, with changes and small fixes made according to the current version.)

General

Q. Why 'Touhou Series' and not 'Touhou Project'?
A. It's a tradition since the 1st contest.

Q. Do I need to fill out the comment field?
A. Filling out the comment field isn't necessary.

Q. I don't have 5 characters (or 7 songs) that I want to vote for.
A. Vote for as many characters (or songs) as you would like, then leave the others unselected.

Q. Can I use pictures I've drawn on Pixiv, etc. as publicity images?
A. Publicity is welcome.

Q. Can people outside Japan vote?
A. Yes.

Q. Regarding the voter survey questions on game clear status, aren't frame drop rates going to be included?
A. There are no plans to gather data that strictly.

Q. Will it be okay if I vote from the same computer as my siblings, etc.?
A. While it's impossible to say with 100% certainty that your votes won't be mistakenly judged to be duplicate votes, if you include the voting reason in the comment, it should be fine.

Q. I have no choice but to vote using a free e-mail address; will it be all right if I fill out the comment field properly?
A. As long as it's not a duplicate vote, there won't be any problem.

Q. Will the "highly favored vote" mechanism be introduced in the music section?
A. It will not be introduced.

Q. What is the maximum number of characters allowed for comments at voting time?
A. 200 full-width characters. [or 400 ASCII characters.]

Character

Q. Can I vote for Lily Black?
A. She is included in the "Lily White" option. (Note: In the "Nae Radio" broadcast on Aug 21, 2010, ZUN commented that Lily White and Lily Black are the same character.)

Q. Can I vote for Rin Satsuki?
A. As a character which does not officially exist, she will not be included.

Q. There's no option for the character I want to vote for...
A. As Seihou/Uwabami Breakers characters/ZUN are not characters that have appeared in the Touhou series, they will not be included.
In addition, inanimate objects (Yin-Yang orbs, gameplay items, etc) except for Shanghai Doll will not be included.

Q. Story of Eastern Wonderland's Stage 1 midboss and Stage 3 boss are inanimate objects, so I can understand why they're not included, but can't I vote for other PC-98 midbosses?
A. Considering that they have no proper names and are very poorly known, we have decided not to include them.

Q. Regarding the fairy mooks, will there be separate options for fairy maids, etc?
A. Characters without proper names will be included in the options named after their race.

Music

Q. How will votes for arrangements of original songs appearing on the music CDs be handled?
A. Arrangements will be displayed as separate items on the voting screen, but votes for the arrangements and their original songs will be counted together during vote totaling. Please vote for the arrangement you like the most.
(You cannot vote for both the original song and the arrangement.)

Q. How will "Love-Colored Magic" and "Love-Colored Master Spark" be handled?
A. Please refer to the table of arrangements with different names which will be counted together with their original songs.

Q. Aren't "Bloom Nobly, Ink-Black Cherry Blossoms ~ Border of Life" and "Border of Life" different arrangements of the same song?
A. In this poll, they are treated as different songs.

Other

Q. Are there any plans to include the spell card poll?
A. It will not be implemented this time.



Special Thanks

Everyone who worked on previous threads.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2014, 08:22:52 AM by cuc »
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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 08:29:42 PM »
Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy, here we go again.

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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 09:05:08 PM »
Alright I'm finally in a position to vote in one of these! Picking only 7 songs is gonna be tough though...

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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 12:21:07 AM »
I'd really love to vote but what if someone doesn't know how to vote on there? Or will be it easy to notice once the vote date starts?
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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 12:31:09 AM »
Isn't there some big old copypasta that usually gets put in the first post explaining things and such?

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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2014, 09:15:06 AM »
Copypasta? Oh.

Well, I'm just going to do the simple parts, including getting rid of the obsolete FAQ questions. O heroic mods of MotK, please add in the other parts you deem necessary. In fact, as the images in the old voting guide seem to be dead, we are in need of a new voting guide. This, brave people of MotK, will fall upon your shoulders.

I guess that means Helepolis' 2nd post will have to be expropriated for the results?
« Last Edit: February 15, 2014, 09:48:53 AM by cuc »
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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2014, 02:02:22 AM »
I better not forget to vote this time  :)

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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2014, 02:08:09 AM »
I'm so pumped to vote for my favorite characters and music!  I wonder if any of the new characters or songs will get high rankings this time?

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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2014, 04:09:17 AM »
I'd say the first three from DDC will be, based on how much fan art and other stuff get made with them in it it's pretty easy to tell they will.
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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2014, 04:28:14 AM »
I wonder if any of the new characters or songs will get high rankings this time?

All of the songs in DDC aside from Raiko's theme are the exact same song, so it's entirely possible it'll get high marks simply because people heard so much of it.
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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2014, 04:38:55 AM »
Sekibanki's theme is different from the others in sound as well, in fact it's my favorite from DDC.
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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2014, 05:37:45 AM »
Here we come music arguments

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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2014, 12:08:40 PM »
Well the "midget melody" is so damn good it's understandable.
Definitely something I could vote for.

But I think we all know which theme/character is going to score #1 again.
I'd guess Koishi will remain at the top again too.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2014, 12:11:56 PM by Darkness1 »

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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2014, 04:12:35 PM »
Waaah, my first time voting.... it will be hard to decide......

But I think we all know which theme/character is going to score #1 again.

I'm getting ready for the usual amount of "how the heck is Septette first AGAIN?"..... gotta love how people seems to think their favourites MUST BE the favourites of the rest of the world.... (and although i'll probably put Border of Life on top, Septette is surely at least in my top5)

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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2014, 03:25:04 AM »
I only wish Momiji gets a little more attention, the poor wolf didn't even get a full sprite from ZUN :ohdear:
I still dream of the day Momiji becomes a regular boss (she's only a midboss on MoF) or maybe... maybe even a playable character on any fighting game  :V

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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2014, 08:09:12 AM »
The two main questions remain as every year with the annual poll:
- Will Reimu keep her crown?
- Will Septette be glorious again?


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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2014, 08:54:01 AM »
I'm pretty excited to see the changes from #9 to #10 compared to the nico poll. That will be super interesting.

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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2014, 12:24:53 PM »
Here's hoping that Koishi gets second place again.

Or maybe she'll dethrone Reimu entirely :V

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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2014, 04:14:24 PM »
The two main questions remain as every year with the annual poll:
- Will Reimu keep her crown?

as much as i would love to see her dethroned, after a decade of reign i don't think she will fall, EVER....
(inb4 someone come and reply "No king rules forever, my son....." :D )

- Will Septette be glorious again?

That song is way too CHARISMATIC to be beaten!  :dealwithit:
« Last Edit: February 18, 2014, 04:16:32 PM by Espadas »

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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2014, 05:57:30 PM »
Isn't there a list of TLs to help the folks with Japanese language problems?
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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2014, 06:47:29 PM »
will do

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Re: The 10th Japanese Touhou popularity contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2014, 05:21:15 AM »
All of the songs in DDC aside from Raiko's theme are the exact same song, so it's entirely possible it'll get high marks simply because people heard so much of it.

I'm bad at music, but I don't follow. Sounds different to me. DDC's soundtrack has really grown on me. Stage 2 theme seemed like the clear winner at first, but now I don't know what I would pick. Probably at least one track from it, anyway.
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Re: The 10th Touhou Series Popularity Contest (Feb 23 to Mar 1, 2014)
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2014, 09:34:39 AM »
Unless I missed something, Kilga probably just exaggerated there.
Mostly I think it's the "midget melody" which appears in like three themes and I do think the main (menu) theme from ddc does the same.
Both of them have grown alot on me, unlike Raiko's theme.
But maybe it's just me.

I hope Yuuka doesn't fall down too much in ranking like in the recent polls  :ohdear:
« Last Edit: February 19, 2014, 09:37:18 AM by Darkness1 »

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Re: The 10th Touhou Series Popularity Contest: Voting Started!
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2014, 03:42:22 PM »
Voting has started!

Lol, they ask whether you have played Kantai Collection.
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Re: The 10th Touhou Series Popularity Contest: Voting Started!
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2014, 04:22:07 PM »
Doing this with google translate is...interesting. Question 7 of the user poll with google translate is:

7. For "fleet collection - this ship..."
  • Never done do not know /
  • Have you been / you are playing

(bullet points representing the selection thing, in case isn't obvious)

But in all fairness, it was one of two things I couldn't understand with google translate, the other being in the user poll as well. On question 3, when it gives you Double Spoiler options, the first drop down box is for "sentence" (I'm guessing its for number of scenes you've cleared) and the second one is for "The vertical" (seems to be number of scenes cleared with Hatate). Oh well, at least it was mostly not understandable.

EDIT: In the confirmation the "sentence" became "Double Spoiler: statement" and "The vertical" became "Shields: Double Spoiler"

Zil

Re: The 10th Touhou Series Popularity Contest: Voting Started!
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2014, 04:38:31 PM »
It was easy enough to figure out, I'd say. Anyway, what I voted for...

Chiyuri
Yumemi
Eiki
Reimu
Rika

Higan Retour ~ Riverside View
Now, until the moment you die
Eastern Judgement in the Sixtieth Year ~ Fate of Sixty Years
Dullahan Under the Willows
the Last Judgement
Fate is for the Transient People
Satori Maiden ~ 3rd Eye

The questionnaire was about what you'd expect.
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Re: The 10th Touhou Series Popularity Contest: Voting Started!
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2014, 05:11:42 PM »
Cant hurt to post my votes right here:
Characters
    2: Mononobe no Futo (Comment image)
    1: Hina Kagiyama
    1: Ichirin Kumoi
    1: Toyosatomimi no Miko
    1: Tenshi Hinanawi

Music
    Magus Night
    Traditional Old Man and the Stylish Girl
    Sky Ruin
    Wind of Agartha
    Old Yuanshen
    Spring Lane ~ Colorful Path
    Bamboo Forest of the Full Moon

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Re: The 10th Touhou Series Popularity Contest: Voting Started!
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2014, 05:47:59 PM »
Cant hurt to post my votes right here:
Characters
    2: Mononobe no Futo (Comment image)
    1: Hina Kagiyama
    1: Ichirin Kumoi
    1: Toyosatomimi no Miko
    1: Tenshi Hinanawi

Hooray to you for supporting Hina!

My own:

2: Hina Kagiyama
1: Sakuya Izayoi
1: Alice Margatroid
1: Ran Yakumo
1: Byakuren Hijiri

I'm really, really upset that it's 5 characters and not at least one more  :( I so wanted to give a vote to Seiga, but couldn't bring myself to push someone else away. I'm clearly taking this more seriously than I should...

Something else that I found out through this poll: Plain Asia may be my favourite Touhou music, but apart from that, I really don't have a very clear ranking  for the themes I like best. Some of them I picked on the fly, going "Uhm...uhm, what's another good one?". I also apparently don't really mix the quality of a song with how much I like a certain character. Only one theme each attributed to Hina and Byakuren have made it into the 7 I picked.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2014, 05:49:56 PM by Gesh86 »

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Re: The 10th Touhou Series Popularity Contest: Voting Started!
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2014, 06:02:02 PM »
Umm, can anyone suggest me a good way to translate the list of possible selections? The online translator i just tried was hilarious, but half the choices were impossible to recognize....

Re: The 10th Touhou Series Popularity Contest: Voting Started!
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2014, 07:48:01 PM »
Umm, can anyone suggest me a good way to translate the list of possible selections? The online translator i just tried was hilarious, but half the choices were impossible to recognize....
Well, for what exactly do you want to translate it?
If you want to do so in order to vote, I think you should rather look on the wiki for the japanese name of a character then look for it and vote, instead of doing the opposite.
If you want to translate the list for other reasons I think it might be hard so good luck.