Fresh from Tales of Festival 2021, Dohalim takes the crown as the most popular Tales of Series character as per votes by fans in Japan!
His Excellency Dohalim il Qaras takes the spot as number one most popular character in the Tales of Series for 2021, taking the crown from Mikleo! In third place is Tales of Arise's Alphen, as well!
As part of the victory, Dohalim's Japanese voice actor, Yasuyuki Kase, who is scheduled to appear on Day 2, gave a message in the form of a video.
The Official Tales of Series Character Popularity Ranking Poll for 2021 held its voting from October 26 to November 7. The poll is a seasonal official character poll usually held at the Japan Tales portal website, Tales Channel Plus. Voters with a Tales Channel Plus account were able to vote for their single most favorite character, along with other subcategories to vote in.
The character selection reached up until Tales of Arise (no Tales of Luminaria). In addition, characters appearing in both Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2 are considered as just one character. The full results for the Character Overall Ranking are below. Note that the "previous rankings" in parentheses are based on the 2017 Character Popularity Ranking poll, since the 2020 one held earlier this year used a sort of different format than the usual overall character ranking and divided it by males and females.
As a reminder, since Yuri Lowell (Tales of Vesperia) and Leon Magnus (Tales of Destiny) have been awarded Hall of Fame status last Tales of Festival 2013, they can no longer be voted for in the overall character ranking category. They can still be voted for them in the other categories for human characters, though. Also, characters that appear in both Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2 are considered a single character.
Here are the results for numbers 1 to 20:
- #01: Dohalim il Qaras - Tales of Arise (new)
- #02: Mikleo - Tales of Zestiria (previously #1)
- #03: Alphen - Tales of Arise (new)
- #04: Luke fon Fabre - Tales of the Abyss (previously #3)
- #05: Ludger Will Kresnik - Tales of Xillia 2 (previously #2)
- #06: Asbel Lhant - Tales of Graces (previously #4)
- #07: Sorey - Tales of Zestiria (previously #6)
- #08: Raven - Tales of Vesperia (previously #12)
- #09: Lloyd Irving - Tales of Symphonia (previously #11)
- #10: Zelos Wilder - Tales of Symphonia (previously #9)
- #11: Shionne Imeris - Tales of Arise (new)
- #12: Judas - Tales of Destiny 2 (previously #10)
- #13: Rose - Tales of Zestiria (previously not ranked)
- #14: Velvet Crowe - Tales of Berseria (previously #7)
- #15: Jade Curtiss - Tales of the Abyss (previously #13)
- #16: Law - Tales of Arise (new)
- #17: Emil Castagnier - Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (previously #14)
- #18: Kratos Aurion - Tales of Symphonia (previously #24)
- #19: Jude Mathis - Tales of Xillia/Xillia 2 (previously #8)
- #20: Rinwell - Tales of Arise (new)
Here are rankings 21-30 that were previously revealed:
- #21: Flynn Scifo - Tales of Vesperia (previously #15)
- #22: Eizen - Tales of Berseria (previously #5)
- #23: Guy Cecil - Tales of the Abyss (previously #16)
- #24: Reala - Tales of Destiny 2 (previously #28)
- #25: Sync - Tales of the Abyss (previously not ranked)
- #26: Reid Hershel - Tales of Eternia (previously #27)
- #27: Edna - Tales of Zestiria (previously #20)
- #28: Spada Belforma - Tales of Innocence (previously #25)
- #29: Milla Maxwell - Tales of Xillia/Xillia 2 (previously #19)
- #30: Veigue Lungberg - Tales of Rebirth (previously not ranked)
The results for the subcategories will be announced tomorrow during Day 2 of the Festival.
More news from Day One of Tales of Festival 2021 here!