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Results Of The Favorite Sora Poll

Saturday, April 14, 2018
I added an Opinion Stage poll to this post where I talked about two characters from two different series who happened to have the same name. The name in question was "Sora," which means "sky" in Japanese. And the series in question are Kingdom Hearts and Digimon.
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Digimon is a Japanese media franchise which includes anime, manga, video games, and more. The series is about creatures known as Digital Monsters. They live in the Digital World. Characters known as the Digidestined are tasked to raised these beings. Sora Takenouchi is one of these people. Her Digimon is named Biyomon.
On the other hand, Kingdom Hearts is a series of role-playing video games for various platforms such as PlayStation 1 to 4, Xbox 1, and more. Sora is the name of the main character of this series. After losing his world, he travels to many different and other worlds where he gets to meet all sorts of people and have all sorts of adventures.

Anyway, for reasons which I'll talk about in another post on another one of my blogs, I decided to delete the Opinion Stage poll and replace it with one from SurveyMonkey instead.
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The post in question had been previously published elsewhere before being posted on this blog. The poll was made on 24 November 2014.
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On my dashboard on the Opinion Stage site, the statistics page for this poll looks like this:
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This is the new favorite Sora poll from SurveyMonkey:


So, what about you? Who's your favorite Sora? You can share your thoughts and opinions by voting or by leaving a comment below.

*Notes:
- Pics are screenshots from my Opinion Stage account
- Pics from the first screenshot and photos from the poll are from Amazon.com; links shown above via the Amazon native shopping ads widget strip format

Sora (Kingdom Hearts) Versus Takenouchi (Digimon Series)

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Kingdom Hearts is a series of action, adventure, and role-playing games for various platforms including PlayStation 1 to 4, Xbox 1, and Nintendo 3DS. The entire series is owned by Disney and is developed and published by Square Enix. Part of the story has the main character traveling to different worlds in search of his friends.

Along the way, he meets many different characters from Disney and the Final Fantasy series. Of course, there's way more to it than that. By now, with so many games having been released, including sequels and prequels, the plot has become much more complicated.

Digimon is an anime, manga and video game series. The Japanese media franchise also includes a trading card game, virtual pet toys and more. It was created by Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation, WiZ, and Bandai. It’s about Digital Monsters who live in the Digital World. These creatures are raised by people known as the Digidestined, and they all work together to protect their universe from evil.
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What the 2 series have in common?

One of the things that the 2 aforementioned series have in common is how they each have a character with the same name. The name in question is "Sora" and the characters are Sora Takenouchi from Digimon (particularly Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02) and Sora from Kingdom Hearts. The Japanese name actually means "sky". It’s also interesting to note that the 2 are of different genders even if they share the same first name.

Sora Takenouchi from Digimon

Sora Takenouchi is one of the main characters of the Digimon series. Her Digimon partner is known as Biyomon.
She likes playing soccer. She’s a very kind and nice person who can also be considered to be motherly and kind-hearted as she is always looking out for her friends and loved ones.



Sora from Kingdom Hearts

Sora is the main character from the Kingdom Hearts series. It’s interesting to note that he doesn’t actually have a last name, just like Toya from the Ayashi No Ceres anime and manga series by Yuu Watase.
He’s the wielder of the totally awesome and famous Keyblade. He is a cheerful and fun person who’s wont to smile and laugh. He exudes a happy personality and can even be a bit naïve at times, appearing innocent.
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Your favorite Sora?

So, which of these characters do you like best? What do you think of them? You can share your thoughts and opinion by taking the quick poll below. Know another Sora or like another one who isn't mentioned here? Feel free to tell us about this character. Mention their name and the series they're from in the comments section below.


Aside: this post is part of the Names Series, a series of short articles intended to showcase some characters who just happen to share the same name even though they’re from different shows and series.

*Notes:
- First pic is a screenshot of the favorite Sora poll from my Opinion Stage account. It was created on 24 November 2014
- Pics from that screenshot, photos from the poll, and the rest of the images here are from Amazon.com; links shown above via the Amazon native shopping ads widget strip format
- This was previously published elsewhere

Rin (Inuyasha) Versus Tohsaka (Fate / Stay Night)

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Inuyasha and Fate / Stay Night are anime and manga series. Inu-Yasha or Inuyasha was created by Rumiko Takahashi. It's a story about a high school girl who falls into a well and ends up in the past. She meets a half-demon and the 2 eventually go on a journey to locate the shards of a very powerful magical jewel before it can cause trouble.

Fate / Stay Night was created by Type-Moon. It was originally a visual novel game. It is about a tournament known as the Fifth Holy Grail War. The participants of this competition are known as Masters and they can call on historical heroes and figures from the past (who will be known as Servants) to help them fight and win. Whoever wins can have their wish granted by the Holy Grail.
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What the 2 series have in common?

One thing that the 2 aforementioned series have in common is how they each have a character who have the same first name. The name in question is "Rin" and the 2 characters are Rin Tohsaka (or Tousaka) from Fate / Stay Night and Rin from Inuyasha. Both may be female, but they are highly different, not just in terms of their age, but also in their personalities.

Rin from Inuyasha

Note that Inuyasha’s Rin does not have a last name. She is an 8-year old orphan whose entire family was murdered by thieves. Due to this incident, she lost her voice and never spoke to anyone until certain events happened that got her talking again.
Now, she is a happy, cheerful and talkative person who really looks up to Sesshōmaru, the older half-brother of Inuyasha, the main character of the series, and a very powerful demon who can be quite cold and ruthless. However, he does care about Rin, considering his actions such as how he does his best to protect her and even lets her travel with him.



Rin Tohsaka from Fate / Stay Night

Rin Tohsaka is a high school student and one of the main characters of Fate / Stay Night. She is part of the Fifth Holy Grail War and is the Master of Archer, her Servant. She comes across as a stern person with a serious personality.
She’s not one to joke or play around. She always appears composed. She is also a capable and pretty powerful person. Her magical abilities include using spells and jewels.
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Your favorite Rin

So, what’s your opinion on these characters? Which one is your favorite? Know another Rin or like another one who isn't mentioned here? Feel free to tell us about this character. Mention their name and the series they're from in the comments section below.


Aside: this post is part of the Names Series, a series of short articles intended to showcase some characters who just happen to share the same name even though they’re from different shows and series.

*Notes:
- First pic is a screenshot of the favorite Rin poll from my Opinion Stage account. It was created on 16 November 2014
- Pics from that screenshot, photos from the poll, and the rest of the images here are from Amazon.com; links shown above
- This was previously published elsewhere