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Results Of The Favorite Ran Poll

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
I added an Opinion Stage poll to this post where I talked about characters from two different series who happen to share the same first name. The name in question is "Ran," which means "orchid" in Japanese. The characters are Ran Fujimiya from Weiss Kreuz and Ran Mouri from Meitantei Conan.
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Weiss Kreuz or Weiß Kreuz (also known as Knight Hunters) is an anime and manga series created by Koyasu Takehito. Ran Fujimiya is one of the main characters from this show. He is a skilled swordsman who is very deadly with his katana. He works as an assassin in order to pay for the medical bills of his little sister, Aya-chan or Aya Fujimiya, who is in a coma.
Meitantei Conan or Detective Conan is an anime and manga series created by Gosho Aoyama. It's one of the longest running mystery series because, yes, up to now, it's still ongoing. Ran Mouri is the childhood friend and girlfriend of Shinichi Kudo, the main character of the show. She is a high school student who is nice, kind, and caring. She is skilled at karate and can be quite dangerous to people who try to hurt her or her loved ones.

Anyway, for reasons that I'll talk about in another post on another one of my blogs, I've decided to delete the Opinion Stage poll and replace it with one from SurveyMonkey instead. The poll in question was created on 13 June 2015.
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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 Ran poll from SurveyMonkey:


So, what about you? Who's your favorite Ran? 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

Ran Mouri (Meitantei Conan) Versus Fujimiya (Weiss Kreuz)

Sunday, June 03, 2018
Weiss Kreuz and Meitantei Conan are anime and manga series. Weiss Kreuz (Weiß Kreuz, also known as Knight Hunters) was created by Koyasu Takehito. It tells the story of 4 assassins who work in a flower shop. They’re tasked to defeat the bad guys who are above the law and each have their own motivations and reasons for doing what they do.

Meitantei Conan (Detective Conan) was created by Gosho Aoyama. It belongs to the mystery genre and it tells the story of a great high school detective who was turned into a kid. While he may have the body of a child, he still has the mind of an adult. He solves all kinds of cases as he searches for the organization that was responsible for what happened to him.
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What the 2 series have in common?

If there’s one thing that the 2 aforementioned series have in common, it would be the fact that they each have a character who share the same first name. The name in question is "Ran," which means orchid in Japanese. The 2 characters are Ran Fujimiya from Weiss Kreuz and Ran Mouri (or Mori) from Meitantei Conan. It’s interesting to note that the 2 are of different genders even if they have the same first name.


Ran Fujimiya from Weiss Kreuz

Ran Fujimiya is one of the four main characters of Weiss Kreuz. He’s an assassin whose code name is Abyssinian. His weapon is a katana. He is more commonly known or referred to as Aya. This is the name of his little sister (Aya-chan or Aya Fujimiya) who is currently in a coma. Just like Toya Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura, Ran loves his sister very much.
In fact, she's the reason why he chose to be an assassin- he needs a lot of money to pay for her medical bills. He comes across as stoic, silent, and mysterious, similar to Toya from Ayashi No Ceres. This is because Ran is usually indifferent. He can be dangerous and deadly since he’s a highly-skilled swordsman.

Ran Mouri from Meitantei Conan

Ran Mouri is the childhood friend and love interest of Shinichi Kudo, the main character of Meitantei Conan. She presents a cheerful exterior and a pleasant, warm demeanor.
She is a capable fighter though she isn’t an assassin and is only really dangerous when you try to hurt her or her loved ones. She’s absolutely awesome at karate and is a really tough person. But she is also very nice, kind, sweet and caring.



Your favorite Ran?

What do you think of these two anime and manga characters? Who’s your favorite? You can share your thoughts and opinion by taking the quick poll below. Know another Ran 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 Ran poll from my Opinion Stage account. It was created on 13 June 2015
- Pics from that screenshot and from the poll are from Amazon.com; links shown above via the Amazon native shopping ads widget strip format
- This was previously published elsewhere

Results Of The Favorite Lockhart Poll

Thursday, May 24, 2018
I added an Opinion Stage poll to this post where I talked about two characters from two different series who happen to share the same last name. The surname in question is "Lockhart" and the characters are Tifa Lockhart from the Final Fantasy series and Gilderoy Lockhart from the Harry Potter series.
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Final Fantasy is a series of fantasy and science fiction role-playing video games created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and developed by Square Enix. Tifa Lockhart was first introduced in Final Fantasy VII. The FFVII game is available on the following platforms: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, iOS, PlayStation 4, and Android.
Tifa is the childhood friend of Cloud Strife, the protagonist of FFVII. She is also the owner of a bar known as 7th Heaven. Tifa is kind and caring, not to mention a very capable and powerful fighter whose main weapon is in the form of gloves.

Harry Potter is a 7-book adventure, action and fantasy series written by J.K. Rowling. It was also made into an 8-part film by Warner Brothers Pictures. Gilderoy Lockhart was first introduced in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, book 2 of the HP series. He was the Defense Against The Dark Arts professor in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Thanks to his good looks and his numerous achievements, which included writing a lot of books and defeating all sorts of magical creatures, he had a lot of fans. However, his teaching skills were less than impressive. Near the end of book 2, it was revealed that he was nothing more than a liar who was only really good at obliviating or erasing people's memories. He would erase the memories of those who'd accomplished impressive things and then claim to be the one who'd done said things.

Anyway, for reasons that 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. The poll in question was created on 05 Nov 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 Lockhart poll from SurveyMonkey:


So, what about you? Who's your favorite Lockhart? 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