Emet-Selch more popular than Sephiroth in NHK Final Fantasy poll


NHK recently released the results of its Final fantasy Character Popularity Survey, which ran from December 2019 and included characters, games, bosses / summons, and music.

There were 468,654 votes in total. According to the poll results, Emet-Selch is number six in popularity, while Sephiroth is number 11. Below are the top 25 character rankings in order.

  1. Cloud Strife (FFVII)
  2. Yuna (FFX)
  3. Aerith Gainsborough (FFVII)
  4. Vivi (TO STARE)
  5. Tribal Zidane (TO STARE)
  6. Emet-Selch (FFXIV)
  7. Tidus (FFX)
  8. Flash (FFXIII)
  9. Tifa Lockhart (FFVII)
  10. Zack Fair (FFVII)
  11. Sephiroth (FFVII)
  12. Gray stone of Haurchefant (FFXIV)
  13. Noctis Lucis Caelum (FFXV)
  14. Bourrasque Coeur de Léon (FFVIII)
  15. Auron (FFX)
  16. Gilgamesh (FFV)
  17. Terra Branford (FFVI)
  18. Kain Highwind (FFIV)
  19. Celes Dear (FFVI)
  20. Crystal Exarch (FFXIV)
  21. Locke Cole (FFVI)
  22. Vincent Valentin (FFVII)
  23. Edgar Roni Figaro (FFVI)
  24. Chantotto (FFXI)
  25. Bartz Klauser (FFV)

The poll also ranked Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy VI as favorite games in the series. As for bosses and summons, the Knights of the Round (FFVII), Kefka (FFVI) and Hades (FFXIV) are the top three choices. According to the music section, the top three songs are “To Zanarkand”, “Battle on the Big Bridge” and “Eyes on Me”.

A little of FFXIV the news arrived in september 2021. Square Enix published short stories “Tales from the Twilight”. The publisher has also updated the fan kit with new wallpapers and icons of both Endwalker extension and patch 5.5.

Final Fantasy XIV is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC. Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker will be released on November 23, 2021. Players who pre-ordered it will have access to it on November 19, 2021.


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