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Polls

An archive of polls that used to run on the main Shine website — most-recent first.

(Minus the ones like “Would you draw me a guest strip?”)

For SCIENCE!

Who’s your favorite mad scientist? [250 votes total]

Doc! (71)

 28%


Professor Utonium! (18)

 7%


Dr. Forrester (and TV’s Frank)! (30)

 12%


Professor Tomoe! (22)

 9%


Dr. Horrible! (80)

 32%


Dr. Strangelove! (29)

 12%

Going down with the ship













What’s your favorite Shineverse pairing? [584 votes total]

Timothy/Anthy (62)

 11%


Integra/Enrico (102)

 17%


Heinkel/Yumiko(&Yumie&etc.) (221)

 38%


Integra/Ann Warbucks (14)

 2%


Integra/Marian (18)

 3%


Pip/War (37)

 6%


Rip/Dandy (47)

 8%


Reseda/Helena (17)

 3%


Baalberith/Integra’s Shoulder Devil (26)

 4%


Nina/Set (!) (6)

 1%


Baalberith/Incognito (!?!) (11)

 2%


Something else – I’ll leave a comment (23)

 4%

The gender spread




More reader statistics: What’s your gender? [752 votes total]

Female (373)

 50%


Male (349)

 46%


Other (27)

 4%


Prefer not to say (3)

 0%

The age spread








Let’s get some statistics about Shine readers. When were you born? [648 votes total]

After 1995 (28)

 4%


1991-1995 (171)

 26%


1986-1990 (267)

 41%


1981-1985 (111)

 17%


1976-1980 (35)

 5%


1971-1975 (9)

 1%


1961-1970 (11)

 2%


1960 or before (16)

 2%

Popularity


























































Obligatory character popularity poll! Pick one: [1139 votes total]

Integra Hellsing (158)

 14%


Alucard (247)

 22%


Seras Victoria (122)

 11%


Pip Bernadette (72)

 6%


Walter Dornez (50)

 4%


One of the Wild Geese (2)

 0%


Nameless Woman from Order 07 (10)

 1%


Enrico Maxwell (13)

 1%


Alexander Anderson (46)

 4%


Heinkel Wolfe (17)

 1%


Yumiko Takagi (1)

 0%


Yumie Takagi (6)

 1%


Helena (10)

 1%


“Laura” (baobhan sith) (7)

 1%


Marian Amethyst Raven… (1)

 0%


The Dandy (9)

 1%


Rip Van Winkle (99)

 9%


Schroedinger (48)

 4%


Major Montana Max (15)

 1%


Doc (11)

 1%


Captain Hans Guensche (32)

 3%


Yomiko Readman (16)

 1%


Nenene Sumiregawa (3)

 0%


Emma and William Jones (1)

 0%


Hakim Atawari (0)

 0%


Madeline (4)

 0%


The Doctor (18)

 2%


H. G. Wells (0)

 0%


Sailor Pluto (4)

 0%


The Scooby Gang (4)

 0%


Reseda (3)

 0%


Baalberith (0)

 0%


Lisa (0)

 0%


Timothy (3)

 0%


Robin Sena (8)

 1%


Amon (0)

 0%


Anthy Himemiya (0)

 0%


Chuchu (0)

 0%


Yumi Fukuzawa (2)

 0%


Sachiko Ogasawara (2)

 0%


Sei Satou (Rosa Gigantea) (0)

 0%


Jan Valentine (4)

 0%


Luke Valentine (0)

 0%


Kim (the dead reporter) (31)

 3%


Incognito (4)

 0%


Sett (6)

 1%


The adze (0)

 0%


Stephen Colbert (10)

 1%


Nina (7)

 1%


The Sailor Senshi (4)

 0%


“She” (13)

 1%


Dr. Trevelyan (4)

 0%


Sir Islands (9)

 1%


Sir Penwood (0)

 0%


The Queen (1)

 0%


Lord Arthur Hellsing (0)

 0%


Richard Hellsing (0)

 0%


Somebody else! (2)

 0%

The originals










Favorite (semi-)original character from Shine? [728 votes total]

Marian (58)

 8%


Reseda (143)

 20%


Baalberith (55)

 8%


Madeline (Shine version) (138)

 19%


Timothy (181)

 25%


Someone else (6)

 1%


I like two or more about the same (43)

 6%


I like all of them (35)

 5%


I don’t care for any of them (69)

 9%

(This was running when Timothy’s first major storyline started, and during that time he shot from a distant third place up to first.)

Love to hate ’em















Favorite member of Millennium? [1241 votes total]

The Major (86)

 7%


Doc (32)

 3%


The Captain (191)

 15%


Rip Van Winkle (378)

 30%


Schroedinger (320)

 26%


Zorin Blitz (18)

 1%


Luke Valentine (15)

 1%


Jan Valentine (27)

 2%


The Dandy (31)

 2%


“She” (18)

 1%


Other (6)

 0%


I like two or more about the same (59)

 5%


I like them all (30)

 2%


I don’t like any of them (30)

 2%

Crossovers









What is the greatest degree of crossover (i.e. involvement of non-Hellsing characters) that you would enjoy in the comic? [442 votes total]

None. Keep them out of Shine. (37)

 8%


Minor characters and background roles (e.g. the shopkeeper in Shopping Spree) (53)

 12%


Major figures in otherwise Hellsing-focused storylines (e.g. Madeline in Tu Seras Avec Moi) (92)

 21%


Full-fledged crossovers, so long as they’re short (e.g. Those Meddling Kids) (76)

 17%


Full-fledged crossovers as extended storylines (e.g. Shine Or Die) (122)

 28%


I could enjoy a storyline focusing on entirely non-Hellsing characters that had been previously introduced (such as Madeline and Agent Paper) (42)

 10%


I don’t know/I don’t care (11)

 2%


Something else, which I will explain in a comment (9)

 2%

Media exposure






How much of Hellsing have you seen? [2688 votes total]

The TV anime (725)

 27%


OVA I (590)

 22%


OVA II (461)

 17%


The manga (through volume 7) (538)

 20%


The manga (through latest chapter) (374)

 14%

Con plans











What do you do at cons? [1300 votes total]

Hang out at panels (191)

 15%


Buy stuff (266)

 20%


Hellsing cosplay (134)

 10%


Other anime cosplay (152)

 12%


Other cosplay (79)

 6%


Compete in the masquerade (47)

 4%


Stalk the special guests (105)

 8%


I AM a special guest. (16)

 1%


Run an artist/dealer table (29)

 2%


I’ve never been to a con. (281)

 22%

Data collecting










Survey, because I’m curious: How old are you? [1029 votes total]

Under 10 (8)

 1%


10-13 (53)

 5%


14-15 (156)

 15%


16-18 (365)

 35%


19-21 (235)

 23%


22-30 (171)

 17%


31-40 (19)

 2%


Over 40 (8)

 1%


I’d rather not say (14)

 1%

True otaku









Which of these series have you seen? (Anime or manga.) [4857 votes total]

Read or Die (828)

 17%


Witch Hunter Robin (903)

 19%


Maria-sama ga Miteru (93)

 2%


Victorian Romance Emma (110)

 2%


Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (766)

 16%


Revolutionary Girl Utena (508)

 10%


Pretty Combat Communist Rika-chan (37)

 1%


Hellsing (1612)

 33%

In the spirit of travel . . .














What sort of places have you been? (Visited or lived in.) [3799 votes total]

United States (837)

 22%


Canada (422)

 11%


Latin/South America (185)

 5%


Australia (90)

 2%


Western Europe (453)

 12%


Eastern Europe (220)

 6%


Africa (59)

 2%


Asia (214)

 6%


Middle East (65)

 2%


Outer space! (112)

 3%


La-la land (579)

 15%


Wouldn’t YOU like to know. (296)

 8%


Other (267)

 7%

Just for randomness’ sake.











Iscariot parings! Which do you like? [1350 votes total]

EnricoxYumiko (84)

 6%


EnricoxAlex (172)

 13%


HeinkelxAlex (151)

 11%


YumiexAlex (83)

 6%


YumiexHeinkel (196)

 15%


YumikoxHeinkel (205)

 15%


YumikoxYumie (o_O) (138)

 10%


EveryonexFather Renaldo (103)

 8%


None, of course! What are you, nuts? (140)

 10%


Don’t know, don’t care. (78)

 6%

And on the seventh day . . .






What do you most like to see here on Sundays? [919 votes total]

Doujinshi-Ka’s Inbox (268)

 29%


HellSING! (214)

 23%


Random gags (252)

 27%


Raid the Sketchbook! (…really?) (126)

 14%


Something else altogether (59)

 6%

Griping about Dark Horse






Is anybody else sick of Dark Horse using slang (however British) in Integra’s dialog? [613 votes total]

Yes! Not to mention calling her “Miss Integra” all the time! (153)

 25%


Yep. (34)

 6%


Not really. (132)

 22%


No! It’s perfectly realistic to have Integra using slang! (70)

 11%


Not as much as I’m sick of bad German accents (and don’t even get me started on Alex’s). (224)

 37%

It’s my favorite holiday ^_~







Your Halloween costume? [409 votes total]

Something traditional (ghost, witch, etc.) (35)

 9%


Someone from Hellsing (100)

 24%


Another anime character (52)

 13%


Something else altogether (114)

 28%


Nothing at all (56)

 14%


I’m handing out candy! (52)

 13%

Yet another rerun poll =3

     
<>716 votes total
 How often do you visit Shine?
 
  Less than once a month (26) 4%
  Once a month or so (10) 1%
  Every couple of weeks (29) 4%
  Every few days (92) 13%
  Every other day (50) 7%
  Daily (272) 38%
  Multidaily, just in case there’s an extra comic by mistake! (236) 33%

The polls are into reruns!

     
 Would you consider Alucard a bishounen?
 
  No way. He’s just weird-looking. (30) 5%
  Well, not exactly. (37) 6%
  No, but he’s hot anyway. (107) 18%
  He is his OWN kind of bishounen. (304) 51%
  Yes yes yes! (83) 14%
  I don’t really know… (37) 6%