My friend recently taught me how to make a poll on google docs. So I tested it out with a favorites poll. I plan to share the results when it seems no one is submitting anymore, but I thought I should advertise it here in case anyone reads this xD. I'll also kinda mention how things are looking so far. As of now there have been 38 submitted forms.
You can fill in yours here.
I'm just gonna talk about how things are looking so far.
Morning Musume (Gen 1): In the lead currently is Abe Natsumi. As much as this shouldn't surprise me since she was one of the first ever leads and SHE didn't leave after 4 singles, this actually does surprise me. Only because she was the last Gen 1 member to get a vote. And her first vote wasn't cast until the 10th person to fill out the poll. Nakazawa is in a close second, only being in second by 1 vote, but the fact that Nacchi jumped so far so fast is really amazing to me.
Morning Musume (Gen 2): Yaguchi Mari has a far lead. To me, this is not surprising in that, when I personally thing of MoMusu Gen 2, the first face I picture is Marippe's. Since she did last the longest, and, in my opinion, got the most attention of the generation. Plus, with most fans I know being much more recent fans, they're more likely to known any given ZYX/Minimoni song than they are to know Otome no Shinrigaku. This is kinda sad, because Otome is an amazing song and Ichii and Yasuda both have amazing voices, and the harmonies are amazing... but because it's an album song and from an OLD album, a lot of people don't even look into it. I do highly suggest it for anyone who is interested, and you can find the audio here. Note: Otome no Shinrigaku (Woman's Intuition) is basically a Ichii Sayaka x Yasuda Kei duet with harmonies by the rest of Morning Musume.
Morning Musume (Gen 4): For Gen 4, Yoshizawa Hitomi is currently kicking ass, with almost half of the votes (45%) Not to mention it took until the 9th form for her to NOT be voted (Nono broke the chain). I'm not totally surprised by this, since I voted Yossie and I know a lot of people who like her best of 4th gen at least. The thing about this gen that I think is most surprising to me is that Ishikawa Rika is in last place of the 4. I honestly thought she would be head to head with Yossie, or at least 2nd. But We'll have to see where things go from here.
Morning Musume (Gen 5): I'm very very happy to say that Niigaki Risa is smoking the competition, 4 points ahead of Takahashi Ai. (Okay, so she's not smoking x3 but still.) I'm not surprised that TakaGaki did get the lead, but I'm pleasantly surprised that KonkonMako both have a few votes. Tied with 3 votes each, actually. I was so sad voting for this one, to be honest, because Gaki is my H!P love, but Mako is so close behind her and Konkon not too far behind either, so I was really hoping that they get some votes too. I'm very happy with the fact that they did.
Morning Musume (Gen 6): Kamei Eri is currently in the lead for Gen 6, with Reina not far behind. I'm not sure if I'm surprised or not by the fact that Shige is ahead of Mikitty though... I personally voted Mikitty. I think she was the only one with any real singing talent when they first joined, and I just love Mikitty (I honestly preferred her as a soloist, but whatever). I did kinda expect Reina to be in the lead at this point, though, so I'm kinda surprised (in a good way though), that she's not yet.
Morning Musume (Gen 8): This is the absolutely least surprising to me. I actually kind of expected this, to be honest. Linlin is in the lead (that much I didn't expect), but the 3 girls have 12, 12, and 14 points. Meaning it's almost even. I think of people I know, and almost all of them vary very much with Gen 8. I know people who, like me, love Junjun, I know people who love Aika, and I know people who love Linlin. I really can't imagine any of the girls "owning" the others.
Morning Musume (Gen 9): This one I had a little bit more vague of a prediction for, but once again, it's so far as I expected. Fukumura Mizuki is in the lead, 3 points ahead of Sayashi Riho. Zukki and Erippon do also have quite a few votes too (well... "quite a few" for only 38 total votes) No real comments on how this one is looking so far.
Morning Musume (Gen 10): I think Gen 10 is the most surprising for me, so far. (Other than the little Nacchi thing). In first place Kudou Haruka and second Sato Masaki. Haruka isn't near as surprising to me as Masaki. Personally, Masaki is my favorite, but everywhere I look I see a lot of Masaki hate. The face she's in 2nd... very surprising to me. My prediction was probably Ayumi -> Haruka -> Haruna -> Masaki, so yeah. I'm happy.
Morning Musume (Solo Gens): I'm not lying when I say that Maki and Koharu are neck and neck. Literally (Apparently someone didn't vote this question), Goto Maki has 19 votes and Kusumi Koharu has 18. On one side of the coin, I'm really surprised, on the other side, I don't know why since I couldn't really imagine who would have the lead here. For a bit I thought it would be Koharu, since she's more recent, but even to Maki was a while ago, her stuff is really popular (not only her MM stuff, but also her solos). So this doesn't totally surprise me when I think about it a bit.
Berryz Koubou: I'm actually very happy to say that my favorite, Shimizu Saki, is in the lead with my 2nd favorite, Natsuyaki Miyabi, in a close second. I'm NOT happy to say, though, whatsoever, that poor Maiha doesn't have any votes D: she's the only option in this entire poll who doesn't have a single vote. It's really sad to me, because I know she left early on and never had a very big part, but she's one of the few H!P member's I've ever heard with a cute voice that isn't annoying. If you wanna hear her voice clearly, I'd suggest you listen to Natsu Wakame (In case you didn't get it, you can click that), in that perf she's the one in orange that is not Kumai xD. If you wanna just look at the CC lyrics and SEE where she sings, Colorz has accurate lyrics for this song (Again, you can click that).
C-ute: I'm not surprised in the least that Suzuki Airi is in the lead with Okai Chisato following behind. Nor am I surprised that the top 5 are the current 5 members of C-ute. I'm very happy that all members got at least 1 vote, though. For those of you who don't know who Murakami Megumi, Arihara Kanna, or Umeda Erika are, I'd highly suggest listening to C-ute's Indies singles and the songs on their 1st album. That is my favorite C-ute album because of those 3 girls.
S/mileage (Gen 1): I'm very sad to admit this is the exact results I was expecting. Maeda Yuuka is in the lead with Ogawa Saki behind her and my amazing Wada Ayaka is in last. I really hope this changes as more people vote, but I'm not expecting it to. </3
S/mileage (Gen 2): Takeuchi Akari being in first doesn't surprise me, what surprises me is that Katsuta Rina is the one on her tail. I honestly thought that Meimi would be tailing her (though she's not far behind Rina), but that fact Rina is actually makes me happy. Mostly because the positions of these five girl's mirror my order of favorites (Akari -> Rina -> Meimi -> Kana -> Fuu-chan).
Buono: Honestly I don't really know how I feel about this. Airi is in the lead by a long shot, followed by Miyabi and finally Momoko. Part of me doesn't by it, but the other part of me does... I dunno. I personally like Miya best, and Miya started out strong. But whatever, I love Miya and Airi, so I'm glad their ahead of Momo.
Peaberry: I'll start off with saying: I love Dawa... not so fond of Riho. Now whoever out there reads that and thinks it means something for the results, it doesn't. These girls are at 18:18, have fun with that.
DIY: Not surprised that my Miya is in the lead. I think what surprises me most is that Haruna is in 3rd. I mean... Chi's not amazingly popular, nor is Maimi, but that fact Haruna beat them both being as new as she is kinda surprised me.
Mobekimasu Unit: Last, but not least, MBKMS. Morning Musume is number one, as I expected, what I didn't expect, though, is that the rest of the groups, much like S/mileage gen 2, follow my favorites rank... (Berryz -> C-ute -> S/mileage -> Mano) (MM for me is in between BK and C-ute), I kinda expected C-ute to do better than Berryz with all the promotion they got going on recently.
For those of you who are interested in the final results, I will probably leave this poll up for a few weeks, or at least give it until it goes a couple days without any new submitted forms, before posting the "final" answers on my blog, though I'll keep the poll open for anyone who wants to continue voting after that.
Note: I'm well aware that polls like these have many holes for "cheating", I want you to be aware of this also. I'm hoping that fans are kind enough that they vote once, and only once, each. But we live in a pathetic world and, since the votes are anonymous, I can't guarantee that this is the case. Please do not state the obvious that you cant trust these or accuse this poll of being rigged, I have no control over the actions of others. Thank you.