With a new crop of graduates already starting out in their new jobs in Japan, anime website DDNavi has asked men and women aged 20-40 who they want as their boss. Out of the many names who came up in their survey, five stood out the most and they are:
5) Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)
OK, who doesn’t want a boss who has a great sense of humor, loves to eat out and trolls everybody every single day. It would be great to have a boss like that, right? So its no surprise that the Yorozuya’s boss is at the list as he can make your days at the office a little bit brighter. Sadly, he is at #5 because he may brighten up the office but that does not mean your office will be productive, just look at how the Yorozuya is always experiencing financial troubles.
4) Mitsuyoshi Anzai (Slam Dunk)
This father figure-type boss stays calm, wouldn’t scream at you when you do something wrong, but he will work the hell out of you to improve your skills. He is a good motivator and knows how to get the job done, no wonder he is at #4.
3) Kiichi Goto (Mobile Police Patlabor)
This captain of the Second Special Vehicles Division may be one of the most laid back characters in DDNavi’s list but he is highly capable. He has razor sharp perception coupled with a subtle and manipulative nature. This calm, cool and collected boss would certainly be great for new recruit
2) Daijiro Ohara (Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo)
This Chief of the Kameari Kouen-Mae Police Box is the boss who will scream at you when you screw up and is known to be very strict, however, he is a very diligent worker who can also be considerate at times. A boss like this would make many people quake at their feet, but they will also learn a lot.
1) Kousaku Shima (Kachō Kōsaku Shima)
Many Japanese work in a corporate environment so its no surprise that Kousaku Shima tops the list as many people who are trying to climb to the top the corporate ladder want to be like him. This salaryman who eventually became president of his company has inspired a lot of people because of his devotion to his work.
Other characters whose names turned up in the poll but were not included in the top 5 include One Piece’s Monkey D. Luffy and Mobile Suit Gundam’s Bright Noah. Now, which anime or manga character do you want as your boss?