The 1st Higurashi Pairing Poll (「ひぐらしのなく頃に」第1回ベストコンビ投票!!! "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" dai 1-kai besuto konbi tōhyō! ! !, lit. "Higurashi When They Cry" 1st Best Combi Poll) was held from April 5, 2005 to May 7, 2005, approximately four months after the release of Meakashi. Voters could cast one vote per day and were also able to nominate their own characters. These are marked with an asterisk in the results table below.

The webpage is no longer online, but the results may still be viewed on Internet Archive.

Results

Rank Character 1 Character 2 Number of Votes Vote Share
1 Keiichi Maebara Mion Sonozaki 825 16.3%
2 Keiichi Maebara Rena Ryuugu 710 14.1%
3 Satoshi Houjou Shion Sonozaki 705 14.0%
4 Satoko Houjou Keiichi Maebara 422 8.4%
5 Akasora's Keiichi* Mion Sonozaki 319 6.3%
6 Rika Furude Mamoru Akasaka 249 4.9%
7 Rumiko Chie Curry* 240 4.8%
8 Satoko Houjou Rika Furude 236 4.7%
9 Rika Furude Keiichi Maebara 151 3.0%
10 (tied) Mion Sonozaki Shion Sonozaki 149 3.0%
11 Satoshi Houjou Keiichi Maebara 89 1.8%
12 Rika Furude Soy sauce* 83 1.6%
13 (tied) Satoko Houjou Shion Sonozaki 69 1.4%
13 (tied) Kuraudo Ooishi Mamoru Akasaka 69 1.4%
15 (tied) Keiichi Maebara Shion Sonozaki 65 1.3%
15 (tied) Satoko Houjou Satoshi Houjou 65 1.3%
17 Mamoru Akasaka Yukie Akasaka* 57 1.1%
18 Miyo Takano Jirou Tomitake 38 0.8%
19 Kyousuke Irie Keiichi Maebara 34 0.7%
20 Rena Ryuugu Hatchet* 31 0.6%
21 Miyo Takano Rumiko Chie 28 0.6%
22 Kyousuke Irie Satoko Houjou 24 0.5%
23 (tied) Shion Sonozaki Tatsuyoshi Kasai 23 0.5%
23 (tied) Miyo Takano Servants* 23 0.5%
25 PigeonBlood's Shion* Mion Sonozaki 22 0.4%
26 Jirou Tomitake Kuraudo Ooishi 17 0.3%
27 (tied) Rena Ryuugu Mion Sonozaki 16 0.3%
27 (tied) Keiichi Maebara Mamoru Akasaka 16 0.3%
29 (tied) Satoshi Houjou Mion Sonozaki 13 0.3%
29 (tied) Miyo Takano Kyousuke Irie 13 0.3%
31 Akane Sonozaki Tatsuyoshi Kasai 12 0.2%
32 (tied) Snowy Garden's Satoshi* Keiichi Maebara 11 0.2%
32 (tied) Phone* Eyes* 11 0.2%
32 (tied) Mion Sonozaki Satoko Houjou 11 0.2%
35 (tied) Oyashiro-sama Kuraudo Ooishi 9 0.2%
35 (tied) Ryukishi07* dai* 9 0.2%
37 (tied) Satoko Houjou Nii-nii* 8 0.2%
37 (tied) Mr. Maebara* Maid Keiichi* 8 0.2%
37 (tied) Rika Furude Rena Ryuugu 8 0.2%
37 (tied) Ryukishi07* Yatazakura* 8 0.2%
42 (tied) Mion Sonozaki Oryou Sonozaki* 7 0.1%
42 (tied) Rika Furude BT* 7 0.1%
42 (tied) Ryukishi07* BT* 7 0.1%
45 (tied) *blank* *blank* 6 0.1%
45 (tied) Rena Ryuugu Satoko Houjou 6 0.1%
47 (tied) Keiichi Maebara Oyashiro-sama 5 0.1%
47 (tied) Mamoru Akasaka Mahjong* 5 0.1%
47 (tied) Michika Kataoka's Aiko Maebara* Keiichi Maebara 5 0.1%
50 (tied) Kameda* Sweet Dessert* 4 0.1%
50 (tied) Keiichi Maebara Miyo* 4 0.1%
50 (tied) Kuraudo Ooishi Kumagai* 4 0.1%
50 (tied) Tomita* Okamura* 4 0.1%
54 (tied) K* Kameda* 3 0.1%
54 (tied) Oryou Sonozaki* Rika Furude 3 0.1%
54 (tied) Rena Ryuugu Kenta-kun doll* 3 0.1%
54 (tied) Akane Sonozaki Shion Sonozaki 3 0.1%
54 (tied) Chie-sensei* Keiichi Maebara 3 0.1%
54 (tied) Rika Furude Shion Sonozaki 3 0.1%
54 (tied) Rika Furude Mion Sonozaki 3 0.1%
61 (tied) KOOL Keiichi* Oyashiro Rena* 2 0.0%
61 (tied) Onigiri* Keiichi Maebara 2 0.0%
61 (tied) Zephyr* Zephyr's Rena* 2 0.0%
61 (tied) Tommy* Kuraudo* 2 0.0%
61 (tied) Rena Ryuugu Shion Sonozaki 2 0.0%
61 (tied) Director* Maid* 2 0.0%
61 (tied) Satoko Houjou Bath towel* 2 0.0%
61 (tied) Kuraudo Ooishi Keiichi Maebara 2 0.0%
61 (tied) Rumiko Chie Shion Sonozaki 2 0.0%
61 (tied) Kyousuke Irie Satoshi Houjou 2 0.0%
61 (tied) Rika Furude Oyashiro-sama 2 0.0%
72 (tied) EscapeFromReality's Mion* Shion Sonozaki 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Frederica* Poetry* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) KOOL* K* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) KOOL* Keiichi Maebara 1 0.0%
72 (tied) K1* Mion Sonozaki 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Ohagi* Keiichi Maebara 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Sumirekitan's Satoshi* Keiichi Maebara 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Zephyr's Rena* Fujitaka's Mion* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Broccoli* Cauliflower* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Rena Ryuugu Satoshi Houjou 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Rena Ryuugu Reina* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Akane Sonozaki Oryou Sonozaki* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Usoda! [Lies!]* Ahahahahaha!* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Mochi* Needle* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Onikakushi* Curse* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Keiichi Maebara Fur Seal* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Keiichi Maebara Metal Bat* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Keiichi Maebara Principal* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Keiichi Maebara Pork-bone and ginger flavored big cup ramen* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Satoshi Houjou Tatsuyoshi Kasai 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Satoko Houjou Trap* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Satoko Houjou Teppei* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Shion (Angel Mort)* Otaku* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Shion Sonozaki Kimiyoshi* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Shasetsu* Mion Sonozaki 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Sohei* Oryou Sonozaki* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Hinamizawa Village* Okinomiya City* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Mamoru Akasaka Kyousuke Irie 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Mr. Maebara* Mrs. Maebara* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Miyo Takano Saiguden* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Rumiko Chie Kameda* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Chie-sensei* Principal* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Jirou Tomitake Mamoru Akasaka 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Rika Furude Grandpa Grandma* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Rika Furude Syringes* 1 0.0%
72 (tied) Rika Furude Barley tea* 1 0.0%

Trivia

  • Sohei (rank 72) is Sohei Sonozaki, Oryou's husband.
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