For the top ten male characters, we have...
- Ikari Shinji, Evangelion 2.0
- Kyon, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Nagisa Kaworu, Evangelion 2.0
- Lelouch Lamperouge, Code Geass
- Edward Elric, Full Metal Alchemist
- Kira Yamato, Gundam SEED
- Setsuna F Seiei, Gundam 00
- Gintoki Sakada, Gintama
- Roy Mustang, Full Metal Alchemist
- Amuro Ray, Gundam
Next for the female characters there are...
- Asuka Langley Shikinami, Evangelion 2.0
- Ayanami Rei, Evangelion 2.0
- Makinami Mari, Evangelion 2.0
- Suzumiya Haruhi, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- C.C., Code Geass
- Akiyama Mio, K-ON
- Sheryl Nome, Macross F
- Nagato Yuki, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Lacus Clyne, Gundam SEED
- Hirasawa Yui, K-ON
Hmmm, looks like Asuka's got a name change from "Soryu" to "Shikinami" in the new Rebuild movies.
Anyway, as popular as Rei seems to be, I guess the Otakusphere still prefers tsundere girls considering the fascination with Bakemonogatari's Senjougahara and Suzumiya still showing just now. Makinami Mari, the new character is a pretty surprising new entry but since I haven't watched the new movie yet despite the leak, I can't really comment. Maybe it's the Otaku thing with girls wearing glasses...
The overall chart doesn't seem to reflect what's happening with the annual Saimoe voting but, it's good to see some "old characters" haven't been forgotten though.