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Top 10 Anime Characters in September's Newtype


Top 10 Anime Characters in September's Newtype

Just something I randomly came by again while exploring the "spiritual world" of the internet - The top 10 characters in September's issue of the Newtype magazine.

For the top ten male characters, we have...

Top Male Characters for September 2009

  1. Ikari Shinji, Evangelion 2.0
  2. Kyon, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  3. Nagisa Kaworu, Evangelion 2.0
  4. Lelouch Lamperouge, Code Geass
  5. Edward Elric, Full Metal Alchemist
  6. Kira Yamato, Gundam SEED
  7. Setsuna F Seiei, Gundam 00
  8. Gintoki Sakada, Gintama
  9. Roy Mustang, Full Metal Alchemist
  10. Amuro Ray, Gundam

Wasn't really expecting Shinji to be up there. Maybe Lelouch but with Code Geass finished and the Evangelion Rebuild remakes going on, I guess it kind of makes sense.

Next for the female characters there are...

Top Female Characters for September 2009

  1. Asuka Langley Shikinami, Evangelion 2.0
  2. Ayanami Rei, Evangelion 2.0
  3. Makinami Mari, Evangelion 2.0
  4. Suzumiya Haruhi, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  5. C.C., Code Geass
  6. Akiyama Mio, K-ON
  7. Sheryl Nome, Macross F
  8. Nagato Yuki, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  9. Lacus Clyne, Gundam SEED
  10. 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.


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Sounds like you're pretty active at uni! Should be good when it comes to looking for employment and you have activities to list.

Anyway, Ranka took the number 3 spot back in the March issue when the Blu-ray releases were just about finishing off with one volume left so, I guess it's mostly whatever's the current boom.

If the fanart the magazine publishes is anything to go by, there's readers between the early teens to their late twenties.

Yes, there's more character development and the stories are usually more intricate. That said, a lot of the shows have very generic characters e.g. one cool, one quiet, one hot-headed etc.




I think I must have been one of about five people (in the west anyway) that really liked/sympathised with Shinji when I watched Eva >_>;
I was in my own awkward teen phase when I first watched the series and I felt like Anno had captured exactly the feelings I was experiencing too at the time. One of the reasons I love anime is that it's not wrought with 'superhero' type protagonists; most characters have flaws which make them believable (and even likable sometimes).




I'm surprised Ranka Lee isn't on there. She's a more popular character in my university's anime club... then again I quit the anime club a month ago, so the newsletter no longer exists because.. handling alone is just too stressful. I wonder what sort of demographic votes in Newtype. Shinji is kind of.. obnoxious, Lelouche should be higher!~! All hail Brittania!