Gundam SEED main character Kira Yamato has been consistently in Newtype Magazine‘s Top 10 Male Anime Character Rankings for years now, even if Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny have been long over. Many people have even thought that good’ol “Jesus Yamato” would stay in the Top 10 Males forever. However, in the January 2015 issue of the Newtype Rankings, he finally drops out of the Top 10 after years of staying there. Here are the results:

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Male Rankings
1. Kirito (Sword Art Online II)
2. Archer (Fate/Stay Night)
3. Shirou Emiya (Fate/Stay Night)
4. Bellri Zenam (Gundam Reconguista in G)
5. Seiya Kanie (Amagi Brilliant Park)
6. Meliodas (The Seven Deadly Sins)
7. Kasuga Arata (Trinity Seven)
8. Kokkuri-san ( Gugure! Kokkuri-san)
9. Producer ([email protected])
10. Kazami Yuuji (Le Fruit de la Grisaia)

Female Rankings
1. Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
2. Isuzu Sento (Amagi Brilliant Park)
3. Asuna (Sword Art Online II)
4. Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi/ Ange (Cross Ange)
5. Sinon (Sword Art Online II)
6. Lilith Asami(Trinity Seven)
7. Tokaku Azuma (Akuma no Riddle)
8. Aida Surugan (Gundam Reconguista in G)
9. Rin Tohsaka (Fate/Stay Night)
10. Gou Matsuoka (Free!)

Series Rankings
1. Fate/Stay Night
2. Sword Art Online
3. Gundam Reconguista in G
4. Amagi Brilliant Park
5. Cross Ange
6. Psycho Pass 2
7. Free! – Eternal Summer-
8. Akuma no Riddle
9. Your Lie in April
10. Chaike The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle

Yeah, you are not dreaming, Kira is not there anymore. Kira’s partner, Lacus Clyne, is also nowhere to be found, however, she dropped out of the top 10 in the December 2014 Newtype Rankings, also after years of staying in the Top 10. Well, maybe fellow Gundam main character Bellri Zenam might take his place by staying in the Top 10 for the next 6 or 7 years…

While the departure of a long-time N.T. Rankings mainstay may be very very surprising, the continued dominance of Fate/ Stay Night and Sword Art Online II is not. Saber and Fate/ Stay Night taking the #1 in the female and series rankings while Archer and Shirou Emiya taking the #2 and #3 spot (a bit of a double entry don’t you think?), and Kirito taking the top spot in the males while Asuna and Sinon are also in the Top 5 for the females, is definitely worth taking note of. These two series have dominated since the November rankings, which were released back in October 2014.

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