The very first Newtype Rankings of 2015 are finally here, and unlike the previous ones which have been quite predictable with Sword Art Online and Fate/ Stay Night dominating, one particular series seems to have come out of nowhere…

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Male Rankings

1) Kirito (Sword Art Online)

2) Archer (Fate/ Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works)

3) Seiya Kanie (Amagi Brilliant Park)

4) Producer (The [email protected])

5) Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

6) Shiro Emiya (Fate/ Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works)

7) Kaworu Nagisa (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

8) Kokkuri-san (Gogure! Kokkuri-san)

9) Koyomi Araragi (Monogatari series)

10) Meliodas (Seven Deadly Sins)

Female Rankings

1) Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

2) Saber (Fate/ Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works)

3) Asuna (Sword Art Online)

4) Isuzu Sento (Amagi Brilliant Park)

5) Tokaku Azuma (Riddle Story of Devil)

6) Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

7) Rin Tohsaka (Fate/Stay Night)

8) Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi/ Ange (Cross Ange)

9) Haruka Amami (The [email protected])

10) Akane Tsunemori (Psycho-Pass)

Series Rankings

1) The [email protected]

2) Neon Genesis Evangelion

3) Riddle Story of Devil

4) Fate/ Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

5) Amagi Brilliant Park

6) Sword Art Online II

7) Psycho-Pass

8) Cross Ange

9) Your Lie in April

10) The Seven Deadly Sins

Evangelion has emerged from out of nowhere to take several key spots in the rankings, away from the usual Sword Art Online and Fate/ Stay Night positions. This mysterious rise in the rankings may have been because of the December 2014 releases of the HD-remastered versions of the classic mecha anime.

Meanwhile, another “out of nowhere” entrant has emerged, and it is The [email protected], and these rise in the rankings would probably be from the Blu-ray release of the movie, as well as the high anticipation for Cinderella Girls, which will not, however, be focused on Haruka and the other 765 Pro idols.

While Kirito still shows that he is still Newtype’s most popular male character, with Fate’s Archer still in his heels at #2, Amagi Brilliant Park seems to be making its way up the rankings and is primed to challenge the usual winners. The female rankings meanwhile not only gets a couple of entries from Fate and Evangelion, but it is surprising that Asuna is the only SAO entry in that list.

And while Gundam SEED’s Kira and Lacus are nowhere to be seen (finally) after years of always being in the Top 10, Roddle Story of Devil’s Tokaku Azuma seems to be seeking to take their place as she has been a constant in the rankings since the anime premiered last Spring 2014.

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A huge thanks to Zenko for the help

 

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