Here's a fun way to survey the field of winter 2013 anime. Japanese fans have put together a rogue's gallery of representative student characters from the starting or upcoming anime.
Left - right
Row 1: Love Live - Oreshura - Encouragement of Climb - Tamako Market - Vividred Operation
Row 2: Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - Kotoura-san - Senran Kagura - GJ-bu - Ai Mai Mi
Row 3: D.C. III ~Da Capo 3~ - Student Council’s Discretion Level 2 - Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next - Chihayafuru 2 - Minami Ke Tadaima
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.