Between the Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel anime movie and the upcoming Cardcaptor anime in January, it's all about the Sakura's in the new January issue of Newtype magazine. That said, after many shifting fortunes throughout 2017, going into 2018, the anime mag's character ranking line-up was remarkably stable. One of the new surprised was a unusual appearance by a Straw Hat crew member.
The debut of Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I. presage flower has put the Type-Moon cast front and center in the character rankings from the December issue of anime magazine Newtype. And yet, it was time for fans to remember a certain blue oni, who made (or maid) a return after an absence dating back to May.
2017 was a busy year for Nitroplus and DMM Games' historic-sword-as-boys Touken Ranbu. It inspired a Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru TV anime at Doga Kobo. Then, last season, there was a Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu anime at Ufotable. While 2018 looks like it will have at least as much of the swordsmen, as they rest for the fall, some of the most popular have been awarded top spots in anime magazine Newtype's November issue character rankings.
Last year, an Anniversary of a Miracle - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion event at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba celebrated the 10th anniversary of Geass' October 5, 2006 debut “Code Geass Lelouch of the Resurrection," an anime set several years after Zero Requiem, which director Goro Taniguchi says stars a Lelouch who is alive and not an alternate version. With this in the wings, Lelouch has taken the top of the Newtype character ranks.
While the rest of the world isn't getting Fate/Apocrypha for a while, the anime about Red and Black factions of masters/servants originally conceived cancelled MMO game is making a big impression in Japan. For the September issue of anime magazine Newtype, it's caused a big shuffle in the character rankings, knocking Re:Creators off its top spot. Get a look after the jump.
Anime magazine Newtype's character rankings can be fun, with their inclusions of divisive character from Gundam or Code Geass, or from Five Star Stories (a manga that the magazine runs) and the like. In terms of taking them seriously... well, they're fun. Still, Rei Hiroe, creator of Re:Creators (and Black Lagoon) seemed to react with genuine delight that the series' Selesia Uptiria topped the female rankings.
The new August character rankings in anime magazine Newtype are fairly similar to July's. However, there is a key difference. Sword Art Online has largely kept its spots. Attack on Titan, not so much. Those have fallen to newcomer, Re:Creators. See how things shook out after the jump.
Proving again that, these days, NewType isn't giving series long runs at the top of its character rankings, a month after Attack on Titan's return broke the post-Ordinal Scale two-month lead for Sword Art Online, the two heavy-hitters had to settle for a split in anime magazine's July issue. More after the jump.
Lately, few series have managed two consecutive months on top of the Newtype character rankings. Following Ordinal Scale movie, Sword Art Online did manage it in the April and May issues. Then came in the spring 2017 anime season, and the return of a certain popular title that had been absent from TV anime since 2013. And, that certainly shook things up. Check out the results after the jump.
While anime magazine Newtype has recently been swapping the leading positions in its monthly character rankings, you can't stop the Sword Art Online juggernaut. The Ordinal Scale anime movie is apparently worth at least two months at the #1 spot as Kirito and Asuna topped the lists again in the new May issue. More after the jump.
Last month the Fate/stay night crowd retooled the top of Newtype's character ranking, and it seemed likely to be short lived given that Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale was about to open. And, that did prove to be the case. With the April issue of the anime magazine, Mr. Kirigaya and Ms. Yuuki were back in their #1 spots. More after the jump.
Maybe it was the flood of plans for 2017 or a rest before Ordinal Scale puts Sword Art Online back on top. Regardless, the new, March issue of anime magazine has Fate/Stay Night back on the top of the character rankings. Get a look after the jump.