Familiar Face Returns to the Top of "Newtype" Character Rankings While "RWBY" Joins Series Top 10

August issue of anime magazine hits Japan

Anime magazine Newtype's August issue is out this weekend with rankings that show that Fate/stay night's brief reign at the top of the character top 10's has ended. Sure, Saber still rules the list of ladies, but a familiar face has regains his #1 spot on the male side. Also grabbing attention is the debut of RWBY,described by Rooster Teeth CEO Matt Hullum as the first "American-made anime" to be marketed in Japan, in the series top 10. 



Character rankings include

Top 10 male:
1 Sword Art Online's Kirito
2 Fate Stay Night[Unlimited Blade Works]'s Archer
3 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?'s Bell Cranel
4 UBW's Shirou
5 Cinderella Girls' Producer 
6 UBW's Gilgamesh
7 Monogatari's Koyomi Araragi
8 Code Geass' Lelouch
9 Seraph of the End's Yūichirō Hyakuya 
10 Seraph's Mikaela Hyakuya 

Top 10 female:
1 UBW's Saber
2 UBW's Rin
3 SAO's Asuna 
4 Hestia 
5 Monogatari's Shinobu Oshino
6 Macross Frontier's Nome Sheryl
7 Seraph's Shinoa Hiragi
8 [email protected]' Haruka Amami
9 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU;s Yukino Yukinoshita 
10 Blood Blockade Battlefront's White


Last month, Newtype revaled the Japanese cast for RWBY


Ruby Rose - Saori Hayami(The Irregular at Magic High School's Miyuki Shiba)

Weiss Schnee - Yoko Hikasa(Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?'s Freya)

Blake Belladonna - Yu Shimamura (Attack on Titan's Annie)

Yang Xiao Long - Ami Koshimizu (Kill La Kill's Ryūko Matoi)



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.

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