Top 25 Pettanko Anime Girls


Anime fans have been busily compiling yet another list of their favourite flat-chested anime girls, and this time certain insidious influences from the depths of sea, space and outer realms have conspired to dominate the ranking with their determinedly uncurvaceous appeal.

The ranking:

1. Nagato Yuki (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

2. Misaka Mikoto (A Certain Scientific Railgun)

3. Kuroyukihime (Accel World)

4. Nyaruko (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san!)

5. Ikamusume (Shinryaku! Ikamusume)

6. Aisaka Taiga (Toradora!)

7. Alice (Heaven’s Memo Pad)

8. Ririchiyo Shirakiin (Inu x Boku SS)

9. Kuroneko (Ore no Imouto)

10. Tenshi (Angel Beats)

11. Louise (Zero no Tsukaima)

12. Mahiru Inami (Working!!)

13. Misaki Mei (Another)

14. Hinagiku Katsura (Hayate no Gotoku!)

15. Minami Shimada (Baka to Test)

16. Shana (Shakugan no Shana)

17. Haruna (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)

18. Shirai Kuroko (A Certain Scientific Railgun)

19. Izumi Konata (Lucky Star)

20. Koneko Tojo (Highschool DxD)

21. Nagi Sanzenin (Hayate no Gotoku!)

22. Saber (Fate/Stay Night)

23. Setsuna Kiyoura (School Days)

24. Shino Amakusa (Seitokai Yakuindomo)

25. Gruier Serenity (Bodacious Spare Pirates)

Whether Konata, once the embodiment of rarity value but now reduced to playing second fiddle to Kuroko, owes her fall simply to the amnesiac tendencies of otaku or their rather merciless persecution of her fallen seiyuu is a matter of some debate.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 19/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Nyaruko is flat? She looks pretty average to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:10 20/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Yeah I know I was about to say the same thing - Nyaruko has nice tits.

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    Comment by tyciol
    14:55 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let's substitute her with Judie Abbott from Daddy Long Legs.

    Fuck this modern bias.

    Also: why no Anne Shirley? Ignoring the agedness of WMT's Akage no Anne, we got Konnichi'wa Anne recently, aka Before Green Gables.

    Why no love?

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    Comment by Ihmhi
    12:19 20/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Konata #19? She is QUEEN OF PETTANKO. It's a status symbol!

    But seriously, maybe it's because I've been watching anime for 15+ years, but when I hear "pettanko" the first thought in my head is Konata from Lucky Star.

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    Comment by tyciol
    14:57 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What does watching anime for 15 years have to do with this?

    The manga began in 2004, and the anime began in 2007.

    Lucky Star (the anime) is only 5 years old.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:53 25/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You say "5 years" like that wouldn't be an eternity for most people. Alas, the masterpieces of yesteryear will be doomed to obscurity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:07 21/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Konata, "Queen of Pettanko"? Have you ever heard of Mayumi Thyme?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:35 22/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "It's a status symbol!"

    It's a reference from "Shuffle!" Eroge. derp otaku

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:59 19/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    She really isn't flat. And the list is pretty underwhelming too.

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    Comment by oniichan
    23:33 19/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    She was much flatter, and in my opinion was drawn much better in the 5 minute shorts which aired last year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:07 20/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ya... nyaruko isn't flat... and neither is saber. saber tapes her chest down! Duhh!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:52 19/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    She was explicitly described as not flat in the novels though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Apparently, any size that isn't obscenely large is considered flat.

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    Comment by nanuchan
    20:20 24/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Any fucking flat-chested is a pettanko, don't spoke of what you don't know...

    Damn newbies

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 22/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lolis isn't the same than pettanko

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:06 23/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Pettanko refers to a female character that places a great deal of importance on the fact that she is flat chested. It does not refer to characters that merely happen to be flat chested, but do not make any importance of this fact. The character may be extremely proud of the fact that she is flat chested, or extremely embarrassed of the fact."

    also, sankaku screwed a big time, cuz the rating wasnt about pettanko but about hinnyuu (貧乳), which is only "tiny chest" ...

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    Comment by nanuchan
    21:22 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Kodomo no Jikan lolis?

    WTF? Who can be flatter than a fucking bunch of elementary students?

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    Comment by Kubo Toshimitsu
    10:09 21/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently, you has to be on Manyuu Hikenchou level, to be considered as not flat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:26 19/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tooru from A-Channel
    Kokoro Katsura from School Days
    Minami Shimada from Baka to Test
    Shinobu from Nise/Bakemonogatari
    Ookami Ryouko from Okami-San and Her Seven Companions
    Rukako from Steins;Gate..if you count the ep where he was an actual girl for an episode.
    Kagamine Rin...well not technically from an anime

    And Konata should've been #1 >.<

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:12 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Substitute her with Cthuko a.k.a Kuuko. Kuuko is the real pettanko.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:12 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought the same thing about Saber but she is way down on the list.
    For Nyaruko to be #4 is rediculous

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:16 21/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, Tohsaka is in fact the pettanko of that series

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:55 19/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    for me biribiri is NO.1

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 20/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    There shouldn't be a number 1 flat chest. All are delicious and should be ranked the same.

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    Comment by MasterZero8
    03:06 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yay! All #1!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:40 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Biri biri!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I personally like Mikoto as well, but she's not necessarily flat chested either. She's in middle school still, both her older clone and mother have large breasts, and the official art has been showing her as average size for her age for a while now. She just has a complex about it mostly because people tease her and all the big breasted adults Touma ends up hanging around in his adventures.

    Index on the other hand is implied to be well in her upper teens, and her childlike behavior is thanks to having her memories erased multiple times. She's pretty much the only true pettanko of the series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:16 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    She's pretty much the only true pettanko of the series.

    I think Kuroko qualifies as well. But yeah, I agree that Mikoto's not necessarily a pettanko. The girl's at least got a couple of halfway decent bumps on her, possibly going as high as a B-cup.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:17 21/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, by the look of the things they aren't even pettanko

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:23 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    yep indeed she is in middle school so she is still developing.

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    Comment by Kubo Toshimitsu
    10:16 21/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kuroko is Mikoto's junior. She's still a kid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Oh wait.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:03 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    except she is a trap revealed in later chapter

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    Comment by tyciol
    14:58 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Traps aren't girls too?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:18 21/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, the are, and sometimes they are better than girls

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    Comment by Anonymous
    23:10 19/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Seiba is not at all flat.

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    Comment by loki yagami
    18:05 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    when I said seiba instead know its saber, some people made ​​fun of me, for how to pronounce it, but I did not care because I said as in the anime said..but im happy to know here some people said the same way thee anime and i tu tu ru

    by the way i love..saber lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:32 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you guys read the novel? Saber is mostly flat...Emiya repeatedly says she looks like she's younger than him, so you can assume she has the body of a 14-15 year old cause Caliburn, and Avalon prevented her from aging. From the game:

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:20 21/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then that would mean that sh isn't a pettanko, because a pettanko is a full grow girl

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    Comment by Dia
    06:42 20/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    My waifu, saber, is not flat!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 21/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You waifu? Is MAI waifu!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:34 19/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:29 19/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Lolis don't count.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nagi (sanzenin) is there, and I consider her to be loli... She is 13(14 later).

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    Comment by tyciol
    15:00 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guys stop pulling definitions out of thin air. Loli has no age specifications, it's a collection of characteristics.

    Washu/Flonne/Etna are all lolis and over a thousand years old. Preteen my ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:41 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I had the impression that loli means a preteen girl, so unless I'm missing something, Nagi is not a loli.

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    Comment by Anyien
    12:39 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, loli means preteens girls. So Nagi who is thirTEEN is not considered a loli.

    Agewise they stop being loli at 12.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 21/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Loli is under 14, in other words, kids and preteens are considered lolis, after the 15 they are old bags and that is the end

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:25 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nagi like other HnG characters have set birth dates so she's in fact well over 20 by now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:45 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the manga its 2005 so she is still 14.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:05 20/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think Kagami Kuro is better at this rank, she's still flat like a board until 6th grade. Kokonoe Rin is starting to get busty.

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