Newtype’s ever so hotly contested anime rankings have returned for the month of July, showcasing the most esteemed anime and the most universally coveted characters of the season – and with the likes of Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei and Akuma no Riddle establishing clear dominance, it seems that simultaneous blends of service and action are a plausible means to success.

A top 10 ranking of the most popular male characters for July:

1. Tatsuya Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

2. Kirito (Sword Art Online)

3. Kira Yamato (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED)

4. Jotaro Kujo (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusader)

5. Raku Ichijo (Nisekoi)

6. Koyomi Araragi (Monogatari series)

7. Lelouch Vi Britannia (Code Geass)

8. Rentarou Satomi (Black Bullet)

9. Tooru Acura (Hitsugi no Chaika)

10. Hase Yuuki (One Week Friends)

A ranking for the top 10 female characters:

1. Tokaku Azuma (Akuma no Riddle)

2. Chaika Trabant (Hitsugi no Chaika)

3. Saber (Fate series)

4. Lacus Clyne (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED)

5. Miyuki Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

6. Kosaki Onodera (Nisekoi)

7. Mikasa Ackerman (Shingeki no Kyojin)

8. Nico Yazawa (Love Live!)

9. Tohka Yatogami (Date A Live)

10. Chitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi)

Another ranking for the most popular anime of the season:

1. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

2. Akuma no Riddle

3. Mobile Suit Gundam UC

4. Love Live!

5. Hitsugi no Chaika

6. Knights of Sidonia

7. Mekaku City Actors

8. One Week Friends

9. Captain Earth

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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:59 16/06/2014 # ! Good (+0.5)

    LOL Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei sucks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 17/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    nah, it's not perfect but with the recent episode it keeps getting better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:34 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait till next season, we are gonna have 2 GARY STUS HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME can't wait for the bitchfest to start on /a/

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:52 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    WTF is Gary Stu?

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:17 19/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    >> Mary Sues are absolutely "perfect"
    >> and invincible character.

    Dunno about you, but I like those type of characters. A lot. I absolutely hate it when the protagonists are equally matched with the antagonists. That's boring. Seen it a million times.

    Now having someone kicking everyone's asses, THAT I call good entertainment.


    Onizuka (GTO)
    Yagami Light (Death Note, first Arc anyway)
    Kirito (SAO)
    Lelouch (Code Geass)
    Conan Edogawa (Meitantei Conan)
    Alucard (Hellsing)
    Kirika (Noir)
    Rushuna (Grenadier)
    Midou Ban (GetBackers)
    Hei (Darker Than Black)
    Yagami Kazuma (Kaze no Stigma)
    Kenshi (Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari)
    Sakamaki Izayoi (Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?)

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:43 18/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mary Sues are absolutely "perfect" and invincible character.

    It's a classic rookie mistake to make when you're not all that experienced at creating a story (ie. a book, fanfic, comic, role-playing session, movie, etc).

    You make the hero be perfect in every single way imaginable, with no faults or weaknesses whatsoever.

    He's the Man everyone loves, the men respect him and the ladies just want to line up outside his bedroom door. He beats all his enemies with the flick of his wrist, and he's also a genius so smart he won a Nobel Prize when he was 15.

    He's the Superman with no kryptonite. He's the powertrip daydream of a 14 year old... and he's utterly, UTTERLY boring as a story.
    and that's kinda where Mahouka is atm.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    07:42 18/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This just raises the question wtf a Mary Sue is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:56 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some people use that as a term for a male Mary Sue.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:21 18/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    GARY STU >>>>>>> Useless MC

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    All hail Lelouch,
    All hail Britannia.


    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    How the F did nisekoi faggot raku get on that list hes stupid as shit when it comes to love. God japans taste is so goddam awful. Are these regular watchers or those otakus?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:30 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I think his is a Gary Stu top rank.

    Also wtf no Kurumi Tokisaki?!!!


    She has by far more personality than the other characters from the chart and her voice actress is sex to the human ears.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I don't find her sexy when she's singing heavy metal (Death Devil), but still like her a lot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Newtype's lists are always biased because of the demographics of their core readers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:05 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why I stopped buying Newtype magazines.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:40 15/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Hooray for Chaika the Coffin Princess!!

    Give it more coffin power for this season!

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:51 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hm Yes, Chaika

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:54 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This list is fail because it doesn't have Mechazawa

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 20/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    cromartie? Fuck ya!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:11 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This season i cant find a series to love.....hate Mahouka.
    Watching Mushishi, Akuma no Riddle and Sidonia but not loving any of them.

    Could say Mushishi wins but sinse its no near the quality of the first season its not a win.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:48 17/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    i find this new mushishi to be even better than the first season, i'm totally enjoying it

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:39 17/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of you can't like these anime why the hell did you watched it in the first place

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:47 18/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find No Game, No Life pretty hilarious, mostly because it just takes the piss out of so much of today's modern, fanservice ridden anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Black Bullet?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:46 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your mom?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:17 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Chitoge in 10th, Kosaki in 6th... wtf?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:57 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The heroines that the author introduces second are almost always better than the first. Leading to our dilemma where one day we get to see their hearts broken.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:57 19/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd have to agree, wtf? Who do they find to fill out these polls?

    I don't know a single person who would rate Kosaki over Chitoge...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chitoge never was the most popular even in the manga polls. Onodera is usually near top while Marika varies along there too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:15 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's because Onodera's a team of three I guess.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 17/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    onodera --- bitch

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:30 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    BS as usual...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:42 17/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Chaika good! Chaika fun to watch!

    Disappointed that WIXOSS didn't make any list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:17 15/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They seriously picked the gary stu and followed it up with another gary stu? what the fuck is wrong with japan's taste?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:19 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Burn this list with fire

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:31 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    the problem is that most anime is basically twilight level of wish fulfillment. you might find a couple titles that actually have some sense of artistic integrity, but most of it is to give the viewer a power trip and escape from their sad lives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 18/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since anime is made for teenagers and looney otakus, it's hardly very surprising. The market for powertrip Gary Sue daydreams is pretty huge in both of those two groups...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Sounds more like you need to get some taste.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:42 15/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I find the lack of Ping Pong disturbing...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:29 17/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ping Pong is for gay shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:42 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    true, ping pong is getting to a masterpiece level in the last episode.
    to be fair it started quite slow though and majority of people doesn't watch it any further if the first episode doesn't interest them too, so...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:51 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    as much as the anime and its adaption is interesting dont think it is worth that much, though it is still way better of six of the anime on the list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:28 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    rofl nico nico nii~~

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:39 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck off love live is always the top one no matter what season it is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:53 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    For once, I wish there was a most popular poll that didn't allow entries for any anime released in the past 2 years. I'm sick of the fickleness of the "new" entries that we all know are going to be gone in a year. Mikasa Ackerman excluded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, how can they mention lelouch on this terrible list? if the guy from mahouka (cliche crap anime) is first, lelouch should be number 0.

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    Comment by Rokudaime
    11:42 16/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I generally think that people who hate on Mary-Sue's and/or Marty-Stu's/Gary-Stu's are just jealous. ┐( ̄_ ̄)┌ I never saw anything wrong with "perfect" (no such thing actually exists, obviously) characters. I don't know what's so bad about Kirito, I find him to be a likeable character. ┐( ̄_ ̄)┌

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:44 17/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    If none of you like this why is every one commenting on it, it's not like we are forcing our opinion on you guys, and this list does not affect anyone of you in any ways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 18/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why everybody hates WIXOSS ????

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