After revising its definitive rankings for the month of August, famed otaku magazine NewType has provided its latest update for the top 10 “must watch” anime series of the summer season, as well as its much esteemed character rankings – with the dominating series of the previous issue rapidly being taken down a peg by the recently premiered Sword Art Online II…

The all-important top 10 male characters:

1. Kirito (Sword Art Online)

2. Tatsuya Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

3. Kira Yamato (Gundam SEED)

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

5. Rentaro Satomi (Black Bullet)

6. Toru Acura (Hitsugi no Chaika)

7. Yuuki Hase (One Week Friends)

8. Yuu Nishinoya (Haikyuu!!)

9. Ginko (Mushi-Shi)

10. Shintarou Kisaragi (Mekaku City Actors)

The top 10 female characters:

1. Chaika Trabant (Hitsugi no Chaika)

2. Tokaku Azuma (Akuma no Riddle)

3. Miyuki Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

4. Asuna (Sword Art Online)

5. Lacus Clyne (Gundam Seed)

6. Saber (Fate/Zero)

7. Kaori Fujimiya (One Week Friends)

8. Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

9. Hana Mutou (Captain Earth)

10. Ayano (Mekaku City Actors)

The top 10 anime series:

1. Sword Art Online II

2. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

3. Akuma no Riddle

4. Gochuumon Usagi desu ka?

5. Haikyuu!!

6. Captain Earth

7. Mobile Suit Gundam UC

8. Date A Live II

9. Love Live!

10. Hitsugi no Chaika

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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:58 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    The increase in literally gay anime is increasing lately. So many this season just to please the gays. I counted 9 airing that include outright gays, extremely gay looking, cross dressing. The gay activists are making their way to change fanservice as we know it. Pretty soon, half the anime airing charts will be for gays.

    Here comes the "oh what about females liking.." NO. Cut the crap gay boy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:40 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm not so concerned about the increase in male fanservice, regardless of its target audience, as it will allow for more of ANN's "If it's gay, it's okay" hypocrisy on ecchi/fanservice anime to shine through.

    Comment by Anonymous

    most ecchi fanservice is trash that lets its audiene get off on the female characters being uncomfortable.
    the fanservice of men is usually just men doing whatever and being perfectly comfortable about it. There's a difference, not a double standard. Think about it the next time theres a scene where a girl is seen naked and gets visibily upset and flustered screaming 'hentaiii D:' and cries. I think girls getting off on 'swimmers being good at swimming while also not wearing a shirt' is a lot less creepy than otaku getting off on Mio being upset because an audience saw her panties.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:02 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Judging in a different way fanservice based on unrealistic reactions is clearly double standard.
    By your standard, Highschool DxD is a masterpiece because the girls main girls are perfecty comfortable doing whatever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:43 18/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    So what you're saying is the objectification of men is perfectly fine, yet for women, it's the crime of the century. Double standards all over feminism, I swear.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:39 17/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I rofl on this comment. What you say is that female sexuality is superior to male sexuality because it is less creepy? Check out Diabolic Lovers, it is aimed at women and the female lead in Diabolic Lovers gets "raped"/abused every episode and I mean literally every episode.

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    Comment by carl
    02:14 17/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree completely.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 17/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    ok, i'm gay and i think this season is shit. its not for gay people. Only love Stage. Free is not gay and its not bad at all (its not the best anime but its fun to watch). i Love mecha animes and only have cliches now. I like fanservice, cute girls are just cute to see XD, K-ON is far more gay than free to me (i love k-on). yaoi animes always have, its not the first time, we just dont have a lot of good animes this season. sry for the bad english.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Free is totally frikkin gay. Your not really gay if you think free is for girls

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    Comment by คภєк๏
    11:18 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Literally gay anime? I wasn't aware that anime itself had an orientation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:37 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    i heard Darker than Black likes to give it, but Code Geass is a power bottom.
    Code Geass's second season was a femme dom, though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:04 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wasn't DtB a magical girl anime? All I could see was a silver haired goth loli and her talking cat...

    Comment by Anonymous

    increase in gay anime: good

    Comment by Anonymous

    If an anime contains a character who is gay, then it's clearly made for gays!
    It's a well known fact that only witches and magical girls watch Madoka, and only owners of giant robots watch Gundam.
    I think I may try to get raped by an octopus this weekend so I'm entitled to watch some tentacle porn.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Oh no, they please the gays. This is a war on straights, amirite?

    Comment by Anonymous

    >using terms like 'gay activist' unironically
    do not pass go
    do not collect $200

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    sooo Japan has no taste? yea...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:55 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    you talk as if your taste are better...
    *spoiler* you're not *spoiler*

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:55 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    you talk as if your taste are any better...
    *spoiler* you're not *spoiler*

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Keep fighting it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:12 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    't Is too bad no character from Robotics;notes or one of the other ;-series from 5pb ever shows up in such rankings :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:41 19/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)



    Comment by Anonymous
    21:36 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The ranking isn't that entirely bad. Chaika Torabanto was the best girl of the season.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 17/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find this list very odd.
    Rentaro #5 male? Come on. I liked everything about Black Bullet except Rentaro.
    No mention of No Game No Life in the top 10 anime? W... what is going on here? Seriously.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:54 17/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The top 10 anime series? More like worst shows.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:26 17/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still questioning what the hell do people see in Gary Stus. Not going to say "Japan has shit taste", because I happen to know way too many gaijins who also like SAO and Mahouka for some reason I will never be able to understand.

    Well, if the people aren't so easily influenced by the medias, then advertisements and propaganda would never be a thing I guess.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:22 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    How come some of the series up there are even on the list of "August" anime?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:53 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why suzumiya Haruhi? is Old , and also hirano aya is bitch, otakus japaneses are Maso?

    Captain earth is a good anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:37 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That girl's torso is way too long.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    23:39 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kamina where?
    Spike Spigel where?

    The female list is so bad I can't even comment. These lists are bad and they should be ashamed of themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't Kirito a female character in this season?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 17/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's why the name should be Sword Trap Online

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kira from Gundam Seed...? Wat

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    Comment by Tasche
    06:36 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    its not a newtype poll without kira and lacus.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:54 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's been a running gag in the newtype polls since 2005 to have Kira and Lacus in the top 10.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can you elaborate on the reasoning behind that? I enjoy when companies have this level of trolling.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:20 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh come on Japan. Kira Yamato still? Yeah he has skill, but most of it came from piloting an overpowered Gundam. When Zaft built better grunt suits, the Strike was pretty shit. Remember how Kira got owned before getting the Strike Freedom?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:15 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i'm still blown by the fact that he even appears on a list in 2014. But then again, it's Newtype.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:37 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yamato Killer killed your dog?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Kira got owned ONCE. That's it. And there were mitigating circumstances.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:54 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So having his Strike shot apart wasn't being owned them? If Waltfeld wasn't already out there, it'd be buh bye Kira.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The Strike Rouge was built using components from the Strike Gundam. Also he wasn't up against an Army, he was up against a small squadron at first, that was how Waltfeld held them back while Kira got the Strike Freedom.

    Unit age also doesn't have a huge amount to do with it, plenty of experienced pilots have done well with less. Heine Westenfluss used a Zaku Phantom against the Gaia and held his own.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:10 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean a MS that wasn't his (it was the Rouge), damaged from speeding off the planed, almost empty from over-boosting couldn't handle an army of MS that were at least 5 years newer?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:42 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    He got owned more than once, just that the other ownage isn't as grand as the main ones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:13 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kira Yamato is a coordinator already though

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:27 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still haven't seen Sankaku reporting on Tokyo ESP, and the lists above are definitely missing it as well. What gives?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:21 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    TOKYO ESP anime sucks, they ruined manga's story

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:26 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The mangas story is shite, though. At least after "season 1",

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 17/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tokyo ESP first episode is Chapter 24 from the manga, you idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:50 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kirito should be in the female top 10 as well.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 16/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    All august and september at least...

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