Top 10 Anime Characters – October NewType

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Revered anime magazine Newtype has unleashed its latest issue, naturally providing the next iteration of its fascinating character rankings – with Sword Art Online still holding fast to its pole position place as expected, although some unusually strong showings from the anime of yesteryear may hold some surprises.

Newtype’s top 10 male characters:


1. Kirito (Sword Art Online)

2. Tatsuya Shiba (Mahou Koukou no Rettousei)

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

4. Kira Yamato (Gundam SEED)

5. Makoto Tachibana (Free!)

6. Rin Matsuoka (Free!)

7. Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)

8. Shinya Kogami (Psycho-Pass)

9. Yu Narukami (Persona 4 The Animation)

10. Umetarou Nozaki (Monthly Shoujo Nozaki-kun)

Newtype’s top 10 female characters:


1. Asuna (Sword Art Online)

2. Sinon (Sword Art Online)

3. Miyuki Shiba (Mahou Koukou no Rettousei)

4. Gou Matsuoka (Free!)

5. Lacus Clyne (Gundam SEED)

6. Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia (Aldnoah.Zero)

7. Chiyo Sakura (Monthly Shoujo Nozaki-kun)

8. Saber (Fate)

9. Tokaku Azuma (Akuma no Riddle)

10. Chaika Trabant (Hitsugi no Chaika)

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