Today’s ranking comes from the December 2014 issue of the popular Japanese magazine, NewType; we’ve taken the time to translate the whole article for your enjoyment. Earlier this week we did a write-up on this issue, giving an in-depth look into the magazine itself as well as the posters that come with it: you can read that here.

Before we go to the listings here is the image scan of the December 2014 Anime Popularity Ranking from the latest NewType Magazine:

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Males Rankings:
1) Kirito (Sword Art Online II)
2) Archer (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV))
3) Shirou Emiya (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV))
4) Kira Yamato (Gundam SEED)
5) Tatsuya Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)
6) Meliodas (Nanatsu no Taizai)
7) Bellri Zenam (Gundam: G no Reconguista)
8) Lancer (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV))
9) Inaho Kaizuka (Aldnoah.Zero)
10) Seiya Kanie (Amagi Brilliant Park)

Females Rankings:
1) Saber (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV))
2) Rin Tohsaka (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV))
3) Sinon (Sword Art Online II)
4) Asuna (Sword Art Online II)
5) Isuzu Sento (Amagi Brilliant Park)
6) Chaika Trabant (Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle)
7) Shiki Ryougi (Kara no Kyoukai)
8) Akane Tsunemori (Psycho-Pass 2)
9) Tokaku Azuma (Akuma no Riddle)
10) Lilith (Trinity Seven)

Series Ranking:
1) Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV)
2) Sword Art Online II
3) Psycho-Pass 2
4) Gundam: G no Reconguista
5) Amagi Brilliant Park
6) The Seven Deadly Sins
7) Akuma no Riddle
8) Free!: Eternal Summer
9) Trinity Seven
10) Sora no Method

Top 10 series streamed:
1. Yowamushi Pedal
2. Fate/ Stay Night
3. Sword Art Online
4. Shingeki no Kyojin
5. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S
6. Log Horizon
7. Hagure Yuusha no Estetica
8. Hataraku Maou-sama!
9. Diamond no Ace
10. Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou

Top 10 Blu-ray Disc sales:
1. The [email protected] Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e
2. Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Volume 4
3. Frozen MovieNEX
4. Hanamonogatari
5. Free!: Eternal Summer Volume 1
6. Haikyuu!! Volume 3
7. Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Border:4 Ghost Stands Alone
8. Tamako Love Story Movie
9. Free!: Eternal Summer Volume 2
10. Haikyuu!! Volume 4

Top 10 record count (People recording it on their TV):
1. Psycho-Pass 2: The Scales of Justice (episode 1)
2. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso: Monotone/Colorful (episode 1)
3. Parasyte: The Metamorphosis (episode 1)
4. Trinity Seven: Administer and Third Selection (episode 1)
5. Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de: Alpha Episode (Change) (episode 1)
6. Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road: Phase 49 (Episode 1)
7. Gundam: G no Reconguista: G-Self, Start Up! (episode 2)
8. Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: A Maiden’s True Heart (episode 1)
9. Nanatsu no Taizai: The Seven Deadly Sins (episode 1)
10. Ai Tenchi Muyo!: Tenchi’s Arrival (episode 1)

Translations were done by Swaps4 and fgghjjkll from Haruhichan.

Sword Art Online seems to be dominating this months rankings like always, but it’s nice to see Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) taking some decent rankings. Isuzu Sento from Amagi Brilliant Park has also claimed a nice spot for herself, while Kira Yamato continues to stay in the top 10 just like he has for the past few years. Akuma no Riddle has snuck back into the rankings because an OVA is due soon. It’s quite strange that with the recent ending of the Naruto manga, no one from the series made it into the rankings.

What are your thoughts on this month’s rankings? What would you personally change? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.