NewType – February 2015 Anime Popularity Ranking

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Today’s ranking comes from the February 2015 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 February 2015 Anime Popularity Ranking from the latest NewType Magazine:

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Male:
1. Kirito (Sword Art Online)
2. Archer (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)
3. Kanie Seiya (Amagi Brilliant Park)
4. Producer (The [email protected])
5. Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
6. Emiya Shirou (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)
7. Kaworu Nagisa (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
8. Kokkuri-san (Gugure! Kokkuri-san)
9. Araragi Koyomi (Monogatari Series)
10. Meliodas (Nanatsu no Taizai)

Female:
1. Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
2. Saber (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)
3. Asuna (Sword Art Online)
4. Sento Isuzu (Amagi Brilliant Park)
5. Tokaku Azuma (Akuma no Riddle)
6. Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
7. Tohsaka Rin (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)
8. Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi (Cross Ange)
9. Haruka Amami (The [email protected])
10. Tsunemori Akane (Psycho-Pass 2)

Series:
1. The [email protected]
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion
3. Akuma no Riddle
4. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
5. Amagi Brilliant Park
6. Sword Art Online
7. Psycho-Pass 2
8. Cross Ange
9. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
10. Nanatsu no Taizai

Top 10 series streamed:
1. Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
2. Youkai Watch
3. Yowamushi Pedal
4. Chuuka Ichiban!
5. Sword Art Online
6. Shingeki no Kyojin
7. Psycho-Pass 2
8. Trinity Seven
9. Sword Art Online II
10. Gundam: G no Reconguista

Top 10 Blu-ray Disc sales:
1. Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Volume 6
2. Frozen MovieNEX
3. Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise
4. Planes 2: Fire & Rescue
5. Sword Art Online II Volume 2
6. Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Volume 1
7. Free!: Eternal Summer Volume 3
8. IS: Infinite Stratos – World Purge-hen
9. Haikyuu!! Volume 5
10. Kaguya-hime no Monogatari

Top 10 record count (People recording it on their TV):
1. Psycho-Pass 2: Omnipotence Paradox (episode 9)
2. Nanatsu no Taizai: Sentiment of Many Years (episode 11)
3. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso: The Scenery I Shared With You (episode 10)
4. Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu: The Blue Bird (episode 11)
5. Gundam: G no Reconguista: Capital Tower Occupied (episode 12)
6. Amagi Brilliant Park: Nothing to Worry About Now! (episode 11)
7. Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road: The Domain That Lies Ahead (episode 10)
8. Trinity Seven: Game Master and Satan Slave (episode 10)
9. Sword Art Online II: Beginning of a Dream (episode 23)
10. Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Bonds of Love (episode 10)

Translations were done by Swaps4 and fgghjjkll from Haruhichan.

Kirito from Sword Art Online is still standing strong in number one and Archer from Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works has kept his second place slot. It’s strange to see Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion make an appearance and take the fifth spot in the male department.

What’s even more weird is the fact Rei Ayanami has taken Saber’s throne. Asuna from Sword Art Online has over taken Isuzu Sento from Amagi Brilliant Park compared to last months rankings while Akuma no Riddle‘s Tokaku Azuma has secured the fifth spot.

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