NewType – January 2015 Anime Popularity Ranking

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

Males Rankings:
1. Kirito (Sword Art Online II)
2. Archer (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV))
3. Emiya Shirou (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV))
4. Bellri Zenam (Gundam: G no Reconguista)
5. Kanie Seiya (Amagi Brilliant Park)
6. Meliodas (Nanatsu no Taizai)
7. Kasuga Arata (Trinity Seven)
8. Kokkuri-san (Gugure! Kokkuri-san)
9. Producer (The [email protected])
10. Kazami Yuuji (Grisaia no Kajitsu)

Females Rankings:
1. Saber (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV))
2. Sento Isuzu (Amagi Brilliant Park)
3. Asuna (Sword Art Online II)
4. Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi (Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo)
5. Sinon (Sword Art Online II)
6. Asami Lilith (Trinity Seven)
7. Azuma Tokaku (Akuma no Riddle)
8. Aida Surugan (Gundam: G no Reconguista)
9. Tohsaka Rin (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV))
10. Gou Matsuoka (Free!)

Series Ranking:
1. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV)
2. Sword Art Online
3. Gundam: G no Reconguista
4. Amagi Brilliant Park
5. Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo
6. Psycho-Pass 2 
7. Free!: Eternal Summer
8. Akuma no Riddle
9. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
10. Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle

Top 10 series streamed:
1. Yowamushi Pedal
2. Youkai Watch
3. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
4. Hataraku Maou-sama!
5. Sword Art Online
6. Shingeki no Kyojin
7. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV)
8. Psycho-Pass 2
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 5
2. Hanamonogatari Episode 2
3. Frozen MovieNEX
5. Sword Art Online II Volume 1
6. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Volume 5
7. Mouretsu Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace
8. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Volume 1
9. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A’s Blu-ray Box
10. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Volume 2

Top 10 record count (People recording it on their TV):
1. Psycho-Pass 2: Those Who Cast Stones (episode 6)
2. Nanatsu no Taizai: Ballad of the Beginning (episode 6)
3. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso: Gray Skies (episode 5)
4. Gundam: G no Reconguista: The Mask Corps’s Fierce Assault (episode 7)
5. Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de: Sensitive Age (Chuuni) (episode 5)
6. Amagi Brilliant Park: Not Enough Pool Safety! (episode 7)
7. Parasyte: The Sun Also Rises (episode 6)
8. Trinity Seven: Dream World and Sub-Administer (episode 5)
9. Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road: The Three Kilometers to the Pharmacy (episode 5)
10. Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Shining Hearts (episode 4)

Translations were done by Swaps4 and fgghjjkll from Haruhichan.

Sword Art Online II seems to be claiming two spots in the top 5 like always, but it’s nice to see Saber from Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) dominating this month. Isuzu Sento from Amagi Brilliant Park has also climbed higher for a nice spot for herself, while Kira Yamato seems to have dropped out of the top 10 for the first time in years! Kirito is still claiming the #1 spot after all this time. Archer and Emiya Shirou have switched rankings this month while Kanie Seiya has made it into the top 5.

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

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