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Newtype Anime Characters Popularity Ranking in 1980's, 90's and 00's

by dtshyk
Feb 11, 2010 1:14 AM | 107 Comments
Newtype channel conducted an online poll on the popularity of anime characters in 1980's, 1990's and 2000's. The final results was announced in Newtype March issue.

Male characters in 1980's
Female characters in 1980's
Male Characters in 1990's
Female characters in 1990's
Male Characters in 2000's
Female Characters in 2000's

Sources: Scan of Newtype 1, 2, 3

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21, Relena Peacecraft

Take THAT, yaoi fangirls!

While in America, she's the John Cena of Gundam Wing, with most of the hatred coming from the aforementioned yaoi fangirls.

Jun 21, 2010 7:42 PM by Washu-Chan

HooHiraiBunny said:
*1, Ikari Shinji

I thought he was hated..

You really underestimate Japan's love for whiny mecha pilots.

Feb 17, 2010 12:38 PM by Splitter

darklite said:
Wow, I can understand no Kintaro Oe but no Kaname Chidori or Lucy? That's strange.

also, no Ash Ketchum?...
I'm going to facepalm myself into a falcon punch now... Not saying that he is the best but i would guess that he was popular with Pokemon and whatnot...

Feb 17, 2010 12:07 PM by darklite

I'm mostly interested in the past since I'm curious. I think Shinji was a well-portrayed (if not the best) boy with an inferiority complex, but number one male on the 90s? Dunno about that. I guess that's what it is -- an unconventional, refreshing char that is the main hero.

Hiei and Arslan! *bends arm* I have hiei in my favorites! Hiyama (Shiro, Guy, and maito?!?!) = 90s God with Midorikawa Hikaru!.

At first I couldn't see Sailor Moon, but HOORAY! She is there! No surprise!


Sunao said:
They sure have weird tastes. Evangelion, Gundam Seed/Destiny... Just ew.
And I don't know HOW Kurama is more popular than Hiei and Yusuke. That's a crime!

I bet it's Youko ;)

Edit: Thank you very much, Mods/admins.

Feb 15, 2010 4:15 PM by shakeyourpup45

Lupin is da man :)

Feb 15, 2010 1:06 PM by Asuki83

No characters from Naruto or Bleach. That's great.
Sugisaki Ken being 13th is awesome, although I don't know how he managed to reach that place.
Nagato > Haruhi = Great.

Feb 15, 2010 5:39 AM by Silaqui

>29, Natsume Takashi

So happy to see this.

>14, Misaka Mikoto

Somehow I missed her the first time. Very nice, Mikotosama.

Feb 13, 2010 4:48 PM by windy

Finally some Gintama faces!
I'm really glad Gintoki made it to top 10 and what's better is that Sugita-san is the only '00 male seiyuu who got 2 charas voiced by him in top 10 (Kyon and Gintoki), yeah! <(^-^<) (>^-^)>
Koizumi shouldn't even be there (oh well...) and cheers for Yuki who beat annoying Haruhi! ^O^
This really made my day!

Feb 13, 2010 8:37 AM by Koyuki-Kakashi

I am impressed.

Feb 12, 2010 11:06 PM by biitchstick

*1, Ikari Shinji

I thought he was hated..

Feb 12, 2010 10:19 AM by HooHiraiBunny

oh i forgot this is newtype so yeah. bandai. so yeah. gundam. so yeah. it'll be full of those guys. so yeah. no one wins. so yeah. robots. so yeah. gundam.

Feb 12, 2010 10:11 AM by Frito

this was simply based on popularity. not how deep and compelling these characters were. so yeah if you are gonna cry over the list do it somewhere else.

Feb 12, 2010 10:10 AM by Frito

No girls from Lucky Star? I AM DISAPPOINT.

Feb 12, 2010 9:17 AM by Slyphoria

NGE on 90's eh ??

& lol with gundam. at least i see sheryl up there

Feb 12, 2010 5:45 AM by villains

As long as Lynn Minmay and Sailor Senshis are on list, I'm content.

Also, Hayase Misa. <3333333333333333

Feb 12, 2010 5:14 AM by Psajdak

No L? Ah well, at least Seed is on the top.

Feb 12, 2010 3:29 AM by VVill

Xenzio said:
No Sasuke (of Naruto) in the list made my day. _O_

Thank god that newtype people at least know some common sense.

But seriously. Too much gundam... >_> WAY TOO MUCH gundam, lefting out so much other good choices.

Feb 12, 2010 2:56 AM by ringoo4

-Freedom_Gunboy- said:
Reinhard and Kircheis aren't even on the list.

Which doesn't make any since what so ever. Fahrenheit feels like a random choice. :\

Feb 11, 2010 11:31 PM by Mujina

No Sasuke (of Naruto) in the list made my day. _O_

Feb 11, 2010 11:31 PM by Ilyaoh

rolddy said:
this list was kinda fucked up

^only the 2000's is messed up IMO.

Feb 11, 2010 11:03 PM by Hyorie