As Spring 2010 starts to wind down, it’s almost time to publish the season’s CharacterRanking chart. Actually this will be the first chart, as I am expanding my WatchRanking concept to do characters, but probably only twice a season, middle and end. There is a pretty long list of characters usually, so I can’t do them all, but I’m going to take the Top 10 and Bottom 5, with an occasional special mention if I care. I’ll have a fancy chart made eventually, but here is the current listing for this season:
1. Mayuri “Mayushii” Shiina (Steins;Gate)
Her number one could be completely sold on “Tutturu~” but that naive charm is what does it for me.
2. Leonmitchelli “Leo” Galette des Rois (Dog Days)
Badass, wields an axe, and isn’t afraid to show some skin.
3. Yukikaze “Yuki” Panettone (Dog Days)
“HEY, there’s a ninja with huge boobs over there.”
4. Ohana Matsumae (Hanasaku Iroha)
She’s sassy, upfront, literal, and isn’t afraid to stick her nose into your business. Haters gonna hate.
5. Tooru (A-Channel)
Little and fierce, and yet so many HHNNGGGG moments of cute. The chair helped.
6. Rintarou “Okarin” Okabe (Steins;Gate)
Everyone wants to be a mad scientist, but only Okarin can do it and build a mini-harem, as well as talk to himself.
7. Maekawa (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko)
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what Maekawa is going to dress up as next.
8. Victorique de Blois (GOSICK)
I think Victorique is a pretty cool girl eh? She solves mysteries and doesn’t afraid of anything.
9. Aria Holmes Kanzaki (Hidan no Aria)
Two guns, two swords, and a lot of Shana moments. What more do you need?
10. Mai Minakami (Nichijou)
Arm wrestling champion of the world.
1. Hisako Ichiki (X-MEN)
Jubilee called, she wants her spot on the X-MEN back from some whiny Japanese kid with armor that looks like the aliens from Pani Poni Dash.
2. Atsumu “Yukiatsu” Matsuyuki (Anohana)
Good lord, so you’re jealous of Jinta’s ability to run the show as kids and Menma picking him over you, so you take any chance you get to shove his face into the dirt and trump your achievements, AND cross-dress to further rub salt in the wound? Wow man, just wow.
3. Koyori Toudou (Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi)
No offense, but the series already has a little girl, and she doesn’t act like a little girl. Your role is nearly unnecessary other than to play off of Madoka.
4. Tarou Jiroumaru (Hanasaku Iroha)
After his episode, he was fairly unnecessary and continues to be. The only time he is brought in is for slightly comic relief at his shitty porn stories.
5. Minko “Minchi” Tsurugi (Hanasaku Iroha)
I was not fond of her in the beginning of the series, but in classic tsundere-style she is starting to turn around slowly. I needed a name to round out this list though.
Chart forthcoming. For now, I am settling in to watch the rest of the first season of Seikon no Qwaser, followed by Chaos;Head. Snap.