Newtype’s character rankings of October 2012 are skewed when it comes to the male half – however thankfully, the more important female chart is favorable in who it ranks at first, the rest being less acceptable.
Starting with the masculine of the list, somehow the Fate/Zero contestants are falling downward – and even Hyouka’s relatively likable albeit reserved male lead, Oreki, has been surpassed by the appeal of banality. Newtype’s rankings have already been long established as not particularly representative of the more discerning audience – although in the end, it’s not as if such values would alter the actuality either way, an undeveloped dull leading male remains so unless the series puts effort otherwise.
Now onto the far more meaningful portion of character rankings, it’s quite splendid to see the female character fanbase still have their sense as Saber tops the chart – as is only appropriate. The moeblob in second admittedly isn’t too awful either – being actually quite fair seeing as Hyouka has been developing well as of late, especially in comparison to all else of the ongoing season.
The remaining females on the chart are not deserving in that most stem from a series several years old – not necessarily meaning they’ve lost their appeal, C.C. remains much lovable for instance, although it seems rather lopsided to have such a broad timeline. And aside from those few, the rest, like Sword Art Online’s leading harem member, aren’t worthy of any recognition save for the negative kind.
Whilst not too worthwhile, the chart is respectable in how it serves as a reminder, or rather, an encompassing overview of the absence of any reputable female leads this season.