NOTE: Only new series are included in the rankings. Continuing series like Gundam 00 and Nodame Cantabile are not included.

Rank 1: Kannagi (107 discussion threads)

I’m currently watching Kannagi so I understand why this is in the number 1 spot. Plus the recent chaos and amusing outrage of Nagi worshipers regarding the issue of Nagi’s virginity must have heated up the discussion of this animu.

Rank 2: Toradora! (95 discussion threads)

No raging otakus for this anime though. A well deserved rank for the second most tsundere character hailed by Megami Magazine, Taiga, and her gang. Just to give you another way of looking at its popularity, a minimum of 30,000 unique downloaders download CoalGuys’ Toradora! release, and you have to consider those who watch the anime raw, in streaming sites and DLs the release of other fansub groups. ^^ The story is good; the humor is great; and Taiga is not the second most tsundere character, she’s the queen, ultimate, best, optimum, superlative! XDDD well, I love this anime.

Rank 3: Ga-Rei Zero (78 discussion threads)

What’s so good about this anime is its unusual plot. Killing most of the protagonists in the first two episodes, who won’t get curious on how the story will go and watch this animu? XDDD  No fangirl/boy material, though the character design is good. The main  selling point of this animu is the story, just imagine how good the story is. Other selling points are the bloody fight scenes *cough* and bloody sword-wielding bishoujos taming beasts. I really hope there will be another season; it would be good to see the main heroine wield Ga-Rei (the spiritual dragon). 8) And this was adapted from a popular manga of the same name, BTW.

Rank 4: To Aru Majutsu no Index (65 discussion threads)

If you got hooked by the likes of Shakugan no Shana, you’ll probably end up liking this animu too. ^^ The story is pretty much Shakugan no Shana-ish except that the main heroine is the one being pursued this time. XDD Having said that, it’s understandable why this anime ranked 4th among 2channers. ;)

Rank 5: Kurogane no Linebarrel (38 discussion threads)

This is one hell of a mecha anime. Erogane no Linebarrel is a better title.yes, it’s ecchi. lol to the method of activating the mech — touching the chest of a girl with big boobies. XDDD oh well, enough said.

Rank 6: Tale of the Abyss (33 discussion threads)

Rank 7: Chaos;Head (27 discussion threads)

Rank 8: Hyakko (22 discussion threads)

Rank 9: Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka (19 discussion threads)

Shikabane Hime Aka  (19 discussion threads)

Rank 10: Kyou no Go no ni (16 discussion threads)

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2008 Overall Character Ranking (Monthly Aggregate)

1. Nanoha Takamachi (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)
2. Fate T. Harlaown (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)
3. Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad After Story)
4. Shana (Shakugan no Shana II)
5. Konata Izumi (Lucky Star OVA)
6. Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)
7. Louise (Zero no Tsukaima: Princesse no Rondo)
8. Kagami Hiiragi (Lucky Star OVA)
9. Otome Asakura (Da Capo II)
10. C.C. (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2)

hmm… Someone I know is rejoicing for Nanoha’s win, *cough* steve *cough*, and also for Konata’s victory, *cough* dango *cough* XD Most of my fave tsundere, loli and moe characters are in the list. oho… :D

Additional Character Type Rankings:

Tsundere:
1. Louise (Zero no Tsukaima: Princesse no Rondo)
2. Taiga Aisaka (Toradora!)
3. Shana (Shakugan no Shana II)
4. Kagami Hiiragi (Lucky Star OVA)
5. Yume Asakura (Da Capo II)

Mystery-chan:
1. Kotomi Ichinose (Clannad After Story)
2. C.C. (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2)
3. Nagomi Shiraishi (Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka)
4. Nagi-sama (Kannagi)
5. Sanya V. Litvyak (Strike Witches)

Sexy:
1. Chizuru Minamoto (Kanokon)
2. Lala (To Love-Ru)
3. Moka Akashiya (Rosario+Vampire)
4. Charlotte Yeager (Strike Witches)
5. Yoko (Gurren Lagann)

Imouto:
1. Sunohara Mei (Clannad After Story)
2. Nogizaka Mika (Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu)
3. Nagase Minato (Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka)
4. Asakura Yume (Da Capo II)
5. Ranka Lee (Macross Frontier)

yay! Taiga banzai!!! And Kotomi won the mystery-chan division. :O another fave! just don’t make her play the violin again. haha. Sexy… no comment, ask the boys not a girl for comments. I expected Mei to win the Imouto division after her arc in Clannad After Story which really is awesome IMO.

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*1 1,678,208 ONE PIECE 50
*2 1,645,128 NANA -ナナ- 19
*3 1,209,551 のだめカンタービレ 20 / Nodame Cantabile 20
*4 1,188,881 NARUTO-ナルト- 43
*5 1,081,575 鋼の錬金術師 19 / Full Metal Alchemist 19
*6 *,874,153 BLEACH-ブリーチ- 34
*7 *,863,240 HUNTER×HUNTER 25
*8 *,815,648 花より男子 37 / Hana yori Dango 37
*9 *,649,089 君に届け 7 / Kimi ni Todoke
10 *,632,495 D.Gray-man 15
11 *,631,968 PLUTO 6
12 *,630,147 バガボンド 28 / Vagabond 28
13 *,626,445 名探偵コナン 61 / Meitantei Conan
14 *,613,934 家庭教師ヒットマン! 20 / Kateikyo Hitman Reborn 20
15 *,534,624 おおきく振りかぶって 10 / Ookiku Furikabutte 10
16 *,529,210 黒執事 4 / Kuroshitsuji 4
17 *,524,031 銀魂-ぎんたま- 24 / Gintama 24
18 *,513,007 桜蘭高校ホスト部 12  / Ouran Koukou Host Club 12
19 *,453,193 リアル 8  / Real 8
20 *,452,793 よつばと! 8 / Yotsuba&! 8
21 *,451,942 ×××HOLiC 13
22 *,432,563 デトロイト・メタル・シティ 5 / Detroit Metal City 5
23 *,428,611 聖☆おにいさん 2 / Sei-Onii-san 2

Yay! Nodame banzai! fu~

The other mangas on the list are expected to be there. gah, naruto, bleach, reborn, d.grayman and one piece. But I was surprised to see Hana Yori Dango in top ten. O.O