“Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU” Sword-Boys Slice Into Newtype Character Rankings

2017 was a busy year for Nitroplus and DMM Games’ historic-sword-as-boys Touken Ranbu. It inspired a Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru TV anime at Doga Kobo. Then, last season, there was a Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu anime at Ufotable. While 2018 looks like it will have at least as much of the swordsmen, as they rest for the fall, some of the most popular have been awarded top spots in anime magazine Newtype’s November issue character rankings.

 

Male

1. Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU‘s Horikawa Kunihiro (previously unranked)

2. Sword Art Online’s Kirito (previously 2)

3. Attack on Titan Season 2’s Levi (previously 9)

4. Code Geass’ Lelouch Lamperouge (previously 1)

5. Gundam – The Origin’s Char Aznable (previously unranked)

6. Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU’s Izumi Horikawa(previously unranked)

7. Attack on Titan Season 2’s Eren Yeager (previously unranked)

8. Fate/stay night[Unlimited Blade Works]’ Archer (previously 5)

9. Gintama’s Gintoki Sakata (previously 6)

10. Rage of Bahumut – Virgin Soul’s Azazel (previously unranked)


Female

1. Fate/stay night[UWB]’s Saber (previously 1)

2. Sword Art Online’s Asuna (previously 3)

3. Attack on Titan Season 2’s Mikasa Ackerman (previously 5)

4. Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler’s Yumeko Jabami (previously unranked) 

5. Re:Creators’ Selesia Upitiria (previously unranked)

6. Kemono Friends‘ Serval (previously 8)

7. Cardcaptor Sakura’s Sakura Kinomoto (previously unlisted)

8. Fate/Apocrypha’s Jeanne d’Arc  (previously 4)

9. Fate/stay night[UBW]’s Sakura Matou (previously unlisted)

10. Monogatari series’s Hitagi Senjougahara (previously 7)

 

 

 

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