Cardcaptor Sakura Sweeps May 2018 Newtype Rankings
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Kadokawa's Monthly Newtype magazine's anime ranking page went pink this month as Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card's Li Syaoran and Sakura Kinomoto took first place in their respective character categories. The results were a jump from last month where Li placed 10th in Most Popular Characters (Male) and Sakura placed fourth in Most Popular Characters (Female). Both characters also ranked 10th and fourth in the March issue as well. The Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card anime series also shot to the top of 10 Best Anime Series.
Newtype's monthly rankings aren't limited to currently airing series. Sword Art Online's Kirito, Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works' Saber, and Gundam's Char Aznable are frequent top ranked characters. Li's placement as number one actually pushes previous top male character Kirito down to second place, followed by Lelouch from Code Geass, Archer from Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works, Char Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. CCS' Yukito Tsukishiro ranked #6, Fate/Extra Last Encore's Hakuno Kishinami ranked #7, Golden Kamuy's Saichi Sugimoto ranked #8, Tokyo Ghoul:re's Haise Sasaki ranmked #9 and Fate/Stay night: Heaven's feel's Shirou Emiya ranked #10.
On the women's side, Saber and Asuka took the #2 and #3 spots, respectively. Darling in the Franxx's Zero Two and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online's Llen rounded out the top five. Rin Tohsaka from Fate/Stay night: Heaven's feel took the #6 spot, followed by Violet Evergarden (Violet Evergarden), Kyōka Izumi (Bungo Stray Dogs: DEAD APPLE), Freyja Wion (Macross Delta) and Saber (Fate/Extra Last Encore).
The top 10 anime series this month, according to Newtype is:
- Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
- Fate/Extra Last Encore
- Darling in the Franxx
- Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
- Persona 5 the Animation
- A Place Further Than the Universe
- Bungo Stray Dogs: DEAD APPLE
- Macross Delta
- The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
- Laid-Back Camp