A Certain Magical Index's Touma, Misaka Top Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2019 Character Poll
posted on by Kim Morrissy
The 2019 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel Is Amazing!) guidebook revealed the results of a fan poll for the most popular light novel characters of 2018. Tōma Kamijō and Mikoto Misaka from A Certain Magical Index topped the most popular male and female character poll respectively.
Tōma and Misaka have been long-standing favorites among voters of the poll. Misaka has been the number one female character since 2010, a streak that has been interrupted only once in 2015 when she came second to Yukino Yukinoshita from My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected. Tōma has come first in 2011 and 2017, although he has been in the top 10 every year since 2007. The Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! rankings began in 2005.
The top ten characters in the 2019 issue are as follows:
1. Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Magical Index)
2. Lena (86)
3) Asuna (Sword Art Online)
4) Ginko Sora (The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!)
5) Main (Honzuki no Gekokujō)
6) Minami Nanami (Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki)
6) Mai Sakurajima (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)
8) Kei Karuizawa (Classroom of the Elite)
9) Ai Yashajin (The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!)
10) Elaina (The Journey of Elaina)
1) Tōma Kamijō (A Certain Magical Index)
2) Hachiman Hikigaya (My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected)
3) Kirito (Sword Art Online)
4) Kiyotaka Ayanokoji (Classroom of the Elite)
5) Sheen (86)
6) Accelerator (A Certain Magical Index)
7) Rio (Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles)
8) Bisco Akaboshi (Sabikui Bisco)
10) Bell Cranel (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)
The 2019 issue also revealed a ranking of illustrators. Shirabii, who won first place this year, drew the cover of the 2019 guidebook.
1) Shirabii (The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!, 86)
2) Kiyotaka Haimura (A Certain Magical Index, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria)
3) Fly (Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki, Saeki-san to, Hitotsu Yane no Shita I'll Have Sherbet!)
6) Keeji Mizoguchi (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, A Fourteen and an Illustrator)
9) Riv (Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles)
10) Shunsaku Tomose (Classroom of the Elite)
The 2019 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel Is Amazing!) guidebook also revealed its list of the top light novel series on Saturday. The guidebook lists the cumulative rankings of light novels according to polls conducted among both fans and "collaborators" (critics, publishers, influencers, and other people related to the light novel industry).