The [email protected] anime has rekindled my interest in the franchise as a whole and we are in the second half of the series. I figured I'd do a ranking of the girls.

1. Makoto Kikuchi - I've grown to like her more and more to the point now she's my top [email protected] girl. She's pretty, cute, a good dancer and fighter and has a nice singing voice. Her feminine side (since she's tomboyish) is also really cute when it shows (I loved the makeover in one of the episodes. Sadly, that dress doesn't suit her, but shirt and tie - oh yes.. She also looks really good in her casual clothes. I also like her haircut, much better than in the original game.

2. Miki Hoshii - HONEY! I love the way she says that. She's a fun, cute, energetic, yet also lazy girl. But, when she puts her mind to it, she can really shine.

3. Iori Minase - Bumped down to three. She used to be my top girl because she's tsundere and voiced by Rie Kugimiya. I still like the princess because of the two aforementioned things.

4. Chihaya Kisaragi - A dark horse since I didn't know much about her when the series started. She's cool, collected, has a great singing voice, and more importantly voiced by Asami Imai. So, Chihaya's voice reminds me a lot of one of my more recent favourite characters - Makise Kurisu.

5. Hibiki Ganaha - Her fang gets major kudo points in my book.

The rest of the girls just sit in the nebulous area, all tied for number 6. I can't say all the girls are terrible, because they are not, but I don't care too much for the rest of them: Haruka Amami, Yukiho Hagiwara, Yayoi Takatsuki, Azusa Miura, Ami and Mami Futari and Takane Shijou. They're all fun characters and as a whole it's wonderful to see them together and perform.