So from June 2010, the contest has been going on and the characters nominated are from all anime series (tv, ova, movies excluding hentai series) dated from 1st July 2009 to 30 June 2010. (Sorry, High School of the Dead, try next year.)
The characters went through two preliminary stages and they are placed in 8 different groups. See the chart below to see who are the characters.
(The chart is provided by Saimoe English Translation group - http://www.animesaimoe.org/index.html)
- Miki Noda-GA~Geijutsuka Art Design Class
- Nazuna-Hidamari Sketch
- Yachiyo Todoroki-Working!!
- Ryou Fujibayashi-Clannad
- Yuno-Hidamari Sketch
- Shana-Shakugan no Shana
- Nymph-Sora No Otoshimono
- Mayoi Hachikuji-Ghost Story
- Nadeko Sengoku-Ghost Story
- Takamichi Nanoha-Mahou Shojou Lyrical Nanoha
- Hirasawa Yui-K-On!
- Kana Ikeda-Saki
- Ikaros-Sora No Otoshimono
- Isumi Saginomiya-Hayate no Gotoku
- Minami Shimada-Baka no Test no Shokanjuu
- Oshino Shinobu-Ghost Story
- Nagi Sanzenin-Hayate no Gotoku
- Himari Noihara-Omamori Himari
- Yuki Kataoka-Saki
- Kurumi Sakurano-Seitoka no Ichizon
- Mizuki Himeji-Baka no Test no Shokanjuu
- Saki Amano-Kanamemo
- Nodoka Manabe-K-On!
- Wilhelmina Carmel-Shakugan no Shana
- Maria-Hayate no Gotoku
- Koromo Amae-Saki
- Hisa Takei-Saki
- Kuroko Shirai-A Certain Scientific Railgun
- Mii Konori-A Certain Scientific Railgun
- Kyou Fujibayashi-Clannad
- Mihoko Fukuji-Saki
- Hiro-Hidamari Sketch
- Hajime Kunihiro-Saki
- Nodoka Haramura-Saki
- Nanako Yamato-Hanamaru Kindergarten
Tomorrow will be Group E and Group F and I will keep you updated on the results.