Aki! I love her drive and the hint at the reasoning behind her ambition being as strong as it is has me wanting to know her even more.
Plus that heart, wink, and cocky grin combo is super cute! <3 I love the way she pushes everyone and tries to not sugarcoat things. She comes across as abrasive but seems to actually care all the same. So far she's my favourite by far.
In 2nd place I'd have the awkward Mika or Nattan with her honest & naive vibe going for her.
Now that we've got the Beta and I've been able to have a more clear view on the girls, I admit that Sasami has clearly jumped up to the top of my rankings, which is... Interesting, since I didn't actually place her very high initially. There's something about her story that I really enjoy, though: Something about her struggle to reconcile her dreams of what the job is like and the realities of it, and the implications of what that means. There's just something I really enjoy about the fact that while she really really wants to believe that it's a place where dreams come into being, she is very aware of what the place is like, even as she tries to deny it.
In short, her story is very much about trying to keep faith even when there doesn't seem to be a place for it, and I'm enjoying that.