Muteki Kanban Musume easily passes the four-episode test. Actually, it seems to get better with each episode. Among the shows I'm following, it's the best new series of this season.
I hereby nominate Kayahara-sensei from Muteki Kanban Musume for Best Character Design of 2006, because...God damn.
So, barring any last-minute upsets, I fully expect Muteki Kanban Musume's Kannazuki Megumi to win "Hottest Character, 2006" in all the year-end polls. Kannazuki Megumi and all her desu was, that is.
I also fully expect Kannazuki Megumi to carry the "Ass Shot of the Year 2006, Singing Do Wah Diddy Edition" sub-category.
Further proof that Megumi is better than Miki:
Megumi wears a pinafore, which is clearly superior to Miki's apron.