Anime Power Rankings: When the Dragon’s Away, the Chuunibyous Will Play (Fall Week 8)

Like in the NFL, November is when Fall seasons are made; out on the frozen tundra, where bones are broken and legacies are forged, men girly cartoons do battle like real men girly cartoons in a real manly girl ‘toon’s game. A real game where boys  hurl their balls at each other and learn to become girly cartoons, and girly cartoons can transcend the mortal coil, go to South Dakota and Arizona, take back the White House, and become top girly cartoons of all time of the week! YEEAAAAH!  Here’s this week’s top 5.

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Parasyte –the maxim- 7 11 54.5% 0
2 Shirobako 7 9 52.7% 0
3 When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace 7 10 25.5% up+13
4 Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season 6 3 29.1% up+2
5 Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 7 5 27.3% up+3

On the cusp: Gundam Build Fighters Try (5/20%), Amagi Brilliant Park (1/23.6%), Your Lie in April (2/21.8%)
Number of voters: 55
Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 40

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FAPCast 65: L.A. Lakers are 0.1 Toradoras

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This week we have Kelloggs (Pedantic Perspective), SerendipitouslySane (Pedantic Perspective), DreamKatari (Media Katari), and Akira (non-affiliated).

On this week’s Friday Anime Podcast, we discuss Shingeki no Bahamut, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, and Amagi Brilliant Park. We also discuss new metric when discussing anime and talk way too much about the L.A. Lakers and Joe Flacco (those are sports people for non-sports watchers). Finally, I am incredibly wrong on all non-sports topics.

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Anime Power Rankings: The Animation Part MMXIV: The Movie (Fall Week 7)

This week’s column has your regular dose of power rankings and another ranking for best anime movies of 2014. Let’s get right into it.

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Parasyte –the maxim- 6 10 54.5% up+2
2 Shirobako 6 5 56.8% 0
3 Rage of Bahamut: Genesis 6 2 43.2% up-2
4 Amagi Brilliant Park 7 2 40.9% up+2
5 Your Lie in April 6 5 27.3% up-1

On the cusp: Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season (4/27.3%), Gundam Build Fighters Try (3/22.7%)
Number of voters: 44
Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 38

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Anime Power Rankings: Five Spots Aren’t Enough (Fall Week 6)

Six weeks into this reborn APR experiment, it seems like the top weekly spots have settled into a contest between a predictable 8 or 9 contenders. You’d think maybe the crop of favored shows this season really does stand out to voters so much that less heralded series get pushed off of ballots. Or possibly the expanded size of the regular voting body makes the rankings less susceptible to variation than past APR iterations.

However, what I see every week that isn’t apparent to faithful APR column readers is there actually is a great variety of shows represented in the full tallies. 30 different titles have received at least 2 votes in the past two weeks and every show this Fall has earned points. But the favorites are favorites for a reason, so let’s take a look.

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Rage of Bahamut: Genesis 5 11 55.6% 0
2 Shirobako 5 6 53.7% 0
3 Parasyte –the maxim- 5 3 40.7% 0
4 Your Lie in April 5 8 29.6% up+1
5 Gundam Build Fighters Try 5 7 25.9% up+1

On the cusp: Amagi Brilliant Park (1/35.2%), Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season (5/22.2%), Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (3/18.5%), Chaika -The Coffin Princess- Avenging Battle (0/22.2%)
Number of voters: 54
Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 47

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Friday Anime Podcast 64: YuYuYu Should Watch Daitoshokan

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This week we have Emperor J (LowerMidTable) and Kelloggs (Pedantic Perspective).

On this week’s Friday Anime Podcast, we discuss our personal favorites of the season. We continue to shower Daitoshokan and Shirobako with tons of praise. In addition, we sell the surprise-hit Yuuki Yuuna and fight about Inou-Battle. Finally, Kelloggs’ dishes out a punishment over a Fantasy Football bet. As per protocol, we occasionally talk sports and random nonsense.

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