Anime Power Rankings: Oingo Boingo’s Yoyo-ing Adventure (Winter Week 3)

Last week I had mistakenly said every series in winter had premiered, but Isuca slipped my mind. Isuca’s first episode came out Friday, and it garnered a whopping 0 points on APR this week. Tough crowd, you lot.

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Shirobako 15 14 55.6% 0
2 Death Parade 3 7 50.8% up+5
3 Durarara!! X2 3 7 41.3% down-1
3 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 27 8 30.2% up+5
5 Yurikuma Arashi 3 6 33.3% up+3

On the cusp: Yatterman Night (2/25.4%), Your Lie in April (4/20.6%), The IdolM@ster Cinderella Girls (2/17.5%), Parasyte -the maxim- (0/23.8%), Gundam Build Fighters Try (3/15.9%), Maria the Virgin Witch (1/20.6%)

Number of voters: 63

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 53

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Friday Anime Podcast 68: Winter 2015 First Impression (Part I)

FAPcast 68

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

On this week’s Friday Anime Podcast, we give our first impressions on the Winter 2015 season. We focus primarily on shows that debuted BEFORE January 9th for this episode. Thus, we discuss our personal favorites (cough, Koufuku Graffiti, cough), biggest surprises, and disappointments. Obviously, we spend way too much time talking about Kancolle, Saekano, and Shinmai Maou no Testament. Oh yeah, there’s a bunch of D-jokes too.

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Anime Power Rankings: Way Too Many Quotes (Winter Week 2)

Every major anime title of has premiered by now, but luckily Anime Power Rankings is here to help you sort through all those cartoons. I foolishly asked APR voters an open-ended question, “What has been the most surprising thing so far?” so I kind of went overboard including nearly everyone’s response. That’s fine though; it’s just a little more work for me to bring a lot more content to you. Yay!

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Shirobako 14 12 51.6% up+1
2 Durarara!! X2 2 8 38.7% up+4
3 Rolling Girls 2 4 37.1% 0
4 Yatterman Night 1 7 30.6%
5 Parasyte –the maxim- 14 2 40.3% 0

On the cusp: Your Lie in April (9/27.4%), Death Parade (3/33.9%), Yurikuma Arashi (2/27.4%), JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (3/19.4%)

Number of voters: 62

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 51

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Anime Power Rankings: Fast Out of the Gates (Winter Week 1)

Welcome back to Anime Power Rankings, the Internet’s best and only weekly public mass aniblogger circlejerk. To synopsize the column, APR assimilates the episode rankings of dozens of assuredly rich and famous anime opinion-givers and throws out a clickbait-y top 5 list.

For most people, new years are a time for new beginnings. They take pledges, promises, and pacts to break bad habits or start better ones. But here on APR, I promise more of the same. See, I think the last 3 months of Anime Power Rankings went pretty well. Opinions were shared, interesting side rankings were added, and votership is at an all-time high as I strive to conquer the entire aniblogosphere continue to expand the family of anime connoisseurs participating. Of course, there will be tweaks. Of course, I will make mistakes. However, I promise to hold Anime Power Rankings to the same three ideals I said it would be when I took over: a place where eclectic voices and perspectives about anime converge, a quick read to find recommendations or just check in about currently airing shows, and a record of the in-the-moment impressions and feelings of this small community of bloggers about Japanese cartoons.

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Death Parade 1 14 52.8%
2 Shirobako 13 6 43.1%
3 Rolling Girls 1 8 40.3%
4 Yurikuma Arashi 1 5 40.3%
5 Parasyte –the maxim- 13 5 30.6%

On the cusp: Durarara!! X2 (7/26.4%), The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls (3/26.4%), Garo (6/18.1%), Gundam Build Fighters Try (4/18.1%), Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! (1/20.8%)

Number of voters: 72
Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 57
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Friday Anime Podcast 67: Winter 2015 Season Preview

FAPCast 67

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

On this week’s Friday Anime Podcast, we discuss the upcoming Winter 2015 anime season. Just like usual, we give you the rundown on which shows should be on your radar and
make predictions about the industry. Emperor J points out the golden trash, Kelloggs talks shows that don’t appeal to Aeroblip, and Sane spouts nonsense. We also
criticize our tastes, but that’s the norm.

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