Anime Power Rankings: Color is in the Eye of the Beholder (Winter Week 8)

Art is a matter of perspective. Dialogue, gestures, and cause-and-effect are often filled with subtle double meanings and are up to interpretation. As the recent dress debate has shown, even fairly “objective” topics such as coloring can be fraught with heated controversy. So art criticism is a hard thing and individual perspectives can wildly differ, which is always an important point to remember as we head into the 8th week of Anime Power Rankings in the year of 2015.

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Shirobako 20 18 64.7% 0
2 Death Parade 8 5 52.9% 0
3 Maria the Virgin Witch 7 7 33.3% up+6
4 Yurikuma Arashi 8 3 35.3% up+1
5 Garo 20 2 31.4% up-2

On the cusp: Rolling Girls (2/27.5%), Parasyte –the maxim- (0/23.5%), Durarara!!x2 (2/21.6%), Your Lie in April (1/19.6%)

Number of voters: 51

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 41

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Friday Anime Podcast 71: Best Anime of 2014 — “Duke vs Butler”

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This week we have Kelloggs (Pedantic Perspective), and EmperorJ (LowerMidTable),
Serendipitously Sane (Pedantic Perspective), and Dream Katari (Media Katari).

On this week’s Friday Anime Podcast, we decide once and for all which show was the best anime of 2014. After down selecting to our Sweet 16 finalists, we pit each show head-to-head in a winner take all bracket. While this isn’t March Madness, prepare for some thrilling upsets, intense drama, and an emotional finish that will leave you speechless.
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Anime Power Rankings: The Annual Ceremony to Hand out Statues of Cross Dressing Royal Palace Guards in Revolutionary France (Winter Week 7)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards were on tonight, otherwise known as “the Oscars”. Not to be outdone, we here have the Academy of Anime Power Ranking Voters Weekly Awards to hand out, and I am your likable, non-threatening, and wisecracking show host. Okay sure, the AAPRVWAs is just another name for the regular APR chart, but hey, we could make Fancy Capitalized Titles and hand out trophies too if we wanted. However, In lieu of doing Neil Patrick Harris impressions of stringing out a painfully thin glass case gag and presenting the rankings to you in only my underwear, I’ll show the most important results at the start.

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Shirobako 19 19 62.5% 0
2 Death Parade 7 5 47.9% 0
3 Garo 19 6 31.3% up+1
4 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 31 4 37.5% up+4
5 (tie) Yurikuma Arashi 7 2 27.1% 0
5 (tie) Yatterman Night 6 1 27.1% up+13

On the cusp: Durarara!!x2 (1/22.9%), Your Lie in April (2/14.6%), Maria the Virgin Witch (1/14.6%), Parasyte –the maxim- (0/18.8%)

Number of voters: 48

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 37

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Anime Power Rankings: Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Omae wa mo You Know How the Rest Goes (Winter Week 6)

It’s the dead of winter and these weeks are the doldrums of the anime season. But there is a bonus ranking at the end of this post to warm up your heart, so let’s start right away!

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Shirobako 18 13 63% 0
2 Death Parade 6 6 52.2% 0
3 Durarara!! X2 6 4 32.6% 0
4 Garo 18 6 19.6% up+1
5 Yurikuma Arashi 6 3 30.4% up-1

On the cusp: Parasyte -the maxim- (1/30.4%), Log Horizon 2 (3/21.7%), JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (1/21.7%), Your Lie in April (1/17.4%)

Number of voters: 46

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 32

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Friday Anime Podcast 70: Mahouka’s Tatsuya is Tom Brady

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This week we have Akira (Friday Anime Podcast), Kelloggs (Pedantic Perspective), and EmperorJ (LowerMidTable).

On this week’s Friday Anime Podcast, we dig into the mailbag and answer a few listener questions. We discuss our current anime-viewing habits, English dubbing, manga (which is a first for us), and more Shirobako. As per protocol, we also talk sports and nonsense. We’ll do more of these episodes in the future, so please feel free to email us with your questions.

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