Anime Power Rankings: Survival of the Fittest Cute Girls Thing (Summer Week 3)

This week on Anime Power Rankings has cute girls galore! Cute girls and midterms! Cute girls and zombies! Cute girls that just answer phones since episode 1! Cute girls utilizing bureaucratic loopholes! Cute girls that are bishounen aliens! Cute girls suffering on the outside of the top 5! Cute girls who (determination to) fist! For what other compelling reason would you watch anime?

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Gatchaman Crowds insight 4 11 39.6% 0
2 School-Live! 3 5 39.6% up+3
3 Gangsta. 4 5 33.3% up-1
4 Classroom Crisis 4 5 31.3% up+2
5 Non Non Biyori Repeat 3 2 31.3% up-1

On the cusp: Snow White with the Red Hair (2-37.5%), Ushio and Tora (3-27.1%), My Love Story (2-16.7%), Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX: Believe in Justice and Hold a Determination to Fist. (4-16.7%)

Number of voters: 48

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 39

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Anime Power Rankings: Amidst the Chaos, a Heroine Emerges (Summer Week 2)

This week on APR: a preseason favorite leaps into action, Vegeta is a tsundere dad, Emperor J comes dangerously close to voting Monster Harem into Power Rankings contention, and voters can’t get enough of cute girls doing cute things pretty much in any setting. Let’s get to it!

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Gatchaman Crowds insight 3 12 48% up+1
2 Gangsta. 3 5 30% up-1
3 Ushio and Tora 3 3 28% up+2
4 Non Non Biyori Repeat 2 3 30% up-1
5 School-Live! 2 2 30% up+3

On the cusp: Classroom Crisis (3-26%), Snow White with the Red Hair (2-26%), Prison School (2-16%), Charlotte (1-20%), Wagnaria!!3 (2-16%)

Number of voters: 50

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 43

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Anime Soapbox 02: White Album 2 Review


This week on Anime Soapbox we review one of the best (and arguably one of the most under-appreciated) anime of 2013: White Album 2. Not only do we praise this show for its compelling characters and excellent drama, but we also discuss how its emotional story is so well-crafted that it deserves the title as one of the best romance anime of all time. And no worries, our review is spoiler-free.

00:00 – Introductions
01:30 – Spoiler-Free Discussion
16:20 – SCORES!
19:45 – A Bunch of Spoilers
55:00 – Finale

Kelloggs (Pedantic Perspective)
9Ball (Untz Time)
Sane (Pedantic Perspective)

Have any shows or topics you want us to discuss? Wish to be a future guest?
Contact us at Anime[dot]Soapbox[at]gmail[dot]com

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Anime Power Rankings: The Solution is Through Dilution (Summer Week 1)

A fresh, new anime season is upon us, and for some the waves of promise and possibility makes this their favorite time of the year (four times a year). Anime Power Rankings is here to help you take stock of the young sprouts of the season. Recall, an assemblage of anime bloggers, podcasters, and general opinion-smiths gather here to share an arbitrary hierarchy of Japanese cartoons to share with you, dear readers. But is there a single favored anime to carry the season, or will the burden be shared by a company of shows to entertain anime fans for the next three months? Let’s find out!

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Gangsta. 1 & 2 6 40.7%
2 Gatchaman Crowds insight 0, 1, & 2 8 37%
3 Non Non Biyori Repeat 1 3 31.5%
4 Charlotte 1 & 2 3 29.6%
5 Ushio and Tora 1 & 2 2 31.5%

On the cusp: Prison School (3-22.2%), Classroom Crisis (3-24.1%), School-Live! (3-24.1%), Snow White with the Red Hair (3-18.5%), Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers (2-22.2%)

Number of voters: 54

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 47

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Anime Soapbox 01: Anime Expo 2015 Roundup

Welcome to the new Anime Soapbox podcast. It’s the same old Friday Anime Podcast, but with a new name. On this week’s episode, we talk about our experiences at Anime Expo 2015. We discuss all the new announcements we heard, all the panels we saw, and all the merchandise we bought.
Check it out!

00:00 – Introductions
01:20 – AX 2015 Stuff
60:00 – Finale

Kelloggs (Pedantic Perspective)
9Ball (Untz Time)
Shinmaru (The Cart Driver)
Usny (Type-Moon Fanboy)

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