After a long 3 month hiatus, Anime Power Rankings is officially back. And with its return, APR says goodbye to the Summer anime season. But since the previous APR Summer ranking was so long ago, it’s like a new, one-off season on its own! Without further ado, the Top 5:
|1||Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (10)||Dogakobo||12||–|
|2||Hunter x Hunter 2011 (11)||Madhouse||148||–|
|3||Aldnoah.Zero (6)||A-1 Pictures||12||–|
|4||Barakamon (4)||Kinema Citrus||12||–|
|5 (tie)||Sabagebu! (5)||Pierrot+||12||–|
|5 (tie)||Terror in Resonance (3)||MAPPA||11||–|
On the cusp: Tokyo Ghoul (2), Space Dandy (4), Haikyuu!! (4), Hanayamata (5)
Number of voters: 64
Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 38
Nozaki-kun was a monster in the battle royal of all the season finales, grabbing more points than the next two best-placing shows combined. I was most interested in seeing how HxH would do after a long absence off the ballot. Evidently enough voters stuck it out all the way through to be able to push it all the way into the #2 spot!
Onto some voter comments:
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is comedy we need and deserve. Hilarious and engaging from start to finish, there wasn’t a single episode that failed to deliver quality laughters.
To think three years have finally come to an end. It feels strange to not have a new episode of Hunter x Hunter to look forward to next week. This is not only a great adaptation of one of my favorite manga, but it’s also the longest running anime I’ve seen so far on a weekly basis. You could say it’s become part of me. And now it’s time to let it go.
Marow (Anime Viking)
Chimera arc comes to mind as being one of the best offerings to the shounen genre with complex twists and turns along with a range of highly developed likeable/hatable characters. To me those shogi matches would always be dear to my heart.
While I would give Nozaki-kun my AOTS pick and finished with a funny, heartfelt ending, I had to give my 1st place to Sabagebu’s ridiculously entertaining final episode, encapsulating everything great about the show with action movie cliches and hilarious jokes
hahahahahaha good one slaine
R042 (Ideas Without End)
So long Summer, we barely knew ye.
My own most anticipated shows next season are all sequels and the other Noitamina title. Am I losing my anime hipster edge? Regardless, I believe everyone is excited to see the host of Fall season premieres next week.
autumn sucks, bring on winter
processr (Shinjuku Morning)
At least everyone is excited for APR, right?
Awesome to have APR back! You da best, Kadian.
Frog-kun (Fantastic Memes)
I know, I am the best.