Anime Power Rankings: Anime Musical Chairs Rankings (Fall Week 4)

This is the 4th week of APR this season, and we have the 4th different title atop the chart. In a season as stacked as this one, point margins are razor thin and a less than excellent episode can send a heavy favorite tumbling out of the top 5 to be replaced by any number of capable contenders looking for a share of the spotlight. Let’s take a look.

Rank Title #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Shirobako 6 48.1% up+2
2 Rage of Bahamut: Genesis 4 44.2% down-1
3 Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 8 34.6% up+4
4 Parasyte –the maxim- 3 42.3% down-2
5 Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season 9 23.1% up+3

On the cusp: Psycho-Pass 2 (5/26.9%), Amagi Brilliant Park (1/30.8%), Gundam Build Fighters Try (4/23.1%), GARO (2/21.2%), Your Lie in April (3/19.2%)
Number of voters: 52
Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 45

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Anime Power Rankings: There’s a Lot of Cream in This Crop (Fall Week 3)

Finally, every anime series has aired at least its first episode and the Fall season is shaping up to be quite the gem. There are a few somethings for everybody: heroic spirits, crude mascots, toy robots, penis hands, talking puppy hands, twintails, you name it. So enough of this preamble and onto the rankings.

Rank Title #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Rage of Bahamut: Genesis 10 36.4% up+1
2 Parasyte –the maxim- 4 38.2% down-1
3 Shirobako 6 43.6% up+1
4 Your Lie in April 4 32.7% up+4
5 Amagi Brilliant Park 5 38.2% none

On the cusp: Psycho-Pass 2 (4/34.5%), Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2/27.3%), Mushishi Zoku Shou 2nd Season (7/18.2%)
Number of voters: 55
Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 43

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Friday Anime Podcast 63: Fall 2014 First Impression (Part Deux)

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This week we have Emperor J (LowerMidTable), Kelloggs (Pedantic Perspective), and DreamKatari (Media Katari).

On this week’s Friday Anime Podcast, we discuss the second batch of Fall 2014 shows. Thus we will focus on shows debuting on/after Monday October 5. In addition to lashing out insults, we discuss this awesome second half while spouting random sports jokes (I will not apologize).

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Anime Power Rankings: That’s More Like It (Fall Week 2)

With the vast majority of Fall shows having made their debut, the “worst week of anime in history” is behind us and the season’s true quality can be taken into stock. There are a fair number of surprise results in the top 5, plus there’s a bonus poll this week so let’s get this show started.

Rank Title #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Parasyte –the maxim- 13 53.3%
2 Rage of Bahamut: Genesis 6 41.7%
3 Gundam Build Fighters Try 5 41.7%
4 Shirobako 2 43.3%
5 Amagi Brilliant Park 7 33.3%

On the cusp: Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (6/35%), Psycho-Pass 2 (5/33.3%), Your Lie in April (2/28.3%), Garo the Animation (1/26.7%)

Number of voters: 60
Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 50

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Friday Anime Podcast 62: Fall 2014 First Impression

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

On this week’s Friday Anime Podcast, we discuss the first batch of Fall 2014 shows. While we focused exclusively on shows that premiered on/before Sunday October 5, we have a bunch to say about this potentially amazing season. And as usually, we dish out polarizing opinions and random sports jokes (I will not apologize). Stay tuned in for next week, as we finish our first impressions coverage.

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