Summer 2016 First Thoughts

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Summer heat getting to you? Need to cool off indoors with your favorite anime? Then come check out what we have to say about this anime season’s offerings! Tough to say if there are any real diamonds in the rough, but there are plenty of anime worth watching that you should not miss out on.
Introduction by Reckoner

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Anime Power Rankings: The Okada Strikes Back (Spring Weeks 7)

Anime Power Rankings is a weekly column where dozens (positively dozens!) of anime critics and opinion givers vote on the best new episodes of anime from the past week. The goal is to track the collective opinions of online conversation leaders across the season and help readers find worthwhile shows to watch.

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Kiznaiver 7 8 41.7% up+1
2 Flying Witch 7 3 44.4% up+2
3 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable 8 2 30.6% up+2
4 Concrete Revolutio 20 2 33.3% up-3
5 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress 6 3 27.8% up+5

On the cusp: Space Patrol Luluco (2-30.6%), Tanaka-kun is Always Listless (3-27.8%), The Lost Village (3-25%), My Hero Academia (0-27.8%)

Number of voters: 36

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 27

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Anime Power Rankings: And the Eastern Block States All Vote for… (Spring Weeks 6)

Anime Power Rankings is a weekly column where dozens (positively dozens!) of anime critics and opinion givers vote on the best new episodes of anime from the past week. The goal is to track the collective opinions of online conversation leaders across the season and help readers find worthwhile shows to watch.

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Concrete Revolutio 19 8 35.9% 0
2 Kiznaiver 6 0 46.2% 0
3 Space Patrol Luluco 7 5 43.6% up+2
4 Flying Witch 6 5 30.8% up-1
5 (tie) My Hero Academia 7 3 28.2% up+2
5 (tie) JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable 7 1 33.3% up-1
5 (tie) Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 6 1 28.2% 0

On the cusp: The Lost Village (3-28.2%), Macross Delta (2-28.2%)

Number of voters: 39

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 31

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Anime Power Rankings: From the Anime Revolutio, Who Will Become King? (Spring Weeks 4 & 5)

Anime Power Rankings is a “weekly” column where dozens (positively dozens!) of anime critics and opinion givers vote on the best new episodes of anime from the past week. The goal is to track the collective opinions of online conversation leaders across the season and help readers find worthwhile shows to watch.

Week 4 Results

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Concrete Revolutio 17 7 35.4% up+3
2 My Hero Academia 5 2 39.6% up-1
3 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable 5 5 31.3% up-1
4 Flying Witch 4 2 35.4% up-1
5 (tie) Kiznaiver 4 3 33.3% up-1
5 (tie) Space Patrol Luluco 5 5 31.3% up+3

On the cusp: Tanaka-kun is Always Listless (3-29.2%), Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (4-22.9%), The Lost Village (3-25%), Macross Delta (3-18.8%), Bakuon!! (0-20.8%)

Number of voters: 48

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 39

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Spring 2016 First Thoughts

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Spring is always a breath of fresh air. At least, that’s what we always hope for with anime since Summers tend to be lackluster compared to all the other seasons of the year. How do the most recent shows match up? Our impressions run the gamut from low to high this time around, and I don’t think we’ve figured out just which shows are our favorites just yet.
Introduction by Kylaran

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