Anime Power Rankings: Who is that Guy? (Winter Week 12)

Hi everyone, it’s Reckoner of the Nihon Review (Some of you may recognize me as that hater from the Animesuki Forums). Your usual host Kadian is away this weekend so I will be filling in for him. You may see me here from time to time, so do not be alarmed – I promise to bring great disaster! But enough about me, let’s get on to the last week of this wonderful Winter anime season.

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Shirobako 24 18 73.9% 0
2 Death Parade 12 10 60.9% 0
3 Maria the Virgin Witch 11 2 32.6% 0
4 Yurikuma Arashi 11 2 28.3% up+4
5 Durarara!!x2 12 1 30.4% up+4

On the cusp: Tokyo Ghoul 2nd Season (4/19.6%), Log Horizon 2 (2/19.6%), JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (0/23.9%)
Number of voters: 46

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 29

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Friday Anime Podcast 72: Spring 2015 Season Preview

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On this week’s Friday Anime Podcast, we discuss the upcoming Spring 2015 season. With over 40 shows airing during this bountiful season, we give you the rundown on what to watch. We compiled a list of anime covering the various genres that you definitely must have on your radar. We talk about our personal favorites, intriguing premises, industry shakers, and hidden gems. I also sell my soul to corporations.

Guests:
Kelloggs (Pedantic Perspective)
Serendipitously Sane (Pedantic Perspective)
EmperorJ (LowerMidTable)

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Anime Power Rankings: Greatest Week Ever (For Now) (Winter Week 11)

There was some debate last week that this might be the best anime season in a long time. Well, the slew of killer episodes this week prompted chatter claiming this might be the best week of TV anime ever. Unlike last week’s discussion, I have no compunctions with supporting this as the Greatest Week Ever.

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Shirobako 23 26 68.4% 0
2 Death Parade 11 8 54.4% 0
3 Maria the Virgin Witch 10 2 42.1% 0
4 Your Lie in April 22 FINALE 7 31.6% up+4
5 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 35 5 29.8% 0

On the cusp: Parasyte –the maxim- (2/29.8%), Yona of the Dawn (2/22.8%), Yurikuma Arashi (1/26.3%)

Number of voters: 57

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 43

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Anime Power Rankings: One for the Ages? (Winter Week 10)

The weather outside is getting warmer (for me at least), daylight is getting longer, and we know this bitter Winter has truly passed. Yet the winter anime season has a few weeks left, one we are surprisingly reluctant to let go. There’s still more than enough drama left in Anime Power Rankings for everyone down the stretch, so have a look for yourself.

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Shirobako 22 10 63% up+1
2 Death Parade 10 4 47.8% up-1
3 Maria the Virgin Witch 9 7 37% 0
4 Parasyte –the maxim- 22 1 34.8% up+5
5 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 34 5 26.1% up+3

On the cusp: Yona of the Dawn (4/17.4%), Your Lie in April (3/21.7%), Durarara!!x2 (1/26.1%), Yurikuma Arashi (1/21.7%)

Number of voters: 46

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 37

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Anime Power Rankings: Not the Hero Musani Deserves, But the Hero Musani Needs Right Now (Winter Week 9)

We’re in week 9 of the Winter anime season, and with nearly every series in APR contention set to end in a month (at least temporarily), now is when they all set themselves up for the final leg of the proverbial race. Who did themselves a favor by building up a compelling saga, and who whittled away great promise and good will? Let’s find out!

Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change
1 Death Parade 9 17 63.8% up+1
2 Shirobako 21 12 66.0% up-1
3 Maria the Virgin Witch 8 3 36.2% 0
4 Durarara!!x2 9 2 31.9% up+4
5 Yona of the Dawn 21 4 21.3% up+8

On the cusp: Your Lie in April (1/23.4%), Garo (1/19.1%), JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (0/17.0%), Parasyte –the maxim- (0/25.5%)

Number of voters: 47

Number of full ballots (ranked 5): 37

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