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Anime Power Rankings: Everything Will Be Daijoubu (Winter Week 5)

Anime Power Rankings: Everything Will Be Daijoubu (Winter Week 5)

My impression of past rankings before my tenure heading APR was that there was a lot of variability in the top places. But for whatever reason, after a short period of uncertainty at the beginning of each season, two shows take up seeming permanent residence in the top spots of APR in the one-and-a-half seasons […]

Anime Power Rankings: Rolling Through the Scenery (Winter Week 4)

Anime Power Rankings: Rolling Through the Scenery (Winter Week 4)

Last night’s show was probably the most worthy APR-topping episode all year. There were dancing sharks, Missy Elliott, and Katy Perry riding on both a giant metal lion and “The More You Know” star around the stage. Sadly, as much as that gem combining Zoids, Pokemon, and realistically choreographed dance moves deserved instant recognition for […]

Anime Power Rankings: Oingo Boingo’s Yoyo-ing Adventure (Winter Week 3)

Anime Power Rankings: Oingo Boingo’s Yoyo-ing Adventure (Winter Week 3)

Last week I had mistakenly said every series in winter had premiered, but Isuca slipped my mind. Isuca’s first episode came out Friday, and it garnered a whopping 0 points on APR this week. Tough crowd, you lot. Rank Title Episode #1 Votes % of Ballots Change 1 Shirobako 15 14 55.6% 0 2 Death […]

Anime Power Rankings: Way Too Many Quotes (Winter Week 2)

Anime Power Rankings: Way Too Many Quotes (Winter Week 2)

Every major anime title of has premiered by now, but luckily Anime Power Rankings is here to help you sort through all those cartoons. I foolishly asked APR voters an open-ended question, “What has been the most surprising thing so far?” so I kind of went overboard including nearly everyone’s response. That’s fine though; it’s just […]

Anime Power Rankings: Fast Out of the Gates (Winter Week 1)

Anime Power Rankings: Fast Out of the Gates (Winter Week 1)

Welcome back to Anime Power Rankings, the Internet’s best and only weekly public mass aniblogger circlejerk. To synopsize the column, APR assimilates the episode rankings of dozens of assuredly rich and famous anime opinion-givers and throws out a clickbait-y top 5 list. For most people, new years are a time for new beginnings. They take […]