Week 5! We’re approaching the middle of the season (and the year) already! Time is really flying by. It’s also time to start thinking about whether I should drop one of the series I’m not liking so much in favour of one that I didn’t give a chance… Next weekend is likely to be busy for me though, so if I do make any changes to my viewing schedule, it’ll probably be in Week 7.
This week saw the end of the Uchuu Kyoudai recap episodes, which means it finally returns to my weekly rankings lineup! Coincidentally though, this week’s episode of Chihayafuru 2 was recap, so we won’t have all eighteen anime series competing against each other for at least another week.
So I recently bought Pokemon Black (a couple of years late, I know)… and if I get into it in the same way I got into the previous generation, I may well fall even further behind on this season’s anime. I’ve only stopped to write this because my DS is currently charging. Some anime series are good enough to demand my attention, though, and if I put my DS down to watch those, chances are I’ll be able to fit in a few other episodes before the urge to resume playing gets too much. It’ll work out somehow, I’m sure.
I’m falling further and further behind… for a good reason, though. Had a friend over for the weekend, and ended up rewatching virtually all the season’s first episodes with him. And a lot of the second episodes. Even some of the third eps, but I’ll try and forget about those until next week so that they don’t impact on these week 2 rankings.
As before, I’ll be using up (↑) and down (↓) arrows to indicate how each anime has changed in my rankings compared with the week before, while the absence of any arrows means a series hasn’t moved at all.
Here we go again! A new season, and a virtually all new lineup of anime series. This time around I sampled the first episodes of everything (barring shorts and sequels for series I haven’t seen) before narrowing them down to just 15 series, which is why I’m posting this rather late. So although the second episodes of most of these shows have aired by now, these rankings are all based on the first episodes.
One of the few shows continuing from earlier seasons is Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers)… amazing to think I’ve been watching that for a year now! I’ll be leaving it out of the rankings until the current recap episodes are over, but it’ll be back afterwards.
The Winter season may not be over just yet, with a few final episodes still to come, and no new series yet (excluding a few pre-airing webstreams), but this will still be my last Winter rankings post since there’s not much point continuing with less than eight of the eighteen series I started with.
Last week saw Psycho-Pass and Robotics;Notes end, two series which have been hogging the top spots right from the start. Which series will place in the (now slightly smaller) green zone this week? I had a go at predicting the top 5 before watching anything, but only got one in the right order, and another took me completely by surprise. Oh, and Bakuman isn’t in this week’s list either, as it didn’t air this week.
AngryJellyfish is unemployed no more! Which isn’t the reason this post is a few days late, that’s because I was waiting for Bakuman again, but it does mean I’ll be putting my plans to do more things with this blog on hold again, at least until I’ve settled in and am used to my new sleeping pattern.
Anime-rankings-wise, my list is now just 17 series long due to the ending of Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? last week, and will be even shorter in the twelfth (and likely final) post of this season next week.