Week 8! And we’re back to a full 19 series; there’s been surprisingly few gaps this season from series skipping a week, which always makes things easier, as well as giving me more to watch.
Week 7! It’s starting to feel like Winter here, and the temperature in my bedroom is averaging at about 9°C… Best keep typing, in case my hands freeze~
No Kyousougiga TV this week – I did watch and enjoy the live-action tour of Kyoto, but ranking it as though it was a regular anime episode would be silly. It’ll be back next week, though!
Late, because I spent three days visiting friends, and returned to a huge backlog of episodes. And as well as the usual end of week shows, I hadn’t decided what the 19th series that would be joining my rankings from this week on would be either, but somehow I was still able to get up to date with everything this afternoon!
So, in pursuit of another anime to add to my schedule, I checked out the 2nd/3rd eps of BlazBlue, Log Horizon and Ars Nova, and was left just as underwhelmed as I was by their first episodes. Clearly, my early impressions are becoming more reliable… and those same early impressions warned me against even wasting my time watching more of the season’s other sub par offerings. Apart from one show, which (while probably worse than everything else I’m watching) somehow managed to hold my interest second time around. That series was Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! More on that to follow…
Week 5! We’re almost at the time of the season when I look at my watching list, drop the series that’s impressing me the least, and replace it with one of the many other new anime that didn’t make my initial list for whatever reason. The problem is, I like all of the 18 shows I picked up this time! So instead, I’ll be adding a 19th series starting next week, and won’t drop anything. I don’t know which series it’ll be yet, but I have at least 12 to choose from, so hopefully one of them will leave a better impression on me second time around.
For now though, here’s my rankings for the usual 18 series. A week of mostly lacklustre episodes, in my opinion…
Week 4! There weren’t many huge jumps or drops in my rankings this week, and several series didn’t move at all, so as with last week I’ll focus on shows that I’ve not bothered to comment on so far. Including the anime that’s topped my rankings for three out of four weeks…
Week 3, the time of each season when I assign each anime series a preliminary rating out of 5 ‘stars’ on Anime-Planet. Here’s my ‘Watching’ list in case anyone is interested. These scores are, of course, as subject to change over time as my weekly rankings, though I usually only update them every 3-4 weeks – I can forgive a bad episode or two. The only show I’ve yet to rate is Kyousougiga; I’m using the fact that I’m only on episode 2 of the new TV material as an excuse, but really, I just haven’t a clue what to rate it.
A lot of the series that moved significantly up or down this week were the same ones I talked about last week, so I’ll focus on some different ones this time around.
Week 2! I’m still getting to know the series I’ve picked up, and the characters that inhabit them, so as usual you can expect some radical changes in my opinions during these early stages. Though looking at some of the madcap series in my lineup this season, I wonder whether the rankings will ever settle down into a more normal, predictable pattern.