Summer 2014 Episode Rankings – Week 2

July 20, 2014

There are normally lots of significant changes between my Week 1 and Week 2 posts each season, which I put down to flashy introductory episodes being followed up by more standard fare. Also, my excitement levels have usually dropped a little by that point, so I’m able to think slightly more critically. Jumps or drops of 11 or 12 places have been seen.

This time, however, there’s not been that much movement at all. Which isn’t a bad thing, I’d prefer it if the good shows stay good and the guilty pleasures remain guilty pleasures. Doesn’t make for very interesting posts, though. :(

It's always about the explosives with these guys!

It’s always about the explosives with these guys!

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Summer 2014 Episode Rankings – Week 1

July 13, 2014

And so begins the ‘dreaded’ Summer season… it really wasn’t as bad as I feared, though I didn’t really have to agonise over my decisions as I do in some seasons. It was very much ‘these are the good shows, take them or leave them’. So I took them. 15 of them. And here’s the full list, along with the three shows continuing from previous seasons, and my summarised thoughts (focusing this week on most of the all-new, non-sequel episodes). :)

Should go without saying, but be prepared for spoilers beyond this point~

Why can't more series open with snowmobile chases?

Why can’t more series open with snowmobile chases?

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Spring 2014 Episode Rankings – Week 12

June 29, 2014

So the Spring season is now effectively over, and what an amazing season it was! As I did last time, I’ll be closing the current run of weekly episode rankings with an extra long post, covering everything that ended this week. And while there are a few shows that are due to finish but haven’t yet, my list would be down to just seven titles if I carried on for a 13th week, so as usual I won’t bother. Feel free to ask my thoughts on them in the comments, however! :D

Hunter x Hunter may not be ending, but with this episode its Chimera Ant arc effectively did. Not much needs to be said other than this: I cried.

Hunter x Hunter may not be ending, but with this episode its Chimera Ant arc effectively did. Not much needs to be said other than this: I cried.

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Spring 2014 Episode Rankings – Week 11

June 22, 2014

Only one more of these to go, and then we’ll be into the Summer season! I’ll have to get through a ton of final episodes before that, though, as virtually everything on my list is set to finish this season, including two that ended this week. The endings of anime series always make me nervous, but surely nothing here will turn out as underwhelming as Date A Live II… right? :o

No amusing expressions this week, but it's when the gardes are in action that the animation really stands out anyway.

No amusing expressions this week, but it’s when the gardes are in action that the animation really stands out.

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Spring 2014 Episode Rankings – Week 10

June 15, 2014

It’s been a busy weekend for me, composing posts about anime instead of actually watching it – here’s my thoughts on the upcoming Summer season on The Student Room’s forums, if anyone’s interested. :) And here are my thoughts on this week of the Spring season, with series already starting to end! :o

This episode was basically just there to reinforce how awesome Girge really is. It worked.

This episode was basically just there to reinforce how awesome Girge really is. It worked.

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Spring 2014 Episode Rankings – Week 9

June 8, 2014

Mushishi is back, and no other series took a break this week, so everything’s finally returned to normal! Not a lot of movement at the top of the rankings, which have remained fairly stable all season so far, but lower down there have been plenty of plot twists, and changes aplenty…

First place for Izana's pouty face~

First place for Izana’s pouty face~

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Spring 2014 Episode Rankings – Week 8

June 1, 2014

No Mushishi Zoku Shou again, and I’m not delaying the post a whole week, so we’re temporarily back to *just* 18 series. Aside from that there haven’t been many huge changes to my rankings, but such stability makes for a good anime season, even if it makes my posts more boring than usual. :razz:

An old man carrying a baby and a human-bear hybrid with one hand fight against swordsmen and archers... IN SPACE! If you're not watching Sidonia no Kishi, you should be!

An old man carrying a baby and a human-bear hybrid with one hand fight against swordsmen and archers… IN SPACE! If you’re not watching Sidonia no Kishi, you should be!

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