Posting this one day early, because I can! It seems my blogging schedule for the season will be determined entirely by how quickly Sidonia no Kishi gets subbed, so hopefully there will be more Saturday posts to come. :razz:
Well this has been a weird start to the season. Still no release dates for Lupin III or Digimon Adventure Tri, so I’ll be moving on without them. I already delayed things as long as possible so that I could pick up Sidonia no Kishi, and even that wouldn’t have made my lineup if the subs came out a day later! :o Second episodes are already out for exactly half the shows I’ve picked up, so I have quite the backlog to work through when I’m done writing this…
Anyway, welcome to the start of my weekly rankings posts for another season! As usual I’ll be looking at the all-new, non-sequel series in this first post, of which there are twelve, two-thirds of my lineup. A full list of what I’m watching and how highly I ranked them in comparison to each other is just below the next image, so if you haven’t watched any of the listed series, bear in mind that there may be spoilers to follow!
This week was a game changer… high ratings for Yuri Kuma Arashi and Yoru no Yatterman, plus a Top 5 debut for Junketsu no Maria! Disappointing endings from other shows weren’t the only reason they shot up, but I’ve already committed to discussing the shows that finished this week, which they didn’t. Take my word for it that they were good this week, or better still, watch them if you aren’t already! :razz:
Since nine series finished this week, I’ll cover them all, in no particular order – should go without saying in every post, but stop reading after the rankings list if you want to avoid spoilers! And as usual for an end of season post, a final rankings list based solely on average rankings will also be included at the end.
It’s the penultimate week of the season, and unusually I’ve still got a full lineup continuing into next week! No early-ending 10 or 11 episode series this time around, so chances are my post next week will be a big one, focusing entirely on final episodes. :)
Argh! This was one of those weeks where pretty much every episode of every series seemed somehow better than usual, probably since a lot of them are due to end in the next few weeks and are building up towards their endings. Great from an entertainment point of view, but it does make it much harder than usual to arbitrarily rank them in order. Here’s my best attempt, after several last minute changes~
Back from Minamicon (which was fantastic), and I’ve now caught up with the nine episodes I missed from last week… though I have another eight from the start of Week 10 to go yet. Still, I’m aiming to have the next post up on Sunday as usual~
No Yuri Kuma Arashi this week, which did make catching up that little bit easier. :razz:
This week’s episode of The IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls was recap, so I didn’t watch it and won’t be including it here. Hopefully the series will get off to a better start when it returns next week!
Speaking of next week’s post, it’ll be a few days as I’ll be at an expo, and will have a huge backlog of episodes to get through when I return. :razz: