Spring 2016 Episode Rankings – Week 4

May 1, 2016

Week 4, and finally my lineup is back to normal. All 21 series aired, and as I said I would, I’ve dropped the one that was impressing me the least – Shounen Maid. I found I didn’t look forward to a new episode each week in the same way that I do for the others, I didn’t warm to the characters or find the gags as funny as other slice of life/comedy series… I’m still curious about those characters in the ED sequence, but not enough to continue with it.

While on the subject of slice of life/comedy, I’ve skipped talking about them so far to focus on the more plot-driven shows, so I might as well dedicate this post to those series~

Best hiding place. Ever.

Best hiding place. Ever.

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Spring 2016 Episode Rankings – Week 3

April 24, 2016

Back to twenty series, but I didn’t have to drop anything (yet) – Shounen Maid was delayed this week. Apologies in advance if I get my episode numbers confused at any point this season, they usually match for longer than this!

Best villain of the season so far, for me.

Best villain of the season so far, for me.

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Spring 2016 Episode Rankings – Week 2

April 17, 2016

I’m sure many readers are aware of the earthquakes that hit Japan’s Kumamoto prefecture this week; terrible news, and I only hope the worst is now over. Understandably, coverage of these events led to the delay of several series, with three of my lineup (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu S2Sakamoto desu ga? and last week’s #1 Koutetsujou no Kabaneri) still unaired or lacking a decent release. Rather than wait, I’ll leave them out this week, and hopefully they’ll be back for my next post.

However, because I had so little else to watch towards the end of the week, and in order to bring my list back up to the usual 18 series, I’ve picked up the late-airing Big Order. I’ll be wanting to go back down to 20 next week though, so something will have to go…

Only in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure...

Only in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure…

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Spring 2016 Episode Rankings – Week 1

April 10, 2016

Back by popular demand force of habit, another all-new weekly ranking lineup for the spring season. Here’s what I’m watching, and what I thought of some of them (the non-sequel/spin-off ones that stood out the most, for better or for worse). Due to large numbers and high appeal, I’ll be starting with 20 instead of the usual 18.

I have included some shows that are getting ripped apart by most people, and I’ve left out some of the more popular titles, keeping on only the things I either really liked, or am morbidly curious enough about to put up with until they prove themselves/get dropped mid-season. So as ever, I’d be curious to hear other people’s thoughts on my list, or the season in general!

A solid start to the season!

A solid start to the season!

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Winter 2016 Episode Rankings – Week 12

March 31, 2016

WordPress seem to have changed their emoticons again. They’re now really small.😮 Not sure I like the new look, but I probably use too many of the things anyway, so perhaps that’ll help me kick the habit.😛 …argh.

Anyway, enough new things, there’s endings to be discussed! More than ever before in a Week 12 post, I believe – 14 series ended in total! I’m going to take this opportunity to get Haikyuu!! S2 (strong build-up for S3) and Osomatsu-san (comedy, made me laugh) out of the way, so that I only have twice the number I usually do to actually write about in more detail… and as usual, my average rankings for the whole season will be posted at the end as well~

As much as I like the usual, headless Celty. her complete form is a sight to behold.

As much as I like the usual, headless Celty. her complete form is a sight to behold.

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Winter 2016 Episode Rankings – Week 11

March 24, 2016

One week left before the winter season ends, and things start to finally feel a bit warmer (even if it’s only in the mind). Two series ended this week, taking my lineup back down to 18 for the finale… would they have benefited from another episode or two? My thoughts, as ever, are below.

Back at #1! I loved the conversation between these two.

Back at #1! I loved the conversation between these two.

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Winter 2016 Episode Rankings – Week 10

March 17, 2016

This week’s Norn9 was recap… there ends the longest run of weeks I can remember without breaks in the lineup. Thanks Norn! Scarier still, series start ending next week.😮

I was considering taking a break from this weekly rankings formula to start the new year, but some nice comments convinced me otherwise, so I’ll ask this time: do people still read these? Is the format getting stale? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Not quite as evil as Schwarzesmarken's Lize, but a close competitor!

Not quite as evil as Schwarzesmarken’s Lise, but a close competitor!

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