Week 7~ Because I only changed the one series last week, two thirds of these new episodes still come out between Friday and Sunday… fighting the urge to marathon them over the weekend remains a struggle! But at least the new addition Etotama airs on a Thursday – by that point I’d definitely have had nothing to watch in my old lineup. :razz:
Half-way through the season, which means changes to my lineup! Less change than I expected, however- several series I’d all but written off managed to impress me enough this week to keep them on after all. I only hope that it isn’t all downhill from here on after these mid season peaks…
Unsurprisingly, Oregairu Zoku gets the chop. A highly-rated and quite cleverly written series that just wasn’t for me. Replacing it is Etotama, a low-rated series packed with gag comedy and animal girls that appeals to my sense of humour far more. Which tells you all you need to know about my tastes, really. :razz:
Well this week’s episodes were certainly better, on the whole. I still wonder whether my lineup could be improved though, so as ever I’ll be revisiting those anime I skipped at the start of the season, to see whether I was too hasty in writing them off. I haven’t decided for definite how many (if any) series to drop or pick up, so the 6th episodes could still sway me… first though, my thoughts on the 5th episodes.
I’ve noticed a few times since starting these rankings, that occasionally there’s a week where virtually every episode that airs seems better than usual. Most recently, Week 10 of Winter 2015 fit that description. So did Week 9 of Spring 2013, back when Attack on Titan was still airing. Those sorts of weeks always shake things up, giving weaker or average shows a chance to stand alongside those that I’ve already established as favourites. And occasionally, once a series shoots up, it stays up.
Sadly, week 4 of the Spring season wasn’t one of those. It was the opposite – a week largely consisting of side-character introductions, or build-ups for later events. They weren’t all necessarily bad episodes, but there wasn’t much to make them stand out from each other. It took a lot of skimming through, rewatching certain scenes, and a lot of scratching my head in confusion, but I was finally able to rank them. Don’t think I’d have ever predicted these results this time last week! :o
Back to Sunday, but I’m a creature of habit, so that’s fine with me! There weren’t many big jumps or drops this week, now that the introductions are mostly out of the way, and I know roughly what to expect from each of the series. Which is fine for the ones high up on my list, but those in the red zone could be in danger if they don’t start working their way out of it, like the first couple of anime I’ll be looking at managed to do!
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!