Autumn 2013 Episode Rankings – Week 10

Week 10! And already, one of the series I’m following has come to an end… shame that doesn’t mean the Winter season shows will start any earlier. 😛

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😮 What an episode!

1 – Samurai Flamenco ep 10 ( 1)

2 – Kakumeiki Valvrave S2 ep 10 ( 1)

3 – Kill la Kill ep 10 ( 2)

4 – Hunter x Hunter ep 108 ( 1)

5 – Kyousougiga TV ep 8 ( 1)

6 – Nagi no Asukara ep 10 (↑ 2)

7 – Magi: The Kingdom of Magic ep 10 ( 3)

8 – Little Busters! Refrain ep 10 (↑ 1)

9 – Yowamushi Pedal ep 10 ( 5)

10 – Coppelion ep 10 (↑ 2)

11 – Space Brothers ep 85 ( 4)

12 – Golden Time ep 10 (↑ 2)

13- Non Non Biyori ep 10 (↑ 2)

14 – Outbreak Company ep 10 (↑ 2)

15 – Galilei Donna ep 10 ( 2)

16 – NouCome ep 10 ( 5)

17 – Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! ep 10 

18 – Meganebu! ep 10 (↑ 1)

19 – Phi Brain S3 ep 10 ( 1)

What ending!?

😮 What an ending! …I mean, WHAT ending?

Ending:

The final episode of NouCome didn’t resolve anything. Can’t say I expected it to wrap everything up nicely in just 20 minutes, but some sort of closure would have been nice. Instead, it only posed more questions – What was with Yuuouji’s sudden mental regression? Who or what is Seira, and how much does she know about Kanade’s curse? Sucks that we didn’t get to see any of the characters even get close to overcoming their issues. Can’t say I found the episode particularly funny, either. In summary, I’ll remember the early, comedy-focused episodes of NouCome fondly, but attempting to force romance and drama into the mix with so few episodes to play with was not a good idea. If it gets a sequel (preferably a little longer than 10 episodes next time) I’ll probably give it another chance.

Scenes like this are what I enjoy most about Golden Time.

Scenes like this are what I enjoy most about Golden Time.

Moving up:

Another series that I wish would focus more on comedy is Golden Time, though at least since the series looks likely to continue next season, it still has plenty of time to prove me wrong and make the whole ‘Ghost of Banri Past’ thing work. Said ‘ghost’ suddenly regaining control of Banri’s body was always going to happen eventually – reminds me of last year’s Natsuyuki Rendezvous – but that development got knocked on the head quickly (and literally :razz:) at the start of the episode. After a trip to and from hospital with Nana, Linda takes over caring for him, which probably isn’t such a good idea given his confused state… but Koko soon arrives, followed by the rest of the comedy troupe (minus Chinami), and hilarity ensued.

Moving down:

A slight drop in rank for Space Brothers this week – not quite sure of my reasons myself. I guess last week’s episode ended on a high, with Mutta and Kenji regaining their friendship and cooperating on the model moon base together (even if they’re both very much aware that it’s a competition now), whereas this episode brought the unfortunate news that the lunar telescope in its previous form has been rejected by NASA, so Sharon and the rest of the team are having to start from scratch… putting Mutta in a similar position, as he’d planned on incorporating the design into the moon base, and had already ordered the materials. Seems he’s come up with some fantastic new idea, one that may give him the edge over Kenji, but we’ll have to wait until the next ep to find out what it is… hence this week’s score, I guess. 😛

She's serious, and he knows it!

She’s serious, and he knows it!

General comments:

Kyousougiga spent the first half of the season bouncing from the very top to the very bottom of my rankings on a weekly basis, but finally seems to have stabilised in the top half. The three episodes since the 5.5 Kyoto tour have been fantastic, and if Koto’s announcement at the end is anything to go by, it can only get better from here! After a brief moment of depression, believing herself to be the reason that the Mirror Kyoto is falling apart, and that her mother is disappearing, Koto the Younger is soon knocked back into her usual self by encouraging words (and a headbutt for good measure) from Yakushimaru. So now, unless the Head Priest comes up with a solution that saves all 13 parallel worlds, the rest are going to fall victim to Koto’s hammer!

Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! hasn’t moved up or down in my rankings for a while, which is fine with me. The second half has been fairly consistent, with the wrestling matches themselves getting more screen time now that Sakura is a well-respected professional. The twist this week – that the masked Blue Panther is actually her friend and fellow Sweet Diva member Elena as opposed to Juri – shouldn’t have surprised me as much as it did (proof that my brain really does switch off when I watch guilty pleasures like this, perhaps? :razz:), but wasn’t enough to justify raising it any higher. Overall, I’m still enjoying SekaTsuyo for what it is, and it’s never been the worst thing I’ve watched in any week. 🙂

Moe put up a good fight... but Sakura has to win sometimes. :razz:

I wonder what Sakura’s win-loss ratio is at this point, considering her disastrous start?

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