Autumn 2017 Episode Rankings – Week 12

December 28, 2017

Another season ends… slightly different this time though, in that I won’t be posting weekly rankings for the Winter 2018 season, or for the foreseeable future after that. I’m aiming to cut down my anime viewing to 8-9 weekly series, and will dedicate the time saved on things like this to gaming instead. Can’t imagine this format working with half the number of series.

Thankfully, it seems we’ll be ending on a high note, as most of this week’s final episodes have risen to the top… though not necessarily in the order I’d have predicted!

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Not ALL the way to the top, mind – there’s still one episode to go for Fate/Apocrypha!

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Autumn 2017 Episode Rankings – Week 11

December 19, 2017

And, finally, we’re back on track with the Tuesday posts. Though I can’t guarantee the next one will be up on Boxing Day… As for the Top OPs post, my plans to do that last week completely fell through due to other commitments, but it (and the other usual end of year posts) WILL happen!

Meh, at least I’ll be done with work for 2017 by this time tomorrow. One less distraction. 😀

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An eleventh hour… erm, week… victory for Fate/Apocrypha! More great battles this week, but crucially, featuring characters I care more about than most of last week’s lot.

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Autumn 2017 Episode Rankings – Week 10

December 13, 2017

My early dreams of publishing an Autumn Rankings post on a Sunday feel like distant memories at this point… work has been very busy. Ah well, not long to go now.

Top OPs of 2017 post coming soon™.

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Dia’s battle against the creepiest of moon people was epic.

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Autumn 2017 Episode Rankings – Week 9

December 6, 2017

Late again – it’s all WordPress’ fault this time though, I swear! It was constantly crashing and refusing to save my drafts yesterday afternoon, so I gave up.

The lack of Top OP and Top ED of the year threads nearly a week into December? That’s just laziness, I’ll admit. 😛

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Back at #1 after a momentary blip – I think Japan’s police force is going to be just the start of Hiro’s rampage. How long before he faces the JSDF, and the government?

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Autumn 2017 Episode Rankings – Week 8

November 29, 2017

Late, because I was away all weekend and had no time for anime. Normal schedule should resume from next week, although Tuesdays have suddenly become far busier at work recently…

As with last week, one series (Fate/Apocrypha) aired a recap episode, but seeing as ep 19 still aired and was subbed before Tuesday, I’ve included it here, so no gaps this time~

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And finally, Houseki no Kuni’s slow but consistent rise up the ranks sees it take #1!

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Autumn 2017 Episode Rankings – Week 7

November 21, 2017

No Just Because! this week… hopefully it wasn’t because I ranked it at the bottom last week. 😮 Here’s how the other seventeen fared:

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Things went from bad to worse for Hiro this week… but I worry what kind of monster will be unleashed now that he has no reason to try and keep up the appearance of a normal life…

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Autumn 2017 Episode Rankings – Week 6

November 15, 2017

Week 6 – time to clear out the rubbish! Black Clover already went last week, and though I gave it one last chance, Ousama Game also failed to impress. The third casualty: Code:Realize ~Sousei no Himegimi~, as despite being far better than the other two, the writing wasn’t fantastic, and I no longer found myself excitedly waiting for the next episode as I have been with literally everything else that remains.

Despite dropping three series, I’m only picking up one new one, which is Garo: Vanishing Line. More on that below~

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A break from Ichirou for one week! This ep did a lot to try and make us see that Hiro has a human side… I don’t care, he’s still a horrible, sadistic murderer.

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