Anime Power Rankings: Spring 2014 Week 13
|Rank||Anime (First Place Votes)||Studio||Episode||Change|
|1||Isshuukan Friends (2)||Brains Base||12||4|
|2||No Game No Life (2)||Madhouse||12||2|
|3||Sidonia no Kishi (3)||Polygon Pictures||12||4|
|4||Hitsugi no Chaika (1)||Bones||12||8|
|5||Haikyuu!! (1)||Production I.G.||12||4|
On the Cusp: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (2), Mekaku City Actors (0), Love Live: School Idol Project Season 2 (1), Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushi (1), Gochuumon wa Usagi Desuka? (0)
As the Spring season draws to a close, and the more popular shows from the season have also ended, some shows sitting on the cusp for weeks get one last opportunity to sit in the top five on APR. Sidonia no Kishi, which hasn’t been in the top five since week seven, finishes at number three for it’s finale, No Game No Life ends at number two, Isshuukan Friends becomes the last number one show for the Spring season, Hitsugi no Chaika earns it’s first, and last, spot on the APR top five at number four, and last but not least, Haikyuu!! rounds out the top five at number five.
I feel the only surprising outcome for the final week was seeing Love Live not make the top five. The low voter count this week definitely explains it but it’s still very odd seeing how people talk about that show like it’s the best damn thing since sliced bread. My thoughts on Love Live are a bit lopsided. After finishing the first season I absolutely fell in love with the series. But something about the second season left me feeling a bit unsatisfied. A lot of the melodrama made the show a bit unbearable to watch at times and were only offset by it’s comedy and character interactions like them imitating each other on the school rooftop or Honoka and Hanayo trying to stay on a diet. Overall the show was fun to watch, but left me feeling a bit disappointed. Maybe the movie will change my view on the series once that gets released two years from now.
I would go into how I felt about the ending to Isshuukan Friends and how my expectations for that show were killed off faster than the USA’s hopes of beating Belgium in extra time after only give a one minute extension, but I won’t because I don’t want to end on a sour note. I want to end the Spring 2014 APR on a a good one. Spring 2014 was a great season of anime. We got to see an old favorite in Mushishi, experienced new series like Ping Pong: The Animation, Sidonia no Kishi, No Game No Life, etc. and watched how they held up week to week. But most importantly, I believe that most of us out there found a new favorite show out of the Spring 2014 season.
Or I could just be bullshitting and most of you despised this season and couldn’t wait to see it end. Either way we came out clean on the other side and have an exciting Summer season of anime to look forward to. I look forward to seeing how you guys vote on each show in the months to come.
Bring on the Summer shows now.
Emperor J (Lower Mid-Table)
NGNL GAME RANKINGS
1. Garry’s Mod Shiritori (Episode 6)
2. Existential Reversi (Episode 9)
3. Moe Moe Kyun~ FPS (Episode 11-12)
4. Wizard’s Chess (Episode 3-4)
UH, OKAY TIER
5. Coin Toss (Episode 12)
NO PLEASE TIER
6. Poker (Episode 1)
7. Every Game Designed to Humiliate Steph (Episode 2, 5)
THIS ANIME IS A SHIT AND YOU SHOULD FEEL A SHIT.
appropriant (Perpetual Morning)
It seems a lot of people – myself included – think that Isshuukan Friends really dropped the ball in its later episodes. While I can’t shake the feeling that it definitely promised a lot more in its first few handful of episodes than it actually delivers as an overall series, I find I’m not dissatisfied with the finale as it stands on its own. At any rate, Isshuukan Friends certainly wasn’t the most disappointing show of the spring season. *coughCaptainEarthcough*
Artemis (Otaku Lounge)
Thank you to everyone who sent in ballots this week!