I decided to do something a bit different than I’ve normally done this season when putting together the weekly rankings. Instead of keeping a running ranking as I have done, I waited until the end of the week to put them together. Then I came to find out that I’d rated 2 series in my top 5 for the first time this season, including the number 1 vote. So why not do something entirely different for the whole post? This won’t end well will it?
Currently Airing Top 5
Taking skeevy pictures of your childhood friend;
It seems you’ve started a trend.
This show has attracted directorial talent
Despite the theme being anything but gallant.
Suisei no Gargantia
Using a futuristic mecha as a grill,
Doesn’t fulfill the need for thrill.
Gargantia’s stereotypes of the worst type,
Leave plenty of with which to gripe.
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W
Taking character relationships to a new level,
That Kuuko can seem like a cute red devil.
As the situation causes Nyaruko to become uncorked,
There is no shortage of characters to be forked.
An episode that by intention was slow,
My monitor I was tempted to throw.
Introducing another cute foreign girl,
Is but an attempt to give the plot a whirl.
Otohime just wants the quiet life,
But Muromi keeps twisting that knife.
An episode that beats Space Brothers in astronomy,
Also has the victim of a brutal underwater economy.
The Rest of the Week
Misunderstandings are merely anime’s basis,
To maintain character stasis.
Despite the praise that comes its way,
I can only find Oregairu okay.
There are as many people in an amusement park,
who can also see this show has jumped the shark.
Incest isn’t so much as avoided here,
Because the staff won’t make it disappear.
Viewers feel like kings,
Watching girls doing cute things.
Yuzu and Yukari confessing their love,
Captures that feeling above.
When seeing a body lying on the street,
Avoid touching it with your feet.
Among this cute trio there is a killer,
Because that scene was merely filler.
Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties
The Hinagiku episode Manglobe has managed to choke,
Because in its own mind this company is broke.
For the Maria episode this does not bode well,
Since that will put the fans in a padded cell.
Date A Live
For a hot springs episode this was poor,
Even with Origami playing the role of voyeur.
The new spirit girl joins up next week;
Needed since the plot was turning bleak.
Updated Spring Average Ranking
|Season Rank||Overall Rank|
|Suisei no Gargantia||1||1|
|Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W||4||7|
|Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties||8||17|
|Date A Live||9||19|
|Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san||10||23|
|Attack on Titan (dropped)||11||25|
|Space Brothers (dropped)||–||9|
Okinawan girls and spirits in short format,
Renders a story as nothing but a doormat.
The quality of the plot is not quite treason,
Yet it performed well enough for a 2nd season.
Saishuu Shiken Kujira
I wrote on this series back in 2009,
And its Key material it tried to mine.
Crazy ideas this series does not duck,
So in turns into a giant clusterfuck.