The Return of the Recap 35

pk35topI 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

This is plot relevant, yes, believe me.
Those are some big plots there.

Photo Kano

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.

Redo's talent gets admired from up close.
It’s so…big.

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.

Kuuko makes her move.
Nothing odd about this scene.

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.

Photo of mass destruction.
“I’m going for you next”, Ashiya didn’t say.

Hataraku Maou-sama

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.

Poor Otohime
Being a shop owner is a noble job.

Muromi-san

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

Token Fanservice Character. Yay!
Who says this show isn’t classy?

Oregairu

Misunderstandings are merely anime’s basis,
To maintain character stasis.
Despite the praise that comes its way,
I can only find Oregairu okay.

Shots!
The logical reaction to being a character on this show.

Oreimo.

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.

Strange kid.
Yukari as a child in a bath towel? Yukari as a child in a bath towel.

Yuyushiki

Viewers feel like kings,
Watching girls doing cute things.
Yuzu and Yukari confessing their love,
Captures that feeling above.

Cold as ice.
This season’s hit yandere character.

Aiura

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.

Because Manglobe.
They derped the designs here, how?

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.

Nice phone.
A rare moment of emotion from Origami.

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
Hataraku Maou-sama 2 2
Yuyushiki 3 6
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W 4 7
Photokano 5 13
Oregairu 6 14
Oreimo. 7 15
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
Aiura

Catching Up

They really are strange.
Silly spirits.

Haitai Nanafa

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.

Terribad

Terrible reference in the caption.
She can cry through her glasses. Unbelievable Jeff!

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.

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