Sun 30 Oct 2011
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On the cusp: Last Exile, The iDOLM@STER
This week’s Anime Power Rankings features Fate/zero solidifying its place at the top of the list. While shows like The iDOLM@STER, Working 2, and Last Exile are steadily surging, the much anticipated Guilty Crown and Persona 4: The Animation have fallen out of sight (no one voted either show above 5th place this week). Being a logical place to start, let’s start at the bottom and work our way up.
Un-Go has gone from mediocre to intriguing to damn-close to brilliant in three episodes. The whole mystery thing is just window dressing. So far it’s been shaping into an awesome sci-fi political conspiracy thriller. VERY surprised by this show since I had no clue what to expect from it other than “that kid has a fuzzy hat, what’s up with that?”
- Landon (Mecha Guignol)
I was fortunate enough to have the foresight to pick up this show. While I wasn’t impressed at first, the episodes simply got better and better. We don’t see a lot of good mystery flicks anymore.
Mirai Nikki, otherwise known as yandere fest supreme, continues to impress viewers with a thrilling and suspenseful plot. Yuri is also is scary as balls. Holy crap, I thought Higurashi was frightening.
Chihayafuru is this season’s Hanasaku Iroha, except with hardcore Karuta.
Mawaru Penguindrum shoots all the way to the top of my list with by far its best episode in a very long time. It was crazy, stupid, and over the top, but more than anything it was fun, and that silly lighthearted fun is exactly what this show has been lacking for too long.
Fate/Zero remained solid, and this latest episode probably had the most and best action in the show so far. However, the fact that, plot-wise, pretty much nothing happened or changed detracts from the episode.
- lvlln (Borderline Hikikomori)
You’re also forgetting that Fate/Zero has a character named WAVER VELVET. I picked the show up myself this week. It’s quite entertaining, despite myself not knowing anything about the F/sn universe.
Notes and trivia for this week:
* Shinryaku!? Ika Musume is on hiatus and was not on the ballot this week
* Shows that netted zero votes this week include Mashiro-iro Symphony, CubexCursedxCurious, Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou, and Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle.
* SnippetTee (Lemmas and Submodalities) was the only voter to select the five shows on the Anime Power Rankings this week.
* The last time both noitaminA shows were featured on a week’s Anime Power Rankings was during the week ending August 7th, 2011.