Mon 6 Feb 2012
|2||Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou||Sunrise||4||1|
|3||Mouretsu Uchuu Kaizoku||Satelight||5||4|
|5||Ano Natsu de Matteru||J.C. Staff||4||–|
On the cusp: Aquarion Evol, Rinne no Lagrange, Persona 4: The Animation, Natsume Yuujin-chou Shi
Sorry for the late results this week due to Super Bowl Sunday. I hope everyone had a great weekend, especially you Giants fans. Chihayafuru climbed up 17 spots this week thanks to a pretty useful trick: not airing a recap episode. Besides that, Aquarion Evol reaches 6th place for the first time, as Natsume Yuujinchou slides off. Black Rock Shooter debuts at a disappointing 16th.
Nisemonogatari has finally finished with the character re-introductions and is moving along with the story. The conversation between Karen and Kaiki gives us more insight into what exactly is going on and shows that the series can be good without as much fanservice.
Nopy (Nopy’s Blog)
One of the appealing factors in this week’s episode of Nisemonogatari is how well it sells Kaiki to us. Usually, absolute villains don’t go over well because they are “uncreative”, but Kaiki is convincing and compelling. It’s rational after all, life kinda does suck without money. Even Karen hesitated to declare his viewpoint “wrong”. He’s so engrossed with enriching himself that he takes money out of a middle-schooler’s wallet — even the spare change. That’s dastardly!
Nichibros captures the essence of what makes it great again. The Student Council sequences were wonderful and hilarious.
Toastcrust (Transistor Glamor)
I feared that Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou would get “old”, but the show introduces new characters to keep it fresh. If only every other comedy anime had such sense…
This week’s Mouretsu Uchuu Kaizoku was really good, and many people who were “on the line” about the anime being too slowly paced were convinced that Space Pirates was here to stay. Sound off!
I was on the verge of dropping Moretsu Pirates – the wonders of Real Time Sailing just weren’t doing anything for me. However, even though this week had more Real Time Sailing, it also had some Real Time Electronic Warfare added in and I couldn’t help being drawn right back into the show again. Next week promises some actual pirating, so I’m back on board!
Caraniel (Caraniel’s Ramblings)
As a computer geek, I totally loved all the technical stuff that wasdiscussed within this week’s Mouretsu Pirates, added with the constantly solid performance and the “Live long and prosper” quote in the end, I had to give it first this week.
FNSNA (FNZNA’s Side Dish)
The playing possum plan was smooth as silk, and they did a good job keeping up the suspense when even the best laid plans went awry. They did such a good job with the scene I forgot the students really weren’t in any danger at all, since we already knew two pirate ships were keeping tabs on them. That, in itself, is also a blessing, because instead of playing the Big Damn Heroes card, the writers let the characters work out their own problem with the tools available. After watching this episode, I am absolutely pumped for this series to get into full swing.
Rakuen (Borderline Hikikomori)
One of the things I love about Mouretsu Uchuu Kaizoku is the common sense that the characters show and the practicability of the instruments and devices found throughout their world. I was thouroughly impressed with Marika’s solution in the most recent episode – if someone’s aiming at you using eyesight, blind them.
Nopy (Nopy’s Blog)