Sun 20 May 2012
|Rank||Anime (First Place Votes)||Studio||Episode||Change|
|1||Tsuritama (11)||A-1 Pictures||6||2|
|3||Sakamichi no Apollon (4)||Tezuka Productions||6||2|
|4||Uchuu Kyoudai (4)||A-1 Pictures||7||1|
|5||Eureka Seven AO (2)||Bones||6||7|
|5||Hyouka (3)||Kyoto Animation||4||6|
On the cusp: Jormungand, Shirokuma Cafe, Lupin the Third, Haiyore! Nyaruko-san.
Last week had quite the uneventful rankings, but this week’s definitely changes things up a bit. While the Top 3 shows remain the same, Tsuritama takes the top spot with a large margin.
Tsuritama is strange beast. A plot is finally starting to form and connect all the loose dots that have been scattered around so far, and most people will probably be happy about that. Yet, strangely, I’m not. That’s not a complaint by any means, I’d just actually rather have the dots left completely disconnected so I can continue watching the guys fish and goof around. I’m actually worried about a plot taking this away. Hell, even shows like Baccano have a character-driven plot to keep things moving. But nope, I just want to see the Tsuritama guys hang out, and not because I find them “SO KAWAII UGUU”. It doesn’t make the show better nor worse, just different.
Riyoga (Riyoga’s Ramblings)
Like every week so far, Fate/Zero still sits comfortably in second place. This is the first week Sakamichi no Apollon does not claim the top spot. Honestly, I enjoy Kids on a Slope, but the lack of relationship developments lately has been dragging the show downhill in my opinion. Perhaps I’m impatient.
Just could not forgive F/Z for having two flashback episodes in a row; one that was good, and one that wasn’t so good, and then giving us an episode where nearly nothing happened until the end of the episode. Sakamichi’s a good enough show but it’s turned into a boring love triangle. I’m not really having fun watching it as much as before. So I voted this week in terms what shows I have the most fun watching.
In addition, we have an unusual tie this week as Hyouka and Eureka Seven AO both claim the fifth place spot. Personally, I am quite pleased to see Hyouka break into the Top 5 at least once.
Hyouka dropped for me this week because of apprehension. I still like how it approaches mysteries, but I worry about how the show will progress with the “main” mystery seemingly so far along in its progress. Yes, it’s still unsolved, but it seems like one or two more clues and the whole thing is solved. I question how the show will decide to continue for the full 21 episodes.
Marth Aurion (Marth’s Anime Blog)
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia played with the idea of Herd mentality in a horror story context, and man, it was delivered in such a powerful manner. It is interesting to see how it is not necessary the horror stories, or the spiritual roam, that horrifying, but the humans that are affected by such stories are. Kinda ironic that in the end, that the person that hated horror stories were helped by a horror story figure
FNZNA (Fnzna Side Dish)