|Rank||Anime (First Place Votes)||Studio||Episode||Change|
|1||Sakamichi no Apollon (7)||Tezuka Productions||7||2|
|3||Tsuritama (2)||A-1 Pictures||7||2|
|4||Hyouka (1)||Kyoto Animation||5||1|
|5||Natsuiro Kiseki (1)||Sunrise||8||19|
On The Cusp: Jormungand, Uchuu Kyoudai, Lupin the Third, Mouretsu Uchuu Kaizoku, Eureka Seven AO
It seems we are back to the old trend of the Big Three of Spring 2012. Sakamichi no Apollon regains its throne at the top spot. Fate/Zero and then Tsuritama take their respective seats in second and third place respectively. While I still have some dissatisfaction of Sakamichi no Apollon overall, I cannot deny that this episode was quite enjoyable. The last ten minutes of the show certainly lived up to the hype that surrounds this show.
Sometimes it feels like I’m voting for the Miami Heat (Apollon) and the San Antonio Spurs (Lupin) despite the fact that would be the matchup I would not want to see in real life. Those were the two standout episodes for the week, but at least it wasn’t a clash of evil versus boredom.
EmperorJ (Lower Mid-Table)