This is the end… My only friend…
And lo, Kuma Miko was finally put out of its misery, and there were no winners.
Just for kicks, here’s a graph showing where each of the series I’m watching ranked throughout the season:
As you can see, the most consistently high-ranked is, surprisingly, Ushio to Tora. Boku no Hero Academia got the top rank the most times, but was significantly outperformed in the late midseason. Sailor Moon Crystal also ranked consistently high, only dipping low due to the week Sousei no Onmyouji had its best episode of the season. Weeks 8 and 9, when Sousei no Onmyouji threatened to be REALLY good, really screwed up the trends for the entire chart there. Ace Attorney scored the most consistently low, and it and Kuma Miko are tied for most amount of times ranked last. Keep in mind, this is just a comparison of how good each series was in comparison to the others during the same week; a graph showing how I rated each individual episode would look VERY different.
We’re on the verge of season finales, so you know what that means…!
It’s time to skimp on animation quality so we can put all the budget into the last episode! Oh gawd, the pain… my eyes…
And we’re starting the final stretch! As we approach the season finales, the ranking start to… pretty much shift closer to where they were in the beginning of the season.
The shake-up continues! I may be kneejerking in the case of Sousei no Onmyouji, but it truly was the episode that entertained me the most this week. Truly a dark horse here, fellas.
Boku no Hero Academia, on the other hand, suffered from a bad case of mediocrity since it was pretty much adapting a transitional chapter. Hard to fault it for that, but it doesn’t get any bonus points either.
Well… this weeks’ rankings are unexpected.
…the fuck is going on?
This week has been pretty low on flaws, but there hasn’t been a lot to get excited over, either. Well, except for Sailor Moon Crystal, but that’s always been a bit of a special case.
With one exception, everything’s been looking WAY up this week. It’s honestly surprising how strong this season is so far.
Finally, after the halfway point of the series, we get into the meat of the story. Took long enough, doncha think?