PP Power Rankings – Feb 01 2015

This week the top five begin to shuffle around. Well, other than the untouchable show right at the very top. Probably one of the rare times when the top two shows here and in the general APR are the same:

1. Shirobako
2. Death Parade
3. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
4. Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
5. Junketsu no Maria

RANK

SHOW

5 PT RATING

CHANGE

% VOTES

1

Shirobako

4.62 (+0.06)

(-)

100

2

Death Parade

2.02 (+0.63)

(+2)

> 50

3

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

1.6 (-0.35)

(-1)

50

4

Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu

1.07 (-0.76)

(-1)

< 25

5

Junketsu no Maria

1.05 (+0.38)

(+1)

50

6

Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata

0.83 (+0.22)

(+2)

< 50

7

Koufuku Graffiti

0.74 (+0.13)

(+1)

< 50

8

THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls

0.71 (-0.51)

(-3)

< 25

9

Yoru no Yatterman

0.48 (-0.19)

(-3)

< 25

10

Yuri Kuma Arashi

0.4 (+0.35)

(+4)

< 25

11

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders 2

0.38 (-0.06)

(-)

< 25

12

Tokyo Ghoul √A

0.24 (-0.1)

(-)

< 25

13

Durarara!!x2 Shou

0.21 (-0.29)

(-3)

0

14

Gundam Build Fighters Try

0.14 (+0.03)

(-1)

< 25

15

Kantai Collection: Kan Colle

0.1 (+0.1)

(NEW)

< 25

16

Rolling☆Girls

0.02 (-0.03)

(-2)

0

While Parasyte plunged down almost an entire rating point, both Death Parade and Junketsu no Maria gained significantly. Last week the gap between Junketsu no Maria and Parasyte was 1.16 points, and now it’s just 0.02. What a difference an unpopular week can make. The Idolmaster didn’t do too well this week either.

Looking at other shows that improved this week: Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata, Koufuku Graffiti and Yuri Kuma Arashi all gained some points and we have a new entry in the form of KanColle.

Parasyte didn’t take nearly as much damage in the general APR, it had already slipped out of the top five last week, but had remained on the cusp, which is where it continued to be this week. Clearly we have a much lower tolerance for when a show decides to go into “crazy action stunt mode” even if the people involved are genetically infected superhumans, or whatever.

Shigatsu is a show which had an episode which basically consolidated in 22 minutes why it can be so aggravating to watch. It can be good, and then it forgets what it wanted to do and decides to ad-lib a bit in the hope that something will come of it. Throw stuff at the wall, maybe some of it will stick and make an impression. What was the need for all that happened in most of the second half of the episode. Do we need another character? If they’d made it a twelve episode show revolving around Kousei and Tsubaki it might have been better.

Junketsu no Maria is gaining popularity here at Pedantic Perspective, though not so much with the wider audience. Honestly I can see why some people may have been put off by the first few episodes, and with the approach it takes in general with the shenanigans involving religion, God, the Church, “purity” and virginity. It bothers me, though others watching with me don’t mind it. I’ll accept there might a story to be told here, not a big fan of how it’s being told myself.

Well that’s it for this week, until next time then.

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