PP Power Rankings – Spring 2015 Week 03

Here is the top five for this week:

1. Hibike! Euphonium
2. Ore Monogatari!!
3. Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic
4. Show By Rock!!
5. Kekkai Sensen

Read on for the complete results…

RANK

SHOW

5 PT RATING

CHANGE

% VOTES

1

Hibike! Euphonium

2.94 (+0.61)

(=)

> 75

2

Ore Monogatari!!

2.45 (+1)

(+2)

> 75

3

Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic

1.61 (-0.28)

(=)

< 50

4

Show By Rock!!

1.02 (-0.03)

(+1)

< 50

5

Kekkai Sensen

0.95 (+0.06)

(+1)

< 25

6

Baby Steps 2

0.9 (+0.13)

(+1)

< 25

=

Plastic Memories

0.9 (-1.21)

(-4)

0

8

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku

0.88 (+0.16)

(=)

< 50

9

Yamadakun to Nananin no Majo

0.58 (+0.03)

(=)

< 25

10

Teekyuu 4 / Takamiya Nasuno Desu!

0.51 (+0.12)

(+3)

< 25

11

Punch Line

0.46 (+0.18)

(+5)

< 25

=

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid

0.46 (+0.46)

(NEW)

< 25

13

Go! Princess Precure

0.42 (-0.03)

(-3)

< 25

14

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season

0.19 (-0.25)

(-4)

0

=

Owari no Seraph

0.19 (-0.25)

(-4)

0

16

Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku

0.14 (-0.19)

(-2)

0

=

Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki

0.14 (-0.19)

(-2)

0

18

Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka?

0.1 (-0.13)

(-1)

0

19

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu

0.05 (-0.06)

(-1)

0

Both Hibike! Euphonium and Ore Monogatari!! gained a decent amount of points at the expense of nearly every single show around them. Good to see KyoAni coming up with a show that seems to have had some thought and effort put into the characters and the story, rather than it just being a vessel to pander. Been a while. As for Ore Monogatari, being able to achieve a state that many shoujos fail to even touch, that too within three episodes, is quite the achievement. You could watch just this much and be more satisfied than after watching 13-26 episodes of many many others. Do I know what they are going to do with the remaining 21 episodes? No, but I sure loved the first three.

Plastic Memories continued its free fall, it didn’t even get any support this week. It toned down the harem, but didn’t do itself any favours either. I personally am now in the camp that the writers are taking advantage of the world they’ve set up where they can quickly and easily dispose of these giftia (who are basically people, they haven’t made any effort to distinguish them other than their extremely limited lifespan) in emotional situations. If such a world existed, there’d have to be some sort of control over how close one should be allowed to get to a giftia – giftias raising small children after the death of their parents is a bad idea. It felt like this situation happened simply to show the trauma of a child losing his second guardian, and that it was well known that such a situation would arise. This was no sudden death, people know giftias will “shut down” at a certain time. There is no way they should be allowed to form such an emotional bond with a growing child. But it’s not like the show cares about that sort of stuff – oh no, one of the main characters has already been through this before. So sad, no?

And then the show has gone ahead and introduced the “evil corporation” and the “evil fake retrieval agents” that the plot could well have done without. There was so much potential to ask so many good questions about a future where the line is blurred between “robots” and humans, instead we’re getting a show that seems to be throwing things at the wall each episode in an attempt to see if something sticks and resonates with the viewers. What they’ve achieved is simply gaining much more pessimistic and wary viewers who want the show to be, well, now probably just decent at least.

Most of the other shows haven’t sprung any surprises or moved around all that much. Let’s see how this week plays out…

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