Posted by: Leek | May 25, 2015

Little Girl Anime Power Rankings – Week 37

Even if I am getting these out consistently, I can’t tell you how many last minute realizations I have where I end up writing them in the late evening on Mondays.

One of those lovely, awkward mother, daughter, friends moments.

Those exist, right?

Previous Standings

1) Aikatsu! – 318 Points
2) Jewelpet Magical Change – 302 Points
3) Go! Princess Precure – 256 Points
4) PriPara – 193 Points

It’s a long way to go but PriPara is starting to make a real case that it can come back.

Weekly Point Distribution

1) Aikatsu! – +9 Points
2) PriPara – +6 Points
3) Go! Princess Precure – +3 Points
4) Jewelpet Magical Change – +1 Point

A Word From the Big Man
While Princess Precure had a bit of a stumble last week, we’re more or less back to some new status quo.

Match made in heaven.

You know, last week was kind of a strangely Asuka focused episode that used Madoka as a starter. And this week it really feels like it was an episode solely focused around how far Akari has come since second season with…Madoka as a starter. Yes, they are still Madoka episodes, but her story does feel a little pushed into the background. Am I saying that out of spite? No. But I just thought it was an important thing to point out and how she’s being used in a really strangely strategic sense (as opposed to just a standard new character).

Other than that, I really don’t have a terrible amount to say about this episode. It was just one of those times where everything is so perfect and you really can’t make too many comments. I don’t think Akari has necessarily changed due to Madoka as much as the characters seemed to indicate, but she has definitely grown over time. And seeing that growth and where it might be going is pretty darn exciting. It’s only a shame we’re going to be jumping away from it immediately in the next coming episode. Oh well.

I saw this video on YouTube I think.

I do feel bad for Magical Change because it’s another week where it didn’t do anything wrong per se, but it just got edged out by a slightly more interesting Precure episode. But I’ll be honest, hearing Sango spit her catchphrase every five seconds was pretty damn annoying. However, having both parts actually correlate with one another was a bit of a perk. That’s about all she wrote though.

The bitch gene runs in the family.

Most Kirara episodes have been a little whatever and this one was still a little whatever. But when you compare this episode to the large margin of character episodes Princess Precure has turned out thus far, you can probably put a bit more value on it. My biggest frustration is they basically got lazy (again) and Twinkle has yet to get a decent action scene. They also seem to have a thing with trying to crush all the Precure members under something this season. I don’t know how many times the Zetsuborg have attempted to step on the members, but it feels like it’s been happening on a strangely frequent occasion.

Heaven or Hell.

PriPara just continued the trend from last week in focusing on the Devil/Angel combo and their backstory. And, you know, it does help when your characters are human and have a real backstory to talk about. But the actual point of this episode was to show that’s Mikan isn’t completely brainless but still pretty darn brainless. In fact, I need to be honest and say that Mikan probably deserves a bit more spotlight. Aroma has definitely gotten all the attention thus far and Mikan still feels like she’s as much as a sidekick as the animal companions. Unfortunately, I really don’t think they’re going to take the time to shine much light on her, and she’s probably stuck in that position for the rest of her existence.

Wrap-Up
All in all, it was just a very clean week. The complaints I had were pretty small and the compliments I could give are pretty darn endless. And with how it’s been looking it’s just a matter of when any of these shows get a bad week because that seems to be the only time we’ll see real movement.

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