Posted by: Leek | September 14, 2015

Little Girl Anime Power Rankings Season 2 – Week 1

That’s right, the second installment. In case you’re not really aware of what any of that means, you should probably check out the post I put up the previous day. If not you’re going to be a little confused on what’s going on with the scores.

Talk about kicking the new season off right.

Don’t worry. Those will pop right back in.

Previous Standings

1) PriPara – 10 Points
2) Aikatsu! – 0 Points
2) Jewelpet Magical Change – 0 Points
2) Go! Princess Precure – 0 Points

I haven’t seen this before. But with a new season ready to start really soon for two of these shows, it’ll turn things pretty darn interesting. It might also be a good chance for one of these shows to turn out an early lead to try and establish dominance.

Weekly Point Distribution

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

A Word From the Big Man
It’s honestly a pretty interesting week. Nothing completely outstanding but a lot of potential showing for a few shows.

I guess he wrote it out in a special Prince language.

Let’s be honest here. I hate Shion as a character, and I can’t say I’ve grown to like her even the slightest bit. And, even if I did, I’d still say that she speaks with a stick up her butt and has one of the stupidest catchphrases ever created. However, PriPara still turned out a halfway decent episode this week. The Prince seemed to have a objective to break everyone up so he could form his own dream team, so it’s kind of nice that he actually went out of his way to rework Shion’s through process during the episode. Prince legitimately did nothing in the previous episodes rather than sit in the back, and it’s actually more interesting when his hand is directly stirring the pot. The only real problem I have with PriPara is that it’s legitimately running out of time. This is an episode that feels like it should have happened a few weeks ago. And I don’t want to see another finale like the Falulu arc where we spend the entire episode in the exact same scene. I don’t know what the staff has planned, but they’re off the hook for this week.

Mediiiiiiiiiiiiiiic.

I’ll admit, I really liked this episode of Precure. The real problem is just that, like PriPara, it has terrible timing. Essentially what we got was a Haruka episode disguised as a Minami centered episode. And the entire idea of it would have been really great if it happened much, much earlier in the show’s lifespan. We’re over halfway into the series and Haruka shouldn’t be facing these problems now. Sure, she’s hardly developed into a perfect princess, but she should have developed a lot more self confidence than she showed in this episode. The other problem is Emperor Close, Kirara, and Towa all show up even though they’re completely irrelevant to the events of the episode. I realize they needed to give Minami time to develop before they could do this episode, but it’s still a little late. If this had shown up earlier in the series, then I think it would have been a picture perfect episode. But it really loses some of the magic showing up now. I did enjoy it nonetheless though.

Those brats that voted for Kokone and Madoka over us are dead.

So this week is kind of a big deal because it’s actually Aikatsu’s 150th episode. And I guess they wanted to celebrate it with a lot of nostalgia. It’s not that I hate it, but it’s definitely another episode that suffers from absolutely terrible timing. If it hasn’t been obvious, this entire last arc of Season 3 was just for some cheap nostalgia push. And they’re kind of trying to show how hard the main three are working to defeat all these titans, but it’s just so out of place given what’s been going on all season. I think I said it on a previous post, but this would have been a great final arc to do in Season 4. I think they could have done something a lot lighter this season because it’ll allow them to slowly up the ante during Season 4. I’m not saying they can’t create a bigger scenario, but it’s highly unlikely.

Sometimes a facial expresses sums things up easier than words.

There are those weeks where Magical Change parties too hard. And Magical Change partied incredibly hard this week. Did it have it’s amusing points? Yeah. Did it feel like a throwaway episode in both art quality, plot quality, and even gag quality? Almost entirely.

Wrap-Up
Well the post to end last season was a little sad, but thing really picked up a bit this week. Both our idol shows are heading into their finales at the end of the month, and it’ll be pretty interesting to see what comes of it. It’s technically the first “full” run of any series on this rankings and allows a complete evaluation when we do another season end post…in another year.

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