Posted by: Leek | October 20, 2015

Little Girl Anime Power Rankings Season 2 – Week 6

Welcome to the first Tuesday edition. It really doesn’t feel right, but neither does having to watch PriPara on a Monday. I’m sure you can understand where I’m coming from at this point.

With your powers combined I am…

…an extremely nasty jewelry bill.

Previous Standings

1) Aikatsu! – 33 Points
2) PriPara – 25 Points
2) Jewelpet Magical Change – 25 Points
4) Go! Princess Precure – 22 Points

Uh oh.

Weekly Point Distribution

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

A Word From the Big Man
It’s one of those weeks where nothing is terrible, but nothing is really good either.

Mom! Moooooooooooooooooooom!

Aikatsu! takes the top spot again for little reason other than Nono and Risa still being at the wheel. And even if it was a cute episode, I don’t think it was a particularly strong first audition for the two. I guess I would have just liked it to just really be about them rather than inserting Akari and the gang mixed in with them. I think my favorite part of the episode (and what ultimately might be an interesting part of her character) is how Risa realizes how much impact Nono is having on her reputation. Even if Nono is the one who is supposedly relying on Risa, it feels like it might ultimately become flip-flopped later as Risa is forced to get out of her friend’s shadow. Not saying it’ll happen, but it’d be a nice direction to take the pair in.

Amazing what great chemistry Mirei has with not Lala and Sophie.

It was another one of those week where PriPara has a ton of good episode ideas…all thrown into the same episode. So rather than being one good episode that focused on one thing, it was like watching a hyperactive dog trying to eat a hula hoop. PriPara could be doing a lot of good things right now. The point is to just tone it down, slow down the pace, and put some actual meat into episodes. Unless you’re a dog just looking for bones, it’s hard to enjoy when PriPara just drastically shifts ideas every four-five minutes. Oh, and I’d prefer they just keep Lala out of the picture for awhile. She’s probably main charactered out enough arcs that they can deal with someone else being the ultimate problem solver this time around.

Airi is doing that crazy thing again.

It was one of those weeks where Jewelpet did the crazy mixed with serious episode again. The thing is, it actually worked out for the best this time since they tied it together really nicely. I didn’t bring out the “cliffhanger” last week ended on because I felt like they were going to totally ignore it this week. And that’s 100% what they ended up doing. It’s not like I expect Magical Change to have a story, but I don’t see a reason to end last week like that if you’re going to just go random the next week. Maybe that’s why Jewelpet didn’t get a top spot this week. I’m just being bitter.

Just leave Haruka alone already.

It’s another one of those, “randomly force shit onto Haruka for no reason” episodes. I just question why you would push a main acting role onto someone with no acting experience and then proceed to chew them out for having…no acting experience. I just don’t get Princess Precure sometimes. Even if you teach a lesson at the end, is it really worth making these really offbeat situations for no reason? It’s like the pulling a rabbit out of a hat that Smile Precure did with less of a punchline because the situations are incredibly normal. So rather than being silly, it’s really just not fun to watch.

That’s all folks.


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