Posted by: Leek | November 10, 2015

Little Girl Anime Power Rankings Season 2 – Week 9

So this post should have probably been up on Monday, but sometimes you just don’t feel like getting a post up. That and I have a radio episode I’m supposed to be editing. And piles of leaves in the yard that need taking care of.

I think I had a nightmare like this once.

Nothing strikes terror in your heart like a muscular pink rabbit.

Previous Standings

1) Aikatsu! – 56 Points
2) Go! Princess Precure – 43 Points
3) Jewelpet Magical Change – 40 Points
4) PriPara – 30 Points

Precure’s last sick day manages to keep it afloat in second place. How long can it protect it? Who knows.

Weekly Point Distribution

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

A Word From the Big Man
It’s been awhile since a week has been good enough that I thought about issuing ties. I think I can stand by my decisions though.

It’s a Rin episode. Madoka just made it into the screenshot by coincidence.

I really don’t think I had any real issues with this week’s episode (maybe some art quality here and there), but I don’t think it holds as strong as everything else this week. It was a cute Rin episode that tied itself into the Luminas trip, and that’s the real strong point of it. They managed to do another character episode that tied in with the tour, even if it’s nothing we didn’t see when they did the Yuu episode a few weeks back. Still, it’s probably a better use for Luminas than just having them meeting random people and kind of writing it off from there. To sum it up, good episode, but nothing to write home about.

So what would happen if you put on Haruka’s hairpin when you’re bald?

So Precure comes back this week with a finale. I mean really. If you told me this was the last episode of Princess Precure I would believe you up until the point where Emperor Close doesn’t bite the bullet. It kind of goes back to when Happiness Charge randomly threw out really big battles, but at least those were just battles. I think story wise and battle wise, Princess Precure left itself with very little big guns to pull out later. And, actually, it’s almost like Emperor Close might as well have been the final villain. Despair has done very little in the way of evil outside of sitting on her throne, and Emperor Close has enough amazing facial expressions to fill three books. I think there are a lot of simple things Princess Precure could have done to make itself a vastly better series, and most of it reveals itself when you see episodes like these.

Garnet regretting ever getting put into the main trio.

While Magical Change didn’t spare the jokes, it was mostly one of those feel good weeks. And, you know what? It really worked out. Both parts (even if they were completely unrelated) were pretty darn cute. And it was also just nice to see the original trio bonding and enforcing the fact that some things will never change in Jewelpet. It was just all around more fun to watch (and well rounded) than Aikatsu, and that’s more or less why it landed itself in third place for the week.

A man must live like honey bee.

If you remember way back when I talked a lot about how Falulu probably shouldn’t have been directly written out of the story. And how her character overlapped so much with Fuwari that Fuwari never needed to exist (and Falulu could have done a lot of shit in her place). Instead, Fuwari was created for cheap gags and so they could find a Falulu clone that could exist outside of PriPara. But let’s forget about how right I was. Instead, let’s talk about how the Prince’s wit and Falulu’s naivete generally work well together. AKA, it’s basically what we saw with Fuwari getting roped into moving out of the country except in an even more isolated (and more interesting) scenario. It’s not like Prince has been revealed to be doing anything incredibly evil, but hopefully all this build up is worth the final result.

Wrap-Up
I always live for weeks like these. Hopefully we don’t get another huge drop off.

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