Posted by: Leek | May 1, 2016

Little Girl Anime Power Rankings Season 2 – Week 34

So not that anybody really cares, but we’re in the midst of Golden Week. I tend to bring up holidays most of the time so I figure I should bring it up. And I’m actually going to be pretty occupied this year and that’s always nice. But enough about me.

Well someone had a wild night.

I heard fairies throw pretty crazy parties.

Previous Standings

1) Aikatsu Stars! – 287 Points
2) PriPara – 222 Points
3) Mahou Tsukai Precure! – 210 Points
4) Rilu Rilu Fairilu – 173 Points

Gaps are closing slowly but surely. I don’t know how much the rankings can move before the end of the season, but there’s still an ample amount of time left for something to happen.

Weekly Point Distribution

1) Mahou Tsukai Precure! – +9 Points
2) Rilu Rilu Fairilu – +6 Points
3) Aikatsu Stars! – +3 Points
4) PriPara – +1 Point

A Word From the Big Man
It’s another one of those weeks where nothing changed from the previous. If you really don’t want to wade through the play by play this week, then the reasoning for the standings is the same as last week.

Word hard and eat like you have two stomachs.

I don’t know. Stars had some entertaining aspects to it this week, but it still felt a little bit like it wandered from here to there a bit too much. This week goes back to the original series via showing off a little bit of the behind the scenes and having the main cast take on a job you wouldn’t usually get to witness. I wouldn’t say it was meant to be particularly educational, but it does make you appreciate how hard the guys in the back work to make performances great.

It was a generally well balanced episode, and the humorous exchanges between the characters were a nice thing to see. It’s just the semi-strange scenes (particularly the one between Yume and Hime) that throw me off from time to time. I don’t really know what they’re trying to do with those almost ethereal experiences, but I kind of hope they amount to something down the line.

*cue The Simpsons theme*

I have to admit that I’m glad they finally found something for Lala to do other than spit her catchphrase and hang around while other characters develop. It’s just a shame that raising a baby has absolutely nothing to do with her becoming a better idol. But it does mean she’ll have a very bright future opening a daycare. This episode was probably better than last week, but it’s incredibly boring to get stuck watching Lala only for three weeks in a row. That and Lala’s whole ascension to another stage during her performance was probably the weirdest thing I’ve seen in awhile. I actually felt like I was playing a PriPara pachislot machine and finally hit a big bonus after an entire morning worth of playing. Actually, Takara Tomy is probably better off making a PriPara pachislot machine since their core fanbase is used to wasting their money on gambling anyway.

Our little friends, the bees. They almost did you in.

It was a little impossible to not make a Wicker Man (not the good one obviously) joke after this week’s Nichiasa. That aside, there isn’t really that much different in MahoPri this week, and it’s still generally in line with teaching Rico a lesson via the non-magic world. But we are getting a little deeper into the series now, and it’s getting to the point where potentially fifteen episodes of developing the same character might be just a teensy weensy bit slow. But it was still better than everything else this week, and the action segment was actually a large step above of what we’ve been getting. So this is one of those times where I can’t complain now, but it might result in complaints later down the line.

So let’s just make a small side section here to have a chat. The big mistake of MahoPri’s preceding series was what? Oh yeah, an incredibly terribly constructed bunch of villains that just wanted to be evil for the sake of it. Good vs. evil is very charming, but a greater villain objective has to be set pretty soon or MahoPri is going to ultimately suffer a similar fate. The villains right now don’t even seem all that evil to be honest. I mean, Dokurokushe might actually just want the Emerald to add some skin to their bones and just happened to accidentally create some really misbehaved children to search for it. While I know he/she is probably not that nice, I have no reason to believe it other than some eerie interior decorating. Let me just point out that when I say this that I’m not indicating some requirement for a tragic villain. But if you’re going to have a purely evil villain, then give me a reason to hate them.

Turns out chicks dig fairy loving psychopaths.

Fairilu tries to remind us after last week that it is still a kids show. I know it’s kind of hard to tell when you’re still recovering from man bikinis, star nipples, and butts, but it is true. The big news this week is the staff finally unveiled the fact that they do in fact plan to work in the human world quite a bit. They also teach the most important lesson of all to the male viewers (to whatever male viewers there are watching the show). It doesn’t matter what horribly strange interests you have; if you’re attractive and dependable, then girls will always dig you…at least until marriage. All we’ve seen of Nozomu up until this episode is that he hangs around in a garden all day talking to his rabbit and sticking doors on trees while spitting nonsense. But none of that matters when you get the bitches…and the fairy bitches.

It wasn’t anything extravagant, but I still enjoyed this week.


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