Posted by: Leek | August 2, 2016

Little Girl Anime Power Rankings Season 2 – Week 47

I finally got the chance this weekend to sit down and watch the latest Precure All Stars movie with friends. I was overall pretty happy with it, but I kind of wish the song dispersion was a little better.

From best friends to proud parents.

Mirai can burn my breakfast any day of the week.

Previous Standings

1) Aikatsu Stars! – 350 Points
2) Mahou Tsukai Precure! – 310 Points
3) PriPara – 252 Points
4) Rilu Rilu Fairilu – 234 Points

Remember that period where PriPara was really looking like it might compete for a high rank? Yeah, neither do I.

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
We haven’t seen this ordering before or anything. Actually, about everything was pretty awful this week outside of Precure.

Turns out actors should stick to acting. Who would have thought?

To be fair, this week of Stars was marginally less of a disaster than last week. But it doesn’t really change that we spent the past couple of weeks on an idol battle with no buildup. I get that this week was meant to be a relationship building exercise between Yume and Rola above anything else, but this was another episode that would have looked better at a different stage of the series. It’s really too early to do something like this, and Rola seemed pretty willing to just roll over and give Yume the spotlight. I think her character really just bends too easily to fit the situation, and I would have liked for her to respond a little more to the urgency of the situation. Or maybe it’s just the characters being fully self aware that they’re essentially battling over a lunch ticket.

Ohana means family.

I feel like every time I bring up a potential problem that Precure might hit, they fix it almost immediately the following week. Yamoh going to cause a protect a Kotoha situation? Off the newt and nobody has to worry. But I didn’t think this episode would go in the direction it did, and I’m really glad they chose this kind of plot line for it. The early half of Precure was really based around the friendship between Rico and Mirai. And, now that we’ve gotten over that hurdle, they’ve shifted it over to the family bond between Rico, Mirai, and Kotoha. The flashbacks to Kotoha as a baby haven’t really been that effective in previous episodes, but I think they really stand out in an episode like this. The best part is it looks like the defeat of Yamoh is really going to start pushing the plot forward, and I’m really excited to see what developments we’ll see in the following weeks.

But the kid is not my s…daughter.

PriPara took a nosedive to the bottom again because it decided to do…another episode we’ve seen before. Lala has had to prove herself as a mother and prevent her child from being taken away on at least three different occasions now. And, honestly, about everything going on in this arc is constantly repeating itself with very shallow character development mixed in (for side characters by the way). I also like how they just let the monster trio win for absolutely free because of the events of the episode. It’s pretty obvious the writers didn’t want to put them up against anyone because there’s no real reason they should win against any of the other trios.

I sometimes wish my mind could a bottomless pit like Lip’s.

Fairilu this week is another one of those garden variety episodes that is really dependent on how well the lessons and jokes go over. To be fair, the lessons this week were pretty important, but the episodes (particularly the second half) felt incredibly draggy. If either Stars or Pripara weren’t terrible this week it would have been really easy to steal second place from Fairilu. Unfortunately, neither of those two felt up to the task.

Maybe something really wild will happen for our big 100th edition. Or maybe I’ll just give bonus points to whoever finishes in first place. Who knows.


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