Posted by: Leek | November 15, 2016

Little Girl Anime Power Rankings Season 3 – Week 10

The great thing about falling behind in work is that it means you always have something to do. The bad thing is that you have a ton of work sitting around, clinging to your back, and constantly whispering in your ear as you try and go about your life.

I figured it was only right to give Liko some belated birthday wishes.

Just look at how happy she is about it.

Previous Standings

1) Mahou Tsukai Precure! – 72 Points
2) Aikatsu Stars! – 45 Points
3) Rilu Rilu Fairilu – 43 Points
4) PriPara – 38 Points

Precure continues to try and establish a healthy lead before the newest series potentially tanks it’s score next year.

Weekly Point Distribution

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

A Word From the Big Man
Every other show that wasn’t Precure evidently burned out after last week.

I want to know how everybody in the Magic World isn’t morbidly obese.

I don’t want to give Precure credit for being particularly outstanding this week, but it was definitely a well rounded episode. With how much they were masking Liko’s parents in the first half of the series, I had a feeling they would be a lot more significant than they probably are. While Liko’s parents both have jobs that are nothing to laugh at, I expected them to be a bit larger in terms of moving and shaking the actual plot. All that set aside, this episode isn’t too far from what we saw in the introduction of Liko’s father. It’s slightly more catered to parents than kids, but it does a good job of showing kids that their parents embarrass them for a reason.

The development among the villains managed to move forward as well, and it feels like we’re finally collecting the last remaining pieces we need to understand exactly what’s going on. We also got to finally see what the full power of the final boss is, and it’s pretty overwhelming. Previous Precure series have had godlike entities before, but a villain that destroys planets is nothing to scoff at. It actually makes me curious of the scale at which the final battle is going to be held. They seem to enjoy fighting in either alternate dimensions and/or space at this point, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we’ll be seeing similar things in the final episode. I mean, it won’t be the first or the last time Precure goes to space.

I can see a gym full of beefy men saying “Lunlun”.

Stars uses this week to turn development towards Mahiru. That’s really all there is to it. Koharu left the cast, Rola is MIA, Yume is dealing with depression, and the staff still doesn’t care about Ako. It wasn’t a particularly bad episode, but it’s just more proof that Stars is still having a lot of trouble in the personality department. I think the problem is that we’re coming off of the previous week, and the previous week was anything but uplifting. They tried to take a bit of the load off in this episode, but it wasn’t necessarily the right characters for the job. So instead we got an episode where the audience is forcing out nervous chuckles.

Adorable agriculture.

Farilu was plagued this week by it’s second half (that seems to be common pattern nowadays). I think it would have been a perfectly fine lesson if they hadn’t chosen to use their very unclear villain as the light for the fire. It’s still unclear whether or not Anchusa is a particularly evil character, or has just really bad social skills. But her getting incredibly angry because everyone forgot the really meaning of celebrating the harvest was overdone. And Ren laughing everything off at the end was really silly. Sure. Anchusa started a blazing inferno around Ren, bullied a ton of his students, and made him use a large amount of magic, but at least she taught everyone a valuable lesson. Stop being a bitch, Ren.

Dorothy’s new character design looks great.

PriPara and Stars basically did the same thing this week. The thing is, PriPara probably has characters it should be focusing on, and Leona is not one of those characters. This episode wasn’t particularly bad, but it feels like they just wanted to sell the new features of the arcade game and couldn’t find a way to tie it to relevant characters. So they selected the only member of Dressing Paffy that can actually develop as a character.

Wrap-Up
At least something was good.

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