Posted by: Leek | November 23, 2016

Little Girl Anime Power Rankings Season 3 – Week 11

I really do try to keep a habit of posting these things in that Sunday to Tuesday window, but things will always happen. And those things usually happen around holidays.

You’d think Lily would pass out exerting herself like this.

To be fair, she might actually be a long lost member of the X-Men, so this hero pose kind of works for her.

Previous Standings

1) Mahou Tsukai Precure! – 81 Points
2) Aikatsu Stars! – 51 Points
3) Rilu Rilu Fairilu – 44 Points
4) PriPara – 41 Points

Precure is at the advantage of being near it’s finale right now. So I’m not too surprised that it’s pulling farther and farther ahead.

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
Honestly, it would be hard to do a worse week than the previous. This week at least met those minimal expectations I have for everyone.

The classic doomed baby sleeping posture.

Precure staff finally realized that the non-magic world is so boring that they created an excuse to do what they can to have the bulk of the remaining episodes take place in the magic world. This week’s episode was very similar to last week. It wasn’t a particularly stellar episode, but it had enough active events to keep the main story alive. The problem is, I’m not exactly sure how the existence and location of Kushe’s work was discovered by Olva. Olva was only really shown to be spying on Precure, and the only real link to Kushe was severed when both Yamo and Rabu were defeated. So I do hope we get some explanations next episode. Olva has been taking a lot of action recently and talking around points that would be particularly enlightening, but he always seems to stop once some real info would come out of it.

We really are in that final stretch, and I hope that there aren’t too many questions left untouched at the end of the series.

Ako could always audition to be Subaru and Yume’s household cat.

Stars finally takes the time this week to do an episode for Ako. Unfortunately for her, Yume ends up putting a lot of unnecessary emotions into it. I get that Yume got pretty mentally crushed due to recent events, but most of the time Yume appears to be overreacting to about everything. With how she acts about Koharu, you’d think that Koharu either died or registered for the army and went to war. Reminder: Koharu went to Italy, a perfectly normal place with technology and contact with the outside world. Heck, they even talk about using the Aikatsu universe’s Twitter within the episode, but it’s beyond Yume to just contact Koharu through it. I’m fairly sure that Koharu won’t mind you asking for a bit of comforting words from time to time, Yume.

I felt like Stars had kind of gained repossession of the ball recently and was finally running away with it. What I didn’t expect was it to start running out of bounds with that ball. I just hope that they turn around and come back because right now they’re headed straight for the woods.

Turns out they forgot to teach about windows at Saint Fairilu.

Fairilu does the somewhat rare act of dedicating an entire episode to one plotline. They usually do this when they want to do a complete story for one of the main characters, and this week it was Himawari’s turn. Unlike the other three, Himawari doesn’t have the same troubles as the others and tends to behave like she’s five years younger than everyone else. So it’s somewhat fitting that her and Dante get paired with two younger kids as their human companions. It was a well balanced episode, and it didn’t force any of the over the top nonsense that Lip and Rose tend to spring with their trips to the human world.

What kind of hit me this week is that Fairilu started in the same week as Precure, and, because of that, it’s reaching what could be the end of it’s starting run. I’m not saying that it has to be limited to fifty episodes, but it’s the common standard that every yearly show tends to follow. So I’m not positive if it’ll be ending soon, but I don’t exactly know how they plan to end at this rate if the end is coming.

Hopping Lala up on hallucinogens was a great birthday present.

So this week of PriPara was a recap episode. I’m pretty sure the previous Lala birthday episode was also a recap episode, so let’s just not bother evaluating it. Instead, let’s talk about a truth that might have been made clear episode. Lala goes to Ajimi for advice, and, when normal advice doesn’t work, Lala and Ajimi are suddenly running around, imagining that they’re in space. I’m no expert, but drugs would seem like a very logical explanation as to this sudden turn of events. And, with that in mind, it would actually explain Ajimi’s entire character. So from this point on I’m just under the impression that Ajimi shouldn’t be allowed to teach kids or be a cop within PriPara. That or both her jobs are the perfect cover up for all the drugs she’s smuggling.

I promise next week’s post won’t be on the late side of the spectrum.


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