Winter 2018 Anime Power Rankings

Shows I’m keeping up with:
1) Yuru Camp – Not enough Ena with her DOGE.
2) Sora yori mo Tooi Basho – Madhouse at it again, never thought a show about ANTARCTICA can be so good.
3) Violet Evergarden – Kyoani animating Saber from Fate Stay Night.
4) Koi wa Ameagari no You ni – Wit Studio with the fabulous art style.
5) Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card – I really should finish the first season.
6) Gakuen Babysitters – Pretty accurate depiction of 18-month old milestones.
7) Hakumei to Mikochi – Very nice slice of life about 9 cm tall people.
8) Dagashi Kashi S2 – Not as good as S1 but Hotaru still a riot.
9) Hugtto! Precure! – Junichi Sato is back in business. Pediatrician approved baby.

Fall 2017 Anime Power Rankings

Shows to watch as soon as they come out:
1) Net-juu no Susume – MAMIKO NOTO IS BACK BABYYYY
2) Houseki no Kuni – Best CG anime about rocks.
3) Animegataris – Can a show get any more meta?

Shows to watch while you’re eating:
1) Himouto! Umaru-chan R – TSF is back and better than ever before.
2) Konohana Kitan – Spiritually comfy.
3) Love Live! Sunshine!! S2 – More Dia!

Not bad:
1) Inuyashiki – Ultimate hero vs anti-hero.
2) Kino no Tabi 2017 – Haven’t seen the original, but the new one ain’t bad.

Summer 2017 Anime Power Rankings

Yet another season of anime…

1) Sakura Quest S2 – Wow, they’re really going on a quest now…
2) New Game S2 – Needs more NENE-CHI’s awesome C++ programming.
3) Tsuduzure Children – Confessions. Confessions everywhere.
4) Ballroom e Yokoso – Haikyuu with ballroom dancing. Get hype!
5) Action Heroine Cheer Fruits – the CGDCT of this season. Very relaxing.
6) Made in Abyss – Getting traces of Strange Dawn and Uninhabited Planet SURVIVE here. Quite dark.
7) Tenshi no 3P! – The loli show of this season. Same makers as Ryo Kyu Bu, so of course I’m watching this.
8) Gamers! – The main character is pure casual.
9) Centaur no Nayami – Extremely interesting premise.

Spring 2017 Anime Power Rankings

Not much time to watch anime nowadays…

1) Sakura Quest – Shiori is best girl.
2) Tsugumomo – Nice music, nice fights.
3) Little Witch Academia – Story is here!
4) Natsume Yuujinchou Roku – More Natsume goodness.
5) Eromanga-sensei – As pandering as you expect.
6) Uchouten Kazoku S2 – Mamiko Noto is amazing.
7) Hinako Note – Kinda lewd for a cute girls doing cute things show…
8) Attack on Titan S2 – Everyone Titan now.
9) King’s Avatar – Probably the best Chinese cartoon to come out in years.

Winter 2017 Anime Power Rankings

Here are a couple shows that are worth taking a look this season…

1) Demi-chan wa Kataritai – Amazing dialogue, interesting characters, great animation. Interesting setting along with a bad-ass teacher.
2) Little Witch Academia – Trigger saving anime, once again.
3) Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon – Same writer as Danna Wakaranai, has poignant and heartwarming moments coupled with awesome animation courtesy of Kyoto Animation. Also, cute lolis.
4) Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-bu – Basically K-ON with bicycles. Quite relaxing.
5) Konosuba S2 – DEEN continues its QUALITY comedy.
6) Seiren – Same makers as Amagami and Kimikiss. Of course it’s good.

Fall 2016 Anime Power Rankings

Halfway through the season, here’s what’s worth watching:

1) Yuri!!! on Ice – Every episode pushes the boundary of pure gayness.
2) Hibike! Euphonium – Very nice watching the band shocked every episode.
3) Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume – Best ping pong anime since Ping Pong.
4) Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari – Probably the realest representation of a pediatric doctor and an older sister in an anime.
5) Keijo!!!!!! – More exclamation points for more hype.
6) Fune wo Amu – Never thought dictionary making can be so riveting.
7) Haikyuu S3 – Get rekt, Shiratorizawa.
8) Stella no Mahou – Cute girls making cute games.
9) ClassicaLoid – Best show Mamiko Noto is in this season (maybe the only show she’s in?)
10) Natsume Yuujinchou Go – Still great, been a long time since 4th season.
11) Girlish Number – The cringe is real.
12) WWW.Working!! – Needs more baby, less chocolate.
13) Shuumatsu no Izetta – Story can go anywhere, courtesy of Guilty Crown writer.
14) Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan – More of a guilty pleasure at this point.
15) Flip Flappers – Dark horse show of the season.
16) 3-gatsu no Lion – Very nice OP and ED courtesy of Bump of Chicken.

Summer 2016 Anime Power Rankings

I still have time to check out the latest shows. These are worth a watch:

1) Amanchu! – literally HD Aria.
2) Love Live Sunshine – Dia is awesome.
3) Amaama to Inazuma – Yotsuba x Usagi Drop x Cooking.
4) Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan – The only show that actually explains the funky hair colors you see in anime.
5) Planetarian – even though I know what’s going to happen I can’t help but tear up.
6) New Game! – literally what Maceart does at work aka nothing.
7) Mob Psycho 100 – was hooked after episode 2, ONE sure thinks of wacky characters.
8) Thunderbolt Fantasy – Taiwanese pride! Sweet puppet wuxia with Urobuchi flair.
9) DAYS – Surprisingly solid soccer show, gets me pumped up.
10) Fukigen na Mononokean – Sort of a campy Natsume’s Book of Friends.

Spring 2016 Anime Power Rankings

Definitely Worth a watch:
1) Flying Witch – Maximum comfy!
2) Kuma Miko – Sexual harrassment!
3) Macross Delta – Ikenai borderline!
4) Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge – So cute my heart can’t take this…
5) Pan de Peace! – I wish I had bread buddies.
6) 12-sai ~Chicchana Mune no Tokimeki~ – Perfect for when you want to be the 12-year old pubescent girl.
7) Bakuon!! – K-on + Sabagebu + Rebel without a Cause + Motorcycles
8) Haifuri – Girls and Panzer on warships.
9) Space Patrol Luluco – Trigger does it again.
10) Sakamoto desu ga – Daily Lives of High School Boys vibes.
11) Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress – All aboard the HYPE train!

Probably worth a watch:
1) Kiznaiver – Trigger does it again.
2) Boku no Hero Academia – MC a bit wimpy, but mans up.
3) Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta – Light novel tropes everywhere.
4) Mayoiga – This better not be another Another trainwreck.
5) Ace Attorney – Perfect summary for those not wanting to click through on your DS.
6) Shounen Maid – So far avoiding typical shounen-ai traps.

Probably not worth a watch:
1) Sansha Sanyou – Not really feeling the Yuyushiki vibes.
2) Anne Happy – …
3) Joker Game – A bit pretentious… Sameface everywhere.