Winter 2014 is over and now we can hopefully look forward to warm weather! Sadly where I live it’s still in the 40s and but not for much longer! I’m ready for green grass and flowers over the snow and ice. Remember next week I’ll have a new format for the ratings, old format will still be around but won’t be talking about the MAL taste of anime much.
Only shows not done yet are two cour or Saki because it got pushed back by the Japan elections. Everything else is done and seems to stabilize a bit in the rankings. Did have four big jumps in the rankings though. Hoozuki, Buddy Complex, and Pupipo! all jumped at least 500 placements. Z/X Ignition also jumped a good amount but the show is more in the middle of the rankings on MAL so it’s a little easier to move about. On the Fall two cours we have Nagi no Asukara making the top 100 list with Kill la Kill. Even Gundam Build Fighters jumping into the top 500 list.
Even have some extra graphs for us to look at for the final. Both graphs show the same type of data, it’s the growth of a series over the course of the 13 week season. Positive number would mean that the series got “worst” in the eyes of MAL raters compared to the first week of the season. This is only one of many ways you can analysis the data. I also took the season’s average and median % change. Average was 7.14% for the season and -4.96% on the Median. Median would show that more shows had a “better” rating by week 13 of the season. Average is positive because I kept outliers in my data which are pulling the data positive or worst in the case of the anime show.
Do know that normally the winter season is known to be the weakest of the year for anime series but since this is my first time doing this I have nothing to compare too. I want to say that having a negative median is a good sign for the season and anime in general. Shows that series more than not are better than we first thought aka First Impressions. Hopefully after some seasons I’ll have more results to compare to each other and learn a little more about the general anime watchers.
*Edit* Okay the outliers thing was bugging me so I went back in the data and found the outliers for the season to take them out. Outliers for us would be series that did way better or worst than we(MAL raters) thought. Low outliers are: Nagi no Asukara, Kill la Kill, and Hoozuki no Reitetsu. High outliers are: Hamatora the Animation, Wizard Barristers, Sakura Trick, Chuunibyou demo, and Mahou Sensou. You could in a way say that the high outliers were over valued shows and the low outliers were undervalued. After outliers are out the average is -11.50% and the median of -6.05%. Values much closer together so I’m happy. Maybe next season we’ll have even a lower % but not going to be easy with 4 shows in the top 100 and it’s not even a week into the season yet. Please remember that the analysis still has errors in it. Some would be that I don’t have the data for the first cour of the fall continues and I didn’t have every single show that aired this winter in my data list. If I did have that data we could see different numbers but I’m hoping that with taking out the outliers should have helped for a lot of the errors. You can see the data Here.
Episode of the Week: Saki: Zenkoku-Hen.
|Name||Genre||Week 13 Rating||Week 13 Popularity||Week 12 Rating||Week 12 Popularity||Rating Changed|
|Gin no Saji 2||Comedy/Slice of Life||116||1056||132||1090||-16|
|Mikakunin de Shinkoukei||Romance/Comedy||758||739||721||785||37|
|Hoozuki no Reitetsu||Comedy/Slice of Life||837||1304||1834||1333||-997|
|Tonari no Seki-kun||Comedy/School||1132||949||1064||996||68|
|Witch Craft Works||Fantasy/Supernatural/Action||1709||633||1644||666||65|
|Hamatora the Animation||Superpower/Mystery||1798||617||1674||641||124|
|Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku||Fantasy/Action||1894||909||1702||967||192|
|Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta||Adventure/Romance||2068||973||1939||1029||129|
|Wake Up, Girls||Music/Slice of Life||2786||1462||2801||1487||-15|
|Pupipo!||Slice of Life/Supernatural||3221||2201||3714||2246||-493|
|Nobunaga the Fool||Mecha/Sci-fi||3489||933||3435||946||54|
|Onee-chan ga Kita||Sienen/Comedy||4317||1274||4296||1317||21|
|Saikin, Imouto no Yousu||Comedy/ Romance||4659||906||4564||927||95|
|Go Go 575||Music||6074||2669||6029||2672||45|
|Strange+||Comedy/Slice of Life||6141||1805||6097||1836||44|
|Kuroko no Basket 2||Sports||19||399||14||421||5|
|Hajime no Ippo:Rising||Sports/Shounen||29||1330||28||1372||1|
|Magi: The Kingdom of Magic||Fantasy/Adventure||52||448||48||479||4|
|Kill La Kill||Action||87||102||87||109||0|
|Nagi no Asukara||Drama/Fantasy||98||364||300||394||-202|
|Gundam Build Fighters||Mecha||418||1905||917||1958||-499|
|Diamond no Ace||Sports||441||1203||446||1213||-5|
|Strike the Blood||Fantasy/Shounen/Action||1068||303||999||321||69|
|Phi Brain 3||Game/Action||1840||1983||1734||1987||106|
|Ratings Taken Every Saturday Night||Bold=Sequel, Italic= Shorts|