Weekly Ratings – Week 13 Final

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.

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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
Noragami Adventure/Shounen 229 221 214 242 15
Nisekoi Comedy/Romance 375 345 378 363 -3
D-Frag! Comedy/School 642 652 636 692 6
Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Romance/Comedy 758 739 721 785 37
Hoozuki no Reitetsu Comedy/Slice of Life 837 1304 1834 1333 -997
Space Dandy Comedy/Space 866 683 861 712 5
Saki: Zenkoku-Hen Game 1092 1949 1249 1959 -157
Tonari no Seki-kun Comedy/School 1132 949 1064 996 68
Chuunibyou demo Comedy/Drama/Romance 1209 392 1019 412 190
Sakura Trick Romance/Yuri 1633 728 1367 763 266
Witch Craft Works Fantasy/Supernatural/Action 1709 633 1644 666 65
Hamatora the Animation Superpower/Mystery 1798 617 1674 641 124
Buddy Complex Mecha/Sci-fi 1893 1246 2592 1309 -699
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
Nobunagun Shounen/Action/Supernatural 2885 1091 3037 1123 -152
Pupipo! Slice of Life/Supernatural 3221 2201 3714 2246 -493
Nobunaga the Fool Mecha/Sci-fi 3489 933 3435 946 54
Z/X Ignition Game/Adventure 3812 1618 4223 1666 -411
Onee-chan ga Kita Sienen/Comedy 4317 1274 4296 1317 21
Saikin, Imouto no Yousu Comedy/ Romance 4659 906 4564 927 95
Wizard Barristers Magic/Sci-fi 4803 1134 4365 1161 438
Mahou Sensou Action/Fantasy 5298 615 4923 639 375
SoniAni Music 5316 1227 5243 1253 73
Go Go 575 Music 6074 2669 6029 2672 45
Strange+ Comedy/Slice of Life 6141 1805 6097 1836 44
Pupa Horror/Psychological 6898 681 6865 695 33
Fall Continues 0
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
Log Horizon Fantasy/Adventure/Romance 169 193 164 201 5
Gundam Build Fighters Mecha 418 1905 917 1958 -499
Diamond no Ace Sports 441 1203 446 1213 -5
Yowamushi Pedal Sports 470 1142 463 1157 7
Golden Time Romance/Comedy 561 273 535 291 26
Tokyo Ravens Supernatural/Shounen 583 492 579 510 4
Strike the Blood Fantasy/Shounen/Action 1068 303 999 321 69
Phi Brain 3 Game/Action 1840 1983 1734 1987 106
Samurai Flamenco Action 3052 772 3061 787 -9
Ratings Taken Every Saturday Night Bold=Sequel, Italic= Shorts

 

Dandy, Space Dandy! Plus Saki and Witches are here too.

Dandy, Space Dandy!

There’s been a lot of hype on this show, here’s hoping it doesn’t fail on us.

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Yep Dandy spends half the episode debating Butts vs Boobies while at a Boobies Restaurant chain. Dandy is a bounty hunter that specializes in catching new aliens and turning them in. The show makes fun of Dandy and any type of plot at all. So if you like a moving plot then you will not like Space Dandy. I don’t see any plot coming any time soon, his going to be busy running around with his out of date robot and the cat alien.

Space Dandy should be funny though I didn’t think any of the lines were very funny but some of the screen action is funny. I won’t be able to take the show serious in any form and the show seems to know that all to well.

Art is very good, BONES did a great job with the look and feel of the backgrounds and character designs. Overall if you can stand the no plot and Dandy being a Lupin type then you will enjoy the colorful Space Dandy. I’ll be watching this show for the ride, just not something to not hop on the band wagon.dandy2

First Impression: 8/10

Saki: Zenkoku-Hen

saki1Saki:Zenkoku-Hen is the second part of Saki  side A and side B storylines. If you don’t know about Saki then in a nut shell is a anime about female Mahjong with superpowers. Closest thing to it would be Hikaru no Go.

I love Saki, really love it even the lesbian themes in the show. Its been three years since the end of side b Saki as we been waiting on the manga to create new source material.This season is all about Nationals, but I only think we’ll get up to the captain fights because the captain fights are about to end in the manga. So there’s no way 12 episodes could finish nationals without making up material. Even if they do make up material like they did at the end of Saki side a I’ll still be watching.

Nothing really happens in the first episode of Zenkoku, we get a intro to all the other teams in nationals which by the way the cast is huge this season. Saki and the team just kill time mostly till the start of the matches. Next episode will be the flashback of the team training they did for nationals.

First Impression: 7/10

Witch Craft Works

witch1Witch craft works came off as a little weak to me. The main duo in the show are backwords: the girl is the strong stupid one and the boy is the one needing to be saved. A strong female character isn’t a bad thing but it comes off as too forced in the anime. As for the plot, Takamiya Honoka is trying to be captured by the tower witches for some random reason. Kagari Ayaka the fire witch is the protect him like a princess and she’s his knight. That’s all I know from the first episode. The fighting scenes against the army of bunnies looked the best as the rest of the time the world is lacking in detail. Readers of the light novel say its good so I’ll stay around and watch this but its not going to break any records.

First Impression: 6/10