Weekly Anime Roundup – Spring 2015 Week 11 & Winter 2015 final status

Well it’s the beginning of the end of another season. In all honesty I probably did more reading than watching this week, but I still got a fair amount watched, including reaching the end of certain series.

One of these was the conclusion of Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, which therefore also means that the Winter anime are now done.

Episodes watched this week:
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me 12
Urawa no Usagi-chan 11
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 7
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 8
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 9
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 10
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 11
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 12
Owari no Seraph 6
Owari no Seraph 7
Owari no Seraph 8
Owari no Seraph 9
Owari no Seraph 10
Owari no Seraph 11
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 12 END
Owari no Seraph 12 END
Teekyuu 4 12 END
Takamiya Nasuno Desu! 12 END
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 22 END
Ame-iro Cocoa 3
Ame-iro Cocoa 4
Ame-iro Cocoa 5 DROPPED (fansub rule)
Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou 11
Ichigo Mashimaro 6

Spring 2015 Status

Series rankings at present:
1) Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou
2) Hibike! Euphonium
3) Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (up 1)
4) Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku (down 1)
5) Arslan Senki
6) Hello! Kiniro Mosaic
7) Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
8) Owari no Seraph (up 2)
9) Teekyuu 4 (down 1)
10) Re-Kan! (down 1)
11) Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me
12) Etotama
13) Takamiya Nasuno Desu (up 1)
14) Urawa no Usagi-chan (down 1)
15) Kyoukai no Rinne
16) Show by Rock!!
17) Pikaia

Dropped:
Ame-iro Cocoa

Ame-iro Cocoa – if it were available legally in the UK I have no doubt that I would have watched this through to the end. But that is not the way the world works, unfortunately.

Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku – The ending of this series wasn’t exactly the best, but it was still fun. And fun this series was, more or less from start to finish. The thing that most appealed to me about this series were the characters, with Eruna appealing from the beginning. The light novels are still ongoing, and I picked up the first volume fairly early on in the season (although I havent started reading it yet). I placed the second to fourth on another order that should ship soon, but there seem to be stock issues, with volume 4 being removed and volumes 2 and 3 both currently awaiting availability – and with just 4 days left until the latest dispatch date for the order, there’s a good chance that none of the volumes will dispatch.

Owari no Seraph was a very different series, but also very much enjoyable to watch. I spent a lot of time thinking “right, and now this is going to happen”, only for it to not. The main character was somewhat frustrating at times – characters defined by extremely strong bloodlust aren’t exactly ones that appeal to me. His relatively weak character, though, just opens the way for Shinoa to take the well deserved spotlight. She’s probably the best thing about the series, and the best new character (to me) of the season’s anime. I’ll be watching the second part when it airs in the autumn.

Teekyuu continues to be Teekyuu – with the difference that this series was rather more stable in terms of enjoyment than the past ones were – missing out both the top end and the bottom end of the franchise’s fluctuations. I will, of course, be watching the 5th one over summer.

Takamiya Nasuno Desu, though, was certainly less than its parent series. Can we have a Kanae spin-off instead please? The last episode was great, though.

Winter 2015 Final Status

1. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
2. Kantai Collection
3. Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!
4. Dog Days”
5. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
6. Koufuku Graffiti
7. Seiken Tsukai no World Break
8. Absolute Duo
9. Yoru no Yatterman (on hold)
10. Junketsu no Maria (dropped)
11. Sengoku Musou
12. Rolling Girls (dropped)
13. Death Parade (on hold)
14. Yuri Kuma Arashi (dropped)
15. Juuou Mujin no Fafnir (dropped)
16. Military! (dropped)
17. ISUCA (dropped)
18. Doamaiger D (dropped)
19. Shinmai Maou no Testament (dropped)

I really didn’t watch much in Winter did I?

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu really grew on me in the middle parts, and although the later stages of the series (as in the second half of the field trip arc) weren’t as good, the series as a whole was a pleasant surprise to someone who had largely given up on the idea of liking any newer shounen jump series, and had previously dismissed it as not worth my time. I’ll start on the manga sooner or later but I’m not sure how far I will get with it.

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English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 22nd June 2015 (UPDATED 1st July)

English releases:

Yen On: (release date 23rd June)
Sword Art Online Progressive 002
The Isolator: Vol 1
Pandora Hearts Caucus Race

Japanese releases:

Mitsuneko Bunko: (release date 22nd June)
Migawari Hanayome no Sainan (身代わり花嫁の災難)
覇王の花嫁(仮)

Priscilla Books: (release date 22nd June)
耽溺クルーズ

Gagaga Bunko: (release date 24th June)
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love-Come wa Machigatteiru. 11 (やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。11)

Priere Bunko: (release date 24th June)
Wasure na Koi: Ou wa Himekishi wo Chouaisuru (忘れな恋 王は姫騎士を寵愛する)
Ryakudatsu Ouji no Hanayome Kyouiku: Nessa no Mai ni Midasarete (略奪王子の花嫁教育 熱砂の舞に乱されて)

Mahou no i-Land Bunko: (release date 24th June)
溺愛 (下)
舞蝶 最強姫と秘密の恋
ざんばらら
絶対恋愛禁止っ!! (1)
学校の怪奇事件簿 4:44のおまじない

HJ Novels: (release date 24th June)
Isekai Ryouridai 3 (異世界料理道3)
Real de Level Ageshitara Hobo Cheat na Jinsei ni Natta 2 (リアルでレベル上げしたらほぼチートな人生になった2)

Overlap Bunko: (release date 24th June)
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 1 (ありふれた職業で世界最強 1)
Courtbonny Kyouju no Toki wo Kakeru Hanayome (コートボニー教授の時をかける花嫁)
Sagishi Kid no Eiyuu Enbu 1 (詐欺師キッドの英雄演武 1)

MF Bunko J: (release date 25th June)
Sekai no Owari no Encore 4: Itan no Haou (世界の終わりの世界録<アンコール>4 異端の覇王)
Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ex Shishiou no Mita Yume (Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex 獅子王の見た夢)
Magika no Kenshi to Basileus 9 (魔技科の剣士と召喚魔王<ヴァシレウス>9)
Kekkyoku, Ninja to Dragon wa Docchi ga Tsuyoi no? 2 (結局、ニンジャとドラゴンはどっちが強いの? 2)
Exodus Reactors 3 (逃奏劇リアクターズ 3)
Kuzu Dakedo Inou Battle de Haken Neratte Mita (クズだけど異能バトルで覇権狙ってみた)
Gettenrou no Override (月天楼の封神電戯<オーヴァライド>)
Unsimulated Incubator 3 (虚構戦役の戦導師<アンシミュレイテッド・インキュベーター> 3)
Yogu no Monshoushi 3 (Y<ヨグ>の紋章師3)
Grimoire no Tate 2 (魔術楽譜(グリモワール)の盾2)

Overlap Novels: (release date 25th June)
Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu 1 (骸骨騎士様、只今異世界へお出掛け中 Ⅰ)

Ever Princess: (release date 25th June)
許されざる蜜月
Shinjuu ga Aishita Migawari Hanayome (神獣が愛した身代わり花嫁)
愛執の鳥籠

Dash Ex Bunko: (release date 25th June)
Koukyuu Rakuen Kyuujou: Harem League Baseball 2 (後宮楽園球場 ハレムリーグ・ベースボール2)
Houkago Apocalypse 2 (放課後アポカリプス2)
Equalizer! 3 (イコライザー!3)
Jokers! (ジョーカーズ!)
Akatsuki no Battlogica (暁の戦闘論者)

Media Works Bunko: (release date 25th June)
神様の御用人 (4)
ノロワレ 怪奇作家真木夢人と幽霊マンション (上)
下京区花屋梅小路上ル 京極荘と百匹のうた猫
桜かんざしの舞妓さんと怪盗大旦那
終わりの志穂さんは優しすぎるから
内気な美女には野獣を

Keitai Shousetsu Bunko: (release date 25th June)
好きって言うまで離さねぇ。
それでもキミをあきらめない
早川先輩の溺愛。
キミの空になりたい
ヤンキー女→清楚女 逆高校デビュー
あと、11分

Shougakukan Angel Bunko: (release date 25th June)
ゴーストキス
好きまで愛して

Lululu Bunko: (release date 26th June)
Hakahori Ou to Migawari Chouhi (墓掘り王と身代わり寵妃)

Monster Bunko: (release date 27th June)
Guild no Cheat na Uketsukejou 2.5 Fateful Encounter (ギルドのチートな受付嬢 2.5 Fateful Encounter)
Boku wa Isekai de Fuyo Mahou to Shoukan Mahou wo Tenbin ni Kakeru 4 (ぼくは異世界で付与魔法と召喚魔法を天秤にかける(4))
Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei 3 (進化の実~知らないうちに勝ち組人生~(3))
レベル99冒険者によるはじめての領地経営(3)

M Novels: (release date 27th June)
チートだけど宿屋はじめました。

Gash Bunko: (release date 27th June)
紅蓮の竜と聖婚のファートム

Unknown label or not a light novel:
キミが生きた理由
青鬼 怨霊編
Just Be Friends.
トリノコシティ
異世界居酒屋「のぶ」 三杯目
本好きの下剋上~司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません~ 第一部「兵士の娘Ⅲ」
神様は異世界にお引越ししました 4
ショウⅤ -決断の刻-

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Nijigen Dream Bunko: (release date 25th June)

Plus various rereleases under Alphalight Bunko

Weekly Anime Roundup – Spring 2015 Week 10

I’ve decided to do this post on Fridays on a semi-permanent basis from now on. This may mean that it doesn’t match up so well with the season start points but that’s a relatively minor price, especially considering that I can simply adjust when I start on a new season’s anime to make it fit.

Episodes watched this week:
Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou 9
Urawa no Usagi-chan 10
Takamiya Nasuno Desu! 10
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me 11
Teekyuu 4 10
Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic 9
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 5
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 6
Takamiya Nasuno Desu! 11
Teekyuu 4 11
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 19
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 20
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 21
Show By Rock!! 3
Show By Rock!! 4
Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou 10
Etotama 5
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 7
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 8
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 9
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 10
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku 11
Hibike! Euphonium 10
Hibike! Euphonium 11

Spring 2015 Status

Series rankings at present:
1) Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou
2) Hibike! Euphonium
3) Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku (up 1)
4) Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (down 1)
5) Arslan Senki
6) Hello! Kiniro Mosaic
7) Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
8) Teekyuu 4
9) Re-Kan!
10) Owari no Seraph (up 1)
11) Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me (up 1)
12) Etotama (up 2)
13) Urawa no Usagi-chan (up 2)
14) Takamiya Nasuno Desu (up 2)
15) Kyoukai no Rinne (up 2)
16) Show by Rock!! (up 2)
17) Pikaia (up 2)

Placed on Hold:
Ore Monogatari
Plastic Memories

We’re drawing close to the end of the season, with several series ending over the course of the upcoming week. I’ve still got quite a bit left to watch, though – not least on account of the fact that I’ve only watched one episode of the second half of fate/stay night so far (and as such I haven’t been including it in the rankings). Factoring in watching up to episode 12 of series that are either 2 cours or have no episode count yet, leaving out Eikoku Ikke and Pikaia, and assuming I finish all other series, there’s still 83 episodes from the things I have started watching this season for me still to watch. And 2 weeks for me to do this. That’s not going to happen.
Then I’ve got to finish Ameiro Cocoa. Not that that will take long.
And I’ve got to go over the stuff for the upcoming season. Which could take rather longer.

I put Ore Monogatari and Plastic Memories on hold as I have no particular desire to watch either.

TesaPuru episode 9 felt relatively lacklustre to me, but episode 10 more than made up for it.

On the other hand, the past couple of episodes of Hibike! Euphonium have both been outstanding. There could be contention for the AOTS title after all…

English and Japanese Light Novel Releases for Week Commencing 15th June 2015

I think this week’s list took longer to compile than any since I stopped including the ranking numbers. Lots of releases, and lots of stuff that wanted adding to MAL as well.

English releases:

n/a

Japanese releases:

B’s-log Bunko: (release date 15th June)
Ruri Ryuu Shugoroku: Sore wa Watashi no Hanamukosama!? (瑠璃龍守護録 それは私の花婿様!?)
レイデ夫妻のなれそめ
グラノール王国遊撃隊 紅眼の戦姫と誓いの剣
聖なる花嫁の失踪
Nisemono Koutei to Koi no Shousha Daidan’en (ニセモノ皇帝と恋の勝者(大団円))

B’s Log Bunko Iris: (release date 15th June)
Oniwaban Mochizuki Soushirou Mairu! Teitojou no Chiisana Shijin-sama (お庭番望月蒼司朗参る! 帝都城の小さな四神様)
Re:BIRTHDAY SONG-恋を唄う死神- Star Light Festival
Timeline Girl (タイムライン・ガール)
下校不可能

Fujimi L Bunko: (release date 15th June)
幽遊菓庵~春寿堂の怪奇帳~ (3)
Oujo Cochran to Negai no Akuma 2 (王女コクランと願いの悪魔 (2))
Akuma Koushounin 3 Ikenie no Meikyuu (悪魔交渉人 (3) 生贄の迷宮)
Tsukumo-san Chi no Ayakashi Jijou: Gonin no Ani to, Maigo no Kitsune (九十九さん家のあやかし事情 五人の兄と、迷子の狐)
Yokohama Yousei Tanteisha: Rinjinsan wa Nigiyaka ni Odoru (横濱妖精探偵社 隣人さんは賑やかに踊る)
Josou Ouji no Soumei ni Shite Karei na Takurami (女装王子の聡明にして華麗なたくらみ)
Ayashi E Shishuu Gentou Tan (あやし絵刺繍幻燈譚)

Saga Forest: (release date 15th June)
レジェンド・オブ・イシュリーン

Freedom Novel: (release date 15th June)
Blade Online3-ブレードオンライン3-
ななしのワーズワード2 ワルツを君と ―Waltz with Wiseacre―

Seikaisha Fictions: (release date 16th June)
Haruka Toudo no Canaan 5 Kono Kuni no Katachi (遙か凍土のカナン5 この国のかたち)
Phenomeno: Riku (フェノメノ 陸)

Regina Bunko/Regina Books: (release date 16th June)
金狼殿下と羊飼いの侍従サマ 3
雇われ聖女の転職事情 1
異世界にて痩せる想いなのです

Tiara Bunko: (release date 17th June)
Majime na Maousama wo Yuuwakushitara do-S na Zetsurin ni Narimashita. (マジメな魔王様を誘惑したらドSな絶倫になりました。)
新婚内ストーカー 旦那様の溺愛宣言
Ouji-sama no Hanayome Kari (皇子様の花嫁狩り)
Ichiuna Shinai: Bara no Niwa de Dakishimete (一途な深愛: 薔薇の庭で抱きしめて)

Gagaga Bunko: (release date 18th June)
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love-Cine wa Machigatteiru. 11 (やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。11)
Toaru Hikuushi he no Seiyaku 8 (とある飛空士への誓約 8)
Cop Craft: Dragnet Mirage Reloaded 5 (コップクラフト 5)
Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai 9 (下ネタという概念が存在しない退屈な世界 9)
Gekisen Mahoushi (撃戦魔法士)
Hoshuu Class no Debuggers 2 (補習クラスのデバッガーズ 2)

Right Novel: (release date 18th June)
メンヘラ刑事Ⅱ
八月の底

Asahi Aero Bunko: (release date 19th June)
ARIEL SS 終わりなき戦い
Majo wa Getsuyoubi ni Uso wo Tsuku 2 (魔女は月曜日に嘘をつく2)
Hagoromo Genshi (羽衣幻視)

Ichijinsha Bunko Iris: (release date 19/20th June)
Koi to Akuma to Mokushiroku: Migiwari Seijo to Fushigi na Oasakai (恋と悪魔と黙示録 身代わり聖女と不思議なお茶会)
Majo no Tsukaima wa Ouji-sama deshita. (魔女の使い魔は王子様でした。)
Madou Gakuen no Zetsuen Doumei: Ouji-sama to Watashi to Akai Ito (魔道学園の絶縁同盟 王子様と私と赤い糸)
Wake ari Shoukanshi no Konyaku: Meifu no Mukae wa Kyohishimasu (わけあり招喚士の婚約 冥府の迎えは拒否します)
Ayatsuri Ouhi no Hanayome Michi: Gisou Seikatsu wa Kijin no Tashinami (あやつり王妃の花嫁道 偽装生活は貴人のたしなみ)

K Romance Bunko: (release date 19th June)
魔王に愛されて
今度こそ逃がさない

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko: (release date 20th June)
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 8 (冴えない彼女の育てかた (8))
Date A Live 12 Itsuka Disaster (デート・ア・ライブ (12) 五河ディザスター)
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? 19 Hai, Omae Ja Nee yo! (これはゾンビですか? (19) はい、お前じゃねぇよ!)
Bu ni Mi wo Sasagete Hyaku to Yonen. Elf de Yarinaosu Musha Shugyou 4 (武に身を捧げて百と余年。エルフでやり直す武者修行 (4))
Folses Koukoku Senki 3 -Ougon no Kenki to Hagane no Sakushi- (フォルセス公国戦記 (3) ‐黄金の剣姫と鋼の策士‐)
Ichi kara Hajimeru Saikyou Yuusha Ikusei: Doku no Numa wo Oyoide Wataru Kanojotachi wo Yuusha ni Suru no wa Machigatteiru Darouka (イチから始める最強勇者育成 毒の沼を泳いで渡る彼女たちを勇者にするのは間違っているだろうか)
Keysar; Blades Kenki Suberu Seitokai (ケイサル;ブレイズ 剣姫統べる生徒会)

Fujimi Dragon Book: (release date 20th June)
ソード・ワールド2.0リプレイ 竜の学舎と守護者たち (3)
グランクレスト・リプレイ ファンタジア×ファクトリー 結 百花繚乱のフィナーレ

Otomate Novel: (release date 20th June)
戦場の円舞曲 〜悪魔の森と迷える王子達〜

Ichijinsha Bunko: (release date 20th June)
Nicchi mo Sacchi mo License (にっちもさっちも恋愛許可証)
Umi de Oborete Hyouryou shitara Nazo no Shima he Tadoritsuite Ken ni Tsuite (海でおぼれて漂流したら謎の島へたどり着いた件について)

Unknown label or not a light novel:
Knife
八月の底

Adult light novel labels with releases this week:
Echikawa Bunko (release date 18th June)
Puchipara Bunko Creative (release date 19th June)

Monthly light novel sales figures for May 2015

Data covers 4th May to 31st May

*1 208,094 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 16 Yotsuba Keishou-hen
*2 *55,639 Hidan no Aria 20
*3 *55,181 Haikyuu!! Shousetsuban!! 5
*4 *52,839 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden Sword Oratoria 4
*5 *49,104 NARUTO-Naruto- Konohagakure Hiden
*6 *45,654 Fate/strange Fake 2
*7 *33,157 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 7
*8 *31,893 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*9 *31,493 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 4
10 *30,016 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Koro-tan: Kiso Tango de Wakaru! Jukugo no Jikan
11 *29,717 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 3
12 *28,818 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 5
13 *28,026 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 2
14 *27,880 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka 6
15 *26,403 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Zenkokuban 13
16 *22,368 Jinrui Saikyou no Hatsukoi
17 *22,158 Kagerou Daze 6 -over the dimension-
18 *20,592 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love-come wa Machigatteiru. 10.5
19 *19,913 Juuni Taisen
20 *19,171 Seishun Buta Yarou wa Siscon idol no Yume wo Minai

Source: Oricon via 2ch

Highest first-3-weeks light novel sales of all time

This data provides a way to compare the top volumes at their initial releases, before they get distorted by monthly/yearly rankings (for which a series released at certain times of year have significant advantage), how long they happen to stay on the rankings for, or whether or not they get lucky reappearances on the rankings well after the initial release. On the other hand, 3 weeks should be sufficiently long to not be strongly affected by the day of the week that the volume came out (although there could still be a difference of around 5% between a Monday release and a Saturday release).

This data can be used, among other things, to better reflect the change in a series’ popularity over time than looking at the total sales data can tell you. Obviously it would have been more useful with more volumes listed, and I’m starting to wonder whether or not I should have included more, or used a figure threshold rather than a rank one. It’s too late to do that now, though, and I don’t see myself getting around to adding more any time soon. Maybe when the requirement to get in reaches 180-200k or so (I was originally expecting it to be in the 140-150k range for the top 40 at the end).

I’ve been (very) slowly working on this since January, and finally got around to finishing it. It was created for inclusion on the light novel sales thread, and will be included in there shortly. You may also want to use those rankings (on post 3) in comparison to the figures below.

The data used consists of the oricon weekly light novel sales data the period of 31st March 2008 to present, with 2 weeks missing in 2008 and 7 in 2009 – in other words, all the weekly sales data that I have access to.

If a volume has multiple releases, then any sales within 3 weeks of the initial release/initial ranking (whichever is sooner) will be counted. Any after this, including rereleases, are not.
If a volume ranks for the first time on the week of release, but there are sales before this point of <1000, these have been ignored; if there are sales of >1000, these are counted as the first week.

Rank – Sales figure for first 3 weeks – title – volume #

*1    471364    biblia koshodou no jiken techou    4
*2    405113    suzumiya haruhi series 10
*3    358724    biblia koshodou no jiken techou    5
*4    348891    biblia koshodou no jiken techou    6
*5    348325    biblia koshodou no jiken techou    3
*6    264435    sword art online    12
*7    256354    sword art online    13
*8    255379    kagerou daze    5
*9    254338    sword art online    14
10    251311    sword art online    15
11    243505    sword art online    11
12    237754    sword art online progressive    3
13    236696    sword art online progressive    2
14    218728    kagerou daze    3
15    213749    sword art online progressive    1
16    213072    shinyaku toaru majutsu no index    2
17    206513    boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai    7
18    203814    kagerou daze    4
19    198238    shinyaku toaru majutsu no index    3
20    195361    ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai    8
21    194714    mahouka koukou no rettousei    16
22    194201    kuroko no basket replace    4
23    193869    koimonogatari
24    190210    ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai    12
25    188383    boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai    8
26    183267    tsukimonogatari
27    181255    ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai    10
28    179139    mahouka koukou no rettousei    15
29    179008    mahouka koukou no rettousei    14
30    179000    baka to test to shoukanjuu    6 pt 1
31    178424    ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai    9
32    171708    onimonogatari
33    171217    koyomimonogatari
34    171076    boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai    6
35    169972    shinyaku toaru majutsu no index    1
36    168820    ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai    11
37    167712    otorimonogatari
38    165554    owarimonogatari    1
39    165493    shinyaku toaru majutsu no index    4
40    163639    kagerou daze    6

All volumes on the rankings above have 3 weeks’ of ranking data included.

Weekly Anime Roundup – Spring 2015 Week 9

Episodes watched this week:
Re-Kan! 5
Hibike! Euphonium 9
Pikaia! 1
Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic 8
Re-Kan! 6
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me 10
Denpa Kyoushi 4 Dropped
Urawa no Usagi-chan 9
Arslan Senki 1
Arslan Senki 2
Arslan Senki 3
Arslan Senki 4
Arslan Senki 5
Arslan Senki 6
Arslan Senki 7
Arslan Senki 8

Spring 2015 Status

Series rankings at present:
1) Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou
2) Hibike! Euphonium
3) Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
4) Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku
5) Arslan Senki (new)
6) Hello! Kiniro Mosaic (down 1)
7) Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (down 1)
8) Teekyuu 4 (down 1)
9) Re-Kan!
10) Plastic Memories (down 2)
11) Owari no Seraph (down 1)
12) Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me (down 1)
13) Ore Monogatari!!
14) Etotama
15) Takamiya Nasuno Desu
16) Urawa no Usagi-chan
17) Kyoukai no Rinne
18) Show by Rock!!
19) Pikaia (new)

Dropped:
Denpa Kyoushi

not yet watched:
Kekkai Sensen
Shokugeki no Souma*
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo

Denpa Kyoushi was showing no signs of improving, so I dropped it.

This provided the space to enable me to finally get around to starting Arslan Senki, and I must say that I’m impressed with what I have seen so far. Which is rather a lot given that I couldn’t stop watching it yesterday.