At the start of the season, I made a decision to give every show at least three episodes, a decision I soon came to regret. But now we’re on week four, and I don’t have to suffer through the most painfully boring shows anymore. To keep the changes in ranking consistent, they’re based on where they’d be last week if all the dropped shows weren’t there.
1. Mobile Suit Gundam – Iron-Blooded Orphans (-)
Not a whole lot happened this episode, but I’m sorta okay with that. It’s still developing the characters and setting up the different factions, but not in a boring or hamfisted way. It’s slow, but purposeful.
I did get the feeling that the writers were afraid people would get bored, so they lay on the foreshadowing really thick, with shifty guys talking to themselves about their nefarious plans. Heh, you think everything is going well? What if…
1. Mobile Suit Gundam – Iron-Blooded Orphans (+2)
Gundam eked out the top spot this week, more through consistency than by getting better. It’s just very solid and I’m curious to see where it’s going. I’m also enjoying the interactions between Orga, Mika and Kudelia.
1. One Punch Man (-)
One Punch Man is still going strong. I guess it’s going to play out more as a action comedy than an action show with jokes, if that makes any sense. But as long as it’s entertaining I don’t really care.
I’m still curious how it’s going to stay fresh, since surely it can’t keep introducing new threats for Saitama to swat effortlessly. Or… can’t it?
1. One Punch Man
Aw yeahhh, it’s One Punch Man, the show everyone has been waiting for! Well, everyone except me, since I’m the only person on earth who hasn’t read the manga. I can see why it was hotly anticipated though. It’s an original concept, it’s pretty clever, and for a show about a guy who can defeat anyone in one punch it has some really good action scenes and nice animation.
I’m just wondering where it’ll be going with this premise? But since the rest of you already know, I’ll just keep watching it to find out.