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Fantasy Anime League: Wideface Edition (Week 8) May 26, 2015

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New to this? Here’s the intro.

Last week (Week 7)

Drops! Doom and gloom! Plenty of shows seem to have large fanbases, but how many of those shows actually manage to keep a solid percentage of the viewers they pull in? That is the topic of the week, and as we jump into the weekly stat dump you should keep that in mind. There are a lot of myths about how important drops are to a show’s overall worth, and I am going to be discussing them. As usual, my thoughts may be a bit messy, but I’m sure you’re ok with that.
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Overall ranks Week 8:

  1. 76 (+1) lostpikachu – 2396624
  2. 179 (-4) NavyCherub – 2161464
  3. 234 (+1) joyfullydoomed – 2021605
  4. 261 (+3) Aikijou – 1953961
  5. 268 (–) Hamdog92 – 1928554
  6. 323 (-1) aeg2138 – 1730051
  7. 330 (–) NeoRevan – 1715523

Individual ranks:

Team: lostpikachu
New points: 390868
All points: 2396624
Week 8 watching points:
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Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
- Watching: 69461
Hibike! Euphonium
- Watching: 28257
Owari no Seraph
- Watching: 63406
Shokugeki no Souma
- Watching: 55139
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
- Watching: 50183
=> 266446

Week 8 discussion post points:
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Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (518): 12950 
Hibike! Euphonium (242): 6050 
Owari no Seraph (415): 10375 
Shokugeki no Souma (343): 8575 
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (912): 22800 
=> 60750

Week 8 additional points:
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Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
- Dropped (1690): -10140
- Favorites (440): 22000
Hibike! Euphonium
- Dropped (857): -5142
- Favorites (80): 4000
Owari no Seraph
- Dropped (1906): -11436
- Favorites (477): 23850
Shokugeki no Souma
- Dropped (1264): -7584
- Favorites (398): 19900
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
- Dropped (296): -1776
- Favorites (600): 30000
=> 63672

First case: DanMachi. Second only behind Owari no Seraph for lostpikachu’s biggest drops this week. “Oh no!”, you might be thinking, “I would never want such a hated show on my team, right?” Well, no. Look closer, and you’ll see that DanMachi is actually still the second highest scoring show this week, only behind OreGairu Zoku. What does that show us? If your show is popular enough, drops will not slow you down at all. Have confidence in your future predicted boob string shows.

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Pictured: lostpikachu

Team: NavyCherub
New points: 336410
All points: 2161464
Week 8 watching points:
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Arslan Senki (TV)
- Watching: 37325
Hibike! Euphonium
- Watching: 28257
Owari no Seraph
- Watching: 63406
Shokugeki no Souma
- Watching: 55139
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
- Watching: 50183
=> 234310

Week 8 discussion post points:
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Arslan Senki (TV) (190): 4750 
Hibike! Euphonium (242): 6050 
Owari no Seraph (415): 10375 
Shokugeki no Souma (343): 8575 
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (912): 22800 
=> 52550

Week 8 additional points:
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Arslan Senki (TV)
- Dropped (1252): -7512
- Favorites (105): 5250
Hibike! Euphonium
- Dropped (857): -5142
- Favorites (80): 4000
Owari no Seraph
- Dropped (1906): -11436
- Favorites (477): 23850
Shokugeki no Souma
- Dropped (1264): -7584
- Favorites (398): 19900
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
- Dropped (296): -1776
- Favorites (600): 30000
=> 49550

Owari no Seraph, as we mentioned above, has even more drops than DanMachi, but is largely in the same boat. In weekly points, it ranks just below DanMachi itself this week. Really, the thing keeping Owari no Seraph from being on DanMachi‘s level isn’t even its drops, it is its discussion points. I guess DanMachi just has more…Bells and whistles

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Team: joyfullydoomed
New points: 312888
All points: 2021605
Week 8 watching points:
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Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me
- Watching: 23410
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
- Watching: 69461
Punchline
- Watching: 22732
Shokugeki no Souma
- Watching: 55139
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
- Watching: 50183
=> 220925

Week 8 discussion post points:
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Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me (101): 2525 
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (518): 12950 
Punchline (271): 6775 
Shokugeki no Souma (343): 8575 
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (912): 22800 
=> 53625

Week 8 additional points:
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Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me
- Dropped (109): -654
- Favorites (17): 850
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
- Dropped (1690): -10140
- Favorites (440): 22000
Punchline
- Dropped (2743): -16458
- Favorites (44): 2200
Shokugeki no Souma
- Dropped (1264): -7584
- Favorites (398): 19900
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
- Dropped (296): -1776
- Favorites (600): 30000
=> 38338

Conveniently enough, Shounen food porn hit Shokugeki no Souma also has what might be perceived as quite a few drops, but – surprise! – it still comes in at fourth this week, behind – surprise number two! – Owari no Seraph. Just look at the numbers; 7.5k isn’t even enough to put a dent in Souma‘s watching numbers, let alone anything else that contributed to the show’s success. When it comes to drops, some shows just can’t be stopped.

Of course, if your show isn’t popular and has high drops, you are SOL. Convoluted “super hero” anime Punchline, for example, has so many drops that it made less points in total this week than its watching numbers gave it points alone. That’s pretty bad, but should you worry about it when making your teams? I would argue no, because if a show is that unpopular anyway, it wasn’t going to be a good choice in the first place.

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Team: Aikijou
New points: 310380
All points: 1953961
Week 8 watching points:
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Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me
- Watching: 23410
Gintama°
- Watching: 17370
Kekkai Sensen
- Watching: 48220
Owari no Seraph
- Watching: 63406
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
- Watching: 50183
=> 202589

Week 8 discussion post points:
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Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me (101): 2525 
Gintama° (198): 4950 
Kekkai Sensen (239): 5975 
Owari no Seraph (415): 10375 
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (912): 22800 
=> 46625

Week 8 additional points:
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Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me
- Dropped (109): -654
- Favorites (17): 850
Gintama°
- Dropped (178): -1068
- Favorites (357): 17850
Kekkai Sensen
- Dropped (1825): -10950
- Favorites (290): 14500
Owari no Seraph
- Dropped (1906): -11436
- Favorites (477): 23850
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
- Dropped (296): -1776
- Favorites (600): 30000
=> 61166

Going away from high drop shows for a bit, what about shows with low drops? A lot of people believe that these shows are inherently safe choices, because they will receive such low negative points every few weeks where those negative points actually happen. I won’t say it doesn’t help – Gintama actually edged out Hibike! Euphonium this week thanks to drop (and favorite) numbers – but in the long run, it isn’t that great. Heck, even in this one week, it isn’t that great – Gintama is still leagues behind the top tier shows in weeks like this where, theoretically, it should shine. Unfortunately, the shoe shine I ordered for Gintama didn’t work exactly how it said it would in the description.

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Team: Hamdog92
New points: 297796
All points: 1928554
Week 8 watching points:
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Arslan Senki (TV)
- Watching: 37325
Hibike! Euphonium
- Watching: 28257
Kekkai Sensen
- Watching: 48220
Ore Monogatari!!
- Watching: 47413
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
- Watching: 50183
=> 211398

Week 8 discussion post points:
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Arslan Senki (TV) (190): 4750 
Hibike! Euphonium (242): 6050 
Kekkai Sensen (239): 5975 
Ore Monogatari!! (417): 10425 
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (912): 22800 
=> 50000

Week 8 additional points:
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Arslan Senki (TV)
- Dropped (1252): -7512
- Favorites (105): 5250
Hibike! Euphonium
- Dropped (857): -5142
- Favorites (80): 4000
Kekkai Sensen
- Dropped (1825): -10950
- Favorites (290): 14500
Ore Monogatari!!
- Dropped (712): -4272
- Favorites (246): 12300
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
- Dropped (296): -1776
- Favorites (600): 30000
=> 36398

I just wanna use this space to point out that Ore Monogatari!! is batting with the big boys thanks to its seemingly universal popularity. Its low drops and high favorites keep it almost in the top 5 this week, with High School DxD BorN keeping it out thanks to being a sequel to a sequel, practically guaranteeing low drops from the get-go. I credit it to its entirely likable cast – teamwork make the dream work.

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Team: aeg2138
New points: 233194
All points: 1730051
Week 8 watching points:
-----------------------
Arslan Senki (TV)
- Watching: 37325
Kekkai Sensen
- Watching: 48220
Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu
- Watching: 19475
Triage X
- Watching: 15820
- Watching x2: 15820
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
- Watching: 50183
=> 186843

Week 8 discussion post points:
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Arslan Senki (TV) (190): 4750 
Kekkai Sensen (239): 5975 
Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu (120): 3000 
Triage X (72): 1800 
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (912): 22800 
=> 38325

Week 8 additional points:
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Arslan Senki (TV)
- Dropped (1252): -7512
- Favorites (105): 5250
Kekkai Sensen
- Dropped (1825): -10950
- Favorites (290): 14500
Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu
- Dropped (2047): -12282
- Favorites (42): 2100
Triage X
- Dropped (2084): -12504
- Favorites (24): 1200
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku
- Dropped (296): -1776
- Favorites (600): 30000
=> 80266

I mentioned Gintama above as an example of low drops and high favorites not ensuring a hit, but there is also the very rare case of the stars aligning and a show like that absolutely smashing in the other categories too, giving you an absolutely bonkers show. OreGairu Zoku is that show this season, and the only reason I am not making a big fuss about it is because (almost) everyone has it anyway, so it isn’t swinging the ranks at all.

A screencap as off-topic as he is off-model.

A screencap as off-topic as he is off-model.

Team: NeoRevan
New points: 253548
All points: 1715523
Week 8 watching points:
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Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me
- Watching: 23410
High School DxD BorN
- Watching: 39050
Ore Monogatari!!
- Watching: 47413
Plastic Memories
- Watching: 45058
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV)
- Watching: 35696
=> 190627

Week 8 discussion post points:
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Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me (101): 2525 
High School DxD BorN (244): 6100 
Ore Monogatari!! (417): 10425 
Plastic Memories (365): 9125 
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV) (210): 5250 
=> 33425

Week 8 additional points:
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Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me
- Dropped (109): -654
- Favorites (17): 850
High School DxD BorN
- Dropped (550): -3300
- Favorites (487): 24350
Ore Monogatari!!
- Dropped (712): -4272
- Favorites (246): 12300
Plastic Memories
- Dropped (2071): -12426
- Favorites (163): 8150
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV)
- Dropped (567): -3402
- Favorites (158): 7900
=> 29496

We’ll start with a message from the man himself:

Well, the Edgy Imperials have successfully squashed the Ecchi Rebels. At best I can surpass Aeg. Hope I can return next season, but no promises at this point. Digimon screwed me over, and I shoulda listened to my gut and gotten Dungeon instead of Denpa. 5 weeks left, but this season is over for me essentially. GG everyone, and enjoy your edges.

I, however, don’t see it as such a bad situation. Sure, he isn’t gonna be rising to the top ranks, but as we’ve seen for the last couple weeks, he is gaining more points than aeg2138 above him, practically guaranteeing that he will eventually surpass him unless something drastically changes. Keep on keeping on.

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And that’s it again for this week. I hope we have all learned a valuable lesson here: because of the high point nature of watching (and discussion) numbers, on a large scale drops simply don’t matter, or at least around this time they don’t. So don’t sweat them when forming ideas for future teams, and don’t make bad decisions because of how drops are looking to turn out. Looking to the future, there are no special rules points-wise in week 9, but it is the first week where Wildcards are available! For those of you who don’t know, now you know:

  • Wildcard
    All players are given the opportunity to choose 1 of the following options as a wildcard starting on week 9 of the FAL season:
    The booster. Add a one-time 3000 point bonus to the team’s score for the week.
    An extra swap. At a cost of 1500 points, immediately swap a bench anime with an active anime. To use this wildcard, the player must 1) send a PM saying he or she wants to use the wildcard swap and 2) post in the Bench Swaps thread as if the player were making a normal swap.
    The nuke (up version). At a cost of 1500 points, subtract X points from the team above or at the same rank as the team of the player using the nuke.
    The nuke (down version). At a cost of 1500 points, subtract X points from the team below or at the same rank as the team of the player using the nuke.
    The team rankings of the previous week will be used for a nuke. X = 6000 in weeks 9–12, 5000 in week 13, and 4000 in week 14. If a player uses the nuke and the rank above/below is shared by more than 1 team, the nuke receiver will be determined randomly.

‘Till next time.

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