Fantasy Anime League: Wideface Edition (Week 1) (Fall 2015) October 4, 2015Posted by navycherub in Anime, Fantasy Anime League.
Tags: Anime, Fantasy Anime League
New to this? Here’s the intro.
Well, it’s week one yet again. Week one brings lots of things – a completely volatile ranking for everyone, a bunch of shows just having not started yet, and usually a show that does really well right off the bat but turns out to be misleading. It also seems to be the time of the season when everyone actually has enough energy and care levels to comment on their situations. We have all of that and more in this week’s results, so let’s check them out already.
Overall ranks Week 1:
- 2 (–) Sestrel – 68363
- 48 (–) lostpikachu – 62040
- 50 (–) aeg2138 – 61890
- 86 (–) NavyCherub – 55468
- 176 (–) NeoRevan – 43431
- 179 (–) Guycot – 42423
- 204 (–) Hamdog92 – 38540
- 299 (–) Aikijou – 29409
Team: Sestrel New points: 68363 All points: 68363 Ace: Gakusen Toshi Asterisk: 3000 Week 1 watching points: ----------------------- Gakusen Toshi Asterisk - Watching: 15923 Haikyuu!! Second Season - Watching: 13045 Heavy Object - Watching: 12895 Owarimonogatari - Watching: 9483 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry - Watching: 14017 => 65363
I’ve never been this high up before so I’m feeling pretty accomplished. On the other hand, it’s been proven countless times that the first couple of weeks can’t be used at all as an indicator of how the rest of the season will play out.
Being overall in second place is pretty dang cool, even if you are technically tied with a whole bunch of other people who have the exact same active team. The only thing really separating the people in second place with first place is the come-from-nowhere early success of anthropomorphic horse anime Lances N’ Masques, which not only aired first but is also bringing home double watching points. As the season goes on, though, that kind of show tends to become a liability, so it is probably a better sign if you’re losing to it right now. Anyone remember Terraformars?
Team: lostpikachu New points: 62040 All points: 62040 Ace: Gakusen Toshi Asterisk: 3000 Week 1 watching points: ----------------------- Comet Lucifer - Watching: 6572 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk - Watching: 15923 Haikyuu!! Second Season - Watching: 13045 Owarimonogatari - Watching: 9483 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry - Watching: 14017 => 59040
Lance ‘N’ Masques being the top anime of the week better be due to it being released so early or I’m going to be very angry for the next 13 weeks. Acing Asterisk War was really the only thing I could do this week. Here’s where it all really begins though. Let’s see how people take Sakurako!
Continuing an eternal trend, lostpikachu is in in second place here, mostly because all of his shows aired. It’s hard not to do well in the early parts of the game when other people aren’t even playing with full hands yet. Still, most of these shows are doing well in general right now, with the exception of digging sci-fi anime Comet Lucifer – but to be fair, Comet Lucifer started airing pretty much at the last minute to really count for Fantasy Anime League standing. The difference in points between Sestrel and lostpikachu is also not huge, so anything could happen from here.
Team: aeg2138 New points: 61890 All points: 61890 Ace: Gakusen Toshi Asterisk: 3000 Week 1 watching points: ----------------------- Gakusen Toshi Asterisk - Watching: 15923 Heavy Object - Watching: 12895 Owarimonogatari - Watching: 9483 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry - Watching: 14017 Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen - Watching: 6572 => 58890
For those keeping score at home, everyone and their waifu aced school competition anime Gakusen Toshi Asterisk this week, unless they didn’t have it or were one of the lucky few clairvoyants who picked up Lances N’ Masques. aeg2138 here is also only within about a hundred points from lostpikachu right above him, which is pretty crazy. At a glance I figured it must be the difference between fantasy game anime Utawarerumono and Comet Lucifer, but in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, it turns out those two shows ended up with the exact same Watching numbers this week. I don’t think I’ve seen that before ever! Shows with 0 watchers don’t count, you contrarian.
Team: NavyCherub New points: 55468 All points: 55468 Ace: Gakusen Toshi Asterisk: 3000 Week 1 watching points: ----------------------- Gakusen Toshi Asterisk - Watching: 15923 Haikyuu!! Second Season - Watching: 13045 Owarimonogatari - Watching: 9483 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry - Watching: 14017 Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai - Watching: 0 => 52468
In the first example of this, my own standing was hurt this week because Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai simply didn’t air. I’m also already having second thoughts about picking up locked classroom anime Owarimonogatari; maybe its numbers will go up with time, but it is already on the chopping block if Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai (seriously what is the short version of this title?) does better right out the gate and Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru garners a sizable audience like I hope it will.
Team: NeoRevan New points: 43431 All points: 43431 Ace: Gakusen Toshi Asterisk: 3000 Week 1 watching points: ----------------------- Gakusen Toshi Asterisk - Watching: 15923 K: Return of Kings - Watching: 12193 Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! - Watching: 1416 - Watching x2: 1416 Owarimonogatari - Watching: 9483 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru - Watching: 0 => 40431
So, this week went about as expected. Actually higher than I thought. K isn’t doing as well as I thought and already thinking about what I’m going to swap out. Calvary is doing better than K somehow, though who knows in 2 weeks when I can get a feel for the drops, and Comet Lucifer still has time to grow. The other show on my chopping block would be Komori, but I want to see how that goes. Its only 3 mins, so its really easy to watch if its even half funny, and its always going to be 2x points which will be nice. I might not have Haikyuu, but I should still be ok not relying on the fujos(yes, I know I have K, but it being on Hulu and performance so far has put it on top of my swap list).
Yep, K being doomed to Hulu isn’t just bad for fans of the show but also bad for the people who decided to choose it over Haikyuu!!. I mean, anime fans are pretty well known for doing what they have to to see the shows they want to see, but when we have lived in an age of such abundance for a few years now, the number of people who care enough to go out of their way for the show instead of just waiting is dwindling. There’s also the issue of the sequel taking place after the movie they released recently, but I have a feeling most people won’t care or notice. (Not me though. I still haven’t watched the new season because I have to get through that movie first.)
Team: Guycot New points: 42423 All points: 42423 Ace: Gakusen Toshi Asterisk: 3000 Week 1 watching points: ----------------------- Gakusen Toshi Asterisk - Watching: 15923 Owarimonogatari - Watching: 9483 Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry - Watching: 14017 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru - Watching: 0 Shinmai Maou no Testament Burst - Watching: 0 => 39423
Week one, woooo. So far I think I’m just going to swap Heavy Object in since it got a ton of points, other than that the rest of my team doesn’t get points till next week anyway. Lance n Lolis came out of left field but I don’t think it will maintain its lead because lets face it, the show is dumb. Other than that NeoRevan better watch it, swiggity swoogity I’m coming for dat booty.
Ach! Hans, run! It’s the dreaded double 0s! Two shows just straight up not airing is a bit of a pain, especially with successful no-cables anime Heavy Object sitting on the bench unfortunately unused. Unless things go south right away with that show (which, based on immediate reception, they might) it will probably be a good idea to switch that in soon so that the second swap is available ASAP. Other than that, I am looking forward to seeing how the second season of boob demon anime Shinmai Maou no Testament Burst works out in terms of Watching numbers.
Team: Hamdog92 New points: 38540 All points: 38540 Ace: Gakusen Toshi Asterisk: 3000 Week 1 watching points: ----------------------- Comet Lucifer - Watching: 6572 Dance with Devils - Watching: 0 - Watching x2: 0 Gakusen Toshi Asterisk - Watching: 15923 Haikyuu!! Second Season - Watching: 13045 Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru - Watching: 0 => 35540
Unfortunately for Hamdog92, double zero is still zero, so no luck was to be found in Dance with Devils just yet. I wonder if that will work out well in the future, though. Diabolik Lovers is already pretty much taking up the slot in our hearts that Dance with Devils wants to occupy, but even a small following would add up to something respectable with the bonus of double Watching points. Still, it might have been a slightly better idea to start baby anime Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou instead, if only because it at least aired.
Team: Aikijou New points: 29409 All points: 29409 Ace: Haikyuu!! Second Season: 3000 Week 1 watching points: ----------------------- Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou - Watching: 4524 Garo: Guren no Tsuki - Watching: 0 Haikyuu!! Second Season - Watching: 13045 Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider - Watching: 0 Young Black Jack - Watching: 8840 => 26409
This first week of anime premiers, not much happened for me. A lot of my shows start in the second week, with my biggest hopes being Garo: Guren no Tsuki and The Perfect Insider. Young Black Jack also came out strong outside of the gate, and I’m looking forward to more of the characters I grew up with growing in front of my eyes this time around. Concrete Revolutio is a weird blend of a lot of this, and I’m hoping that’s what keeps people around to see more weirdness ensue. Haikyuu!! is still Haikyuu, and everyone loves volleyball. This FAL will be sort of a gamble, because none of these shows (bar probably Haikyuu!!) are big hitters.
Taking up the rear is Aikijou with only one show that really did anything significant. Hot bod anime Young Black Jack might have had a solid premiere, but its Watching numbers right now are actually kind of disappointing, especially since it had the entire weekend to gather an audience. I hope more people give it a chance, but I have a feeling it will fly under the radar for the most part. Garo‘s success will rely a lot on convincing people they can watch it without the previous season, since that show didn’t do amazing, either. At least it isn’t a real sequel, though.
And that’s it for week one! As usual, things are just getting started, so the numbers here are really small in the long run, but it is always interesting to see which shows have captured the attention of the people when there is such a deluge of new shows to ignore or drop right away. Tune in next week, when most of the shows should have aired and we get our first Discussion points!