You finished? Good.
Because this time I will claim the crown.
If the link I gave you above was too confusing, then you should know you are not alone. This competition is confusing as heck, or at least it seems so at first. Basically, you choose five active anime and two on the bench. Then there are certain set rules that give each active anime points depending on multiple factors such as how many people are watching it, if it is licensed or fansubbed and so on. If you feel that your anime does not rack up enough points you can swap it with a title you have on your bench.
Well, it is not.
You have to guess which anime will be popular over at MyAnimeList, which might potentially be licensed and so on. It is possible to create a whole science out of this competition, that is how complicated it is!
So as a way to test the waters I have created a silly little team that may, or may not, bring me victory. Probably not, but let us hope for the best!
Sadly I was late joining this competition, so I was not able to tell you readers about it beforehand meaning it is no longer possible to participate. However there should be a new round later in fall!
A popular manga with an anime adaptation that looks deliciously well-animated judging from the trailers? Surely this one is an obvious pick. It may be a safe one, but there is no way to place high without it.
The Index franchise is a loved one and so is the spinoff title Railgun. What speaks against Railgun S is that it is a sequel and we all know sequels will generally gain less followers because, well, they are sequels! But this also works in its favor since only the most devoted fans will watch it and therefore are likely score it highly which gives points!
And considering how the previous season and Index has been licensed, it is highly possible this one will be too. The question is when. Hopefully it will be during this competition.
This is my first wildcard and also a sequel. The first season was rather popular and hopefully this one will be too. To have a fujoshi bait it was either this or Karneval, but I decided to put my money on this one. Hopefully it was a smart move.
Here we have yet another wildcard. Supposedly it had a bad first episode, but I am confident in the wide variety of crazy females with superpowers. Those series usually spawn countless discussions when they actually decide to blast off for real.
Or this one can totally misfire and be forgotten due to how little it stands out.
Not only is this this an unsafe bet because of J.C. Staff + Mildly Popular Manga, but also because it starts one week later than most of the other anime. This is why Hentai Ouji will kindly have to wait on the bench till Date A Live most likely fails to deliver.
Gargantia is written by Urobuchi Gen (Psycho Pass, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica), animated by Production I.G and seems like one of the most ambitious anime titles this spring season. However, there is something about it that makes me believe everything will not go according to keikaku.
Call it a gut feeling.