Weekly Power Rankings: 3/30 – 4/5

Rank Change Series Chapter Score
1 Koe no Katachi 32 87.33%
2 1 Gintama 487 84.73%
3 1 Nanatsu no Taizai 72 83.87%
4 Shokugeki no Souma 64 81.92%
5 The World God Only Knows 265 78.41%
6 2 Fuuka 9 73.98%
7 Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 104 71.69%
8 3 One Piece 742 71.52%
9 1 Nisekoi 116 70.00%
10 4 Toriko 271 69.62%
11 2 History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi 563 67.48%
12 4 Area D – Inou Ryouiki 72 66.65%
13 1 Magi 220 63.61%
14 3 Bleach 574 62.45%
15 2 UQ Holder 29 61.92%
16 10 Hayate no Gotoku! absent 61.66%
17 2 Kuroko no Basket 255 60.00%
18 Stealth Symphony 6 58.71%
19 Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome 76 48.31%
20 Fairy Tail 377-378 45.82%
21 Naruto 670 33.63%
22 Kamisama no Iutoori II 59 18.85%

This week’s edition of Power Rankings is a largely stable one, with only one series making a huge change and a decent number of others not moving at all. This solidity is again exemplified at the top by the unshakable Koe no Katachi, though the score gap between it and second place – this time, the excellently funny Gintama – shrank this week. The rest of the top 5 is equally familiar, with Nanatsu no Taizai, Shokugeki no Souma, and The World God Only Knows maintaining their recent dominance.

Mid-table features a few nice examples of upward mobility. The innocent beginnings of love have carried Fuuka to a great position, while a handful of other series have recovered from recent missteps: One Piece and Area D are bouncing back from missed issues, whereas Toriko and Bleach are simply improving. Interestingly, the margins are currently so fine in the middle of the table that Hayate missing one week is enough to send it tumbling ten places down.

The bottom five places remain entirely unchanged in their relative positions, but Stealth Symphony and Fairy Tail have at least bettered their scores from last week, hopefully indicating that lasting positive change is on the way. Overall, with 18 of the 22 ranked series scoring above the 50% breaking point, shonen manga is performing well as a whole these days, a great turnaround from last year.

1 Comment

  • Man after my own heart, I thought almost majority of people were fanatics about Naruto but after seeing it on 21 atleast it has increased my hope in human sensibility.

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