Weekly Power Rankings: 4/27 – 5/3

Rank Change Series Chapter Score
1 3 Toriko 275 88.45%
2 3 Shokugeki no Souma 68 81.69%
3 4 Bleach 578 81.38%
4 2 Gintama 491 77.68%
5 9 One Piece 745 76.64%
6 2 Nisekoi 120 74.85%
7 5 Nanatsu no Taizai absent 72.01%
8 4 Kuroko no Basket 259 70.63%
9 2 Hayate no Gotoku! 448 70.03%
10 7 Koe no Katachi absent 67.72%
11 2 History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi 567 67.02%
12 5 Magi 223 62.41%
13 3 Stealth Symphony 10 60.00%
14 4 Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches absent 58.99%
15 6 Fuuka absent 58.82%
16 2 Area D – Inou Ryouiki 75 58.73%
17 2 UQ Holder absent 53.45%
18 2 Naruto 674 52.16%
19 Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome absent 38.77%
20 1 Fairy Tail absent 35.93%
21 1 Kamisama no Iutoori II absent 29.51%

This week’s edition of Power Rankings is a deceptively optimistic one, with the vast majority of series on the rise for circumstance just as much as their own merit. Indeed, this installment has been shaken up by the Japanese Golden Week holiday period, though this observance will shake up the three major shonen manga magazines for two weeks rather than one; Magazine has taken this week off, while Jump and Sunday will miss next week.

As such, between the absence of all the Magazine series and the departure of The World God Only Knows from the list, Jump and Sunday series profited more than usual, most of all Toriko. The gourmet action series has been in fine form recently thanks to copious amounts of intrigue, variety, and excitement. Fellow foodie favorite Shokugeki no Souma scores highly as well, while a stunning chapter means Bleach finally cracks the top 5 in style, ahead of established successes Gintama and One Piece.

Mid-table hardly tells any stories, what with the Golden Week shakeup, but the bottom of the chart is of particular note. Naruto has been a mainstay of the wrong end of the list, and its current position isn’t exactly deserving of high praise, but this is the first time its score has broken the 50% mark since the Power Rankings feature returned to the site. All progress deserves respect; hopefully, more is to come.

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