The recent interruption prevented a timely release of last week’s Power Rankings, so here is that installment alongside the proper, current one.
Power Rankings 5/11 – 5/17
|1||–||Nanatsu no Taizai||76||77.27%|
|3||1||Shokugeki no Souma||69||72.59%|
|9||2||Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches||109||62.87%|
|11||1||Hayate no Gotoku!||449||62.77%|
|12||2||History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi||568||61.03%|
|13||–||Koe no Katachi||36||60.18%|
|14||3||Kuroko no Basket||260||59.80%|
|17||–||Area D – Inou Ryouiki||76||53.52%|
|18||1||Kamisama no Iutoori II||64||50.87%|
|20||–||Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome||81||45.33%|
Last week’s Power Rankings began the stabilization process, after so many series had been absent the week prior. Nanatsu no Taizai and Toriko retained their positions at the top, an achievement that is marred slightly – and perhaps undeservedly – by the weakened scores from top to bottom. The Jump series immediately regained ground they had lost in their absence; four of the top five positions went to Jump titles, though none could knock a Magazine series off its perch.
Usual fluctuation aside, the biggest point of note was the decline of Stealth Symphony, whose Power Rankings struggles mirror its difficulty in finding an audience in Japan. Three places dropped is not much in mid-table for an established series, but for a newcomer at the wrong end of the chart, it’s a bad sign.
Power Rankings 5/18 – 5/24
|2||1||Nanatsu no Taizai||77||75.58%|
|4||1||Shokugeki no Souma||70||74.32%|
|9||4||Koe no Katachi||37||65.44%|
|10||1||Hayate no Gotoku!||450||64.60%|
|12||3||Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches||110||64.56%|
|13||4||Area D – Inou Ryouiki||77||62.61%|
|14||2||History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi||569||58.66%|
|17||3||Kuroko no Basket||261||56.23%|
|18||–||Kamisama no Iutoori II||65||55.69%|
|20||–||Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome||absent||36.71%|
This week’s edition of Power Rankings starts with a quick turnaround from Golden Week absentee to chart-topper; One Piece vaults into first place thanks largely to Pica’s imposing presence, knocking Nanatsu no Taizai and the rest of last week’s top 3 down a peg. The top 5 is rounded out nicely by Fuuka, a series which, for all the fear of future angst instilled by its infamous author, is so far a cute and thoroughly enjoyable romance.
A couple names stand out from the middle of the pack: Koe no Katachi is unsurprisingly on the rebound after missing two straight weeks, one from Golden Week and the other an ordinary missed issue. Also noteworthy is Hayate no Gotoku!, which to its credit is slightly on the rise this week, but would certainly expect to be much higher given the importance of its current arc.
While the rest of the table is in flux, the bottom is nearly static. Kuroko no Basket is the only member of this week’s bottom 5 to have moved, since it’s only just dropped into this group thanks to yet more Super Saiyan basketball. One more under-performing series can be only good news for Naruto, though, which continues to inch its way towards glory with a second straight week of upwards movement.