Weekly Power Rankings: 5/11 – 5/24 Double Edition

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

Rank Change Series Chapter Score
1 Nanatsu no Taizai 76 77.27%
2 Toriko 276 75.41%
3 1 Shokugeki no Souma 69 72.59%
4 2 One Piece 746 71.68%
5 2 Bleach 579 68.96%
6 1 Fuuka 14 68.26%
7 1 Nisekoi 121 67.88%
8 1 Gintama 492 67.72%
9 2 Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 109 62.87%
10 2 UQ Holder 34 62.86%
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%
15 Magi 224 57.07%
16 2 Naruto 675 54.67%
17 Area D – Inou Ryouiki 76 53.52%
18 1 Kamisama no Iutoori II 64 50.87%
19 3 Stealth Symphony 11 49.15%
20 Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome 81 45.33%
21 Fairy Tail 383 36.29%

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

Rank Change Series Chapter Score
1 3 One Piece 747 79.73%
2 1 Nanatsu no Taizai 77 75.58%
3 1 Toriko 277 75.53%
4 1 Shokugeki no Souma 70 74.32%
5 1 Fuuka 15 72.10%
6 2 Gintama 493 70.16%
7 2 Bleach 580 70.14%
8 1 Nisekoi 122 68.93%
9 4 Koe no Katachi 37 65.44%
10 1 Hayate no Gotoku! 450 64.60%
11 1 UQ Holder 35 64.57%
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%
15 1 Naruto 676 57.63%
16 1 Magi 225 56.41%
17 3 Kuroko no Basket 261 56.23%
18 Kamisama no Iutoori II 65 55.69%
19 Stealth Symphony 12 48.43%
20 Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome absent 36.71%
21 Fairy Tail 384 34.04%

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.

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