Weekly Power Rankings: 6/8 – 6/14

Rank Change Series Chapter Score
1 1 Shokugeki no Souma 73 88.05%
2 2 Koe no Katachi 40 83.30%
3 3 Toriko 280 80.01%
4 3 Gintama 496 80.00%
5 2 Nanatsu no Taizai 80 79.04%
6 1 Fuuka 18 75.91%
7 6 One Piece absent 73.26%
8 Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 113 72.18%
9 Bleach 583 71.93%
10 Hayate no Gotoku! 453 71.92%
11 1 Magi 228 66.13%
12 2 Kuroko no Basket 264 66.08%
13 2 Nisekoi 125 64.78%
14 1 UQ Holder 37 63.02%
15 History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi 572 62.52%
16 Stealth Symphony 15 53.34%
17 2 Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome 84 53.14%
18 1 Naruto 679 49.30%
19 1 Kamisama no Iutoori II absent 40.20%
20 Fairy Tail 387 37.18%

Dropped due to missing scans: Area D – Inou Ryouiki

For the first time in over a month, the latest edition of Power Rankings features a clear winner. Shokugeki no Souma is unmatched this week, as the Autumn Election arc continues the pattern of consistent quality the series has offered to date. Koe no Katachi, the nearest competitor, is some ways off in score, though returning to the lofty area it recently called home is success enough. Little separates the Jump duo of Toriko and Gintama, and Nanatsu no Taizai remains ever-present in the top 5.

Mid-table is surprisingly stagnant this week, as the only real mover is One Piece, which has plummeted from top spot thanks to the first of its two missed issues. Magi manages to rise despite its interminable flashback arc, amusingly at the expense of Nisekoi, another series dealing with pacing and progress issues. The continued focus on the right characters allows Kuroko no Basket to climb a couple spots, but little else has changed in a static middle of the chart.

Towards the bottom, the upwards mobility of Wagatsuma-san is somewhat deceptive; its score has indeed risen, but the troubled romance series mostly owes this small victory to the failures of Naruto and two straight absences from Kamisama no Iutoori II.


  • Will HxH ever find its way into your rankings?

    • Next week. With most new (or returning) series, I prefer to wait until the fifth consecutive released chapter, so I get confirmation of consistent scans and so the score isn’t deceptively low because of absences or nonexistent chapters in the 5-week judging window. That said, I realize HxH is a special case; Togashi’s done plenty of 10-chapter returns before, so waiting for 5 chapters is waiting too long.

      So yes, in short, it’ll (re)join the rankings next week, with a lower score than you might expect, but not because HxH is bad.

      • Great to know. I also hope you continue with chapter reviews of HxH since they’re very insightful and spot-on.

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