Weekly Power Rankings: 6/15 – 6/21

Rank Change Series Chapter Score
1 Shokugeki no Souma 74 88.23%
2 Koe no Katachi 41 86.76%
3 Toriko 281 80.01%
4 Gintama 497 80.00%
5 Nanatsu no Taizai 81 79.15%
6 Fuuka 19 79.06%
7 2 Bleach 584 71.70%
8 2 Hayate no Gotoku! 454 71.69%
9 3 Kuroko no Basket 265 70.28%
10 2 Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches 114 69.25%
11 Magi 229 69.21%
12 1 Nisekoi 126 66.89%
13 1 UQ Holder 38 64.76%
14 new Hunter x Hunter 343 63.62%
15 8 One Piece absent 60.51%
16 1 Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome 85 57.33%
17 1 Stealth Symphony 16 50.46%
18 3 History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi absent 49.57%
19 1 Naruto 680 43.10%
20 Fairy Tail 388 36.28%
21 2 Kamisama no Iutoori II absent 32.68%

This week’s edition of Power Rankings proves the power of consistency, as the top 6 places remain unchanged from last week. The score gap separating first and second has shrunk, but Shokugeki no Souma retains its top position over Koe no Katachi. Like last time, Toriko, Gintama, and Nanatsu no Taizai round out the top 5, while Fuuka maintains its impressive form.

In the middle of the chart, absences from One Piece and History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi have presented other series with a great opportunity to move up. Bleach and Hayate no Gotoku! are the first to capitalize, while Kuroko no Basket climbs the most positions. The most exciting news this week is that Hunter x Hunter is finally reintroducing itself to this feature after a long time away, and its position warrants some explanation.

As always, Power Rankings take five weeks’ worth of chapters into account to calculate score; most of the time, new or returning series are withheld from the rankings until they have published their first five chapters, so their score can be fairly judged against other series. However, considering that previous Hunter x Hunter publishing runs have been as short as 10 chapters, waiting for five consecutive chapters could mean the series would only join Power Rankings for a short time. As such, Hunter x Hunter has been added with only three chapters to judge, meaning its debut score includes two absences and is lower than might be expected.

The bottom of the table holds no surprises. The disappointing tonal shift of Stealth Symphony, as discussed at length on Friday’s Beamcast Live! stream, sends it further down the chart to join fellow struggling series Naruto and Fairy Tail. However, no series is performing below expectations as badly as Kamisama no Iutoori II, which has missed three straight weeks just as its plot was beginning to turn around.

2 Comments

  • How was HxH’s score arrived at? Is 63.62% based on four chapters?
    So basically the average per chapter is 79.525%? (63.62%/4*5)

    • The judging window is five weeks, ending in the chapter listed in the Chapter field. This HxH score factors in 3 chapters (341-343) and 2 absences (the two weeks before it returned).

      Power Rankings are not just a pure average. Scores are weighted towards the most recent chapter; in this case, 343’s rating matters most, 342’s rating is second-most important, 341 is third-most, etc.

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