|1||–||Shokugeki no Souma||74||88.23%|
|2||–||Koe no Katachi||41||86.76%|
|5||–||Nanatsu no Taizai||81||79.15%|
|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%|
|14||new||Hunter x Hunter||343||63.62%|
|16||1||Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome||85||57.33%|
|18||3||History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi||absent||49.57%|
|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.