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Weekly Power Rankings – 1/17 – 1/23

Rank
Change
Series
Chapter
Score
1 Hayate no Gotoku! 256 72.12%
2 Beelzebub 44 71.67%
3 One Piece 570 69.51%
4 Kimi no Iru Machi 76 68.63%
5 NR Code:Breaker 73 64.46%
6 +4 Ane Doki! 26 63.62%
7 -2 Gamaran 33 62.92%
8 MiXiM☆11 80 61.60%
9 +7 Kekkaishi 290 61.46%
10 NR Zettai Karen Children 202 61.10%
11 -5 Onidere 88 61.10%
12 -5 Psyren 102 60.28%
13 +2 Toriko 79 58.90%
14 -5 Bloody Monday: Season 2 12 57.11%
15 NR Hunter x Hunter 292 56.58%
16 +4 Cross Game 156 55.87%
17 +2 Mahou Sensei Negima! 276 55.56%
18 -1 AR∀GO 4 55.44%
19 -6 Bakuman 69 55.16%
20 -6 Fairy Tail 167 54.94%
21 -9 Nurarihyon no Mago 90 52.23%
22 -4 History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi 368 49.20%
23 NR Hajime no Ippo 881 48.55%
24 -3 Medaka Box 34 33.96%
25 -3 Naruto 478 23.75%
26 -3 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 273 23.35%
27 -3 Bleach 388 21.97%

Finally, after the Ohayocon delay, the new power rankings! Additions this round: The excellent but often-neglected Hunter x Hunter (Yoshihiro Togashi, YuYu Hakusho), supernatural action series Code:Breaker (Akimine Kamijyo, Samurai Deeper Kyo), combination action/harem/comedy series Zettai Karen Children (Takashi Shiina, Ghost Sweeper Mikami), and iconic boxing series Hajime no Ippo (George Morikawa). Ippo in particular starts quite low because of the current fight, which seems to have no possible outcome which could benefit the character development of anyone involved. Meanwhile, Hayate is still in the midst of the climax of the Athena arc, and therefore still finds itself narrowly above recent hilarious brilliance from Beelzebub and jaw-dropping action in One Piece.

This is the last week for Ane Doki!, whose ending is respectable for a series cut short so suddenly. Due to some complications involving the original Japanese raws, Hajimete no Aku is absent from the rankings this week, but hopefully will return soon.

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  1. February 2, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Caught up to Psyren about a month ago, despite being among the most derivative works I’ve ever seen it’s been kind of fun up until these last few chapters. It seems like instead of borrowing heavily from other series to build into something original it’s just going to keep borrowing heavily from other series while being less selective in what it’s taking. Other versions of characters inside their heads that can take over their bodies? Narrative boxes used because the author is too lazy to properly express character’s feelings through dialogue or art? Both bad ideas, both being used (well hopefully Togashi doesn’t start using the narrative boxes again) by other series currently running in jump which makes them seem even more retarded.

    • February 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm

      True, Psyren isn’t exactly the most groundbreaking series out there, but it is the only science-fiction series in Jump, and therefore easily one of the most notable out there today. Plus, it’s not doing a bad job; I had a discussion over Ohayocon weekend about how interesting of a power Melchsee’s Door is. Despite its flaws, I’m looking forward to Ageha’s next trip to Psyren as much as I’m looking forward to just about anything in shonen.

  2. February 2, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Just read the new chapter of Hunter X Hunter, seems like I spoke too soon about not wanting Togashi to fall back onto the lazy use of narrative boxes.

  3. February 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Even Melcheese’s door is stolen. It’s just the power from MxO.

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