End-of-Month Rundown – November 2015

Click to View Full Size
Click to View Full Size

Average Episode Show Word Count (Words per review):

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: 906
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry: 748
Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai: 702
Sakurako-san no Ashimoto: 649
Noragami Aragoto: 642
Ushio to Tora: 616
Owari no Seraph 2: 601
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk: 594
Subete ga F ni Naru: 593
Owarimonogatari: 589
One Punch Man: 568
Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen: 398

Stray November Observations:

  • Gundam IBO remains the best Fall show, with Noragami, One Punch Man, Owarimonogatari, and Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry rounding out the Fall Top 5
  • Zane’s review of RKC episode 9 was 1,196 words, tops among Fall ’15 reviews, edging out Hannah’s IBO episode 1
  • Hannah is continuing her Retro Reviews of Attack on Titan, but is quitting Utawarerumono due to declining interest
  • Among shows we’re still reviewing, only Subete ga F and Asterisk have yet to be awarded a 9 rating, and only those two shows and Taimadou have average ratings under 8
  • One Punch Man and Owarimonogatari are the only two shows with average ratings below MAL’s
  • OPM’s MAL rating (8.88) seems over-inflated, while Taimadou’s (7.17) seems oddly underrated (both, probably, due to source material reader opinion…which is just as valid as anime-only watcher opinion)
  • No Fall shows are experiencing any significant second-half fall-off; it’s been a pretty consistent season
  • To reach the rare 9 average rating, the final four episodes of IBO’s first cour will have to average 9.5 (or two 9s and two 10s)
  • So far, the writers of RABUJOI have written 73,281 words (including 7,377 for the first 13 episodes of Attack on Titan
  • If we printed those words out in single-spaced 12-point type on standard letter stock (~500 words per page), it would be about 147 pages

3 thoughts on “End-of-Month Rundown – November 2015”

  1. I’m assuming the over inflation for OPM and the underrated 35th anti-magic unit are caused by the followers of the original material. Shonen Jump has gone to extreme lengths budget wise to make OPM a success with obvious successes. Many of the frames in the action scenes look identical to the manga (which also got funded by Shonen Jump to be redrawn as the original web comic has some fairly low quality art) which brings a lot of hype from the community. 35th Anti-magic unit on the other hand, seemed to have disappointed the readers of the original material. I haven’t read the original myself so I can’t make the comparison myself, but I can say that the anime does have a few parts that weren’t adapted as well.

    Overall, I’d say that if you were evaluating each show by the anime only, its fair to say that OPM scored a bit high and 35th anti-magic unit scored a bit low, but if you also consider expectations from the community, then it is easy to find out why they are like that.

      1. I wouldn’t call it tunnel vision as much as your scores are unbiased against “mob effect” of certain communities. A lot of times, airing shows get over hyped or underrated in their season, but they don’t tend to keep their ratings after a while. From an academic standpoint, having a quantitative measure that is unbiased to external factors is more desirable, so good job.

Comments are closed.