Welcome to week 6 of “Up to Snuff*”. While our top 2 series have remained the same in every poll, remarkably enough they’ve swapped places pretty much every week. It’s going to be interesting to see who comes out on top after next week’s finales, which offer a stark contrast – an original series vs. an ongoing manga.
In the “Hidden Gem” department, Pankeeki steps up to the plate this week. And it’s definitely one with a few rough edges…
This week’s special poll asks the immortal question: which character would you like to have a beer with? And it’s a list dominated by the guys, I have to say (though I guess if Rimaru were in human form that’s not technically true).
Without further ado, let’s get to this week’s results:
* Name subject to change
Weekly Staff Poll
Bonus Question: Which currently-airing anime character would you want to have a beer (or coffee for the underaged crowd) with?
Lt. Tsurumi – Golden Kamuy – 10 (2)
High Elf Archer – Goblin Slayer – 9
Rimaru Tempest- Tensei shitara Slime datta ken – 8 (1)
Sugimoto Saichi – Golden Kamuy – 6
Phoenix Wright – Gyakuten Saiban S2 – 5 (1)
Pancakes’ Hidden Gem: RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida
Whether down to my love of all things B-grade or a simple fascination with watching train wrecks in real time I cannot say, but Rerided wound up being my hidden gem this season. Yes I admit, it was terrible; the show fell apart at the seams, the ending was undeniably meh, and that stacked staff list wound up disappointing in almost every way, but I’ll be damned if I still didn’t like this show. No matter the faults, mixing the likes of Steins;Gate and the Terminator/Matrix makes it hard not to find a few things to love in the end, especially when Rerided featured one of the more intriguing takes on AI-human interaction of late with Dona. The inability of the show to capitalize on such aspects in its latter half may have been incredibly annoying, but for what we got and the entertainment provided I’d say the results were worth the ride. Rerided won’t be winning awards anytime soon, but if you’re in need of a bit of silly B-grade sci-fi give it a shot; you certainly won’t leave disappointed.