Anime Elimination Tournament – Winter 2017 Edition

Hi everyone!

I’m here to introduce you to a new feature: the Anime Elimination Tournaments!

This is how it works:
Thirteen anime are chosen randomly. For twelve weeks, I’m going to watch, comment and make a ranking of each episode. Each week, the lowest-ranking anime will be removed from the tournament. So, in the first week I’ll be watching a total of thirteen anime, decreasing each week, and in the last week only two shows will be still there and I will declare the winner!

Only full length television anime are eligible; they must be composed of 12 episodes at least. Sequels are not eligible.

ELIGIBLE ANIME:
1. ACCA 13-ku Kansatsu-ka
2. Akiba’s Trip The Animation
3. Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari
4. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
5. ēlDLIVE
6. Fuuka
7. Gabriel DropOut
8. Hand Shakers
9. Idol Jihen
10. Kemono Friends
11. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
12. Kuzu no Honkai
13. Little Witch Academia (TV)
14. Marginal#4 Kiss Kara Tsukuru Big Bang
15. Masamune-kun no Revenge
16. Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-bu
17. One Room
18. Onihei
19. Piace: Watashi no Italian
20. Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel
21. Seiren
22. Urara Meirochou
23. Youjo Senki

I’ll veto Granblue Fantasy the Animation and BanG Dream! because they start too late compared to the others, so it would be difficult to make weekly posts.

SELECTED ANIME: (using random.org)

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1. ēlDLIVE
Action / Sci-Fi / Shounen / Space
Studio Pierrot // Trailer
Chuuta Kokonose is an orphan who lives with his aunt. For as long as he can remember he’s had a voice in his head, but other than that he’s a normal boy – right until the day when a strangely-looking thing follows him home and teleports him to a place filled with more fantastic creatures. It’s a space police station, and Rein Brickke, the Chief of Solar System Department, tells him that he’s been chosen by the computer as a possible candidate to join the police force, although Misuzu Sonokata, a girl from Chuuta’s school with an angelic face and ill temper who turns out to be one of Rein Brickke’s subordinates, doesn’t think him suitable for such a job. Chuuta, who was shocked at first, decides to take aptitude test after being urged by the voice in his head and to prove Misuzu wrong. (Source: MyAnimeList)

Let’s see. Judging by the trailer, it seems a rather typical shounen anime. I really like the graphics. But, the synopsis doesn’t strike me and I don’t like the space / sci-fi side. I wouldn’t have chosen this anime to be on my watching list. Hype: 2/10

2. Fuuka
Drama / Ecchi / Music / Romance / School / Shounen
Diomedéa // Trailer
Yuu Haruna has transferred to a school in Tokyo so he can live with his sisters after their parents moved to America. Introverted and unskilled at socializing with others, Yuu’s main mode of communication is Twitter. As he’s scoping out his new surroundings with his eyes on his smartphone, he crashes into Fuuka Akitsuki, a girl who appeared in front of him out of nowhere. Centered on the awkward and unsocial Yuu Haruna, the mysteriously charming Fuuka Akitsuki, and Yuu’s childhood friend Koyuki Hinashi, a brand new love story woven through music is about to begin (Source: Crunchyroll)

Actually I’d have added this anime to my watching list of the season! It seems pretty good and I never say no to some romance! I could do without the ecchi scenes, but they doesn’t seem excessive, so it’s okay I guess. Hype: 7/10

3. Gabriel DropOut
Comedy / School / Shounen / Supernatural
Doga Kobo // Trailer
Chief Angel has come to Earth! However, she became so used to the life on Earth that she skips school and keeps playing online games, thus into self-destruction. It’s a school comedy that Gabriel turns into a lazy angel! (Source: MAL News)

The art is so cute! The plot seems interesting, but the trailer fell kind of flat. I’m still interested in this, if it turns out to be a good comedy anime! Hype: 6/10

4. Hand Shakers
Action
GoHands // Trailer
Tazuna is a high school student, living in Osaka, who loves to fiddle around with machines. One day, he receives a repair request from an university laboratory. He accepts the request and ends up meeting a girl named Koyori, who has been bedridden for a very long time. Guided by something unknown, Tazuna touches Koyori’s fingertip, and they create a weapon called “Nimrod”. After creating the Nimrod, Tazuna hears a voice: “Those of you who’ve overcome many battles and difficulties, who’ve had a revelation, and who intend to challenge Me are “Hand Shakers.”
Suddenly, Tazuna and Koyori get pulled into a whole different world called “Ziggurat”. In this world, there are Hand Shakers, two people who touch hands and create the Nimrod. Their goal is to defeat other Hand Shakers in order to gain an audience with “God”, who will grant them wishes. Bewildered by this new world before him, Tazuna tries to comprehend what’s happening. At that moment, Tazuna and Koyori are attacked by an unknown assailant. Protect with your own Hands! (Source: Crunchyroll)

I’m not sold on this one. The backgrounds are really good, but I hate the charaters design. The synopsis doesn’t impress me either. There’s an idol among characters, so I might watch this because of her. We’ll see. Hype: 1/10

5. Kemono Friends
Adventure / Comedy
Yaoyorozu / Trailer
The story takes place in Japari Park, an enormous integrated zoo built somewhere in this world. A mysterious substance found there, called “Sand Star,” causes the animals to turn into humanoid beings called “Animal Girls”! These new creatures spend every day peacefully with the zoo’s visitors… but after some time, a lost child turns up in the park. The child’s attempt to find the way home turns into a great adventure with the Animal Girls! (Source: Crunchyroll)

Is this… a children show? Oh well… Maybe it’s cute enough to keep me watching. Hype: 0/10

6. Kuzu no Honkai
Drama / Romance / School / Seinen
Lerche // Trailer
17-year-old Awaya Mugi and Yasuraoka Hanabi appear to be the ideal couple. They are both pretty popular, and they seem to suit each other well. However, outsiders don’t know of the secret they share. Both Mugi and Hanabi have hopeless crushes on someone else, and they are only dating each other to soothe their loneliness. Mugi is in love with Minagawa Akane, a young teacher who used to be his home tutor. Hanabi is also in love with a teacher, a young man who has been a family friend since she was little. In each other, they find a place where they can grieve for the ones they cannot have, and they share a loneliness-driven physical intimacy. Will things stay like this for them forever? (Source: MangaHelpers)

Oh my God, this show. I was actually hoping it was among the selection. I read a couple of chapters of the manga. It isn’t a favorite of mine, but I like it and I like what I saw so far in the trailer. I love the art. Hype: 9/10

7. Little Witch Academia (TV)
Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy / Magic / School
Trigger // Trailer
Shiny Chariot attended. In this new town she meets new friends and starts a new school life. At the school she has lessons on riding brooms and the wonder of magic, but Akko and her friends Lotte and Sucy keep getting wrapped up in tumultuous events. (Source: Anime News Network)

Reading the synopsis, I wasn’t particularly interested, but I LOVED the trailer! Now I’m really looking forward to it! I still haven’t see the OAV but I plan to do so soon! Hype: 9/10

8. Marginal#4 Kiss Kara Tsukuru Big Bang
Music
J.C.Staff // Trailer

There isn’t much info about this anime, but I guess it will rely almost entirely on characters with little to no plot. Well, I like idols and I certainly don’t mind some ikemen dancing on my screen! I kinda fell already for the red haired one tumblr_m4i9c7j9OB1qdlkyg Hype: 6/10

9. Masamune-kun no Revenge
Comedy / Harem / Romance / School / Shounen
Silver Link // Trailer
As an overweight child, Makabe Masamune was mercilessly teased and bullied by one particular girl, Adagaki Aki. Determined to one day exact his revenge upon her, Makabe begins a rigorous regimen of self-improvement and personal transformation.
Years later, Masamune re-emerges as a new man. Handsome, popular, with perfect grades and good at sports, Masamune-kun transfers to Aki’s school, and is unrecognizable to her. Now, Masamune-kun is ready to confront the girl who bullied him so many years ago and humiliate her at last. But will revenge be as sweet as he thought? (Source: manga synopsis via Seven Seas Entertainment)

This anime seems pretty good! I’m interested in watching this one. I’m not sure about the female main character, Adagaki Aki. From the trailer, she doesn’t seem a type of character I like, but I might be wrong. Looking forward to watching the first episode! Hype: 8.5/10

10. Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-bu
School / Shounen / Sports
A.C.G.T x J.C.Staff // Trailer
The story begins with Hiromi Maiharu, a girl who moved from Nagasaki to Kamakura. She begins her new life in Kamakura and her first day in high school by bicycling to her school, but she has not ridden a bicycle since she was young. On the way to the ceremony for the first day, she meets Tomoe Akitsuki, and Tomoe helps her train to be better at bicycling. (Source: ANN)

There are quite a lot of anime about bicycles lately, am I right? I don’t really like bycicles or sports anime in general, but it seems to focus on the everyday life, so I hope it proves to be a cute and relaxing anime. Hype: 3/10

11. Onihei
Historical / Seinen
Studio M2 // Trailer
The blade arts of the “Devil” tasked with stiking down evils threatening a peaceful Edo! Heizou Hasegawa, upholding the role of chief officer protecting against crime and arson! In 1783, the heart of the Tenmei era, Hasegawa held the office of chief director of the department charged with sustaining safety in the region, suppressing the most vile of thieves and criminals, an individual largely feared, renowned as Devil Heizou… (Source: MAL News)

Judging by the trailer, it seems interesting! I like historical settings; I don’t know if this is the kind of plot I might like, but I’m happy to give it a try! Hype: 7/10

12. Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel
Action / School
J.C.Staff // Trailer
The newly established private high school for girls, Goryoukan Academy, has a hidden face that people on the outside don’t know about…
Mysterious apparitions called “Oburi” have appeared from a rift in space-time. The only ones capable of fighting this enemy of mankind are girls known as “Strikers,” who have the ability to sense the fifth dimension. Goryoukan Academy is actually an organization that seeks out girls who are more than meets the eye and trains them up for the “Fifth Force,” a combat force created to subjugate the Oburi. The story of the battles and friendships of five girls who comprise the newly assembled team “Altair Torte” is about to begin! (Source: Crunchyroll)

I don’t know what to think about this one yet. It seems cute, yet it seems to have sci-fi elements which I don’t really like. The monsters are so cute and I’m not sure I should think that since they are the “enemies of mankind”. I’m pretty curious! Hype: 5/10

13. Seiren
School
Studio Gokumi x AXsiZ // Trailer
Shoichi Kamita is an ordinary high school boy, who is faced with the university entrance exam and worried about his future. This campus romantic comedy, “Seiren”, which means honest in Japanese, depicts his pure relationship with three different heroines. Each story is the unique and mutual memory between him and the heroine. (Source: Crunchyroll)

I know EXACTLY what to expect from this anime. Everything SCREAMS Amagami SS (in fact, they are related). The success of this anime depends strictly on the characters and if it is split into arcs like Amagami, each one of them may be nice or bad independently. I just hope the heroine I like is in the first episodes; if not, I might drop it before it gets to the section I may like. Hype: 6/10

*Since some of this anime aren’t airing yet, I don’t have full info, so this list might change.

Well, this is it! Starting from Sunday 15th I will update each week with a comments + ranking post. Which anime will I drop first? Which ones will I still be watching in 10 weeks? Let’s find it out together! _apple__by_ebonred-d51uswt

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