P-Tuesday Pollday: Best Mecha Since Evangelion & Worst Show MAL Thinks is Amazing

Community — By on August 2, 2014 3:48 pm

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Best Mecha Since Evangelion

Spoiler:

Aldnoah.Zero

Code Geass, Macross Frontier, Gundam 00? Trash in the wake of this masterpiece.

This is actually a line from the show.

This is actually a line from the show.

Gen Urobuchi, also known as the most bestest Japanese man to ever exist, perfectly crafted the first three episodes of this series into a gem the likes of which this earth had never before seen. And since then, the series has been spiraling ever upwards, thanks to His guidance. It’s truly the Gargantia of anime.

 

 

Argevollen

Arge vollen

Everybody who was raised in a comfortable, middle class suburb knows that the only way to resolve conflict is through peace, and Argevollen is right alongside them. What better way to show the pointlessness of war than by making a war anime that has no reason to exist?

Keep at it, Argevollen. You do justice to your cause.

 

 

Rail Wars!

All aboard the boob train

Uhh… trains are mechanical, right?

 

 

PriPara

At their core, mechas are really just about emotional young people. And what’s more emotional than elementary school girls achieving their dreams of becoming sex symbols to sell mp3s for Sony?

PriPara - Too Tempting

Tears to my eyes. You go, girlfriends.

 

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Worst Show MAL Thinks is Amazing

Spoiler:

Ao Haru Ride

I dropped it at first ep. Has the formula changed?

I dropped it at first ep. Has the formula changed?

MAL Score: 8.08

 

 

Akame ga Kill!

I didn't think we'd be getting another Brynhildr-tier anime so soon. Lucky us.

I didn’t think we’d be getting another Brynhildr-tier anime so soon. Lucky us.

MAL Score: 8.22

 

 

Aldnoah.Zero

You know it!

Why wouldn’t it be? This show’s the Aldnoah.Zero of our generation!

MAL Score: 7.98

 

 

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

This show's so great you almost can't tell that it's primarily poor-paced filler.

This show’s so great you almost can’t tell that it’s primarily slow-paced filler for poorly adapted 4koma jokes.

MAL Score: 8.04

 

 

Space Dandy Season 2

Hahahaha, oh man.

Hahahaha, oh man.

MAL Score: 7.96

 

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53 Comments

Dark_Sage says:

Idols and Ao Haru are clearly the best options here.

Solaristics says:

Akame ga Kill takes the cake for MAL thinking it’s the best show.

jenny says:

pripara so good.

Dark_Sage says:

I’m enjoying it a lot more than I should. Almost makes me wanna un-drop Love Live. Almost.

jenny says:

Watch Love Live again so you can agree with me that Hanayo is the best idol in anime and Rin is the devil rincarnate…

Calyrica says:

What? That’s a typo, right? No one likes Hanayo. No one.

jenny says:

How dare you.
how dare you.
Hanayo is the cutest idol. Her soft white slightly plump body summons images of the white rice she so loves. her gentle demeanour and soft voice soothes the soul. no one likes hanayo? please. everyone loves hanayo. everyone is looking for their own hanayo. someone who will support and love them even if they are the most annoying person on the planet (rin), who will serve them white rice when they’re hungry, who smells like happiness, hopes and dreams (im guessing). hanayo is our saviour.
KAYOCHIN #1 ALWAYS KAYOCHIN #1 ALWAYS KAYOCHIN #1 ALWAYS KAYOCHIN #1 ALWAYS KAYOCHIN #1 ALWAYS KAYOCHIN #1 ALWAYS KAYOCHIN #1 ALWAYS KAYOCHIN #1 ALWAYS KAYOCHIN #1 ALWAYS KAYOCHIN #1 ALWAYS KAYOCHIN #1 ALWAYS KAYOCHIN #1 ALWAYS

Ace says:

Hey guys, good taste coming through

http://i.imgur.com/x2pslU7.jpg

jenny says:

who is this ugly little annoying narcissistic twerp?

I only know Hanayo
HANAYO
H A N A Y O
also known as kayochin, also known as the reason why I wake up in the morning.

Hairy says:

Hanayo is both the least relevant and fattest idol.

dutchah says:

>”good taste”
> posts nico
> mfw

Anonymous says:

Nico x Maki is the best, though.

P says:

Picked those too.
Is this enough for us to get married or something similar?

Dark_Sage says:

You can warm my bed for a night, I guess.

jimmy says:

I agreed with Dark_Sage. I feel a little ill.

fohfuu says:

space dandy lol butts lol funny faces lol watanabe lol

EndlessExcel says:

Space Dandy: The Musical

Aru says:

Missing a poll for most underrated show!

Dark_Sage says:

Thought about it, but ended up going for the overrated angle. Maybe you’ll see that angle in the next Pollday. Dunno though, I don’t think that far ahead.

AzureHakua says:

Aldnoah.Zero is shit. That is all.

Ash says:

What the fuck was up with that Space Dandy episode? I’ve disliked episodes of the show before, but that was just fucking garbage.

Dark_Sage says:

It was the fucking music. My ears have yet to recover.

Ace says:

MAL rating used to be pretty cool. Top 30 list looked fine and reasonable. Then shitty AoT came along slapped it self in num7 and then a lot of random shitty anime pushed its way in while also somehow making FM:A num1. It’s over no more ratings only rigged sites and polls from now on

Humanity says:

I don’t know… I checked the top 30 from a year before AoT and then from today. It only has a difference of 9 titles (three of which are new installments of an already top 30 rated franchise). The top 30 list a year before THAT had a difference of, like, 8 titles. So I’m not sure that AoT is some kind of harbinger of the ruining of MAL ratings or something.
Click here for a super high quality infographic of Pre vs Post AoT MAL lists.
For Convenience:
Red is no longer on the list.
Green is the new stuff.

Dark_Sage says:

NGNL? Really? Oh man, that’s fantastic.

Nexxkinn says:

FmA:B was second?
I thought it was first even before SAO.

Humanity says:

I think it was number one in 2010. Gintama’ came out in 2011 though, so that explains that.

Kuroiryuu says:

>Legend of the Galactic Heroes no longer Top anime
Ah, those were the days.

brw says:

It is. But that’s an OVA, and this is just the top tv anime.

P says:

Disgusting, Madoka is now ranked 51 or something.

Ace says:

Disgusting, Madoka is in the top 1000 or something.

Humanity says:

Since I already keep wanting to read Argevollen as Arvangelion, I think I’m gonna vote for that.

elenrod says:

Rail Wars oppai missiles when

raest says:

I guess I missed the bit where a 7.9something means it’s amazing on any scale?

FalseDawn says:

When you take averages like MAL does, it is. Anything above a 7 is classed as good, whereas over 8 and upwards would be in the ‘amazing’ part of the scale. It’s the same with Anidb fansub group votes – it’s just how it works when you’re averaging because of some statistical reason to do with bell curves and the like that I learnt about years ago but can’t quote.

raest says:

Yeh I get that. But no matter whether it’s an aggregate or just a single person’s rating, a high 7 or a low 8 is not amazing.

Just for example (pulling fairly randomly from my watched list) Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is a 7.91. I don’t think literally anyone who watched it would say it’s amazing. Enjoyable? Yeh. Good even? Depending on who you ask but I’m sure a lot of people would agree. But amazing? I’d be very surprised.

Personally I wouldn’t call things (even by MAL standards) amazing until at least mid 8s.

Although that whole thing brings up the fact that if you’re relying on the MAL ratings to judge a show you’re doing it completely wrong anyway.

Dark_Sage says:

In the context of MAL scores, it is. Aggregate scores are generally distributed between 6.5 and 8.5. The scores in the 8-and-above range are limited enough that you can consider that to be the “amazing zone”.

raest says:

I mean I wouldn’t say that. I wouldn’t say things that are around 8 (there are roughly 500 at 8 and above guesstimating since Aldnoah is at a .98 and at 510, so let’s call it the top 500 or 10%) would be amazing by any definition. Good? Definitely. Great? Yeah. But amazing? I wouldn’t go nearly that far.

Haikyuu is at an even 8.50 and is 93rd currently. That I could qualify as amazing, as well with the rest of the top 100, or the ones above the general curve (according to MAL obv, I greatly disagree with quite a few of their rankings but that’s not relevant here at all). Amazing should be the very top percentile, which the top 100 (2%) of the 5000+ anime MAL has ratings for is.

raest says:

I guess what it really comes down to is semantics and word choice. I would argue that even with the aggregate curve, something at or around the 8.0 mark is not amazing in the slightest.

I think “great” would have been a better qualifier.

Dark_Sage says:

Perhaps I should change the title to “Worst Show MAL Thinks is Good But Not SUPER Good, You Know Like Snowpiercer or Something Where You’re All ‘Man They Could’ve Really Done Something With That But Damn Did They Drop the Ball in a Lot of Places’”. Bit of a mouthful, but slightly more accurate.

raest says:

That would be adequate.

Dark_Sage says:

Title doesn’t fit. Looks like we’re stuck with Amazing.

raest says:

So close

P says:

Wouldn’t “Very Good” be enough? Since MAL says 8 is “Very Good”.

Dark_Sage says:

Very is a very lazy word, so I try to stay away from it. :<

raest says:

If anything I’d use “great.”

The point here anyway was I’m a pedant and no one likes a pedant.

Dium says:

dark sage stinx

Hairy says:

Rail Wars is AOTS.

Sky says:

>Dat rail wars pic

AoTY lol

Mormegil says:

Fuck all the people voting for Space Dandy. You guys have no taste. Season 2 has been hilarious.

Humanity says:

I found this post funnier than all the episodes of S2 thus far.

Solaristics says:

>Fuck all the people voting for Space Dandy
>Says they have no taste
>Says S2 has been hilarious

Top kek.

But yes, Dandy has been good.

Uichan says:

Dark_Sage, I’m curious as to what your thoughts are on how Toaru Hikuushi no Koiuta turned out.

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