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Fantasy Anime League spring 2014 edition – MAL’s legendary bad taste predictathon

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It’s back. The bi-annual  ‘who can predict how bad MALs taste will be this season’ competition Fantasy Anime League has returned. As per usual, the writers for The Cart Driver will be competing. The rules are fairly simple, even easier if you are already familiar with the fantasy sports leagues that dominate sportsball discussion around the world. You pick 7 anime that are airing next season that you think will be the most popular. Whoever picks the team with the most popular anime wins. The rules are all explained over on the MAL page. Submissions close on the 30th (yeah we left this post a bit late) so make sure you get your team in as soon as possible. Don’t be afraid to take part. I might crush you as I always do, but you should at the very least beat Inushinde.

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Scamp’s team:
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Penguin Empire
Haikyuu!!
Gokukoku no Brynhildr
Mushishi Zoku Shou
Bench
Mekaku City Actors
Black Bullet

Not picking No Game No Life ended up being a really tough decision. I didn’t want too many late-airing anime because I already had Mekaku City Actors and didn’t want to suffer. I hope not picking No Game No Life won’t come back to bite me. I ultimately went for Black Bullet over it simply because Black Bullet airs one day earlier. Haikyuu is a real gamble too because sports anime don’t tend to do that well on FAL. However shounen jump plus fujoshi giving it a high score might push it higher this time around. It worked for Kuroko and high scoring anime are given more emphasis these days. This, incidentally, is why I went for Mushishi. It won’t get anywhere near the numbers the first season has on MAL for viewing figures, but it will completely destroy everything else with its high score which will start to be a real points boon towards the end. It could be replaced with Stardust Crusaders for similar effect, but you get limited swaps and I don’t want to be stuck in a position where I can’t swap effectively.

The rest of my choices were much easier. Mahouka will destroy everything in its path. Mekaku City Actors may have been a dark horse for top points scorer this season if it didn’t happen to be the last anime to air. Kenzen Robo Daimidal is admittedly a total wildcard that I picked purely on the basis of its amazing website. Brynhildr comes from the same legacy as Elfen Lied and Deadman Wonderland so I’m hoping it will pull in similar numbers, albeit I am worried about how its inevitable terrible score might damage it. It will become this season’s Coppelion. Then again, that’s why I’ve got Mushishi there to compensate. Tactical swapping may end up being my key to success this season. I think I do stand a chance. At least if I don’t win, I’ll be happy if I beat Shinmaru.

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Shinmaru’s team:
Akuma no Riddle
Black Bullet
Gokukoku no Brynhildr
Haikyuu!!
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Bench
Mekakucity Actors
No Game No Life

I am writing this while sick and hungry, so apologies if my reasoning is crap. (This will not be used as an excuse if I get my ass kicked this season.) Had a tough choice between Haikyuu!! and Mushishi for the final spot on my team. Scamp’s point about Mushishi’s score is certainly relevant — I would not be shocked if it got at least an 8.5 and edged toward 9 territory. (The first season has an 8.81 as of this writing.) My concern is whether it will have enough viewers to make it a force outside of those weeks where score is counted. One more week to flex that score muscle is pretty big, though, and admittedly I had the same concerns about Kuroko, which ended up biting me in the ass. I do think Kuroko benefitted from airing in a relatively weak season where the top shows in viewers didn’t dominate like, say, Attack on Titan. I dunno, I think Haikyuu!! could get a similar boost (though likely not to that level) while having the stigma of having to watch something before checking out the new season of a series (whether true or not). This is also why I never considered putting JoJo on my team, as sad as that makes me.

Everything else was a pretty easy choice. Plan to watch stats are definitely not a golden indicator of how many people will watch something (you usually get one or two surprises a season), but they’re at least OK for showing what’s on the radar. Mahouka, Mekakucity and Black Bullet have a lot of people at least willing to give it a shot. Hopefully that makes up for Mekakucity airing pretty late — good bench anime! There seem to be a lot of shows with some air of mystery in the synopsis, and I think Brynhildr is most likely to make people latch on. No Game No Life is there because I need to have a different team than Scamp. There are so many seemingly obvious picks this season …

Also, my Week 1 is going to suck hard. I think I have one show airing, haha. At least it will be easy to guess the Ace!

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Inushinde’s team
Oreca Battle
Kutsushita ga Daru Daru ni Nacchau Wake: Imadoki Youkai Zukan
Dragon Collection
Majin Bone
Abarenbou Kishi!! Matsutarou
Bench
Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate-hen
Keroro

In FAL, there’s no such thing as a team that’s guaranteed to give you the number one spot. Gauging what MAL likes is an infuriating exercise in futility, and I’m not just saying that because I put Shinsekai Yori toward the top of my ballot in 2012, which everybody suddenly decided was really really good and worth mass-watching after it could have helped me. It’s easier to guess what they won’t jump on, though the art in aiming for last place is finding absolute dreck that even MAL doesn’t want to touch. And boy does the spring season look to deliver.

If a guaranteed, perfectly safe last place is possible, I think this season has given it to me in the form of six kids’ shows/flash shorts, and a sumo one that nobody gives a shit about. Considering that most of these show interested potential viewers in triple digits, if not double, I’d say that the Bottom wo Nerae is back, and more real than ever.

jojo everyoneWe’re not holding a competition this year. Sorry guys, but I think Shinmaru might stab someone if he was made to blog something like Sakura Trick again, possibly himself. By all means though we’ll continue posting the Cart Driver’s commenter league each week if you want to take part. Just post your MAL username in the comments section on this post after you’ve entered and you’ll be part of the Cart Driver Commenters League. Maybe I’ll come up with a prize later. You can choose which magical girl I cosplay as or something like that.

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59 Comments

  1. Sataniel
    Posted March 28, 2014 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    MAL: sataniel

  2. MaxonTreik
    Posted March 28, 2014 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Team: Maxon
    Captain Earth
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Mekakucity Actors
    Mushishi Zoku Shou
    (Bench)
    Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season
    No Game No Life

    I’m going for Captain Earth because something about it says to me it’ll be a decent hit, or at least more popular than Star Driver.
    Stardust Crusaders and Mushishi will both get good receptions on the anime blog community, as well as those picking them up out of pure curiosity, so both shows will pick up good popularity after 5 or so episodes. Here-say should not be underestimated.
    Mekakucity Actors is a bit of a dark horse in my eyes and a big gamble.
    Love Live will have at a good reception amongst idol fans and the first season was pretty inoffensive, so it may get popular after a few episodes, much like Stardust Crusaders and Mushishi, but in a slightly different way.
    No Game No Life is yet another gamble due to a high number of light novel adaptations getting the go-ahead, but I think it’ll be popular amongst people that like to watch trashy anime and don’t want to think too hard.
    Mahouka is of course a no-brainer.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

      Love Live will get noooooooooooooooooothing. Just you wait and see. Nooooooooooooooooothing at all

  3. gedata
    Posted March 28, 2014 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    No Loser’s Cup? So I picked a shit team for nothing then. I’ll whip up a new one tomorrow I guess :/

    • Scamp
      Posted March 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

      Inushinde is officially in charge of the losers cup. He’ll decide a winner/loser.

  4. Posted March 28, 2014 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Team: Flawfinder
    Akuma no Riddle (though I might replace for Mushishi)
    Mahouka Rettousei
    Bokura wa Minna
    No Game No Life
    Black Bullet

    Bench:
    Mekaku City Actors
    Hitsugi no Chaika

    Mixture of early stuff, later stuff that will get popular, one safe bench, and one “is this popular Shaft or not popular Shaft?” bench. That’s all I gotta say.

  5. Amarrez
    Posted March 28, 2014 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Team: Amarrez

    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Haikyuu!!
    Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin
    Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
    Black Bullet

    Mekaku City Actors
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr

    Ryuugajou is the only risk I’m actually taking with my main 5, but I get the feeling it will actually garner a fair following a la Noucome and Mondaiji (not that I liked either show). Gokukoku no Brynhildr and Mekaku will probably swap in to be permanent in my main 5 due to how I know the source material for both, and I know they both go into the kind of dark territory MAL users can’t seem to get enough of (though to be fair Mekaku does it semi-well).

  6. Posted March 28, 2014 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Don’t let the number of times bonus points are counted deceive you. If you add the rating multipliers this season, the four times it is counted adds up like so:
    3k + 6k + 9k + 12k = 30k times.
    Last Fall adds up like:
    5k + 10k + 15k = 30k times; the exact same total.
    Similarly, drops actually count for less this Spring at -28x vs. -30x last Fall. Only Favorites count for more, boosted to 250x from 150x.

    Scamp is going to rue putting Mushishi on his team. Like Last Exile and Eureka Seven, Mushishi was far too many years ago for the original season’s stats to mean anything. The majority of the audience who’ve seen the first season have likely long since moved on from anime in general and won’t help the sequel’s numbers this Spring. And even if Mushishi Zoku were to replicate the same high quality as S1, the heart of the show is the antithesis of commercial juggernauts that dominate FAL; ones full of weekly cliffhangers and develop long, complex plotlines and character arcs. It doesn’t scream “must see weekly TV” like a FAL starter should. It will be lucky to break 15k viewers.

    I’m selling on Haikyuu. Sports shows without copious amounts of passionately animated man-flesh or magic are duds in FAL. Sure Kuroko 2 did well last time, but only after it had a year of hype and doujin markets to build up a critical mass audience. Remember that Kuroko’s 1st season did mediocre in FAL.

    Brynhildr’s pedigree is appealing but the manga wasn’t nearly as exploitatively goretastic as Elfen Lied or Deadman Wonderland from the chapters I skimmed.

    My Coppelion of the season is Akuma no Riddle, a series hyped for being about lesbians and action so it will draw eyeballs early, but again, based on what I’ve seen in the manga, has very little lesbianing or actioning and will probably turn off viewers in the long term.

    Tsk tsk. You guys are ignoring the My Little Monster of the season. After crippling my team 2 years ago for missing MLM, I’ll never overlook teen romcoms ever again.

    For the race to last place with my dummy account (proxyprof), I picked most of the same things as Inushinde but I put Akuma no Riddle and Kenzen Robo Daimidal on the bench. I’m fishing for shows that might collect tons of drops and weak ratings. Having some potential trainwrecks on the bench could give me an edge at the right time.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 29, 2014 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

      Mushishi is different from E7 in that it’s a direct sequel. Plus I was surprised by the viewing figures for a special, which people normally never watch, for Mushishi being all right. Hope I’m proven right on that one. It won’t get anywhere near the figures for season 1 but it should still be decent

  7. Spazer
    Posted March 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    I’m actually quite glad that you guys aren’t holding a contest this time. I read your guys’ articles because I like seeing your take on certain developments and episodes, but shows like Sakura Trick and Nisekoi don’t really give you much to talk about. Doubly so because it’s hard to actually discuss things when writing in verse. The end result was that the FAL anime blogs got old really fast for me.

    In short, the contest was a nice initiative, but I didn’t much care for the end result.

  8. prants
    Posted March 28, 2014 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Team: prants
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Akuma no Riddle
    Black Bullet
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    Mushishi Zoku Shou

    Bench:
    No Game No Life
    Mekakucity Actors

    There aren’t a lot of popular looking shows starting in the first week, hmmm…
    Hoping to be in the top 25 again this season!

  9. lapster
    Posted March 28, 2014 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Aiming for the bottom this time.

    Team: Lapster
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
    Majin Bone
    Baby Steps
    Dragon Collection
    Oreca Battle

    Bench:
    Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate-hen
    Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi

    • Scamp
      Posted March 29, 2014 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

      Bottom spot this time is interesting because there’s so much choice for garbage

  10. ANON
    Posted March 28, 2014 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    oh wow, no jojo on any team? that’s strange.

    • ANON
      Posted March 28, 2014 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

      volleyball anime it is then!

    • frodonk
      Posted March 29, 2014 at 6:58 am | Permalink

      Team: frodonk

      Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
      Gokukoku no Brynhildr
      Haikyuu!!
      Black Bullet
      JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

      No Game No Life
      Mekakucity Actors

      jumped on the “boys playing with their balls” bandwagon, and I had to remove the coffin girl with mysterious eyebrows because of that. We’ll see.

    • Inushinde
      Posted March 29, 2014 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

      Sequels are usually a risky bet, especially for something like JoJo that wasn’t outrageously popular to begin with. It’ll always be #1 most popular in our hearts, though.

      • ANON
        Posted March 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

        what about using the wrong ace every week for 5 weeks? I’m sure you’ll have negative points if you do that.

        unless that’s prohibited or I didn’t understand the rules correctly.

  11. Posted March 28, 2014 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    Team: Caraniel

    Akuma no Riddle
    Black Bullet
    Haikyuu!!
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Mekakucity Actors

    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    Captain Earth

    Have already made a critical error by forgetting about airing dates and not starting Mekakucity on the bench….I suck at this game.

    • ANON
      Posted March 28, 2014 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

      ya can still change your team ya know.

      • Posted March 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

        Oh yeah…..lol, will swap round Brynhildr & Mekakucity

  12. Posted March 28, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Team: steelbound

    Selector Infected WIXOSS
    Akuma no Riddle
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    No Game No Life
    Black Bullet

    Bench:
    Mekakucity Actors
    Isshuukan Friends.

  13. TuckerNate
    Posted March 28, 2014 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    Team: TuckerNate
    Break Blade
    Captain Earth
    Kenzen Robo Daimidaler
    Selector Infected WIXOSS
    Sidonia no Kishi
    Fuuun Ishin Dai☆Shogun
    M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane

    themed team ALL of THE Mecha + Okada.

    • Tuckernate
      Posted March 29, 2014 at 9:56 am | Permalink

      re-registered team, poor mechas get no MAL love,(suisei was cause of urobutcher name)

      Mal user name TuckerNate

  14. fathomlessblue
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    I currently have:

    Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    Isshuukan Friends

    Bench; to be confirmed choice between:

    Black Bullet
    Mekaku City Actors
    Hitsugi no Chaika

    • fathomlessblue
      Posted March 31, 2014 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

      My final selection ended up being:

      Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
      Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
      Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
      Gokukoku no Brynhildr
      Isshuukan Friends

      Bench

      Mekakucity Actors
      No Game No Life

  15. JoinedforFal
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    damn, Scamp picking what i thought was going to be the perfect double points show. so i ended up making another choice…
    Team: JoinedforFal
    Isshuukan Friends.
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
    Mekakucity Actors
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Selector Infected WIXOSS
    Black Bullet
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr

    hahha wait, was that Selector Infected WIXOSS? are u serious,? hahaha nope, re-registered and it’s now

    Team: JoinedforFal
    Captain Earth
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Mekaku City Actors
    Isshuukan Friends.
    Black Bullet
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr

    posting both team mockups here for evidence the next time i get “whoops i dropped hataraku maou-sama for karneval’ed”

    unfortunately the reek of built to sell cardgame by takara tomy overpowered the talent being poured into poor little wixoss.

    team balance
    2 top LM
    2 top manga
    1 top media adaption
    1 original
    1 sequel.

  16. NormalMar
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 3:03 am | Permalink

    MAL username is normalmar.

  17. mellowship
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    Team: deathslinky
    Seikoku no Dragonar
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Captain Earth
    Haikyuu!!

    Bench:
    Hitsugi no Chaika
    Mushishi Zoku Shou

  18. Micchi
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    Team: liuwd
    Akuma no Riddle
    Haikyuu!!
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    Hitsugi no Chaika
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

    Mekakucity Actors
    Black Bullet

    Maaaaan, you guys really think this through. The only strategy I have going is “stick Haikyuu on the starter list because it’s actually airing the first week of FAL.” And that’s about it.

    • ANON
      Posted March 29, 2014 at 7:02 am | Permalink

      FAL is always serious business around here, and I want to see scamp as madoka lol.

    • Shinmaru
      Posted March 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

      I only pretend to think it through tbh

    • Inushinde
      Posted March 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

      This is the most I’ve thought it through, and considering that this race to last is probably the easiest that I’ve ever had it, that’s not saying too much.

  19. conankudo4
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    MAL name’s conankudo4.

    Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
    Haikyuu!!
    Dragon Ball Kai (2014)
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Mushishi Zoku Shou

    Bench

    Break Blade (TV)
    Soul Eater Not!

    Team shounen is a go-go

  20. lmm
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    At least Shinmaru actually took his blogging punishment (and it was pretty interesting). None of this “watch the raws and write haiku” cop-out.

  21. DarkEnergy
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Team: DarkEnergy

    Mushishi Zoku Shou
    No Game No Life
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Mekakucity Actors
    Black Bullet

    Bench:
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr

  22. Varyn
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Username: Varyn

    My all shoujo/music line-up will take you all from behind, admittedly my strategy for last place is relying on high levels of homo-eroticism to scare away all the straight dudes, the fact that there are no girls on the internet and that all gays are too busy dancing on Fred Phelps grave to pay attention to anime.

    I know next to nothing about music anime so I hope the language barrier protects me. In hindsight my whole team is a total blind gamble.

  23. Posted March 29, 2014 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Team: JUMP
    Black Bullet
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
    Akuma no Riddle

    Bench:
    No Game No Life
    Mekakucity Actors

    I have a good feeling about this team.

  24. hint
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    I not going to burn my brain like the last time so without giving much thought i am going for:

    Team: huntx

    *Haikyuu!! – Huge mistake not choosing something with sweaty and juicy balls for girls last season even though it was a sequel.
    *Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei – fucking LN suckers will watch as if there is nothing else to make them feel alive.
    *Mekakucity Actors – Shaft and NEETs. Might not suck like Sasami.
    *No Game No Life – This shit is being hyped by many Brazilians for obvious reason and MAL is crawling with them.
    *Akuma no Riddle – Blood juice and yuri??
    *Isshuukan Friends – Strangely, this happens to appear high in some polls
    *Black Bullet – the cover and “bullet” thing must be a big deal.

    Not taking:
    Captain Earth – Might be a mistake on believing that MAL has no faith in mechas anymore.
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr – i heard this is not Elfen Lied.

    Might consider swapping some of the chosen with either mushishi or jojo.

    I dunno what to put on the bench yet.

  25. LLawlied
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Time to use my real user name now
    Team: LLawlied

    Akuma no Riddle
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Haikyuu!!
    Black Bullet
    Mekakucity Actors

    Bench:
    Mushishi Zoku Shou
    No Game No Life

    Aww man, first time doing FAL so it didn’t occur to me that apparently the air dates matter… :(

  26. Rihan
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Team: Rihan1

    Akuma no Riddle
    Black Bullet
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    Isshuukan Friends
    Mahou Koukou no Rettousei

    Bench:
    Mekaku City Actors
    No Game No Life

    • Rihan
      Posted March 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

      Swapped Isshuukan Friends out…

  27. Desi
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Team: dorothy3242

    Haikyuu!!
    Isshuukan Friends.
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
    Captain Earth

    Mekakucity Actors
    Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi

    How on earth does one think these things through? I just use my gut for it all.

  28. Marogareh
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Team: Marogareh

    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Mushishi Zoku Shou
    Haikyuu!!
    Akuma no Riddle
    Black Bullet

    Bench:

    No Game No Life
    Mekakucity Actors

    Really wanted to put Isshukan Friends somewhere in here since I have a hunch about it but having only three anime scoring in the first week would be an overkill. Having Mushishi and NOT having Okada are also a bit risky moves, but this is what (my relatively safe) bench is for. Hope that by including the most obvious choices and avoiding the most controversial ones (lol coppelion/arpeggio) I’ll make a better start than the last time (#177 place).

  29. AnotherTim
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Team: blu_d

    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Black Bullet
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
    Kenzen Robo Daimidaler
    Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

    Bench:
    No Game No Life
    Mekakucity Actors

  30. Silverbeard
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Team: Silverbeard

    Captain Earth
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    Haikyuu!!
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

    Mekakucity Actors
    Mushishi Zoku Shou

    At least this time I remembered to register before the deadline.

  31. IssacandAsimov
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Team: IssacandAsimov

    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Akuma no Riddle
    Black Bullet
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    No Game No Life

    Bench:
    Soul Eater Not!
    Mekakucity Actors

    I just know the lack of fujoshi anime is going to come back to bite me and that my gamble with Soul Eater Not won’t pay the dividends I’m hoping for, which is probably why nobody else here seems to have that show on their team. Oh well. I’m pretty comfortable about the rest, at least.

  32. Posted March 29, 2014 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    Team: Marow

    Akuma no Riddle
    Mushishi Zoku Shou
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    Black Bullet

    No Game No Life
    Mekakucity Actors

    At first I had the exact same team as Shinmaru, but that would be boring so I switched out Haikyuu for Mushishi. Perhaps a dumb move, but it’s more fun that way!

  33. 3rdEyeOpen
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Team name: ThirdEyeOpen
    Akuma no Riddle
    Black Bullet
    No Game No Life
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Mekakucity Actors
    Hitsugi no Chaika <– in case jojo does not score

  34. modestfiend
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Mal name : modestfiend

  35. Deadlight
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Team: Deadlightanime

    Starters:

    Akuma no Riddle
    Black Bullet
    Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    No Game No Life

    Bench:

    Haikyuu!!
    Mekakucity Actors

  36. jjpavo
    Posted March 30, 2014 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    Team: TheJayP
    Black Bullet
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Mushishi Zoku Shou
    Captain Earth
    Haikyuu!!

    Mekakucity Actors
    Akuma no Riddle

  37. Redcrimson
    Posted March 30, 2014 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    Team: Redcrimson19

    Captain Earth
    Akuma no Riddle
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
    No Game No Life

    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    Mushishi Zoku Shou

    I actually had a hard time picking this season. There’s a ton of mass-appeal stuff and I have no idea which ones will stick. I’ll try my luck at guessing though!

  38. Posted March 30, 2014 at 5:01 am | Permalink

    I ended up taking the intersection of Scamp and Shinmaru (sorry!) and to make up the missing numbers, I picked 3 more.

    My team:

    Team: reiseng
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara
    Haikyuu!!
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
    Black Bullet
    Hitsugi no Chaika

  39. leinel
    Posted March 30, 2014 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    Team: Leinel
    Akuma no Riddle
    Black Bullet
    Haikyuu!!
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Selector Infected WIXOSS

    Mekakucity Actors
    No Game No Life

    As much as how horrible Akuma no Riddle looks, I still think yuri is going trick all of us for the first few episodes before the ultimate collapse. As for my dark horse, WIXOSS would be the pick.

  40. Posted March 30, 2014 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    I’m in on this. Hoping for some Aim for the Mid-Table since I can’t even lose properly anymore and random number generators do better than I can.

  41. Posted March 30, 2014 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Bah. It closes today? You should have informed us earlier. I don’t know since I rarely visit MAL nowadays.

  42. BlueYoshi
    Posted March 31, 2014 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    Long time no see 5camp!

    Team: BlueYoshi
    Black Bullet
    Haikyuu!!
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
    Mushishi Zoku Shou
    No Game No Life

    Hitsugi no Chaika
    Mekakucity Actors

    I had the same reasoning as you for picking Haikyuu and Mushishi. One of my mistakes in previous seasons have included picking too many early airing anime regardless of quality (Asura Cryin I’m looking at you). I’m hoping Brynhildr and Akuma no Riddle lose steam after the first few weeks and Hitsugi becomes the dark horse of the season (i expect high drop numbers for Brynhildr and Akuma). But if that doesn’t happen, No Game No Life/Black Bullet should make up for that, unless they’re complete disasters.

  43. Bluehaze
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    New here this sounds like fun.

    Team;Bluehaze
    Black Bullet
    Gokukoku no Brynhildr
    Haikyuu!!
    Hitsugi no Chaika
    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

    Isshuukan Friends.
    Mekakucity Actors

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