Believe it not, folks, it’s been an entire year since we started our trial fantasy anime league, with four of our writers—Emma (First and Ghoul), Samuru (First and Over 9000!!!!), R86 (Pegasus Meteor Fist), and MRMRN (FTBL), joining Tumblr blogger, Kurt (SOS Brigade), and aniblogger Tommy Phillips (Eyeshield 20/20) in a competition to see who could stock their team with the highest rated series through four seasons of anime, stretching from spring 2018 through winter 2019, and as determined by Anime Planet and My Anime List ratings.
Here were the standings going into the final quarter:
- Pegasus Meteor Fist (AVG Score: 70.0)
- SOS Brigade (92.5)
- FTBL (192.0)
- First and Over 9000!!! (761.0)
- First and Ghoul (1049.2)
- Eyeshield 20/20 (1455.0)
And here’s out the final rankings shook out.
And the winner of the first season of our fantasy anime league is…FTBL!
In a shocking surge, FTBL jumped from third to first based on the strength of a last-minute waiver wire pickup. They took The Promised Neverland during the last waiver period, and that series, the second highest rated among all shows that were owned in the league, propelled MDMRN’s team to victory! Here are the final standings:
- FTBL (71.5)
- Pegasus Meteor Fist (77.7)
- SOS Brigade (99.0)
- First and Over 9000!!! (177.8)
- First and Ghoul (1168.3)
- Eyeshield 20/20 (1641.8)
Thanks to all the teams to participated, and to you readers who also followed along. We’ve got plans for a change in direction moving forward, so stay tuned for a future edition of this league. And against, congrats to our own MDMRN on making that last strategic move to win it all!
featured art by DN (reprinted w/permission)