I will take those criticisms into consideration, though some could have been phrased to be a bit more constructive in nature. Truth be told I haven’t reviewed the entire list recently since adding new categories. It doesn’t particularly organize characters as well as I would have hoped, which becomes more evident as the list grows. It is in need of an overhaul, of which I have a couple of ideas of restructuring for the future.
With that being said though, I disagree with your assessment of Ciel. Nasu’s comment about her only being able to battle Servants defensively was made back in 2005. It wasn’t until several years later in 2011 that her Powered version actually became a playable character in an Actress Again update complete with her own story mode and some more feats. In it she battles and defeats a Red Arcuied created by Dust Of Osiris. We already know that even at 30% of her power Arcuied is more than a match for many Servants, and Red Arcuied is just Arcuied without her bloodlust in check. Also, in the Melty Blood manga adaption she similarly fights and defeats Nrvnqsr who we also know is capable of contending with Servants. She has indeed held her own against opponents that are on par with Servants while in her Powered state. So, it’s safe to assume that Nasu’s original statements about her combat prowess are referring to her normal state rather than her Powered one, especially considering that by contrast her normal form couldn’t even put up a fight against a serious Arcuied in Tsukihime.
Whether or not she could defeat any particular Servant in combat is a different matter, but I don’t think it’s accurate to claim that she isn’t on their level.
hizashi : Been a while since I last chipped in stuff. See who else I can suggest...
Semiramis (Assassin of Red) - C-Rank Granted, her use of Hanging Gates of Babylon allowed her to compete with stronger Servants of the Grail War such as Mordred and Astolfo. But without it prepared, her stats are no different from other Servants of the Assassin class.
William Shakespeare (Caster of Red) - D-Rank Stronger than many humans, but his stats are weak as such where he's not a combat-proficient Servant and mostly gets by using First Folio to manipulate the minds of his foes.
Aviceborn (Caster of Black) - B-Rank His golems are capable of posing a threat to Servants as strong as Mordred and Spartacus. His strongest creation, Adam, gave great difficulty for Mordred and the other Black Servants to dispatch it given it has a continuously active Reality Marble that supplies it with mana from The World, alters its surrounding environment while active, and can not be killed as long as its feet remain on the ground.
Jack the Ripper (Assassin of Black) - C-Rank Can give Ruler and Mordred some difficulty in combat via their stealth abilities (Presence Concealment and Murderer of the Misty Night) and Noble Phantasm (The Mist), but is very dependent on said abilities in combat due to their weak attributes. While Maria the Ripper can instantly kill a foe, it's very conditional on when the Noble Phantasm's effect can work.
Taka: Depending on my energy, I can watched up to 2 AM. Usually with work, I fall asleep on anime series that don't have a lot of action.
Feb 9, 2020 3:24:18 GMT
Master Menos: Finally got out of the fast food job. It was a graceful exit, but to be honest, I'll miss some of those guys. Got a sprained ankle from it since September, so I'll finally focus on healing that back at the family home.
Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT
Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
Feb 17, 2020 5:24:39 GMT
Dream: Looks like MAL's currently down due to the site getting hit by a major denial-of-service attack, just as a heads up.
Feb 18, 2020 17:55:23 GMT
Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
Feb 20, 2020 4:05:24 GMT
Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Dream: ...manipulation last week.
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:45 GMT