The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of August 12-18

by Daniel DeLorme,

Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2015 crop. And this season, at the top of each Daily Streaming Review, we added a little rating widget to let our readers chime in. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season.

Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how people rated individual episodes, not on the overall quality or popularity of the series. Sometimes a series is better than the sum of its parts, but this ranking is not about that. Also, being near the bottom of the list does not mean a title is bad; just that the others are liked better. Even the 'worst' was at least good (or hyped) enough to have people wanting daily reviews.

Episode Rankings for the week of August 12-18

This mish-mash of lines chronicles the change in ranking from week to week. While some series are stable, others swing wildly in the rankings depending on the strength of each episode. Click to highlight a particular series.

ranking change from week to week
(episode numbers as labels; clickable)
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anime series
5 #1. Durarara!! ×2 The Second Arc
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #2. My Love Story!!
13
14
16
17
18
19
#3. Charlotte
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
6 #4. School-Live!
1
2
3
4
5
6
12 #5. Gatchaman Crowds insight
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
7 #6. Ushio & Tora
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
5 #7. Wagnaria!!3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
15 #8. God Eater
1
2
3
4
5
2 #9. Non Non Biyori Repeat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
6 #10. Gintama
278
279
280
281
282
283
284
2 #11. One Piece
700
701
702
703
704
705
#12. Snow White with the Red Hair
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
5 #13. GATE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
6 #14. Monster Musume
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
10 #15. Gangsta.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
5 #16. Prison School
1
2
3
4
5
6
4 #17. Classroom Crisis
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
4 #18. Overlord
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
5 #19. The Heroic Legend of Arslan
14
15
16
17
18
19
5 #20. Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
3 #21. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
14
15
16
17
18
19
3 #22. Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
7 #23. Castle Town Dandelion
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
5 #24. Shimoneta
6
7
11 #25. Actually, I Am…
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#26. Naruto Shippuden
418
419
420
421
422
423
#27. Chaos Dragon
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Series Cumulative Ranking

Each week's ranking takes into account the scores given to previous weeks' episodes. As we reach closer to the end of the season, each series' rank will start to solidify and we'll get a look at the real winners and losers. Click to highlight a particular series.

ranking change from week to week
(episode numbers as labels; clickable)
prev
week
change
this
week
rank
anime series
#1. Gintama
278
279
280
281
282
283
284
#2. Non Non Biyori Repeat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#3. My Love Story!!
13
14
16
17
18
19
1 #4. One Piece
700
701
702
703
704
705
1 #5. School-Live!
1
2
3
4
5
6
3 #6. Snow White with the Red Hair
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
3 #7. Gangsta.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
3 #8. Durarara!! ×2 The Second Arc
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #9. Wagnaria!!3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
4 #10. Gatchaman Crowds insight
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #11. Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #12. Ushio & Tora
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
2 #13. Charlotte
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
7 #14. Prison School
1
2
3
4
5
6
3 #15. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
14
15
16
17
18
19
1 #16. GATE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #17. Monster Musume
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #18. Overlord
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #19. The Heroic Legend of Arslan
14
15
16
17
18
19
3 #20. God Eater
1
2
3
4
5
#21. Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#22. Actually, I Am…
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
5 #23. Shimoneta
6
7
1 #24. Naruto Shippuden
418
419
420
421
422
423
1 #25. Castle Town Dandelion
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#26. Classroom Crisis
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#27. Chaos Dragon
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

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