The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Aug 26-Sept 1

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 necessarily 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 26-September 1

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. This week there was no episode for Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace.

ranking change from week to week
(episode numbers as labels; clickable)
prev
week
change
this
week
rank
anime series
11 #1. Overlord
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
6 #2. Charlotte
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
2 #3. Non Non Biyori Repeat
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
6 #4. Durarara!! ×2 The Second Arc
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #5. Wagnaria!!3
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
13 #6. Ushio & Tora
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
2 #7. Gatchaman Crowds insight
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
6 #8. Gintama
286
285
284
283
282
281
280
279
278
4 #9. School-Live!
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
7 #10. My Love Story!!
21
20
19
18
17
16
14
13
4 #11. Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
4 #12. God Eater
6
5
4
3
2
1
10 #13. Actually, I Am…
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
5 #14. Snow White with the Red Hair
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#15. Castle Town Dandelion
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #16. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
1 #17. Monster Musume
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
6 #18. Naruto Shippuden
426
425
424
422
423
421
420
419
418
1 #19. Classroom Crisis
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
14 #20. GATE
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
3 #21. Prison School
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
11 #22. Gangsta.
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
2 #23. Chaos Dragon
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
2 #24. Shimoneta
9
8
7
6
12 #25. The Heroic Legend of Arslan
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
24 #26. One Piece
707
706
705
704
703
702
701
700

Series Cumulative Ranking as of September 1

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. Non Non Biyori Repeat
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#2. Gintama
286
285
284
283
282
281
280
279
278
1 #3. My Love Story!!
21
20
19
18
17
16
14
13
1 #4. One Piece
707
706
705
704
703
702
701
700
4 #5. Durarara!! ×2 The Second Arc
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #6. School-Live!
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#7. Wagnaria!!3
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
2 #8. Snow White with the Red Hair
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #9. Gatchaman Crowds insight
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #10. Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
3 #11. Gangsta.
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#12. Charlotte
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#13. Ushio & Tora
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#14. Prison School
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#15. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
#16. GATE
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#17. Monster Musume
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#18. Overlord
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#19. The Heroic Legend of Arslan
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
2 #20. Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
2 #21. Actually, I Am…
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #22. God Eater
6
5
4
3
2
1
2 #23. Castle Town Dandelion
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
2 #24. Classroom Crisis
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
5 #25. Shimoneta
9
8
7
6
2 #26. Naruto Shippuden
426
425
424
422
423
421
420
419
418
#27. Chaos Dragon
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1

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