The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of September 16-22

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 September 16-22

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 were no episodes for My Love Story!! and Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma.

ranking change from week to week
(episode numbers as labels; clickable)
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anime series
#1. School-Live!
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1 #2. Gatchaman Crowds insight
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
4 #3. Non Non Biyori Repeat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
8 #4. Ushio & Tora
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
3 #5. Wagnaria!!3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
2 #6. Gintama
278
279
280
281
282
283
284
285
286
287
288
289
2 #7. Snow White with the Red Hair
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
10 #8. One Piece
700
701
702
703
704
705
706
707
708
709
710
6 #9. Castle Town Dandelion
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
My Love Story!!
13
14
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
11 #10. Durarara!! ×2 The Second Arc
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
#11. Monster Musume
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
2 #12. Charlotte
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
7 #13. Classroom Crisis
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
6 #14. Overlord
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1 #15. GATE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
8 #16. Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
2 #17. SHIMONETA
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
8 #18. Chaos Dragon
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
6 #19. Prison School
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
3 #20. Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1 #21. Gangsta.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12 #22. Actually, I Am…
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1 #23. The Heroic Legend of Arslan
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
1 #24. God Eater
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
#25. Naruto Shippūden
418
419
420
421
422
423
424
425
426
427
428
429
430

Series Cumulative Ranking as of September 22

Each week's ranking takes into account the scores given to previous weeks' episodes. The season is now almost over, with several series having their final episode this week. We now have a good picture of the final ranking, but there's still volatility in a few pockets of close-call series. 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
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
#2. Gintama
278
279
280
281
282
283
284
285
286
287
288
289
#3. My Love Story!!
13
14
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
2 #4. School-Live!
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1 #5. Wagnaria!!3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1 #6. Durarara!! ×2 The Second Arc
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
2 #7. Gatchaman Crowds insight
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1 #8. Snow White with the Red Hair
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1 #9. One Piece
700
701
702
703
704
705
706
707
708
709
710
#10. Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
#11. Gangsta.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
#12. Charlotte
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1 #13. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
1 #14. Ushio & Tora
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
#15. GATE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
#16. Monster Musume
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
#17. Overlord
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1 #18. Actually, I Am…
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1 #19. Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
#20. Classroom Crisis
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
#21. Prison School
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
2 #22. Castle Town Dandelion
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1 #23. God Eater
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1 #24. The Heroic Legend of Arslan
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
#25. SHIMONETA
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
#26. Naruto Shippūden
418
419
420
421
422
423
424
425
426
427
428
429
430
#27. Chaos Dragon
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

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