The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of September 23-29

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.

It's the last week and we're doing a little something different

With the week of September 23-29, the Summer 2015 season is now over. But there were nine series that already ended the previous week, which makes the ranking feel very sparse and lonely. That's no way to end a season, right? So we're adding an extra "final" week where all the last episodes are ranked against each other. With this we can see which series ended on a strong note and which ones ended more weakly. That means the "final ep." column is a repeat of the last episode from Sep 16-22 or Sep 23-29. And the "prev week change" is the difference in position between the last two episodes of a series, not counting the duplicated episode in the "final ep." column.

Episode Rankings for the final episodes

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. Since nine series ended on Sep 16-22, the week of Sep 23-29 has gaps to prevent clumping all the episodes near the top and leaving nine empty spots at the bottom.

ranking change from week to week
(episode numbers as labels; clickable)
prev
week
change
this
week
rank
anime series
4 #1. Non Non Biyori Repeat
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2
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4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
7 #2. My Love Story!!
13
14
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
24
5 #3. One Piece
700
701
702
703
704
705
706
707
708
709
710
711
711
1 #4. Wagnaria!!3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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12
13
13
2 #5. Snow White with the Red Hair
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2
3
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9
10
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12
12
4 #6. Gatchaman Crowds insight
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2
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12
3 #7. Ushio & Tora
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
13
15 #8. The Heroic Legend of Arslan
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
25
8 #9. School-Live!
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2
3
4
5
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7
8
9
10
11
12
12
13 #10. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
14
15
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19
20
21
22
23
24
24
2 #11. Classroom Crisis
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
13
7 #12. Prison School
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
#13. Monster Musume
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
6 #14. Castle Town Dandelion
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
5 #15. Durarara!! ×2 The Second Arc
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
8 #16. Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
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2
3
4
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6
7
8
9
10
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12
12
1 #17. GATE
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2
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12
4 #18. Overlord
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2
3
4
5
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7
8
9
10
11
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13
13
13 #19. Gintama
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279
280
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282
283
284
285
286
287
288
289
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290
8 #20. Charlotte
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2
3
4
5
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7
8
9
10
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12
13
13
1 #21. Actually, I Am…
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2
3
4
5
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7
8
9
10
11
12
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13
2 #22. SHIMONETA
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
1 #23. God Eater
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
9
3 #24. Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
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2
3
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5
6
7
8
9
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11
4 #25. Gangsta.
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2
3
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9
10
11
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12
1 #26. Naruto Shippūden
418
419
420
421
422
423
424
425
426
427
428
429
430
431
431
8 #27. Chaos Dragon
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2
3
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5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12

Series Cumulative Ranking for Summer 2015

Each week's ranking takes into account the scores given to previous weeks' episodes. Click to highlight a particular series. With the last episode duplicated in the "final ep." column, it means that the votes for the last episode of each series are counted twice, which intentionally gives a boost to series that ended strongly. This somewhat compensates for the fact that the first episode of each series has more votes, which favors series that started strongly.

So this is it, the final ranking, the winners and losers of the Summer 2015 season.

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
12
#2. My Love Story!!
13
14
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
24
#3. Gintama
278
279
280
281
282
283
284
285
286
287
288
289
290
290
#4. School-Live!
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
#5. Wagnaria!!3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
13
#6. Durarara!! ×2 The Second Arc
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
#7. Gatchaman Crowds insight
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
#8. One Piece
700
701
702
703
704
705
706
707
708
709
710
711
711
#9. Snow White with the Red Hair
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
#10. Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
1 #11. Ushio & Tora
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
13
1 #12. Charlotte
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
13
1 #13. Gangsta.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
1 #14. GATE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
3 #15. Classroom Crisis
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
13
3 #16. Prison School
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
1 #17. Monster Musume
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
1 #18. Overlord
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
13
#19. Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
11
7 #20. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
24
3 #21. Actually, I Am…
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
13
#22. Castle Town Dandelion
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
1 #23. The Heroic Legend of Arslan
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
25
1 #24. God Eater
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
9
#25. SHIMONETA
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
#26. Naruto Shippūden
418
419
420
421
422
423
424
425
426
427
428
429
430
431
431
#27. Chaos Dragon
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12

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