The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Oct 29-Nov 4

by Daniel DeLorme,

Our team of reviewers are following 24 anime series of the Fall 2015 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. 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 of the current season, not on the overall quality or popularity of the series. Only the titles popular enough to be reviewed are being ranked, so the bottom of the list might represent 'watchable' rather than 'bad'. See the notes for further details.

Episode Rankings for the week of October 29-November 4

Next to the actual ranking for this week's episodes, this graph chronicles the change in position from week to week. While some series are stable, others swing wildly in the rankings depending on the strength of each episode. When a series has no episode for a given week, the previous week's episode is used instead as a placeholder. 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. Noragami Aragoto
1
2
3
4
5
1 #2. One-Punch Man
1
2
3
4
5
1 #3. Gintama
292
293
294
295
296
1 #4. Haikyu!! Second Season
1
2
3
4
5
5 #5. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
1
2
3
4
5
#6. Owarimonogatari
1
2
3
4
5
14 #7. Dance with Devils
1
2
3
4
5
4 #8. Mr. Osomatsu
1
2
3
4
5
1 #9. Ushio & Tora
14
15
16
17
18
3 #10. The Perfect Insider
1
2
3
4
2 #11. Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen
1
2
3
4
5
2 #12. Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
13
14
15
16
5 #13. Concrete Revolutio
1
2
3
4
5
2 #14. Chivalry of a Failed Knight
1
2
3
4
5
11 #15. One Piece
712
713
714
715
716
3 #16. K: Return of Kings
1
2
3
4
5
4 #17. Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-
1
2
3
4
5
1 #18. Heavy Object
1
2
3
4
5
3 #19. Comet Lucifer
1
2
3
4
5
#20. Garo: Crimson Moon
1
2
3
4
6 #21. The Asterisk War
1
2
3
4
5
11 #22. Young Black Jack
1
2
3
4
5
#23. Attack on Titan: Junior High
1
2
3
4
5
no ep.
this week
Naruto Shippūden
432
433
434
435

Series Cumulative Ranking as of November 4

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. One-Punch Man
1
2
3
4
5
1 #2. Owarimonogatari
1
2
3
4
5
1 #3. Noragami Aragoto
1
2
3
4
5
2 #4. Haikyu!! Second Season
1
2
3
4
5
#5. Gintama
292
293
294
295
296
1 #6. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
1
2
3
4
5
1 #7. Ushio & Tora
14
15
16
17
18
#8. Mr. Osomatsu
1
2
3
4
5
#9. Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen
1
2
3
4
5
#10. The Perfect Insider
1
2
3
4
2 #11. Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
13
14
15
16
1 #12. K: Return of Kings
1
2
3
4
5
1 #13. Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-
1
2
3
4
5
#14. One Piece
712
713
714
715
716
#15. Concrete Revolutio
1
2
3
4
5
#16. Comet Lucifer
1
2
3
4
5
#17. Young Black Jack
1
2
3
4
5
1 #18. Dance with Devils
1
2
3
4
5
1 #19. Chivalry of a Failed Knight
1
2
3
4
5
2 #20. Heavy Object
1
2
3
4
5
2 #21. Garo: Crimson Moon
1
2
3
4
1 #22. The Asterisk War
1
2
3
4
5
1 #23. Attack on Titan: Junior High
1
2
3
4
5
#24. Naruto Shippūden
432
433
434
435

Notes

Disclaimer: the rankings are just an average of opinions, published for entertainment and information purposes. It's entirely normal to disagree with the rankings; you should not expect your tastes in anime to match the average expressed by the rankings. Also, the rankings indicate relative quality (A is preferred to B), not absolute quality (B is good/bad). So while the titles are ranked from 'best' to 'worst', that doesn't necessarily mean the best title is 'great' or the worst title is 'awful'.

The rankings are computed using the Schulze method, with the variation that unrated titles are considered as abstentions instead of lower than the rated titles. This roughly means that if, out of all people who rated both A and B, 60% preferred A, it will be ranked higher than B.

The weekly ranking works a little differently than last season. If a series has no episode, we use the rating data for the previous week's episode in order to compute the ranking. This is not officially counted as a "position" in the ranking, but it makes it easier to compare weeks if each week has the same number of series in the ranking.

It should be noted that long-running series (and sequels) have an advantage in the sense that only people who like the series are still watching it, and they are likely to give each episode a high rating. But if such a series is going through a low-quality filler arc, it will get low rankings that are not indicative of the true overall quality of the series.


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