The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Nov 19-25

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 November 19-25

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)
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week
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anime series
6 #1. Gintama
292
293
294
295
296
297
298
299
1 #2. Noragami Aragoto
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1 #3. One-Punch Man
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
8 #4. One Piece
712
713
714
715
716
717
718
719
#5. Haikyu!! Second Season
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
#6. Owarimonogatari
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
5 #7. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
#8. Mr. Osomatsu
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
5 #9. The Perfect Insider
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9 #10. Ushio & Tora
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
1 #11. Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
1 #12. Chivalry of a Failed Knight
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
4 #13. Concrete Revolutio
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2 #14. Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2 #15. Heavy Object
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1 #16. K: Return of Kings
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2 #17. Garo: Crimson Moon
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
3 #18. Young Black Jack
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2 #19. The Asterisk War
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
3 #20. Attack on Titan: Junior High
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1 #21. Dance with Devils
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2 #22. Comet Lucifer
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
5 #23. Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
#24. Naruto Shippūden
432
433
434
435
436
437
438

Series Cumulative Ranking as of November 25

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
2 #1. Noragami Aragoto
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1 #2. One-Punch Man
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1 #3. Owarimonogatari
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
#4. Haikyu!! Second Season
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
#5. Gintama
292
293
294
295
296
297
298
299
#6. Ushio & Tora
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
#7. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
#8. Mr. Osomatsu
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1 #9. The Perfect Insider
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #10. Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
#11. Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
#12. One Piece
712
713
714
715
716
717
718
719
#13. Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
#14. Concrete Revolutio
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
#15. K: Return of Kings
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1 #16. Young Black Jack
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2 #17. Chivalry of a Failed Knight
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2 #18. Comet Lucifer
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1 #19. Heavy Object
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2 #20. Dance with Devils
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1 #21. Garo: Crimson Moon
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #22. The Asterisk War
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
#23. Attack on Titan: Junior High
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
#24. Naruto Shippūden
432
433
434
435
436
437
438

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, the season will get low rankings that are not indicative of the true overall quality of the series.


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