The Best and Worst of the Fall 2015 Season

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.

For the last week we're doing a little something different

With the week of December 24-30, the Fall 2015 season is now over. But many of the series already ended the previous week, 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 Dec 17-23 or Dec 24-30. And the "prev week change" is the difference in position between the "final ep." column and the penultimate episode (not counting duplicates or skipped weeks).

Episode Rankings for the final episodes

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
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1 #1. One-Punch Man
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1 #2. Gintama
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#3. Owarimonogatari
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2 #4. Noragami Aragoto
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2 #5. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
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1 #6. Chivalry of a Failed Knight
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3 #7. Haikyu!! Second Season
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3 #8. Ushio & Tora
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4 #9. Concrete Revolutio
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2 #10. Heavy Object
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3 #11. Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
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3 #12. K: Return of Kings
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#13. One Piece
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4 #14. Dance with Devils
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7 #15. Garo: Crimson Moon
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5 #16. Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-
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#17. The Asterisk War
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1 #18. Young Black Jack
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5 #19. Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen
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1 #20. Attack on Titan: Junior High
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8 #21. The Perfect Insider
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16 #22. Mr. Osomatsu
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#23. Comet Lucifer
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1 #24. Naruto Shippūden
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Series Cumulative Ranking for Fall 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 Fall 2015 season.

ranking change from week to week
(episode numbers as labels; clickable)
prev
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anime series
#1. One-Punch Man
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1 #2. Gintama
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1 #3. Owarimonogatari
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1 #4. Noragami Aragoto
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1 #5. Haikyu!! Second Season
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1 #6. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
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1 #7. Ushio & Tora
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1 #8. Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
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1 #9. Mr. Osomatsu
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1 #10. Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen
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1 #11. Concrete Revolutio
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4 #12. Chivalry of a Failed Knight
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3 #13. The Perfect Insider
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1 #14. K: Return of Kings
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1 #15. Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-
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3 #16. Heavy Object
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2 #17. Young Black Jack
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1 #18. One Piece
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#19. Garo: Crimson Moon
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3 #20. Comet Lucifer
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#21. Dance with Devils
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#22. The Asterisk War
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#23. Attack on Titan: Junior High
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#24. Naruto Shippūden
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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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